Australian School and Public holidays

Australian School and Public holidays 2016

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Queensland School Holidays 2017

States in Australia have different school holiday periods. The following list is a guide only (dates are inclusive). Confirm dates with your State’s education department.

Queensland term dates – 2017

Term Dates Length
Term 1 Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June 10 weeks
Term 3 Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December 10 weeks

Staff professional development days (SPDDs) for 2017

  • 19, 20 January
  • 3, 4, 5 April
  • 16 October

Year 10 and 12 finishing dates for 2017

  • Year 12 – Friday 17 November
  • Year 10 and 11 – Friday 24 November
Holiday 2016 2017 2018
New Year’s Day Friday 1 January Sunday 1 January

Monday 2 January3

Monday 1 January
Australia Day Tuesday 26 January Thursday 26 January Friday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 25 March Friday 14 April Friday 30 March
The day after Good Friday Saturday 26 March Saturday 15 April Saturday 31 March
Easter Sunday N/A Sunday 16 April5 Sunday 1 April5
Easter Monday Monday 28 March Monday 17 April Monday 2 April
Anzac Day Monday 25 April Tuesday 25 April Wednesday 25 April
Labour Day Monday 2 May4 Monday 1 May4 Monday 7 May4
Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1 Other show holidays Wednesday 10 August Wednesday 16 August Wednesday 15 August
Queen’s Birthday Monday 3 October4 Monday 2 October4 Monday 1 October4
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December

Tuesday 27 December3

Monday 25 December Tuesday 25 December
Boxing Day Monday 26 December Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 26 December
  1. The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is held on the Wednesday during the RNA Show period. The RNA Show commences on the first Friday in August, unless the first Friday is prior to 5 August, then it commences on the second Friday of August.
  2. On Tuesday, 30 October 2012, amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2013, the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the second Monday in June and the Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October.
  3. From Christmas Day 2011, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.
  4. On 13 October 2015 amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2016, Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in May and the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October.
  5. On 1 December 2016 an amendment to the Holidays Act 1983 was passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2017, Easter Sunday be appointed as a public holiday.

Note: The Holidays Act 1983 permits the Minister to substitute another day for any public holiday.

 

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Updated 21-4-2016 by h.atkins