NSW School Holidays 2021: Term Dates and Family Getaway Ideas

  • 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 2021 or take off on a family holiday as soon as that last bell rings, here are all the NSW school holidays 2021 dates you need to get organised this year.

Get these NSW school holiday and term dates in the diary and add some inspo in case you do decide to fly the coup.

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 Holiday Dates

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

Term One

Wednesday 28 January to Thursday 1 April 2021

Please note: 27 January & 28 January 2021 are school development days and parents should not bring their children to school on these days.

Autumn School Holidays

Monday 5 April - Friday 16 April 2021

Term Two

Monday 19 April - Friday 25 June 2021

Please note: 19 April is a school development day and parents should not bring their children to school on this day

Winter School Holidays

Monday 28 June - Friday 9 July 2021

Term Three

Monday 12 July to Friday 17 September 2021

Please note: 12 July is a school development day and parents should not bring their children to school on this day

Spring School Holidays

Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October 2021

Term Four

Tuesday 5 October to Friday 17 December 2021

Please note: 17 December is a school development day and parents should not bring their children to school on this day

Summer School Holidays

Monday 20 December - Thursday 27 January 2022

Get your FREE printable NSW Government 2021 School Calendar and Planner.


NSW Public Holidays 2021

You'll definitely want to take note of all the NSW public holidays in 2021 so you can get the most out of your long weekend or family holiday!

Public Holidays - Easter

Good Friday - Friday 2 April 2021
Easter Saturday - Saturday 3 April 2021
Easter Sunday - Sunday 4 April 2021
Easter Monday - Monday 5 April 2021

Public Holidays - ANZAC Day

Monday 26 April 2021

Public Holidays - June & November

Queen's Birthday - Monday 14 June 2021

Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 2 November 2021

Public Holidays - Christmas Day

Saturday 25 December 2021

Public Holidays - Boxing Day

Sunday 26 December 2021

Where to go with Kids During the NSW School Holidays 2021

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

Now that you've got the NSW school holidays 2021 dates, 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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