NSW School Holidays and Terms 2021 and 2022

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 2021 and 2022.

For reference, we have also included the NSW school holidays and terms for the previous year of 2020 further below.

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.

If you’re looking for things to do for your kids during school holidays, have a look at our list of Sydney school holiday activities for some great ideas.

NSW School Holidays and Terms 2021

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

Period Start Date End Date Length
Term 1 (east) Wednesday 27 January Thursday 1 April 9.5 weeks
Term 1 (west) Wednesday 3 February Thursday 1 April 8.5 weeks
Autumn holiday Friday 2 April Friday 16 April 2 weeks
Term 2 Monday 19 April Friday 25 June 10 weeks
Winter holiday Monday 28 June Friday 9 July 2 weeks
Term 3 Monday 12 July Friday 17 September 10 weeks
Spring holiday Monday 20 September Friday 1 October 2 weeks
Term 4 Monday 4 October Friday 17 December 11 weeks
Summer holiday (east) Monday 20 December Thursday 27 January (2022) 5.5 weeks
Summer holiday (west) Monday 20 December Thursday 3 February (2022) 6.5 weeks

NSW School Holidays and Terms 2022

Here is the calendar for the 2022 NSW school holidays and terms:

Period Start Date End Date Length
Term 1 (east) Friday 28 January Friday 8 April 10 weeks
Term 1 (west) Friday 4 February Friday 8 April 9 weeks
Autumn holiday Monday 11 April Friday 22 April 2 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 26 April Friday 1 July 10 weeks
Winter holiday Monday 4 July Friday 15 July 2 weeks
Term 3 Monday 18 July Friday 23 September 10 weeks
Spring holiday Monday 26 September Friday 7 October 2 weeks
Term 4 Monday 10 October Tuesday 20 December 10.5 weeks
Summer holiday (east) Wednesday 21 December Thursday 26 January (2023) 5.5 weeks
Summer holiday (west) Wednesday 21 December Thursday 2 February (2023) 6.5 weeks

Archive: NSW School Holidays and Terms 2020

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

Period Start Date End Date Length
Term 1 (east) Tuesday 28 January Thursday 9 April 10.5 weeks
Term 1 (west) Tuesday 4 February Thursday 9 April 9.5 weeks
Autumn holiday Friday 10 April Friday 24 April 2 weeks
Term 2 Monday 27 April Friday 3 July 10 weeks
Winter holiday Monday 6 July Friday 17 July 2 weeks
Term 3 Monday 20 July Friday 25 September 10 weeks
Spring holiday Monday 28 September Friday 9 October 2 weeks
Term 4 Monday 12 October Friday 18 December 10 weeks
Summer holiday (east) Monday 21 December Tuesday 26 January (2021) 5.5 weeks
Summer holiday (west) Monday 21 December Tuesday 2 February (2021) 6.5 weeks