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Australia School Holidays & Public Holidays 2022 & 2023

Doesn't it seem like every term the school holidays just roll around so quickly! Don't panic – get these Australian school holidays and public holidays dates in your diary NOW so that you can plan ahead for when you need to take time off work, what activities you might need to book for the kids and dream of the places you would like to explore as a family during the holidays. 

These dates are set for Australian public schools – Catholic, private and independent schools may have slightly different dates. 

Victoria School Holidays 2022 & 2023

School Holiday20222023
Autumn holidaysSaturday 9 April – Monday 25 AprilFriday 7 April – Sunday 23 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 25 June – Sunday 10 JulySaturday 24 June – Sunday 9 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 17 September – Sunday 2 OctoberSaturday 16 September – Sunday 1 October
Summer holidaysWednesday 21 December – Sunday 29 January 2023Thursday 21 December – Monday 29 January 2024

2022 Public holidays declared by the VIC state and territory governments:

  • Monday 14 March: Labour Day
  • Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday
  • Tuesday 1 November: Melbourne Cup Day
  • Monday 26 December: Additional public holiday for Christmas Day

2023 Public holidays declared by the VIC state and territory governments:

  • Monday, 13 March: Labour Day
  • Saturday, 8 April: Saturday before Easter Sunday
  • Sunday, 9 April: Easter Sunday
  • Monday, 12 June: Queen's Birthday
  • TBA: AFL Grand Final Friday
  • Tuesday, 7 November: Melbourne Cup Day *

New South Wales School Holidays 2022 & 2023

NSW school holidays20222023
First day of schoolFriday 28 January 2022Friday 27 January 2023 (Eastern)
Friday 3 February 2023 (Western) 
Autumn holidaysSaturday 9 April – Monday 25 AprilFriday 7 April – Sunday 23 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 2 July – Sunday 17 July Saturday 1 July – Sunday 16 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 24 September – Sunday 9 October Saturday 23 September – Sunday 8 October
Summer holidaysWednesday 21 December – Thursday 26 January 2023 ( Eastern division);
Wednesday 21 December – Thursday 2 February 2023 (Western division)
Wednesday 20 December – Monday 29 January 2024

2022 Public holidays declared by the NSW state and territory governments:

  • Monday 13 June: Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday 3 October: Labour Day
  • Tuesday 27 December: Additional public holiday for Christmas Day

2023 Public holidays declared by the NSW state and territory governments:

  • Monday, 10 April: Easter Monday
  • Monday, 12 June: Queen's Birthday
  • Monday, 2 October: Labour Day

Queensland School Holidays 2022 & 2023

QLD school holidays20222023
First day of schoolMonday 7 February 2022Monday 23 January 2023
Autumn holidaysSaturday 2 April – Monday 18 AprilSaturday 1 April – Sunday 16 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 25 June – Sunday 10 JulySaturday 24 June – Sunday 9 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 17 September – Monday 3 OctoberSaturday 16 September – Monday 2 October
Summer holidaysSaturday 10 December – Sunday 22 Jan 2023Saturday 9 December – Sunday 21 Jan 2024

2022 Public holidays declared by the QLD state and territory governments:

  • Monday 2 May: Labour Day
  • Wednesday 10 August*: Royal Queensland Show
  • Monday 3 October: Queen’s Birthday
  • Tuesday 27 December: Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
    *Brisbane only

2023 Public holidays declared by the QLD state and territory governments:

  • Monday, 1 May: Labour Day
  • Wednesday, 16 August: Ekka Wednesday *
  • Monday, 2 October: Queen's Birthday
    *Brisbane only
    ** Part-day public holiday from 6pm to midnight

Western Australia School Holidays 2022 & 2023

WA school holidays20222023
First day of schoolMonday 31 January 2022Wednesday 1 February 2023
Autumn holidaysSaturday 9 April – Monday 25 AprilFriday 7 April – Sunday 23 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 2 July – Sunday 17 JulySaturday 1 July – Sunday 16 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 24 September – Sunday 9 OctoberSaturday 23 September – Sunday 8 October
Summer holidaysFriday 16 December – Tuesday 31 January 2023Friday 15 December – Tuesday 30 January 2024

2022 Public holidays declared by the VIC state and territory governments:

  • Monday 7 March: Labour Day
  • Monday 6 June: Western Australia Day
  • Monday 26 September*: Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 26 December: Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 27 December: Additional public holiday for Boxing Day
    *Regional areas in Western Australia may celebrate the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday on an alternative date

2023 Public holidays declared by the VIC state and territory governments:

  • Monday, 6 March: Labour Day
  • Monday, 5 June: Western Australia Day
  • Monday, 25 September: Queen's Birthday

*Regional areas in Western Australia may celebrate the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday on an alternative date

South Australia School Holidays 2022 & 2023

SA School holidays20222023
First day of schoolMonday 31 January 2022Monday 30 January 2023
Autumn holidaysFriday 15 April – Sunday 1 MaySaturday 15 April – Sunday 30 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 9 July – Sunday 24 JulySaturday 8 July – Sunday 23 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 1 October – Sunday 16 OctoberSaturday 30 September – Sunday 15 October
Summer holidaysSaturday 17 December – Sunday 29 Jan 2023Saturday 16 December – Sunday 28 Jan 2024

2022 Public holidays declared by the SA state and territory governments:

  • Monday 8 March*: Adelaide Cup Day
  • Monday  13 June: Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 3 October: Labour Day
  • Saturday 24 December**: Christmas Eve
  • Monday 26 December: Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 27 December: Additional public holiday for Boxing Day
    *Subject to proclamation
    ** Part-day public holiday from 7pm to midnight

2023 Public holidays declared by the SA state and territory governments:

  • Monday, 13 March: Adelaide Cup Day
  • Monday, 12 June: Queen's Birthday
  • Monday, 2 October: Labour Day
  • Tuesday, 26 December: Proclamation Day
    * Part-day public holiday from 7pm to midnight
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Australia Capital Territory School Holidays 2022 & 2023

ACT School holidays20222023
First day of school Monday 31 January (new students)
Tuesday 1 February (returning students)
Monday 30 January
Autumn holidays Saturday 9 April – Monday 25 AprilFriday 7 April – Sunday 23 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 2 July – Sunday 17 JulySaturday 1 July – Sunday 16 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 24 September – Sunday 9 OctoberSaturday 23 September – Sunday 8 October
Summer holidaysSatuday 17 December –Sunday 29 Jan 2023Saturday 16 December – Monday 29 Jan 2024

2022 Public holidays declared by the ACT state and territory governments:

  • Monday 14 March: Canberra Day
  • Monday 30 May: Reconciliation Day
  • Monday 13 June: Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday 3 October: Labour Day
  • Tuesday 27 December: Additional public holiday for Christmas Day

2023 Public holidays declared by the ACT state and territory governments:

  • Monday, 13 March: Canberra Day
  • Monday, 10 April: Easter Monday
  • Monday, 29 May: Reconciliation Day
  • Monday, 12 June: Queen's Birthday
  • Monday, 2 October: Labour Day
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Tasmania School Holidays 2022 & 2023

TAS School holidays20222023
First day of schoolWednesday 9 February 2022Wednesday 8 February 2023
Autumn holidaysFriday 15 April – Sunday 1 MayThursday 6 April – Tuesday 25 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 9 July – Sunday 24 JulySaturday 8 July – Monday 24 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 1 October – Sunday 16 OctoberSaturday 30 September – Sunday 15 October
Summer holidaysThursday 12 December – Tuesday 7 February 2023Friday 22 December

2022 Public holidays declared by the TAS state and territory governments:

  • Monday 14 February*: Royal Hobart Regatta
  • Monday 14 March: Eight Hours Day
  • Tuesday 19 April*: Easter Tuesday
  • Friday 6 May**: AGFEST
  • Thursday 20 October***: Royal Hobart Show
  • Monday 7 November: Recreation Day
  • Monday 27 December: Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December: Additional public holiday for Boxing Day
    *Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service
    ** Circular head region only
    ***Hobart only

2023 Public holidays declared by the TAS state and territory governments:

  • Wednesday, 11 January: Devonport Cup
  • Monday, 13 February: Royal Hobart Regatta
  • Wednesday, 22 February: Launceston Cup
  • Tuesday, 7 March: King Island Show
  • Monday, 13 March: Eight Hours Day
  • Tuesday, 11 April: Easter Tuesday *
  • Friday, 5 May: AGFEST
  • Monday, 12 June: Queen's Birthday
  • Friday, 6 October: Burnie Show
  • Thursday, 12 October: Royal Launceston Show
  • Friday, 20 October: Flinders Island Show
  • Thursday, 26 October: Royal Hobart Show
  • Monday, 6 November: Recreation Day
  • Friday, 1 December: Devonport Show
    *Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service
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Northern Territory School Holidays 2022 & 2023

NT School holidays20222023
First day of schoolMonday 31 January 2022Tuesday 31 January 2023
Autumn holidaysSaturday 9 April – Monday 18 AprilFriday 7 April – Sunday 16 April
Winter holidaysSaturday 25 June – Monday 18 JulySaturday 24 June – Monday 17 July
Spring holidaysSaturday 24 September – Sunday 9 OctoberSaturday 23 September – Sunday 6 October
Summer holidaysFriday 16 December – Monday 30 Jan 2023Saturday 16 December – Monday 29 Jan 2024

2022 Public holidays declared by the NT state and territory governments:

  • Monday 2 May: May Day
  • Monday 13 June: Queen’s Birthday
  • Friday 1 July*: Alice Springs Show Day 
  • Friday 8 July*: Tennant Creek Show Day 
  • Friday 15 July*: Katherine Show Day 
  • Friday 22 July*: Darwin Show Day 
  • Monday 1 August: Picnic Day
  • Friday 19 August*: Borroloola Show Day 
  • Monday 26 December: Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 27 December: Additional public holiday for Boxing Day
    *Regional observance only

2023 Public holidays declared by the NT state and territory governments:

  • Monday, 1 May: May Day
  • Monday, 12 June: Queen's Birthday
  • Friday, 7 July: Alice Springs Show Day
  • Friday, 14 July: Tennant Creek Show Day
  • Friday, 21 July: Katherine Show Day
  • Friday, 28 July: Darwin Show Day
  • Monday, 7 August: Picnic Day
  • Friday, 18 August: Borroloola Show Day
    * Part-day public holiday from 7pm to midnight
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Australia National Public Holidays 2022 & 2023

Holiday20222023
New Year's DaySaturday 9 April – Monday 25 AprilFriday 7 April – Sunday 23 April
New Year’s Day HolidayMonday 3 JanuaryMonday 2 January
Australia DayWednesday 26 JanuaryThursday 26 January
Good FridayFriday 15 AprilFriday 7 April
Easter SaturdaySaturday 16 AprilSaturday 8 April
Easter SundaySunday 17 AprilSunday 9 April
Easter MondayMonday 18 AprilMonday 10 April
Anzac DayMonday 25 AprilTuesday 25 April
Christmas DaySunday, 25 December 2022Monday, 25 December 2023
Boxing DayMonday, 26 December 2022Tuesday, 26 December 2023

*(excludes NT, WA & SA)

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Victorian Holiday Destinations

Here are my top local holiday ideas within Victoria, from Melbourne day trips to overnight stays. Some of these locations are bushfire affected communities, so that's even more reason to take an emptysky and go on a road trip for good!


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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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