School term dates and holidays in Victoria

Victorian students, teachers and support staff have begun a staged return to on-site schooling. This follows advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer.

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2020 term dates

Start date
Finish date
Term 128 January
Students start 29 January in government schools
24 March
Term end brought forward
Term 214 April
Students start 15 April in government schools
26 June
Term 313 July18 September
Term 45 October18 December

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The first day of term 1 is a student-free day in government schools. There's a student free day each term. Your school will decide when the remaining student-free days are, so contact them for details.

Future term dates

2021 term dates

Start dateFinish date
Term 127 January
Students start 28 January in government schools
1 April
Term 219 April25 June
Term 312 July17 September
Term 44 October17 December

2022 term dates

Start dateFinish date
Term 128 January
Students start 31 January in government schools
8 April
Term 226 April24 June
Term 311 July16 September
Term 43 October20 December

2023 term dates

Start dateFinish date
Term 127 January
Students start 30 January in government schools
6 April
Term 224 April23 June
Term 310 July15 September
Term 42 October20 December

2024 term dates

Start dateFinish date
Term 129 January
Students start 30 January in government schools
28 March
Term 215 April28 June
Term 315 July20 September
Term 47 October20 December

2025 term dates

Start dateFinish date
Term 128 January
Students start 29 January in government schools
4 April
Term 222 April4 July
Term 321 July19 September
Term 46 October19 December

Previous years term dates​​

2019

Start dateFinish date
Term 129 January
Students start 30 January in government schools
5 April
Term 223 April28 June
Term 315 July20 September
Term 47 October20 December

2018

Start dateFinish date
Term 129 January
Students start 30 January in government schools.
29 March
Term 216 April29 June
Term 316 July21 September
Term 48 October21 December

2017

Term 1: 30 January (school teachers start) to 31 March *
Term 2: 18 April (Tuesday) to 30 June
Term 3: 17 July to 22 September
Term 4: 9 October to 22 December

2016

Term 1: 27 January (school teachers start) to 24 March (as 25 March is public holiday)
Term 2: 11 April to 24 June
Term 3: 11 July to 16 September
Term 4: 3 October to 20 December (Tuesday)

2015

Term 1: 28 January (school teachers start) to 27 March
Term 2: 13 April to 26 June
Term 3: 13 July to 18 September
Term 4: 5 October to 18 December

2014

Term 1: 28 January (school teachers start) to 4 April
Term 2: 22 April to 27 June
Term 3: 14 July to 19 September
Term 4: 6 October to 19 December

2013

Term 1: 29 January (school teachers start) to 28 March
Term 2: 15 April to 28 June
Term 3: 15 July to 20 September
Term 4: 7 October to 20 December

VCE and VCAL dates

See important administrative dates and assessment schedule from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority for VCE and VCAL dates.

You can also find VCE exam dates on VCAA's website.

Other important dates

Other states and territories

The Commonwealth education department has term dates for other states on their website.

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