Australian 2018 School Term and Public Holiday Dates

Happy New Year!! I’m back at my desk today and the first thing I am doing is setting up my calendar for the year, it’s one of the first things I do at the beginning of every year. I make it a priority to organise my calendar, adding in all public holidays, school holidays, pupil free days and all other dates like booking in pest control for the home, annual vet checks, skin checks, see my full list here.  If one of your new year’s resolutions is to get organised, then this is a great place to start.

With today’s technology, I rely on the calendar on my phone which syncs with my hubby and the kids phones and I can never go past a trusty wall calendar and of course, I use my The Organised Housewife 2018 Wall Calendar which is NOW ON SALE UNTIL STOCKS LAST – 30% off – order here.

I did my best to collate all the 2018 Australian School Term and Public Holiday dates together to help you make a start on organising your calendar, they are based on public schools.  Private schools may vary with additional pupil free days and extended school holidays mid year.  Please check your school’s event calendar and local area for show public holiday dates.  I sourced this information from fairwork.gov.au and australia.gov.au.

QUEENSLAND

2018 School Term Dates – Check your school event calendar as some dates may vary.

  • TERM 1 – Monday 22 January – Thursday 29 March
  • TERM 2 – Tuesday 17 April – Friday 29 June
  • TERM 3 – Monday 16 July – Friday 21 September
  • TERM 4 – Monday 8 October – Friday 14 December

Year 10, 11 and 12 finishing dates for 2018

  • Year 12 – 16 November
  • Years 10 and 11 – 30 November

Pupil Free days

  • 22nd October

Public Holidays

Find all QLD show holiday dates here.

  • Monday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Friday 30 March – Good Friday
  • Saturday 31 March – Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 1 April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 2 April – Easter Monday
  • Wednesday 25 April – ANZAC Day
  • Monday 7 May – Labour Day
  • Wednesday 15 August – Royal Queensland Show – Brisbane Area Only
  • Monday 1 October – Queen’s Birthday
  • Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day

NEW SOUTH WALES

2018 School Term Dates – Check your school event calendar as some dates may vary.

  • TERM 1 (eastern division) – Monday 29 January to Friday 13 April 2018
  • TERM 1 (western division) – Monday 5 February to Friday 13 April 2018
  • TERM 2 – Monday 30 April to Friday 6 July 2018
  • TERM 3 – Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September 2018
  • TERM 4 – Monday 15 October to Friday 21 December 2018

Public Holidays

  • Monday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Friday 30 March – Good Friday
  • Saturday 31 March – Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 1 April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 2 April – Easter Monday
  • Wednesday 25 April – ANZAC Day
  • Monday 11 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday 6 August – Bank Holiday (applies to banks and certain financial institutions)
  • Monday 1 October – Labour Day
  • Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day

VICTORIA

2018 School Term Dates – Check your school event calendar as some dates may vary.

  • TERM -Mon 29 Jan 2018 – Thu 29 Mar 2018
  • TERM 2 – Mon 16 Apr 2018 – Fri 29 Jun 2018
  • TERM 3 – Mon 16 Jul 2018 – Fri 21 Sep 2018
  • TERM 4 – Mon 8 Oct 2018 – Fri 21 Dec 2018

Pupil Free days

  • First day of Term 1 is a student-free day.

Public Holidays

  • Monday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 12 March – Labour Day
  • Friday 30 March – Good Friday
  • Saturday 31 March – Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 1 April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 2 April – Easter Monday
  • Wednesday 25 April – ANZAC Day
  • Monday 11 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Friday 28 September – Friday before AFL Grand Final
  • Tuesday 6 November – Melbourne Cup (all of Victoria is entitled to Melbourne Cup public holiday unless a different local holiday has been declared for non-metropolitan areas)
  • Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

2018 Public School Term Dates

New students start school on the Monday of Term 1, with all continuing students returning on Tuesday. Please check your school’s event calendar as some school term dates may vary.

  • TERM – Mon 5 Feb 2018 – Fri 13 Apr 2018
  • TERM 2 – Mon 30 Apr 2018 – Fri 6 Jul 2018
  • TERM 3 – Mon 23 Jul 2018 – Fri 28 Sep 2018
  • TERM 4 – Mon 15 Oct 2018 – Fri 21 Dec 2018

Public Holidays

  • Monday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 12 March – Canberra Day
  • Friday 30 March – Good Friday
  • Saturday 31 March – Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 1 April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 2 April – Easter Monday
  • Wednesday 25 April – ANZAC Day
  • Monday 28 May – Reconciliation Day
  • Monday 11 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday 1 October – Labour Day
  • Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day

TASMANIA

2018 School Term Dates – Check your school event calendar as some dates may vary.

  • TERM – Wed 7 Feb 2018 – Fri 13 Apr 2018
  • TERM 2 – Mon 30 Apr 2018 – Fri 6 Jul 2018
  • TERM 3 – Mon 23 Jul 2018 – Fri 28 Sep 2018
  • TERM 4 – Mon 15 Oct 2018 – Thu 20 Dec 2018

Public Holidays

  • Monday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 12 February – Royal Hobart Regatta (only observed in certain areas of the state
  • Monday 12 March – Eight Hours Day
  • Friday 30 March – Good Friday
  • Monday 2 April – Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 3 April – Easter Tuesday (only applies under certain awards or registered agreements and to the state public service)
  • Wednesday 25 April – ANZAC Day
  • Monday 11 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday 5 November – Recreation Day (all parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
  • Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

2018 School Term Dates – Check your school event calendar as some dates may vary.

  • TERM – Mon 29 Jan 2018 – Fri 13 Apr 2018
  • TERM 2 – Mon 30 Apr 2018 – Fri 6 Jul 2018
  • TERM 3 – Mon 23 Jul 2018 – Fri 28 Sep 2018
  • TERM 4 – Mon 15 Oct 2018 – Fri 14 Dec 2018

Public Holidays

  • Monday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 12 March – March Public Holiday
  • Friday 30 March – Good Friday
  • Saturday 31 March – Easter Saturday
  • Monday 2 April – Easter Monday
  • Wednesday 25 April – ANZAC Day
  • Monday 11 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday 1 October – Labour Day
  • Monday 24 December – Christmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
  • Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day / Proclamation Day
  • Monday 31 December – New Year’s Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

2018 School Term Dates – Check your school event calendar as some dates may vary.

  • TERM – Wed 31 Jan 2018 – Fri 13 Apr 2018
  • TERM 2 – Mon 30 Apr 2018 – Fri 29 Jun 2018
  • TERM 3 – Mon 16 Jul 2018 – Fri 21 Sep 2018
  • TERM 4 – Mon 8 Oct 2018 – Thu 13 Dec 2018

Public Holidays

  • Monday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 5 March – Labour Day
  • Friday 30 March – Good Friday
  • Monday 2 April – Easter Monday
  • Wednesday 25 April – ANZAC Day
  • Monday 4 June – Western Australia Day
  • Monday 24 September – Queen’s Birthday (Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on a different date)
  • Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day

NORTHERN TERRITORY

2018 School Term Dates – Check your school event calendar as some dates may vary.

  • TERM 1 (urban schools) – Mon 29 Jan 2018 – Fri 13 Apr 2018
  • TERM 1 (remote schools) – Tue 30 Jan 2018 – Fri 13 Apr 2018
  • TERM 2 – Mon 23 Apr 2018 – Fri 29 Jun 2018
  • TERM 3 – Tue 24 Jul 2018 – Fri 28 Sep 2018
  • TERM 4 (urban schools) – Mon 15 Oct 2018 – Thu 13 Dec 2018
  • TERM 4 (remote schools) – Mon 15 Oct 2018 – Fri 14 Dec 2018

Public Holidays

  • Monday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Friday 30 March – Good Friday
  • Saturday 31 March- Easter Saturday
  • Monday 2 April – Easter Monday
  • Wednesday 25 April – ANZAC Day
  • Monday 7 May – May Day
  • Monday 11 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday 6 August – Picnic Day
  • Monday 24 December – Christmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
  • Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Monday 31 December – New Year’s Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

Show days in Northern Territory

  • Friday 29 June – Borroloola Show Day
  • Friday 6 July – Alice Springs Show Day
  • Friday 13 July – Tennant Creek Show Day
  • Friday 20 July – Katherine Show Day
  • Friday 27 July – Darwin Show Day.

What’s the one task you do at the beginning of the year to get organised?

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2 comments

Raelene January 7, 2018 - 7:04 AM

I like to be organized but i don’t know how with 5 kids

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 8, 2018 - 2:31 PM

You are in the right place Raelene to get lots of tips and tricks to hopefully make life a little more organised, even if it takes a little time to set that up

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