Academic Dates


Universities Australia maintains information on principal academic dates for all member universities in a central repository. Details on summer teaching have been added where applicable.

Where no details are shown for summer, either no formal summer teaching period occurs at that university, or no significant teaching activities take place during this period. As advised by multi-campus universities, a single set of dates is used by all on-shore campuses within the university.

Common vacation weeks

Universities Australia publishes a list of suggested common vacation weeks as a guide to universities in planning their academic calendars and other campus events.
Universities Australia uses a formula based on Week 1 being counted from the Monday nearest 1 March. The common vacation weeks are: 
  • the week beginning with Easter Monday
  • week 19
  • week 31

The common vacation weeks for 2013-2020 are therefore:

Common vacation weeks Easter  Week 19 Week 31
2013 1 - 5 April  8 - 12 July 30 September - 4 October
2014 21 - 25 April 1 - 11 July 29 September - 3 October
2015 6 - 1- April 6 - 10 July 28 September - 2 October
2016 28 March - 1 April 4 - 8 July 26 - 30 September
2017 17 - 22 April 3 - 7 July 25 - 29 September
2018 2 - 6 April 2 - 6 July 24 - 28 September
2019 22 - 26 April 8 - 12 July 30 September - 4 October
2020 13 - 17 April 6 - 10 July 28 September - 2 October