2025 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.

NOTE: The Education NSW website does not include weekends as part of the school holidays. For example, the Term 1 School Holidays show as starting on Monday, 14 April 2025. We have elected to include weekends in our dates as it makes it easier for those planning holidays. So our Term 1 School Holidays show as starting on Saturday, 12 April 2025. You can view the Education NSW school holiday dates here.

2025 NSW School Holidays and Term Dates

Term 1 - Eastern Division Friday, 31 January 2025 Friday, 11 April 2025 10 weeks
Term 1 - Western Division Friday, 7 February 2025 Friday, 11 April 2025 9 weeks
School Holidays Saturday, 12 April 2025 Sunday, 27 April 2025
Term 2 Monday, 28 April 2025 Friday, 4 July 2025 10 weeks
School Holidays Saturday, 5 July 2025 Sunday, 20 July 2025
Term 3 Monday, 21 July 2025 Friday, 26 September 2025 10 weeks
School Holidays Saturday, 27 September 2025 Sunday, 12 October 2025
Term 4* Monday, 13 October 2025 Friday, 19 December 2025 10 weeks
School Holidays - Eastern Division Saturday, 20 December 2025 Monday, 26 January 2026
School Holidays - Western Division Saturday, 20 December 2025 Monday, 2 February 2026

*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