Term Dates


Term 1: Students begin 1 February (30 and 31 January - Curriculum Days: no school) to 31 March *

Term 2: 18 April (Tuesday) to 30 June (7 June Curriculum Day: no school)

Term 3: 17 July to 22 September

Term 4: 9 October to 22 December (6 November Curriculum Day: no school)



Term 1: 29 January (school teachers start) to 29 March (Thursday) *
Term 2: 16 April to 29 June
Term 3: 16 July to 21 September
Term 4: 8 October to 21 December


The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school.


Click here for current and future term dates for Victorian government schools, other states and territories.

Visit Victoria Online for a current list of Victorian Public Holidays.


For a list of non-Metropolitan public holidays (outside of Melbourne), see Business Victoria.


To find out when your childcare or kindergarten starts next school year, please contact them directly or contact your local council.