ACT School Holidays, Public Holidays, Terms, and Long Weekends {Updated for 2025}

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The information provided pertains specifically to state schools in the Australian Capital Territory. The page provides a calendar of 2025 school holidays and term dates for the Australian Capital Territory, with no anticipated changes from the state education department.

Looking for the ACT holiday calendar for 2024? Visit here.

ACT School Terms and Holidays 2025 Overview

To help plan for the upcoming school year, we have compiled a list of all Australian school terms and public holidays in 2024 and 2025. The timing of these holidays depends on when kids are at school and the ever-changing Easter public holiday date. Simply scroll down to your state and mark it in the calendar.

ACT School Holidays, Term Dates & Public Holidays 2025 List

ACT School Holidays 2025

Schools Holidays 2025
The first day of school in 2025 is 3 Feb 2025 (Mon) – New Students
Autumn School Holidays 12 Apr (Sat) – 28 Apr (Mon)
Winter School Holidays 5 Jul (Sat) – 21 Jul (Mon)
Spring School Holidays 27 Sep (Sat) – 13 Oct (Mon)
Summer School Holidays 17 Dec (Fri) – Not confirmed yet

ACT Schools Term Dates 2025

Schools Term Dates 2025
Term 1 3 February (Mon) – 11 April (Fri)
Term 2 29 April (Tue) – 4 July (Fri)
Term 3 22 July (Tue) – 26 September (Fri)
Term 4 14 October (Tue) – 18 December (Thu)

A‍CT Public Holidays 2025

Public Holiday 2025
New Year Day1 January 2025 (Wednesday)
Australia Day 27 January 2025 (Monday)
Canberra Day 10 March 2025 (Monday)
Good Friday 18 April 2025 (Friday)
Saturday before Easter Sunday 19 April 2025 (Saturday)
Easter Sunday 20 April 2025 (Sunday)
Easter Monday 21 April 2025 (Monday)
ANZAC Day 25 April 2025 (Friday)
Reconciliation Day 2 June 2025 (Monday)
Sovereign’s Birthday 9 June 2025 (Monday)
Labour Day 6 October 2025 (Monday)
Christmas Day 25 December 2025 (Thursday)
Boxing Day 26 December 2025 (Friday)

*Please note all public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change. Reference

Long Weekends & When to Take Leave in 2025

There are Six 3-day long weekends in 2025 in ACT:

Long Weekends 2025
Australia Day 25 Jan – 27 Jan (Sat – Mon)
Canberra Day 8 Mar – 10 Mar (Sat – Mon)
ANZAC Day 25 April – 27 April (Fri– Sun)
Reconciliation Day 31 May – 2 Jun (Sat – Mon)
Sovereign’s Birthday 7 Jun – 9 Jun (Sat– Mon)
Labour Day 4 Oct – 6 Oct (Sat – Mon)