Term Dates


2021 School Term Dates

  Start Date
Term 1 27 January
Years One to Six Students start 28 January


Foundation students start half days from 28th January. They start fulltime 1st February

1 April
Term 2 19 April 25 June
Term 3 12 July 17 September
Term 4 4 October 17 December



2022 term dates
  Start date Finish date
Term 1 28 January Students start 31 January in government schools 8 April
Term 2 26 April 24 June
Term 3 11 July 16 September
Term 4 3 October 20 December

2021 Student-Free Days

Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes.

Term 1:Wednesday 27th January
Students start 28th January

Term 2: Monday 15th March

Term 3: Monday 12th July

               Friday 20th August

Term 4: TBC

* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students.

For further information, please visit the VIC Department of Education and Early Childhood Development website


Public Holidays 2021
New Year’s Day Fri 1 Jan
Australia Day Tue 26 Jan
Labour Day Mon 8 Mar
Good Friday* Fri 2 Apr
Saturday before
Easter Sunday
Sat 3 Apr
Easter Sunday Sun 4 Apr
Easter Monday Mon 5 Apr

Sun 25 Apr ¹

Queen’s Birthday Mon 14 Jun
Friday before the
AFL Grand Final
Subject to AFL schedule†
Melbourne Cup Tue 2 Nov
Christmas Day

Sat 25 Dec*
Mon 27 Dec ²

Boxing Day Sun 26 Dec
Tue 28 Dec ³