Academic calendar

Explore our academic calendar for this year and next year, 2022.

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Academic Calendar 2021
Dates (by week)Activities
2 November 2020 - 12 February 2021 Summer Semester (2020/2021) (12 weeks)
1 January Public holiday – New Year's Day (University closed)
4 January - 12 February Term 1 (6 weeks)
26 January Public holiday – Australia Day (University closed)
16 -18 February Term 1 examination period
22 - 27 February Orientation – Semester 1
1 March - 28 May Semester 1 (12 weeks)
1 March - 16 April Term 2 (6 weeks)
31 March Semester 1 Census date
20 - 23 April Special examination period – Summer Semester (2020/2021)
20 - 23 April Term 2 examination period
2 - 6 April Public holiday – Easter (University closed)
7 - 9 April Semester 1 vacation (non-teaching days)
9 April Staff wellbeing day (University closed)
26 April Public holiday – Anzac Day in lieu (University closed)
26 April - 4 June Term 3 (6 weeks)
14 June Public holiday – Queen's Birthday (University closed)
31 May - 3 June Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 1 
4 - 25 June Examination period – Semester 1 
14 June - 9 July Winter Semester 
22 - 25 June Term 3 examination period
12 July Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Winter Semester
12 - 16 July Orientation – Semester 2
13 - 16 July Examination period – Winter Semester
14 July Last day for release of results – Semester 1
19 July - 27 August Term 4 (6 weeks)
19 July - 15 October Semester 2 (12 weeks)
2 - 6 August Special examination period – Semester 1
30 August - 3 September Semester 2 vacation (non-teaching week) 
31 August Semester 2 Census date
31 August - 3 September Term 4 examination period
6 September - 15 October Term 5 (6 weeks)
24 September Public holiday – AFL Grand Final holiday (University closed)
18 - 21 October Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 2 
19 - 22 October Term 5 examination period
22 October - 5 November Examination period – Semester 2 
8 November  - 11 February 2022 Summer (12 weeks) 
8 November - 17 December Term 6 (6 weeks)
19 November Last day for release of results – Semester 2
21 - 23 December Term 6 examination period
24 December 2021 - 3 January 2022 University shut down period (University closed)

DatesActivities
8 November -11 February Summer Semester (2021/2022) (12 weeks)
3 January - 11 February Term 1 (6 weeks)
26 January Public holiday – Australia Day (University closed)
15 - 17 February Term 1 examination period
21 - 25 February Orientation – Semester 1
28 February - 27 May Semester 1 (12 weeks)
28 February - 8 April Term 2 (6 weeks)
31 March Semester 1 Census date
12 - 14 April Term 2 examination period
15 - 19 April Public holiday – Easter (University closed)
20 - 22 April Semester 1 vacation (non-teaching days)
25 April Public holiday – Anzac Day in lieu (University closed)
2 May - 10 June Term 3 (6 weeks)
13 June Public holiday – Queen's Birthday (University closed)
30 May - 2 June Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 1 
3 June - 23 June Examination period – Semester 1 
15 - 17 June Term 3 examination period
27 June - 8 July Winter Semester 
12 - 15 July Winter examination period
18 - 22 July Orientation – Semester 2
18 July - 26 August Term 4 (6 weeks)
18 July - 14 October Semester 2 (12 weeks)
29 August - 2 September Semester 2 vacation (non-teaching week) 
31 August Semester 2 Census date
30 August - 2 September Term 4 examination period
5 September - 14 October Term 5 (6 weeks)
30 September (TBC) Public holiday – AFL Grand Final holiday (University closed)
17 - 20 October Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 2 
18 - 21 October Term 5 examination period
21 October - 4 November Examination period – Semester 2 
14 November Summer (12 weeks) 
31 October - 9 December Term 6 (6 weeks)
14 - 16 December Term 6 examination period
26 - 30 December (TBC) University shut down period (University closed)

University academic year 2022

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