School term dates in NT

The majority of government schools follow the same school year.

Term dates for urban and remote schools differ at the beginning and end of the school year.

Read more about urban and remote schools.

Please note: Gunbalanya and Lajamanu schools have flexible term dates to recognise activities in the community.

If your child attends a non-government school, check term dates with the school.

Term dates for 2017

Download printable calendars:

Semester one

Term Dates
Term 1 Urban Schools
Monday 30 January – Friday 7 April (teachers resume Friday 27 January)

Remote Schools

Tuesday 31 January – Friday 7 April (teachers resume Monday 30 January)
Term break Monday 10 April – Friday 14 April
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June
Semester break Monday 26 June – Friday 21 July

Semester two

Term Dates
Term 3 Tuesday 25 July to Friday 29 September (teachers resume Monday 24 July)
Term break Monday 2 October to Friday 6 October
Term 4 Urban Schools
Monday 9 October to Thursday 14 December

Remote Schools
Monday 9 October to Friday 15 December

Term dates for 2018

From 2018, term and semester breaks will be in a 1,3,2,6 model compared to the current 1,4,1,6 model.

This means a three week break in June and July and a longer two week break before Term 4, with the Christmas break the same at six weeks.

Term 1 will run for 11 weeks, Terms 2 and 3 for 10 weeks and Term 4 for nine weeks.

To find out more about changes to school term dates go to the Department of Education website. 


Download printable calendars:

Semester one

Term Dates
Term 1 Urban Schools
Monday 29 January to Friday 13 April (teachers resume Thursday 25 January)

Remote Schools
Tuesday 30 January to Friday 13 April (teachers resume Monday 29 January)
Term break Monday 16 April to Friday 20 April
Term 2 Monday 23 April to Friday 29 June
Semester break Monday 2 July to Friday 20 July

Semester two

Term Dates
Term 3 Tuesday 24 July to Friday 28 September (teachers resume Monday 23 July)
Term break Monday 1 October to Friday 12 October
Term 4 Urban Schools
Monday 15 October to Thursday 13 December

Remote Schools
Monday 15 October to Friday 14 December

Term dates for 2019

Semester one

Term Dates
Term 1 Tuesday 29 January to Friday 12 April (teachers resume 25 January 2019)
Term break Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April
Term 2 Tuesday 23 April to Friday 28 June
Semester break Monday 1 July to Friday 19 July

Semester two

Term Dates
Term 3 Tuesday 23 July to Friday 27 September (teachers resume 22 July 2019)
Term break Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October 
Term 4 Monday 14 October to Thursday 12 December (remote schools finish Friday 13 December)
Semester break Monday 16 December to Friday 24 January 2020

Last updated: 14 September 2017