Revised School Terms for 2026

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has announced changes to the Victorian school term dates for 2026 to provide an opportunity for Victorian communities to participate more broadly in the Commonwealth Games.

The 2026 Commonwealth Games will take place across regional Victoria from Tuesday 17 March to Sunday 29 March, with Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Gippsland and Shepparton hosting a range of activities and events for 20 sports and nine para-sports.

The 2026 Victorian school term dates are:

  • Term 1: Tuesday 27 January to Friday 13 March
  • Term 2: Monday 30 March to Friday 19 June
  • Term 3: Monday 6 July to Friday 18 September
  • Term 4: Monday 5 October to Friday 18 December

Term dates for Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) schools generally align with those published by the DET.

Further information is available on the Victorian Government website.

For general enquiries, please contact the DET directly via