Victoria School Term Dates & Public Holidays (2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025)

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Trying to plan school holidays, an extended long holiday or just a weekend away in the future? We hear you and want to help you plan your school year from 2021 to 2025.

If you live in Victoria, here’s a list of Victorian school terms dates for public schools as well as public holidays in Victoria. (Handy also if you’re planning holidays to Victoria from interstate as their school holidays differ sometimes from other states).

These dates don’t include pupil-free days or school development days so check with your individual school. The first day of term 1 is a student-free day in government schools in Victoria. There’s a student free day each term. Your school will decide when the remaining student-free days are, so contact them for details. Although independent and Catholic schools run along the same general dates, they do differ in terms of school holidays.

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change.

2021 Victorian School Term & Vacation Dates

2021 term dates in Victoria

Term 1

  • Wednesday 27 January to Thursday 1 April
  • Students start Thursday 28 January in government schools

Autumn school holidays – Friday 2 April to Sunday 18 April

Term 2

  • Monday 19 April to Friday 25 June

Winter school holidays – Saturday 26 June to Sunday 11 July

Term 3

  • Monday 12 July to Friday 17 September

Spring school holidays – Saturday 18 September to Sunday 3 October

Term 4

  • Monday 4 October to Friday 17 December

Summer school holidays – Saturday 18 December to Sunday 30 January 2022

2021 Victorian Public Holidays

A listing of public holidays in Victoria for 2021

  • Friday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Tuesday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 8 March – Labour Day
  • Friday 2 April – Good Friday
  • Sunday 4 April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 5 April – Easter Monday
  • Sunday 25 April – Anzac Day
  • Monday 14 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Last Friday of September – Friday before the AFL Grand Final†
  • Tuesday 2 November – Melbourne Cup
  • Saturday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Sunday 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Monday 27 December – Additional Day*
  • Tuesday 28 December – Additional Day*

*Extra public holidays to be added as Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall on a weekend.

† Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday in September. This website will be updated with the exact date upon release of the 2021 AFL schedule.

2022 Victorian School Term & Vacation Dates

2022 term dates in Victoria

Term 1

  • Friday 28 January to Friday 8 April
  • Students start Monday 31 January in government schools in Victoria

Autumn school holidays – Saturday 9 April to Monday 25 April

Term 2

  • Tuesday 26 April to Friday 24 June

Winter school holidays – Saturday 25 June to Sunday 10 July

Term 3

  • Monday 11 July to Friday 16 September

Spring school holidays – Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October

Term 4

  • Monday 3 October to Tuesday 20 December

Summer school holidays – Wednesday 21 December to Sunday 29 January 2023

2022 Victorian Public Holidays

A listing of public holidays in Victoria for 2022

  • Saturday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Monday 3 January – Additional Day*
  • Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 14 March – Labour Day
  • Friday 15 April – Good Friday
  • Sunday 17 April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 18 April – Easter Monday
  • Monday 25 April – Anzac Day
  • Monday 13 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Last Friday of September – Friday before the AFL Grand Final†
  • Tuesday 1 November – Melbourne Cup
  • Monday 3 October – Labour Day
  • Sunday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Monday 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Tuesday 27 December – Additional Day*

*Extra public holidays to be added as New Year’s Day and Christmas Day fall on a weekend.

† Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday in September. This website will be updated with the exact date upon release of the 2022 AFL schedule.

2023 Victorian School Term & Vacation Dates

2023 term dates in Victoria

Term 1

  • Friday 27 January to Thursday 6 April
  • Students start Monday 30 January in government schools in Victoria

Autumn school holidays – Friday 7 April to Friday 21 April

Term 2

  • Monday 24 April to Friday 23 June

Winter school holidays – Saturday 24 June to Sunday 9 July

Term 3

  • Monday 10 July to Friday 15 September

Spring school holidays – Saturday 16 September to Sunday 1 October

Term 4

  • Monday 2 October to Wednesday 20 December

Summer school holidays – Thursday 21 December to Sunday 27 January 2024

2023 Victorian Public Holidays

A listing of public holidays in Victoria for 2023

  • Sunday 1 January – New Year’s Day*
  • Monday 2 January – Additional Day
  • Thursday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 13 March – Labour Day
  • Friday 7 April – Good Friday
  • Sunday 9 April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 10 April – Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April – Anzac Day
  • Monday 12 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Last Friday of September – Friday before the AFL Grand Final†
  • Tuesday 7 November – Melbourne Cup
  • Monday 2 October – Labour Day
  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December – Boxing Day


*Extra public holiday to be added as New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.

† Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday in September. This website will be updated with the exact date upon release of the 2023 AFL schedule.

2024 Victorian School Term & Vacation Dates

2024 term dates in Victoria

Term 1

  • Monday 29 January to Thursday 28 March
  • Students start Tuesday 30 January in government schools

Autumn school holidays – Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April

Term 2

  • Monday 15 April to Friday 28 June

Winter school holidays – Saturday 29 June to Sunday 14 July

Term 3

  • Monday 15 July to Friday 20 September

Spring school holidays – Saturday 21 September to Sunday 6 October

Term 4

  • Monday 7 October to Friday 20 December

Summer school holidays (Eastern) – Monday 23 December to Tuesday 28 January 2025


2024 Victorian Public Holidays

A listing of public holidays in Victoria for 2024

  • Monday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 11 March – Labour Day
  • Friday 29 March – Good Friday
  • Sunday 31 March – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 1 April – Easter Monday
  • Thursday 25 April – Anzac Day
  • Monday 10 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Last Friday of September – Friday before the AFL Grand Final†
  • Tuesday 5 November – Melbourne Cup
  • Wednesday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December – Boxing Day

† Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday in September. This website will be updated with the exact date upon release of the 2024 AFL schedule.

2025 Victorian School Term & Vacation Dates

2025 term dates in Victoria

Term 1

  • Tuesday 28 January to Friday 4 April
  • Students start Wednesday 29 January in government schools

Autumn school holidays – Saturday 5 April to Monday 21 April

Term 2

  • Tuesday 22 April to Friday 4 July

Winter school holidays – Saturday 5 July to Sunday 20 July

Term 3

  • Monday 21 July to Friday 19 September

Spring school holidays – Saturday 20 September to Sunday 5 October

Term 4

  • Monday 6 October to Friday 19 December

Summer school holidays – Saturday 20 December – To Be Confirmed


2025 Victorian Public Holidays

A listing of public holidays in Victoria for 2025

  • Wednesday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Monday 27 January – Australia Day*
  • Monday 10 March – Labour Day
  • Friday 18 April – Good Friday
  • Sunday 20 April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 21 April – Easter Monday
  • Friday 25 April – Anzac Day
  • Monday 9 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Last Friday of September – Friday before the AFL Grand Final†
  • Tuesday 4 November – Melbourne Cup
  • Thursday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Friday 26 December – Boxing Day

*As Australia Day falls on a Sunday, the public holiday is on the following Monday.

† Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday in September. This website will be updated with the exact date upon release of the 2025 AFL schedule.

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