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Term 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 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

NSW Education Calendars


Vacation dates for NSW public schools

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

 


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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NSW public holidays

2021 – 2022

Holiday 2021 2022
New Year's Day Friday 1 January 2021 Saturday 1 January 2022
3Additional Day   Monday 3 January 2022
2Australia Day Tuesday 26 January 2021 Wednesday 26 January 2022
Good Friday Friday 2 April 2021 Friday 15 April 2022
Easter Saturday
(the Saturday following Good Friday)
Saturday 3 April 2021 Saturday 16 April 2022
Easter Sunday Sunday 4 April 2021 Sunday 17 April 2022
Easter Monday Monday 5 April 2021 Monday 18 April 2022
Anzac Day Sunday 25 April 2021 Monday 25 April 2022
Queen's Birthday Monday 14 June 2021 Monday 13 June 2022
1Bank Holiday Monday 2 August 2021 Monday 1 August 2022
Labour Day Monday 4 October 2021 Monday 3 October 2022
Christmas Day Saturday 25 December 2021 Sunday 25 December 2022
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2021 Monday 26 December 2022
3Additional Day Monday 27 December 2021 Tuesday 27 December 2022
3Additional Day Tuesday 28 December 2021  


1 Applies to banks and certain financial institutions, see the Retail Trading Act 2008.
2 From 31.12.11 when Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, there will be no public holiday on that day, as the following Monday will be declared a public holiday.
3 From 31.12.11 the Holiday Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when New Year's Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend.

Daylight saving

Daylight saving in NSW

  • begins at 2am, Eastern Standard Time on the first Sunday in October and
  • ends at 3am, Eastern Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in April.

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Legislation

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