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Important Dates

Kindergarten term dates – 2018

Term 1: 29 January (school teachers start) to 29 March (Thursday) *
Term 2: 16 April to 29 June
Term 3: 16 July to 21 September
Term 4: 8 October to 21 December

* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so contact your school for details.

Public holidays in Victoria for 2018

Holiday 2018
New Year’s Day Mon 1 Jan
Australia Day Fri 26 Jan
Labour Day Mon 12 Mar
Good Friday* Fri 30 Mar
Saturday before Easter Sunday Sat 31 Mar
Easter Sunday Sun 1 Apr
Easter Monday Mon 2 Apr
ANZAC Day* Wed 25 Apr
Queen’s Birthday Mon 11 Jun
Friday before the AFL Grand Final TBD
Melbourne Cup Tues 6 Nov
Christmas Day Tues 25 Dec
Boxing Day Wed 26 Dec

*Restricted trading days

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change.

Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday across all of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.