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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.

  • ACT–Australian Capital Territory public holidays (inc national)
  • NSW–New South Wales public holidays (inc national)
  • NT–Northern Territory public holidays (inc national)
  • Qld–Queensland public holidays (inc national)
  • SA–South Australia public holidays (inc national)
  • Tas–Tasmania public holidays (inc national)
  • Vic–Victoria public holidays (inc national)
  • WA–Western Australia public holidays (inc national)

Upcoming National Public Holidays

Upcoming public holidays
Holiday Date
Good Friday Friday 3 April 2015
Easter Monday Monday 6 April 2015
Anzac Day Saturday 25 April 2015

ACT

Lists all public holidays for the Australian Capital Territory (including national public holidays).

ACT public holidays 2015-2016
Holiday 2015 2016
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January Friday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 26 January Tuesday 26 January
Canberra Day Monday 9 March Monday 14 March
Good Friday Friday 3 April Friday 25 March
Easter Saturday Saturday 4 April Saturday 26 March
Easter Monday Monday 6 April Monday 28 March
Anzac Day Saturday 25 April Monday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 8 June Monday 13 June
Family & Community Day Monday 28 September Monday 26 September
Labour Day Monday 5 October Monday 3 October
Christmas Day Friday 25 December Tuesday 27 December**
Boxing Day Monday 28 December* Monday 26 December

*Substitute for Boxing Day 26 December 2015.
**Substitute for Christmas Day 25 December 2016.

Source: http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/communication/holidays

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NSW^ Go to top

Lists all public holidays for New South Wales (including national public holidays).

NSW public holidays 2015-2016
Holiday 2015 2016
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January Friday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 26 January Tuesday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 3 April Friday 25 March
Easter Saturday Saturday 4 April Saturday 26 March
Easter Sunday Sunday 5 April Sunday 27 March
Easter Monday Monday 6 April Monday 28 March
Anzac Day Saturday 25 April Monday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 8 June Monday 13 June
Labour Day Monday 5 October Monday 3 October
Christmas Day Friday 25 December Sunday 25 December
Boxing Day Saturday 26 December Monday, 26 December
Additional Day Monday 28 December* Tuesday 27 December*

*The Holiday Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend.

Source: http://www.industrialrelations.nsw.gov.au/oirwww/NSW_public_holidays/NSW_Public_Holidays.page?

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NT^ Go to top

Lists all public holidays for Northern Territory (including national public holidays).

NT public holidays 2015-2016
Holiday 2015 2016
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January Friday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 26 January Tuesday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 3 April Friday 25 March
Easter Saturday Saturday 4 April Saturday 26 March
Easter Monday Monday 6 April Monday 28 March
Anzac Day Saturday 25 April Monday 25 April
May Day Monday 4 May Monday 2 May
Queen's Birthday Monday 8 June Monday 13 June
Picnic Day Monday 3 August Monday 1 August
Christmas Day Friday 25 December Tuesday 27 December**
Boxing Day Monday 28 December* Monday 26 December

*Substitute for Boxing Day 26 December 2015.
**Substitute for Christmas Day 25 December 2016.

Source: http://www.ocpe.nt.gov.au/working_in_the_ntps/legislation/public_holidays

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Lists all public holidays for Queensland (including national public holidays).

Qld public holidays 2015-2016
Holiday 2015 2016
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January Friday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 26 January Tuesday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 3 April Friday 25 March
Easter Saturday Saturday 4 April Saturday 26 March
Easter Monday Monday 6 April Monday 28 March
Anzac Day Saturday 25 April Monday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 8 June Monday 13 June
Labour Day Monday 5 October Monday 3 October
Christmas Day Friday 25 December Sunday 25 December
Tuesday 27 December*
Boxing Day Saturday 26 December
Monday 28 December*
Monday 26 December

*The Holidays Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.

Source: http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/fair-and-safe-work/industrial-relations/public-holidays/dates

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SA^ Go to top

Lists all public holidays for South Australia (including national public holidays).

SA public holidays 2015-2016
Holiday 2015 2016
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January Friday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 26 January Tuesday 26 January
March public holiday Monday 9 March Monday 14 March
Good Friday Friday 3 April Friday 25 March
Easter Saturday Saturday 4 April Saturday 26 March
Easter Monday Monday 6 April Monday 28 March
Anzac Day Saturday 25 April Monday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 8 June Monday 13 June
Labour Day Monday 5 October Monday 3 October
Christmas Eve Thursday 24 December* Saturday 24 December*
Christmas Day Friday 25 December Monday 26 December**
Proclamation Day Monday 28 December*** Tuesday 27 December****
New Year's Eve Thursday 31 December***** Saturday 31 December*****

*24 December - in South Australia is a part-day public holiday from 7pm to 12 midnight.
**25 December - in South Australia if that date falls on a Sunday the public holiday transfers to the following Monday.
***26 December in South Australia if that date falls on a Saturday the public holiday transfers to the following Monday.
****27 December in South Australia is an additional day as 26 December is the Christmas Day public holiday.
*****31 December - in South Australia is a part-day public holiday from 7pm to 12 midnight.

Source: http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/show_page.jsp?id=2483

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Tas^ Go to top

Lists all public holidays for Tasmania (including national public holidays).

Tas public holidays 2015-2016
Holiday 2015 2016
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January Friday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 26 January Tuesday 26 January
Eight Hours Day Monday 9 March Monday 14 March
Good Friday Friday 3 April Friday 25 March
Easter Monday Monday 6 April Monday 28 March
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 7 April* Tuesday 29 March*
Anzac Day Saturday 25 April Monday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 8 June Monday 13 June
Christmas Day Friday 25 December Sunday 25 December
Tuesday 27 December**
Boxing Day Monday 28 December Monday 26 December

*Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service. To check award, ring Fair Work Infoline on 131394.
**If Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, the Tuesday following Christmas Day is also a public holiday

Source: http://worksafe.tas.gov.au/resources/public_holidays

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Vic^ Go to top

Lists all public holidays for Victoria (including national public holidays).

Vic public holidays 2015-2016
Holiday 2015 2016
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January Friday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 26 January Tuesday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 9 March Monday 14 March
Good Friday Friday 3 April Friday 25 March
Easter Saturday Saturday 4 April Saturday 26 March
Easter Sunday Sunday 5 April  
Easter Monday Monday 6 April Monday 28 March
Anzac Day Saturday 25 April Monday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 8 June Monday 13 June
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 3 November* Tuesday 1 November*
Christmas Day Friday 25 December Tuesday 27 December***
Boxing Day Saturday 26 December
Monday 28 December**
Monday 26 December

* All of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.
**Monday 28 December additional day.
***Substitute day for Sunday 25 December 2016.

Source: http://www.business.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-holidays-and-daylight-saving/victorian-public-holidays

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WA^ Go to top

Lists all public holidays for Western Australia (including national public holidays).

WA public holidays 2015-2016
Holiday 2015 2016
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January Friday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 26 January Tuesday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 2 March Monday 7 March
Good Friday Friday 3 April Friday 25 March
Easter Monday Monday 6 April Monday 28 March
Anzac Day Saturday 25 April*
Monday 27 April*
Monday 25 April
Western Australia Day Monday 1 June Monday 6 June
Queen's Birthday Monday 28 September** Monday 26 September**
Christmas Day Friday 25 December Sunday 25 December*
Monday 26 December*
Boxing Day Saturday 26 December***
Monday 28 December***
Monday 26 December***
Tuesday 27 December***

*When New Year's Day, Anzac Day, or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday the next following Monday is also a public holiday.
**Non-metropolitan local authorities in WA may celebrate the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday on an alternative date; see Regional dates for the Queen's Birthday public holiday.
***When Boxing Day falls on a Saturday the next following Monday is also a public holiday, and when Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday the next following Tuesday is also a public holiday.

Source: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/labour-relations/public-holidays-western-australia

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