Key dates

NAPLAN paper tests

Future test dates

Year NAPLAN test period
2018 15 - 17 May
2019 14 - 16 May
2020 12 - 14 May


NAPLAN online tests

  • 2017 NAPLAN online tests: 9 - 19 May

Please note that in 2017, NAPLAN online tests will be implemented in some schools. In these schools, there will be an extended test window for NAPLAN assessment. See our infographic explaining this test window.

For more detailed information, see the NAPLAN Online test window.


Additional important information

Your school may also be randomly selected to participate in NAPLAN item trial testing (early to mid-August) or equating testing (1 to 4 weeks prior to NAPLAN test week). The selected schools are required to participate in these activities. For more information, you can download the fact sheet on small scale tests (PDF icon 447 KB).


NAP sample assessments

In 2016, NAP — civics and citizenship will be held on the following dates:

  • 17 October - 4 November

Future NAP sample assessments:

Year NAP sample assessment
2017 NAP — information and communication technology (ICT) literacy
2018 NAP — science literacy