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Australia School and Public Holidays | By States | In 2023

Our easy guide to the 2023 school holidays and Australian public holidays to help you plan your next school holiday adventure

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Playing mini golf at Reflections holiday Park North haven

NSW 2023 school holidays

2023
First day of schoolFriday 27 January 2023 (Eastern) Friday 3 February 2023 (Western)
Autumn holidaysFriday 7 April – Sunday 23 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 1 July – Sunday 16 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 23 September – Sunday 8 October
Summer holidaysWednesday 20 December – Monday 29 January 2024
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Feeding a giraffe at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Image - DNSW

Victoria school holidays

2023
First day of schoolMonday 30 January 2023
Autumn holidaysFriday 7 April – Sunday 23 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 24 June – Sunday 9 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 16 September – Sunday 1 October
Summer holidaysThursday 21 December – Monday 29 January 2024
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A family walking on Fairhaven Beach along the Great Ocean Rd. Image: Visit Victoria

Queensland school holidays

2023
First day of schoolMonday 23 January 2023
Autumn holidaysSaturday 1 April – Sunday 16 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 24 June – Sunday 9 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 16 September – Monday 2 October
Summer holidaysSaturday 9 December – Sunday 21 Jan 2024
a humpback whale breaching beside a tourist boat in hervey bay. image tourism and events queensland vince valitutti
A humpback whale breaching beside a tourist boat in Hervey Bay. Image: Tourism and Events Queensland-Vince Valitutti

Western Australia school holidays

2023
First day of schoolWednesday 1 February 2023
Autumn holidaysFriday 7 April – Sunday 23 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 1 July – Sunday 16 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 23 September – Sunday 8 October
Summer holidaysFriday 15 December – Tuesday 30 January 2024
Island Aqua Park in Perth

South Australia school holidays

2023
First day of schoolMonday 30 January 2023
Autumn holidaysSaturday 15 April – Sunday 30 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 8 July – Sunday 23 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 30 September – Sunday 15 October
Summer holidaysSaturday 16 December – Sunday 28 Jan 2024
strawberry picking at beerenberg farm in the adelaide hills. image south australian tourism commission
Strawberry picking at Beerenberg Farm in the Adelaide Hills. Image: South Australian Tourism Commission

Australian Capital Territory school holidays

2023
First day of schoolMonday 30 January
Autumn holidaysFriday 7 April – Sunday 23 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 1 July – Sunday 16 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 23 September – Sunday 8 October
Summer holidaysSaturday 16 December – Monday 29 Jan 2024
the pod playground at the national arboretum in canberra. image visitcanberra
The pod playground at the National Arboretum in Canberra. Image: VisitCanberra

Tasmania school holidays

2023
First day of schoolWednesday 8 February 2023
Autumn holidaysThursday 6 April – Tuesday 25 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 8 July – Monday 24 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 30 September – Sunday 15 October
Summer holidaysFriday 22 December
go kayaking in hobart with roaring 40s

Northern Territory school holidays

2023
First day of schoolTuesday 31 January 2023
Autumn holidaysFriday 7 April – Sunday 16 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 24 June – Monday 17 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 23 September – Sunday 6 October
Summer holidaysSaturday 16 December – Monday 29 Jan 2024
family fun at mindlil beach sunset markets in darwin. image tourism nt

National public holidays Australia

Holiday2023
New Year’s DaySunday, 1 January 2023
New Year’s Day HolidayMonday, 2 January 2023
Australia DayThursday, 26 January 2023
Good FridayFriday, 7 April 2023
Easter SaturdaySunday, 9 April 2023
Easter SundaySaturday, 8 April 2023
Easter MondayMonday, 10 April 2023
Anzac DayTuesday, 25 April 2023
Queen’s Birthday (excludes WA & QLD)Monday, 12 June 2023
Labour DayMonday, 6 March (WA) Monday, 13 March (VIC) Monday, 1 May (QLD) Monday, 2 October (ACT, NSW & SA)
Christmas DayMonday, 25 December 2023
Boxing DayTuesday, 26 December 2023

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