School holidays in Victoria 2019

We’ve listed the major School holidays in Victoria and term dates to help your family pre-plan short trips and weekend getaways. For every term, explore different regional locations in Victoria. Make sure you book your stay at to get the best value.


VIC Term 1

School Term Dates 10 Weeks
Start: 29th January 2019 End: 5th April 2019

Autumn School Holidays

2 Weeks
Start: 6th April 2019 End: 22nd April 2019

Autumn School Holiday Ideas

Road Trips:

Macedon Ranges – Popular as one of the best locations to witness the best autumn foliage, Macedon is about an hour drive from Melbourne. Discover different kinds of botanical species and educate your kids on Australian flora and fauna.

The Great Ocean Road – Why not drive through one of the most iconic coastal roads in the world? This Australian Heritage-listed 243-km road is on many bucket lists around the world. Take the ultimate road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide and stop at these epic places to eat.

VIC Term 2

School Term Dates 10 Weeks
Start: 23rd April 2019 End: 28th June 2019

Winter School Holidays

2 Weeks
Start: 29th June 2019 End: 14th July 2019

Winter School Holiday Ideas

Weekend Getaways:

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Mildura – Take the whole family to Kings Billabong and enjoy the stunning wetlands and water birds located near Mildura. Other great ideas for an adventure family holiday is the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park and Murray-Sunset National Park. With so much to discover, Mildura is a regional hidden gem. Are you considering fishing as a part of your getaway? The Murray is the place to go.

Port Fairy – It doesn’t matter which way you’re headed – Port Fairy makes for an amazing stopover. Enjoy Winter Weekends in Port Fairy, which takes place every second weekend in June and July. If you’re looking for more things to do in this picture perfect fishing town, we’ve got your covered.

Winter Night Market: Enjoy live music with several different kinds of cuisines at Queen Victoria Market. Make sure you take the kids to this fun Melbourne event and turn it into a memorable family night out.

Free fireworks: Another great option in Melbourne is to watch the fireworks at the Docklands. Be there for the spectacular action on Friday nights at 7:30pm. What’s more? Entry is free!

VIC Term 3

School Term Dates 10 Weeks
Start: 15th July 2019 End: 20th September 2019

Spring School Holidays

2 Weeks
Start: 21st September 2019 End: 6th October 2019

Spring School Holiday Ideas

Weekend getaways:

Grampians National Park: About two hours from Melbourne, the scenic drive to the Grampians is worth making the trip. There is so much wildlife to see including emus, echidnas, kangaroos and, of course, different species of birds. Add Halls Gap, a regional town located in the heart of the Grampians, to your list of places to visit.

Altona Coastal Park: Altona has a reputation for welcoming springtime in style. Visit the park in October and choose from either a walking trail or bicycle path to explore the open woodlands and grasslands. Melbourne in surrounded by national parks, check out our list of must-visit walking trails.

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VIC Term 4

School Term Dates 10 Weeks
Start: 7th October 2019 End: 20th December 2019

Summer School Holidays

2 Weeks
Start: 21st December 2019 End: 28th January 2020

Summer School Holiday Ideas

Road Trips:

Ballarat Wildlife Park: Take a trip to this award winning natural bushland where kids can have close contact with animals including kangaroos and koalas. Don’t forget to take a camera to capture all the special moments!

Dandenong Ranges: A simple yet fun way to spend family time, head to the gardens of the Dandenong Ranges for a family picnic. Visit SkyHigh Mount Dandenong to get an amazing view of the city and the surrounding countryside. There are several ways to enjoy this region, especially if you’re looking for some adventure.

Source: State Government of Victoria, Australia