QLD School Holidays 2017: Term Dates For Queensland School Holidays

List of Queensland School Holidays

All information on QLD school holidays 2017 with term dates are provided here. The complete list of all Queensland school holidays to help you plan in advance. Schools in Queensland observe a break after each term. Do check our dates of all Australia public holidays and school vacations at our blog. We have also shared a list of all national and regional holidays of Australia for the year 2017. The terms are generally 9 to 11 weeks long. Check out the precise dates of all school holidays to plan your vacations accordingly. Year 10, 11 and 12 have different dates for the final term. We have specified the exceptions below for these years. Schools also have free days on all public holidays as observed in the state.


The national holidays are common to all the states and free days for schools and offices. While, the regional holidays are restricted to the state or a particular region. The tertiary year begins in January and ends in December every year. The second largest state of Australia also follows the same academic structure. The longest break is the one follows after the fourth term in December and January. Summer vacation also coincides with the Christmas and New Year festivals. These are national holidays in Australian states. Anzac Day, Australia Day and Easter Sunday are other major public holidays.


QLD School Holidays 2017

Queensland School Holidays 2017

See below a complete calendar of school vacations. QLD school holidays 2017 will be first observed in April during Easter festival. The Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are also public holidays for all the offices in the state.

QLD School Holidays 2017

QLD School Holidays Starts From Ends on
Autumn Holidays 3rd April 2017, Monday 17th April 2017, Monday
Winter Holidays 26th June 2017, Monday 7th July 2017, Friday
Spring Holidays 18th September 2017, Monday 2nd October 2017, Monday
Summer Holidays 11th December 2017, Monday 19th January 2018, Friday

Notes: 

  1. The tertiary year for Year 10 and 11 ends on 24th November 2017, Friday.
  2. The year 12 ends on 17th November 2017, Friday
  3. Two regions start their summer holidays one week prior than mentioned. These are Western Queensland and Northern Queensland.

Term Dates 2017 for Queensland Schools

Find here the term dates for all four terms of the tertiary year 2017.

QLD School Terms Term Dates (from and to) Duration of the Term
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

The term dates are identical in the non-governmental schools too. The independent and catholic schools follow the QLD school holidays of the state schools. However, there may be a difference of a day or two. For more specific information on QLD school holidays and other schools, do call up the school to check.

QLD School Holidays Activities and Ideas

Looking for activities for your kids in holidays? You may refer to the official site of the Brisbane city council at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au. Check the featured events available for kids and teens. Various programs for craft activities, fitness, and sports are available. Some programs and activities for kids require advance bookings. But you can find various programs and their deadlines through our website and enjoy the QLD school holidays.

The Queensland is full of natural attractions and heritage sites for sight-seeing. The rainforests, parks, Great Barrier Reef and the fossil fields are awesome for holidays. Needless to say that QLD school holidays can turn into a heaven. Spend a picnic time at Bonodell Wetlands with your childrens and have a fantastic playground fun. Other great places for holiday outings in Queensland are Townsville and Whitsundays. Sunshine coast, Whitehaven beach, magnetic islands, and heritage sites are other attractions.

To know the dates of other free days during the terms, refer to our list of NSW public holidays 2017. Queensland follows all national holidays. Regional holiday for QLD are Queen’s Birthday and Ekka holiday. The Ekka holiday remains restricted to the Brisbane city only. As per the amendment to Holidays Act 1983 in 2015, the Labour Day will be on the first Monday of May in QLD. Moreover, the Queen’s Birthday will be observed on every first Monday of October month. Share QLD school holidays 2017 with your friends on social media. Help them for the smart planning of vacations.

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