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Term dates

The term dates for 2016 through to 2020 in Queensland state schools are published on the school holidays and term dates page of the Department's website.

For your convenience we have included the dates for this year below:

Queensland term dates - 2016

Term​ Dates​ Length ​
Term 1​ Wednesday 27 January - Thursday 24 March 9 weeks ​
Term 2​ Monday 11 April - Friday 24 June  ​
11 weeks ​
Term 3​ Monday 11 July - Friday 16 September ​ 10 weeks​
Term 4 Tuesday 4 October - Friday 9 December ​
10 weeks

Please note Qld specific public holiday dates - 2016:

  • Monday 2 May - Labour Day
  • Wednesday 10 August - Exhibition Day (Brisbane)
  • Monday 3 October - Queen's Birthday

Staff professional development days for 2016

  • Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Monday 25 January
  • Wednesday 6, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 April
  • Monday 17 October

Year 10 to 12 finishing dates for 2016

  • Year 12 - Friday 18 November
  • Year 10 and 11 - Friday 25 November