NSW School and Public Holidays

NSW Visitor Travel and Holiday Guide
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NSW SCHOOL & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND DAYLIGHT SAVING

Check this year’s NSW school term dates and public holidays shown below. There are sometimes late changes so check first before booking and travelling.

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School term dates and public holidays.Source NSW Government: www.nsw.gov.au/living-nsw/school-and-public-holidays#school-term-dates  


SCHOOL TERM DATES

2021 school yearFirst day for studentsLast day for students
Term 1 
(Eastern division)
Wednesday 27 January 2021Thursday 1 April 2021
Term 1 
(Western division)
Wednesday 3 February 2021Thursday 1 April 2021
Term 2 
(Eastern and Western division)
Monday 19 April 2021Friday 25 June 2021
Term 3  
(Eastern and Western division)
Monday 12 July 2021Friday 17 September 2021
Term 4 
(Eastern and Western division)
Tuesday 5 October 2021Friday 17 December 2021


NSW PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
 

Holiday20212022
New Year’s DayFriday 1 January 2021Saturday 1 January 2022
3Additional Day Monday 3 January 2022
2Australia DayTuesday 26 January 2021Wednesday 26 January 2022
Good FridayFriday 2 April 2021Friday 15 April 2022
Easter Saturday
(the Saturday following Good Friday)
Saturday 3 April 2021Saturday 16 April 2022
Easter SundaySunday 4 April 2021Sunday 17 April 2022
Easter MondayMonday 5 April 2021Monday 18 April 2022
Anzac DaySunday 25 April 2021Monday 25 April 2022
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 14 June 2021Monday 13 June 2022
1Bank HolidayMonday 2 August 2021Monday 1 August 2022
Labour DayMonday 4 October 2021Monday 3 October 2022
Christmas DaySaturday 25 December 2021Sunday 25 December 2022
Boxing DaySunday 26 December 2021Monday 26 December 2022
3Additional DayMonday 27 December 2021Tuesday 27 December 2022
3Additional DayTuesday 28 December 2021 

1 Applies to banks and certain financial institutions, see the Retail Trading Act 2008.
2 From 31.12.11 when Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, there will be no public holiday on that day, as the following Monday will be declared a public holiday.
3 From 31.12.11 the Holiday Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when New Year’s Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend.

DAYLIGHT SAVING NSW

  • Daylight saving in NSW begins at 2am, Eastern Standard Time on the first Sunday in October and
  • Ends at 3am,Eastern Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in April.

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