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.

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 April9.5 weeks
Term 1 (west)Wednesday 3 FebruaryThursday 1 April8.5 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 4 OctoberFriday 17 December11 weeks
Summer holiday (east)Monday 20 DecemberThursday 27 January (2022)5.5 weeks
Summer holiday (west)Monday 20 DecemberThursday 3 February (2022)6.5 weeks

NSW School Holidays and Terms 2022

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

PeriodStart DateEnd DateLength
Term 1 (east)Friday 28 JanuaryFriday 8 April10 weeks
Term 1 (west)Friday 4 FebruaryFriday 8 April9 weeks
Autumn holidayMonday 11 AprilFriday 22 April2 weeks
Term 2Tuesday 26 AprilFriday 1 July10 weeks
Winter holidayMonday 4 JulyFriday 15 July2 weeks
Term 3Monday 18 JulyFriday 23 September10 weeks
Spring holidayMonday 26 SeptemberFriday 7 October2 weeks
Term 4Monday 10 OctoberTuesday 20 December10.5 weeks
Summer holiday (east)Wednesday 21 DecemberThursday 26 January (2023)5.5 weeks
Summer holiday (west)Wednesday 21 DecemberThursday 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:

PeriodStart DateEnd DateLength
Term 1 (east)Tuesday 28 JanuaryThursday 9 April10.5 weeks
Term 1 (west)Tuesday 4 FebruaryThursday 9 April9.5 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)5.5 weeks
Summer holiday (west)Monday 21 DecemberTuesday 2 February (2021)6.5 weeks
 
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