NAPLAN key dates
The NAPLAN tests take place each year for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Find out when the test windows are for future NAPLAN test dates.
NAPLAN 2024 test window
Wednesday 13 March to Monday 25 March 2024.
Schools should ensure that no school camps, excursions, carnivals or similar activities are booked during the NAPLAN test window.
NAPLAN should be undertaken by all eligible students who are present at school on the day each test is scheduled.
As part of NAPLAN preparation, we recommend that schools train additional staff to provide back-up alternatives to help with test administration and support in case of staff illness or absence.
Schools can organise for students who are absent on the day of a scheduled test to complete a catch-up test during the testing window.
If a school has concerns about their ability to complete NAPLAN in the scheduled test window, they should contact the NESA NAPLAN team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future NAPLAN test dates
Find the testing dates for future NAPLAN tests from 2025 to 2027.
2025 NAPLAN tests
Wednesday 12 March to Monday 24 March 2025.
2026 NAPLAN tests
Wednesday 11 March to Monday 23 March 2026.
2027 NAPLAN tests
Wednesday 10 March to Monday 22 March 2027.