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School holidays

Holidays and term dates for Queensland state schools are listed below.

Independent schools and Catholic schools base their holidays on the state school dates but these can vary from school to school—check with your school for details.

Some schools in Far North Queensland and Western Queensland start the summer holiday 1 week before other state schools.

Schools that have early summer holidays.

Term dates for 2017




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 for 2017

  • Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January
  • Monday 3, Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April
  • Monday 16 October

Year 10 and 12 finishing dates for 2017

  • Year 12—Friday 17 November
  • Year 10 and 11—Friday 24 November

View school term and holiday dates for 2018 to 2020 for Queensland.

Public holidays

Find information on public holidays, show holidays and special holidays in Queensland.

Other Australian states and territories

Check the Australian Government's school term dates.

School calendar

Download a printable calendar:

  • School calendar for 2017 (PDF, 860KB)
  • Holiday activities and tips

    Find school holiday activities and programs.

    Read tips on how to better manage school holidays and reduce stress if you’re a parent or carer of a child with disability.

    Keep a watch on our schools

    School Watch is a community based awareness and crime prevention program aimed at safeguarding Queensland schools against vandalism, theft and arson.

    We depend on the local community to: Look, Listen and Report. If you see something suspicious outside of school hours or during school holidays, please do not attempt to intervene. Call School Watch on 13 17 88 and let the authorities deal with the matter.

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