NSW School Holidays 2023: Important Dates & Fun Holiday Ideas

  • Preschoolers

Even though NSW 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 2023 or take off on a family holiday as soon as that last bell rings, here are all the NSW 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 Holidays 2023: Important Dates & Fun Holiday Ideas

NSW school holidays 2023
Get key school holiday dates in the diary for a stress-free year ahead.

Term One 2023

Tuesday, 31 January to Thursday, 6 April 2023

Daylight Savings ends on Sunday 2 April 2023.

Autumn School Holidays

Monday, 10 April to Friday, 21 April 2023

Term Two

Wednesday, 26 April to Friday, 30 June 2023

Visit NSW Government for more information about school development days for 2023.

Winter School Holidays

Monday, 3 July to Friday, 14 July 2023

Term Three

Tuesday, 18 July to Friday, 22 September 2023

Spring School Holidays

Monday, 25 September to Friday, 6 October 2023

Term Four

Monday, 9 October to Tuesday, 19 December 2023

Summer School Holidays

Wednesday, 20 December 2023 to Monday, 29 January 2024

Get your FREE printable NSW Government 2023 School Calendar and Planner.

NSW Public Holidays 2023

You'll definitely want to take note of all the NSW public holidays in 2023 so you can get the most out of your long weekend or family holiday!

Australia Day

Thursday, 26 January 2023


Good Friday - Friday, 7 April 2023
Easter Saturday - Saturday, 8 April 2023
Easter Sunday - Sunday, 9 April 2023
Easter Monday - Monday, 10 April 2023


Tuesday, 25 April 2023

Public Holidays - June to November

King's Birthday - Monday, 12 June 2023

Labour Day - Monday, 2 October 2023

Christmas & Boxing Day

Christmas Day - Monday, 25 December 2023
Boxing Day - Tuesday, 26 December 2023

Where to go With Kids During the NSW School Holidays 2023

NSW school holidays 2023
Plan ahead for a sweet family escape during the NSW school holidays 2023.

Now that you've got all your dates for the NSW school holidays 2023, 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 ideas for NSW school holidays 2023:

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