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Public and School Holidays

To make planning your holiday just that bit easier, we've got all of the school and public holidays here in this calendar. And for those of you travelling interstate, we've even got your holidays here too. So now there's no excuse for you to start planning!

Looking for something to do during the next school holidays? Check out our ideas below and have a great time exploring Queensland with the kids. 

School Holidays Dates

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 (see links below).

2014AutumnWinterSpringSummer
Queensland 5 - 21 Apr 28 Jun - 13 Jul 20 Sep - 6 Oct 12 Dec - 26 Jan
New South Wales 12 - 27 Apr 28 Jun - 13 Jul 20 Sep - 6 Oct 20 Dec - 26 Jan
Victoria 5 - 21 Apr 8 Jun - 13 Jul 20 Sep - 5 Oct 20 Dec - 27 Jan
South Australia 13 - 28 Apr 5 - 20 Jul 27 Sep - 12 Oct 13 Dec - 26 Jan
Tasmania 18 Apr - 4 May 6 - 13 Jul
27 Sep - 12 Oct 19 Dec - 2 Feb
Western Australia 12 - 27 Apr 5 - 20 Jul 27 Sep - 12 Oct 19 Dec - 22 Jan
Northern Territory 5 - 13 Apr 21 Jun - 20 Jul 27 Sep - 5 Oct 11 Dec - 22 Jan
Australian Capital Territory 12 -27 Apr 5 - 20 Jul 27 Sep - 12 Oct 18 Dec - 29 Jan

 

Links to State Education Term dates

Queensland | New South Wales | Victoria | Western Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Tasmania |  South Australia | Northern Territory 

 

Public Holiday Dates

Public Holiday2014
New Year's Day Wed 1 Jan
Australia Day  Mon 27 Jan
Labour Day (WA) Mon 3 Mar
Labour Day (VIC), Adelaide Cup (SA), Eight Hours Day (TAS), Canberra Day (ACT) Mon 10 Mar
Good Friday Fri 18 Apr
Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr
Anzac Day Fri 25 Apr
May Day (NT Fri 25 Apr
Foundation Day (WA) Mon 5 May
Queen's Birthday (ex WA) Mon 9 Jun
Bank Holiday (NSW), Picnic Day (NT) Mon 4 Aug
Exhibition Holiday (Brisbane, QLD) Wed 13 Aug
Family & Community Day (ACT), Queen's Birthday (WA) Mon 29 Sep
Labour Day (QLD,NSW, ACT, SA) Mon 6 Oct
Melbourne Cup (Melb, VIC) Tue 4 Nov
G20 Leaders' Summit 2014 (Brisbane, QLD) Fri 14 Nov
Christmas Day Thu 25 Dec
Boxing Day Fri 26 Dec

School Holiday Ideas


  • Eli Creek
    Eli Creek

    Eli Creek

    Eli Creek, the largest creek on the eastern beach of Fraser Island, pours up to four million litres of clear, fresh water into the ocean every hour.

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  • Mon Repos Turtle Season
    Mon Repos Turtle Season

    Mon Repos Turtle Season

    The Mon Repos Conservation Park, within the Southern Great Barrier Reef, supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the Eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant Loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific.

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  • Santa Sunday at The Workshops Rail Museum
    Santa Sunday at The Workshops Rail Museum

    Santa Sunday at The Workshops Rail Museum

    Santa Sunday at The Workshops Rail Museum is ideal for ages 3 - 10, plus activities for under 3's. Meet Santa and take your own family Christmas happy snaps.

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  • Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park
    Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park

    Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park

    Hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland's central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art.

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  • The Burnett Circle
    The Burnett Circle

    The Burnett Circle

    From Paradise Dam at Biggenden, along the many weirs on the Burnett River, through to Cania Dam at Monto, water skiing, boating and fishing opportunities abound with all areas providing ample camping and picnic facilities.

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  • Brisbane International
    Brisbane International

    Brisbane International

    Now in its seventh year, the Brisbane International has established itself as a highlight of Queensland's summer events calendar and Queensland tennis fans experience first-hand, the excitement as the world's top players begin their assault on the new season.

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  • Broadbeach Christmas Carols
    Broadbeach Christmas Carols

    Broadbeach Christmas Carols

    Join them under the stars for the annual Broadbeach Christmas Carols in Kurrawa Park. Enjoy an afternoon jam-packed with kid's activities and incredible entertainment filled with Christmas spirit and joy.

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  • Great Tropical Drive
    Great Tropical Drive

    Great Tropical Drive

    The Great Tropical Drive is a self-drive route that will take you from Cairns and Townsville to some amazing places in Tropical Australia - less than a few hours away.

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  • Carnival by the Sea presented by Carnival L
    Carnival by the Sea presented by Carnival Land Amusements and SeaFM

    Carnival by the Sea presented by Carnival Land Amusements an

    Come join them for some carnival fun! They are looking forward to seeing you all again in Mooloolaba at Carnival by the Sea presented by Carnival Land Amusements and SeaFM.

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  • Capricorn Caves
    Capricorn Caves

    Capricorn Caves

    Capricorn Cave Tour is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland. Here you can explore spectacular caves in a limestone ridge and spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons.

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  • Adventure Way - Queensland
    Adventure Way - Queensland

    Adventure Way - Queensland

    Retrace the tracks of Cobb & Co, the first people movers of the outback, as you traverse the unique and fascinating Adventure Way.

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  • Border Range Loop Drive
    Border Range Loop Drive

    Border Range Loop Drive

    This three day drive will take you from Brisbane City to Ipswich and across the Great Dividing Range to Warwick before heading to the villages of Tamborine Mountain.

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