Fresh from 12 months of back-to-back filming, Hemsworth told The Daily Telegraph that he wanted to spend more time with his family.
"This year I probably won't shoot anything," he said. "I just want to be at home now with my kids."
Hemsworth, 35 has three children with his wife, Spanish actress Elsa Pataky: seven-year-old daughter India Rose and five-year-old twins Sasha and Tristan.
The family live in Byron Bay, having relocated from Los Angeles in 2014.
Explaining his time out, Hemsworth said that his children were "at a very important age".