School holiday dates for every Australian state 2021

From Albion to Zetland, find out the school holiday dates across the country for 2021.

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Whether you’re trying to organise school holiday travel with friends from out of state or trying to avoid the rush in some of the country’s most popular holiday spots, here’s the complete list of school holidays across every state in Australia.

New South Wales

TermDates
Term 4 school holidays 2020/2119 December - 26 January 2020/21
Term 1 school holidays5 April - 16 April 2021
Term 2 school holidays28 June - 9 July 2021
Term 3 school holidays20 September - 1 October 2021
Term 4 school holidays20 December - 27 January 2021/22

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Queensland

TermDates
Term 4 school holidays 2020/2112 December - 26 January 2020/21
Term 1 school holidays2 April - 18 April 2021
Term 2 school holidays26 June - 11 July 2021
Term 3 school holidays18 September - 4 October 2021
Term 4 school holidays11 December - 23 January 2021/22

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Victoria

TermDates
Term 4 school holidays 2020/2119 December - 27 January 2020/21
Term 1 school holidays2 April - 18 April 2021
Term 2 school holidays26 June - 11 July 2021
Term 3 school holidays18 September - 3 October 2021
Term 4 school holidays18 December - 30 January 2021/22

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Western Australia

TermDates
Term 4 school holidays 2020/2118 December - 31 January 2020/21
Term 1 school holidays2 April - 18 April 2021
Term 2 school holidays3 July - 18 July 2021
Term 3 school holidays25 September - 10 October 2021
Term 4 school holidays17 December - 30 January 2021/22

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South Australia

TermDates
Term 4 school holidays 2020/2112 December - 26 January 2020/21
Term 1 school holidays10 April - 26 April 2021
Term 2 school holidays3 July - 18 July 2021
Term 3 school holidays25 September - 10 October 2021
Term 4 school holidays11 December - 30 January 2021/22

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Australian Capital Territory

TermDates
Term 4 school holidays 2020/2119 December - 31 January 2020/21
Term 1 school holidays2 April - 18 April 2021
Term 2 school holidays26 June - 11 July 2021
Term 3 school holidays18 September - 4 October 2021
Term 4 school holidays18 December - 30 January 2021/22

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Tasmania

TermDates
Term 4 school holidays 2020/2117 December - 2 February 2020/21
Term 1 school holidays2 April - 20 April 2021
Term 2 school holidays3 July - 19 July 2021
Term 3 school holidays25 September - 10 October 2021
Term 4 school holidaysFrom 17 December 2021

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Northern Territory

TermDates
Term 4 school holidays 2020/2121 December - 29 January 2020/21
Term 1 school holidays17 April - 26 April 2021
Term 2 school holidays3 July - 26 July 2021
Term 3 school holidays2 October - 17 October 2021
Term 4 school holidays18 December - 20 January 2021/22

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