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School holidays

Dates for school holidays in Victoria are provided below. Note that some private or independent schools may observe different holiday dates.

School holidays 2014 2015
Summer break 21 Dec 2013
28 Jan 2014 *
20 Dec 2014
28 Jan 2015 *
Autumn break 5 Apr 2014
21 Apr 2014
28 Mar 2015
12 Apr 2015
Winter break 28 Jun 2014
13 Jul 2014
27 Jun 2015
12 Jul 2015
Spring break 20 Sep 2014
5 Oct 2014
19 Sep 2015
4 Oct 2015
* Some schools may declare student free day(s) at the end of the summer break.
Information provided by Department of Education


Schoolies is a graduation festival celebrated by year 12 school leavers (at the conclusion of their final year at secondary school), after completing their exams. While most events are held along Queensland's coast, which attracts thousands of school leavers from around the country, organised activities are also held at some coastal areas of Victoria.

Surf Coast: Lorne and Torquay
Further information: Surf Coast Schoolies

Mornington Peninsula: Rosebud, Rye and Sorrento
Further information: Mornington Peninsula Schoolies

Phillip Island: Cowes
Further information: Bass Coast Schoolies