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COVID-19 updates and guidance

Find out about the COVID-19 safety measures at NSW schools. 

Learn more about COVID-19 rules and restrictions.

Holiday dates for NSW public schools

The Department of Education sets the term and school holiday dates for all NSW public schools.

School development days occur at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last two days of the school year. Check with your school, as schools may vary some of these dates.

School speed zones operate on all notified school days, including school development days.

 

2021 school year  
Autumn vacation Eastern and Western divisions
Monday 5 April to Friday 16 April 2021
Winter vacation Eastern and Western divisions
Monday 28 June to Friday 9 July 2021
Spring vacation Eastern and Western divisions
Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October 2021
Summer vacation

Eastern division
Monday 20 December 2021 to Thursday 27 January 2022

Western division
Monday 20 December 2021 to  Thursday 3 February 2022

 

Term dates for NSW public schools

2021 school year First day for students Last day for students
Term 1 
(Eastern division)
Wednesday 27 January 2021 Thursday 1 April 2021
Term 1 
(Western division)
Wednesday 3 February 2021 Thursday 1 April 2021
Term 2 
(Eastern and Western division)
Monday 19 April 2021 Friday 25 June 2021
Term 3  
(Eastern and Western division)
Monday 12 July 2021 Friday 17 September 2021
Term 4 
(Eastern and Western division)
Tuesday 5 October 2021 Friday 17 December 2021

Travel to and from NSW

Check if any restrictions apply when you're planning to travel into or out of NSW.

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