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The White Hat Guide to

Holidays in the Northern Territory


Darwin and the Northern Territory

Public Holidays

  2023 2024
New Year’s Day 2nd January
(day in lieu for New Year’s Day on 1st)
1st January
Australia Day 26th January 26th January
Good Friday 7th April 29th March
Easter Saturday 8th April 30th March
Easter Sunday 9th April 31st March
Easter Monday 10th April 1st April
ANZAC Day (restricted trading day) 25th April 25th April
May Day 1st May 6th May
King’s Birthday 12th June 10th June
Picnic Day 7th August 5th August
Christmas Day 25th December 25th December
Boxing Day 26th December 26th December
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Regional Holidays

Borroloola Show Day 18th August
Alice Springs Show Day 7th July
Tennant Creek Show Day 14th July
Katherine Show Day 21st July
Darwin Show Day 28th July

School Term Dates

(Note: Theses holiday dates are the ones observed by state schools. Private schools often have a different holiday schedule.)

  2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
School holidays until 30th Jan until 29th Jan until 28th Jan until 27th Jan until 26th Jan
Term 1 31st Jan to 6th April 30th Jan to 5th April 29th Jan to 4th April 28th Jan to 2nd April 27st Jan to 2nd April
School holidays 7th April to 16th April 6th April to 14th April 5th April to 13th April 3rd April to 12th April 3rd April to 11th April
Term 2 17th April to 23rd June 15th April to 21st June 14th April to 20th June 13th April to 19th June 12th April to 18th June
School holidays 24th June to 17th July 22nd June to 15th July 21st June to 14th July 20th June to 13th July 19th June to 12th July
Term 3 18th July to 22nd Sept 16th July to 20th Sept 15th July to 19th Sept 14th July to 18th Sept 13th July to 17th Sept
School holidays 23rd Sept to 8th Oct 21st Sept to 6th Oct 20th Sept to 5th Oct 19th Sept to 4th Oct 18th Sept to 3rd Oct
Term 4 9th Oct to 15th Dec 7th Oct to 13th Dec 6th Oct to 12th Dec 5th Oct to 11th Dec 4th Oct to 10th Dec
School holidays from 16th Dec from 14th Dec from 13th Dec from 12th Dec from 11th Dec
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