NSW School Holidays 2022

  • Preschoolers

Even though school holidays happen four times a year every year, we are still blindsided by their swift approach, aren't we, parents?

But while students lament the long wait until their next school holidays break, we have a whole term ahead to plan! Whether you're looking to schedule a slew of programs and activities to keep the kids busy during the NSW school holidays 2022 or take off on a family holiday as soon as that last bell rings, here are all the school holiday dates you need to get organised this year.

Please note: these dates are for NSW public schools. Private and independent schools generally base their terms and holidays around these dates, but they may differ slightly.

NSW School Terms and School Holidays 2022

 NSW school holidays 2021
Get key NSW school holidays dates in the diary for a stress-free year ahead.

Term One

Friday 28 January to Friday 8 April 2022

Please note: 28 January and 31 January are school development days and parents should not bring their children to school.

Daylight Savings ends on Sunday 3 April 2022

Autumn School Holidays

Monday 11 April - Friday 22 April 2022

Term Two

Tuesday 22 April - Friday 1 July 2022

Please note: Tuesday 26 April is a school development day and parents should not bring their children to school.

Winter School Holidays

Monday 4 July - Friday 15 July 2022

Term Three

Monday 18 July to Friday 23 September 2022

Please note: Monday 18 July is a school development day and parents should not bring their children to school on this day.

Spring School Holidays

Monday 26 September to Friday 7 October 2022

Term Four

Monday 10 October to Tuesday 20 December 2022

Please note: Tuesday 20 December is a school development day and parents should not bring their children to school.

Summer School Holidays

Wednesday 21 December - Thursday 26 January 2023

Get your FREE printable NSW Government 2022 School Calendar and Planner.

NSW Public Holidays 2022

You'll definitely want to take note of all the NSW public holidays in 2022 so you can get the most out of your long weekend or family holiday!

Australia Day

Wednesday 26 January 2022


Good Friday - Friday 15 April 2022
Easter Saturday - Saturday 16 April 2022
Easter Sunday - Sunday 17 April 2022
Easter Monday - Monday 18 April 2022


Monday 25 April 2022

Public Holidays - June to November

Queen's Birthday - Monday 13 June 2022

Labour Day - Monday 3 October 2022

Christmas & Boxing Day

Christmas Day - Sunday 25 December 2022
Boxing Day - Monday 26 December 2022
Additional public holiday for Christmas Day - Tuesday 27 December 2022

Where to go With Kids During the NSW School Holidays 2022

NSW School Holidays 2021
Plan ahead for a sweet family escape during the NSW school holidays 2022.

Now that you've got your school holiday dates for 2022, all you need is a destination! NSW has some epic family holiday spots that are affordable and jam-packed with activities, so thankfully you don't even need to leave the state.

Here are our top NSW holiday ideas for some creative inspiration.

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