If you’d like to see how Australian Government School Terms for 2016-2017 line up across states, try this new visualization on our Australian school terms page.

Have you ever tried to get information about school term start and finish dates? This can be difficult, especially if you need to see this for more than one state and include public holidays, pupil-free days etc.
Because we service schools in all states, we often need to see this information, so we’ve built a visualization to help, using Microsoft Power BI.

The visualization uses data from http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/special-dates-and-events/school-term-dates for school term dates and http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/special-dates-and-events/public-holidays for public holidays.

Please note that the following variations are NOT included on the visualization:

  • Variations in non-government schools.
  • NSW Western Division schools usually start Term 1 one week later than Eastern Division schools.
  • NT Remote schools usually start Term 1 a few days after Urban schools and finish Term 4 one day later.
  • QLD students in years 10,11 and 12 finish Term 4 early

If you have any ideas about how to visualize this information, please use the comments below to tell us about them.

Rod Burke

Rod was previously employed by CountryNet from 10/05/2005 - 17/12/2016. His background is in software/web/database design and development at CountryNet and prior to that at finance, software and manufacturing firms.

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Written by Rod Burke

Rod was previously employed by CountryNet from 10/05/2005 - 17/12/2016. His background is in software/web/database design and development at CountryNet and prior to that at finance, software and manufacturing firms.

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