Key dates

Assessment type Year Period
Read more about the 
NAPLAN Online test window dates
14-24 May
See test timetables by domain
2020 12-22 May
2021 11-21 May
2022 10-20 May
2023 9-19 May
2024 14-24 May
NAPLAN on paper
It is anticipated that most schools will move to NAPLAN Online by 2020

14-16 May
See test timetables by domain
2020 12-14 May
NAP sample 
Civics and Citizenship sample assessments
2019 14 Oct-1 Nov


Small scale tests

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

For more information about these events, please contact your test administration authority.