NSW School Holidays and Terms 2020 and 2021

To help you plan your holidays and day trips in Sydney and New South Wales, we have listed the NSW school holidays and terms for 2020 and 2021.

For reference, we have also included the NSW school holidays and terms for previous years 2018 and 2019.

Terms are the same for western and eastern division public schools, except for the first term with the western division typically starting one week later.

School development days occur at the commencement of terms 1, 2 and 3, and the final two days of the NSW school calendar year.

Please also have a look at our summary of NSW public holidays to help you plan for the months and year ahead.

NSW School Holidays and Terms 2021

Here is the calendar for the 2021 NSW school holidays and terms:

PeriodStart DateEnd DateLength
Term 1 (east)Wednesday 27 JanuaryThursday 1 April11 weeks
Term 1 (west)Wednesday 3 FebruaryThursday 1 April10 weeks
Autumn holidayFriday 2 AprilFriday 16 April2 weeks
Term 2Monday 19 AprilFriday 25 June10 weeks
Winter holidayMonday 28 JuneFriday 9 July2 weeks
Term 3Monday 12 JulyFriday 17 September10 weeks
Spring holidayMonday 20 SeptemberFriday 1 October2 weeks
Term 4Monday 5 OctoberFriday 17 December10 weeks
Summer holiday (east)Monday 20 DecemberThursday 27 January (2022)5 weeks
Summer holiday (west)Monday 20 DecemberThursday 3 February (2022)6 weeks

NSW School Holidays and Terms 2020

Here is the calendar for the 2020 NSW school holidays and terms:

PeriodStart DateEnd DateLength
Term 1 (east)Tuesday 28 JanuaryThursday 9 April11 weeks
Term 1 (west)Tuesday 4 FebruaryThursday 9 April10 weeks
Autumn holidayFriday 10 AprilFriday 24 April2 weeks
Term 2Monday 27 AprilFriday 3 July10 weeks
Winter holidayMonday 6 JulyFriday 17 July2 weeks
Term 3Monday 20 JulyFriday 25 September10 weeks
Spring holidayMonday 28 SeptemberFriday 9 October2 weeks
Term 4Monday 12 OctoberFriday 18 December10 weeks
Summer holiday (east)Monday 21 DecemberTuesday 26 January (2021)5 weeks
Summer holiday (west)Monday 21 DecemberTuesday 2 February (2021)6 weeks

NSW School Holidays and Terms 2019

Here is the calendar for the 2019 NSW school holidays and terms:

PeriodStart DateEnd DateLength
Term 1 (east)Tuesday 29 JanuaryFriday 12 April11 weeks
Term 1 (west)Tuesday 5 FebruaryFriday 12 April10 weeks
Autumn holidayMonday 15 AprilFriday 26 April2 weeks
Term 2Monday 29 AprilFriday 5 July10 weeks
Winter holidayMonday 8 JulyFriday 19 July2 weeks
Term 3Monday 22 JulyFriday 27 September10 weeks
Spring holidayMonday 30 SeptemberFriday 11 October2 weeks
Term 4Monday 14 OctoberFriday 20 December10 weeks
Summer holiday (east)Monday 23 DecemberMonday 27 January (2020)5 weeks
Summer holiday (west)Monday 23 DecemberMonday 3 February (2020)6 weeks

NSW School Holidays and Terms 2018

Here is the calendar for the 2018 NSW school holidays and terms:

PeriodStart DateEnd DateLength
Term 1 (east)Monday 29 JanuaryFriday 13 April11 weeks
Term 1 (west)Monday 5 FebruaryFriday 13 April10 weeks
Autumn holidayMonday 16 AprilFriday 27 April2 weeks
Term 2Monday 30 AprilFriday 6 July10 weeks
Winter holidayMonday 9 JulyFriday 20 July2 weeks
Term 3Monday 23 JulyFriday 28 September10 weeks
Spring holidayMonday 1 OctoberFriday 12 October2 weeks
Term 4Monday 15 OctoberFriday 21 December2 weeks
Summer holiday (east)Monday 24 DecemberMonday 28 January (2019)5 weeks
Summer holiday (west)Monday 24 DecemberMonday 4 February (2019)6 weeks