Tasmania is moving from three school terms to four terms for the first time in 2013.

Four terms will align Tasmania with other states in Australia and ensure that each term is the same length of around 10 weeks.

The dates for 2013 are as below. Note that private schools may have different term dates and it is best to check with the school.


Term 1
Tuesday 5 February to Friday 19 April (teachers commence Monday 4 February).
Easter break from Friday 29 March to Tuesday 2 April

Term 2
Monday 6 May to Friday 5 July

Term 3
Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September

Term 4
Monday 14 October to Thursday 19 December (teachers finish on Friday 20 December)

Term 1 2014 will commence on Tuesday 4 February, 2014 (teachers the day before)

More details can be found on the Department of Education website.

If you are moving to Tasmania and need assistance with choosing a school and understanding the Tasmanian school system then please contact us.

Learn more about Schooling and Childcare in Tasmania.