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School holidays and term dates

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2020 Queensland term dates
Term Date Length
Term 1Tuesday 28 January–Friday 3 April
10 weeks
Term 2Monday 20 April–Friday 26 June10 weeks
Term 3Monday 13 July–Friday 18 September10 weeks
Term 4Tuesday 6 October–Wednesday 9 December10 weeks

Important inforamtion Change to end of term 4 date

In recognition of the efforts of school-based staff during the COVID-19 health pandemic, the 2020 school year will end two days early. The last two days of the school year—Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December 2020—will be student free days and schools will be closed on these days.

2020 staff professional development days (SPDDs)
Term Date Length
Term 1Thursday 23 January
Friday 24 January
2 days
Term 2Thursday 16 April
Friday 17 April
2 days
Term 3
Friday 4 September
1 day
2020 finishing dates
Year
Date
Year 12 Friday 20 November
Years 10 and 11Friday 27 November
Prep to Year 9Wednesday 9 December*
Special schoolsWednesday 9 December*

Read the Year 12 finishing day fact sheet (PDF, 213KB) for more information.

*Some regional, rural and remote schools finish a week earlier on Wednesday 2 December.

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Last updated 18 September 2020