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Public holidays

 

Our National Public Holidays are New Year's Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

All other public holidays such as Queen's Birthday and Labour Day are individually declared by the state and territory governments.

Australian Capital Territory

2015

  • Mon28Sep
    Family & Community Day
  • Mon5Oct
    Labour Day
  • Fri25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Sat26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Mon28Dec
    Boxing Day holiday Additional holiday for Boxing Day 26 December 2015

2016

  • Fri1Jan
    New Year's Day
  • Tue26Jan
    Australia Day
  • Fri25Mar
    Good Friday
  • Sat26Mar
    Easter Saturday
  • Mon28Mar
    Easter Monday
  • Mon25Apr
    Anzac Day
  • Mon13Jun
    Queen's Birthday
  • Mon26Sep
    Family and Community Day
  • Mon3Oct
    Labour Day
  • Sun25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Mon26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Tue27Dec
    Christmas Day holiday Substitute for Christmas Day

New South Wales

2015

  • Mon5Oct
    Labour Day
  • Fri25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Sat26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Mon28Dec
    Boxing Day holiday The Holiday Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend.

2016

  • Fri1Jan
    New Year's Day
  • Tue26Jan
    Australia Day
  • Fri25Mar
    Good Friday
  • Sat26Mar
    Easter Saturday
  • Sun27Mar
    Easter Sunday
  • Mon28Mar
    Easter Monday
  • Mon25Apr
    Anzac Day
  • Mon13Jun
    Queen's Birthday
  • Mon3Oct
    Labour Day
  • Sun25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Mon26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Tue27Dec
    Christmas Day holiday An additional public holiday to be added when New Year's Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend.

Northern Territory

2015

  • Fri25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Sat26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Mon28Dec
    Boxing Day holiday Substitute for Boxing Day

2016

  • Fri1Jan
    New Year's Day
  • Tue26Jan
    Australia Day
  • Fri25Mar
    Good Friday
  • Sat26Mar
    Easter Saturday
  • Mon28Mar
    Easter Monday
  • Mon25Apr
    Anzac Day
  • Mon13Jun
    Queen's Birthday
  • Mon1Aug
    Picnic Day
  • Sun25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Mon26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Tue27Dec
    Christmas Day holiday Substitute for Christmas Day 25 December 2016.

Queensland

2015

  • Mon5Oct
    Labour Day
  • Fri25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Sat26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Mon28Dec
    Boxing Day holiday The Holiday Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend.

2016

  • Fri1Jan
    New Year's Day
  • Tue26Jan
    Australia Day
  • Fri25Mar
    Good Friday
  • Sat26Mar
    Easter Saturday
  • Mon28Mar
    Easter Monday
  • Mon25Apr
    Anzac Day
  • Mon13Jun
    Queen's Birthday
  • Mon3Oct
    Labour Day
  • Sun25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Mon26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Tue27Dec
    Christmas Day holiday An additional public holiday to be added when New Year's Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend.

South Australia

2015

  • Mon5Oct
    Labour Day
  • Thu24Dec
    Christmas Eve A part-day public holiday from 7pm to 12 midnight.
  • Fri25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Mon28Dec
    Proclamation Day If that date falls on a Saturday the public holiday transfers to the following Monday
  • Thu31Dec
    New Year's Eve Is a part-day public holiday from 7pm to 12 midnight.

2016

  • Fri1Jan
    New Year's Day
  • Tue26Jan
    Australia Day
  • Fri25Mar
    Good Friday
  • Sat26Mar
    Easter Saturday
  • Mon28Mar
    Easter Monday
  • Mon25Apr
    Anzac Day
  • Mon13Jun
    Queen's Birthday
  • Mon3Oct
    Labour Day
  • Sat24Dec
    Christmas Eve Is a part-day public holiday from 7pm to 12 midnight.
  • Sun25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Mon26Dec
    Christmas Day holiday Additional day as Christmas Day falls on a Sunday.
  • Tue27Dec
    Proclamation Day Additional day as 26 December is the Christmas Day public holiday
  • Sat31Dec
    New Year's Eve Is a part-day public holiday from 7pm to 12 midnight.

Tasmania

2015

  • Fri25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Sat26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Mon28Dec
    Boxing Day holiday Substitute for Boxing Day 26 December 2015

2016

  • Fri1Jan
    New Year's Day
  • Tue26Jan
    Australia Day
  • Mon14Mar
    Eight Hours Day
  • Fri25Mar
    Good Friday
  • Mon28Mar
    Easter Monday
  • Tue29Mar
    Easter Tuesday Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service.
  • Mon25Apr
    Anzac Day
  • Mon13Jun
    Queen's Birthday
  • Sun25Dec
    Christmas Day Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, so Tuesday 27 December is also a public holiday
  • Mon26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Tue27Dec
    Christmas Day holiday Substitute for Christmas Day

Victoria

2015

  • Fri2Oct
    Grand Final Friday
  • Tue3Nov
    Melbourne Cup A public holiday across all of Victoria, unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.
  • Fri25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Sat26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Mon28Dec
    Boxing Day holiday Monday 28 December additional day.

2016

  • Fri1Jan
    New Year's Day
  • Tue26Jan
    Australia Day
  • Mon14Mar
    Labour Day
  • Fri25Mar
    Good Friday
  • Sat26Mar
    Easter Saturday
  • Mon28Mar
    Easter Monday
  • Mon25Apr
    Anzac Day
  • Mon13Jun
    Queen's Birthday
  • Tue1Nov
    Melbourne Cup A public holiday across all of Victoria, unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.
  • Sun25Dec
    Christmas Day
  • Mon26Dec
    Boxing Day
  • Tue27Dec
    Christmas Day holiday Substitute day for Christmas Day

Western Australia

2015

2016