2024 Australian Long Weekend and School Holidays

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The official September school holiday and October long weekend dates in 2024 are provided for easy planning, making it easier to determine the dates for October long weekend 2024 and September school holidays in Australia.

September School Holidays October Long Weekend

We have official dates for events in various locations such as Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory.

2024 September School Holidays & October Long Weekend Dates

2024 September School Holidays:

The September and October school holidays 2024 in Australia are listed for all Australian states and territories.

SEPTEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AUSTRALIA 2024 SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES
September school holidays ACT Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024
September school holidays NSW Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024
September school holidays NT Saturday 21 September 2024 - Monday 07 October 2024
Queensland September school holidays Saturday 14 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024
October school holidays SA 2024 Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024
September school holidays Tasmania Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024
September school holidays 2024 VIC Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 6 October 2024
September school holidays WA Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 6 October 2024

*Official resources: education.act.gov.au; education.nsw.gov.au; nt.gov.au; education.sa.gov.au; education.qld.gov.au; decyp.tas.gov.au; vic.gov.au; education.wa.edu.au

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2024 October Long Weekend:

In October 2024, the long weekend in Australia is marked by Labour Day in Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, and King’s Birthday in Queensland.

In September 2024, Melbourne, Victoria, will have a long weekend for the AFL Grand Final.

The King’s Birthday is celebrated on the long weekend in September in Western Australia.

LONG WEEKEND OCTOBER 2024 OCTOBER LONG WEEKEND DATES 2024
October long weekend 2024 ACT / Canberra (Labour Day) Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024
October long weekend 2024 NSW / Sydney (Labour Day) Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024
QLD October long weekend 2024 (King’s Birthday) Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024
October long weekend 2024 SA / Adelaide (Labour Day) Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024
September long weekend 2024 VIC / Melbourne (AFL Grand Final) Friday 27 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024
September long weekend WA (King's Birthday) Saturday 21 September 2024 - Monday 23 September 2024

2025 September School Holidays:

The official September – October school holidays 2025 in Australia are listed below.

SEPTEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AUSTRALIA 2025 SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES
September school holidays ACT Saturday 27 September 2025 - Sunday 12 October 2025
September school holidays NSW Saturday 27 September 2025 - Sunday 12 October 2025
September school holidays NT Saturday 20 September 2025 - Sunday 05 October 2025
Queensland September school holidays Saturday 20 September 2025 - Monday 06 October 2025
October school holidays SA 2025 Saturday 27 September 2025 - Sunday 12 October 2025
September school holidays Tasmania Saturday 27 September 2025 - Sunday 12 October 2025* (*These are the tentative dates; TBC by DECYP)
September school holidays 2025 VIC Saturday 20 September 2025 - Sunday 05 October 2025
September school holidays WA Saturday 27 September 2025 - Sunday 12 October 2025

*Official resources: education.act.gov.au; education.nsw.gov.au; nt.gov.au; education.sa.gov.au; education.qld.gov.au; decyp.tas.gov.au; vic.gov.au; education.wa.edu.au

2025 October Long Weekend:

In October 2025, the long weekend in Australia is marked as Labour Day in Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, and King’s Birthday in Queensland.

In September 2025, Melbourne, Victoria, will have a long weekend for the AFL Grand Final.

The King’s Birthday is celebrated on the long weekend in September in Western Australia.

LONG WEEKEND OCTOBER 2025 OCTOBER LONG WEEKEND DATES 2025
October long weekend 2025 ACT / Canberra (Labour Day) Saturday 04 October 2025 - Monday 06 October 2025
October long weekend 2025 NSW / Sydney (Labour Day) Saturday 04 October 2025 - Monday 06 October 2025
QLD October long weekend 2025 (King’s Birthday) Saturday 04 October 2025 - Monday 06 October 2025
October long weekend 2025 SA / Adelaide (Labour Day) Saturday 04 October 2025 - Monday 06 October 2025
September long weekend 2025 VIC / Melbourne (AFL Grand Final) Friday 26 September 2025 - Sunday 28 September 2025* (These are tentative dates; TBC by AFL)
September long weekend WA (King's Birthday) Saturday 27 September 2025 - Monday 29 September 2025

FAQ For September Australian School Holidays

The October long weekend dates for ACT, NSW, QLD, and SA are from Saturday, October 5th, 2024, to Monday, October 7th, 2024.
Victoria’s September long weekend for 2024 is from Friday the 27th of September to Sunday the 29th of September. In Western Australia, the September long weekend spans from Saturday the 21st of September to Monday the 23rd of September.
Australia’s spring break typically commences in the latter part of September and concludes in early October, varying slightly based on the state. You can discover the official dates by checking here.
No school on Labour Day because it’s a public holiday in Australia.