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2023 School & Public Holidays on the Gold Coast, QLD

Here's a list of the 2023 Queensland term dates, school holidays and Gold Coast public holidays. As the term dates and school holidays differ from state to state it's a good idea to note these in your diary now.

2023 QLD school term dates & public holidays

Gold Coast Public Holidays 2023

New Year's Day

​Sun, 1 Jan & Mon, 2 Jan 2023

Australia Day

Thu, 26 Jan 2023

Good Friday

Fri, 7 Apr 2023

Easter Sunday

Sun, 9 Apr 2023

Easter Monday

Mon, 10 Apr 2023

Anzac Day

Tue, 25 Apr 2023

Labour Day

Mon, 1 May 2023

Gold Coast Show Day^

Fri, 1 Sep 2023

Queen's Birthday

Mon, 2 Oct 2023

Christmas Eve

Sun, 24 Dec 2023

Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Mon, 25 Dec 2023 to Tue, 26 Dec 2023

^The Gold Coast Show Day 2023 is a public holiday set for Friday 1 September 2023. Show Holidays are public holidays appointed in specific districts throughout Queensland and are in relation to annual agricultural, horticultural or industrial shows.

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Gold Coast School Holidays & Term Dates 2023


These term dates apply to all Queensland state schools. Most independent, private and catholic schools observe alternative dates, often you'll find they have an additional week off at the start of the state holiday week in term 2 and term 4.

Term 1

School term dates

Mon 23 Jan - Fri 31 Mar

School holidays (Easter)

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 16 Apr

Term 2

School term dates

Mon 17 Apr - Fri 23 Jun

School holidays (Winter)

Sat 24 Jun - Sun 9 Jul

Term 3

School term dates

Mon 10 Jul - Fri 15 Sep

Student/pupil free day

Fri 1 Sep

School holidays (Spring)

Sat 16 Sep - Mon 2 Oct

Term 4

School term dates

Tue 3 Oct - Fri 8 Dec

School holidays (Summer)

Sat 9 Dec - Sun 21 Jan

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