2023 NSW School Holiday Info

The information below is relevant to NSW state schools. Independent and Catholic schools do base their terms on the state school dates but their term dates can vary from school to school. You should check directly with the relevant school to find out the correct term date information. In NSW term dates are broken into Eastern Division and Western Division. The term dates for both divisions are identical with the exception of term 1.

Note that the dates below represent official term dates however many schools elect to start the students back on slightly different dates. For instance, it is common for the first day back at school to be a Tuesday for students rather than the Monday. It is also common for students to finish term 4 in the days prior to the final Friday.

2023 NSW School Holidays and Term Dates

Term 1 - Eastern Division Tuesday, 31 January 2023 Thursday, 6 April 2023 9.5 weeks
Term 1 - Western Division Tuesday, 7 February 2023 Thursday, 6 April 2023 8.5 weeks
School Holidays Monday, 10 April 2023 Friday 21 April 2023
Term 2 Monday, 24 April 2023 Friday, 30 June 2023 10 weeks
School Holidays Monday, 3 July 2023 Friday, 14 July 2023
Term 3 Monday, 17 July 2023 Friday, 22 September 2023 10 weeks
School Holidays Monday, 25 September 2023 Friday, 6 October 2023
Term 4* Monday, 9 October 2023 Tuesday, 19 December 2023 10 weeks
School Holidays - Eastern Division Wednesday, 20 December 2023 Monday, 29 January 2024
School Holidays - Western Division Wednesday, 20 December 2023 Monday, 5 February 2024

*Year 12 has different finishing dates in term 4. Year 12 only goes for 3 terms and graduate late September/early October. There is then a short break before returning for final exams (HSC) which start mid-October and end around the same time in November. Dates will be added once made available.

You may also find our other websites helpful:
School Holidays - Other States
Queensland School Holidays (includes Schoolies dates)
South Australia School Holidays
Victoria School Holidays
Western Australia School Holidays
Northern Territory School Holidays
Australian Capital Territory School Holidays
Tasmania School Holidays
Public Holidays
NSW Public Holidays
A.C.T. Public Holidays
Northern Territory Public Holidays
Queensland Public Holidays
Tasmania Public Holidays
SA Public Holidays
Victoria Public Holidays
Western Australia Public Holidays