Australian Public Holidays

Australia celebrates a number of public holidays throughout the year when banks, offices and some shops are closed. If you are planning to travel to Australia during these peak periods it's wise to book interstate flights, tours and accommodation well in advance, to avoid missing out. Australian Public Holidays
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Australian Public Holidays

Get the full list of Australian public holidays and Australian bank holidays.


Australia celebrates a number of public holidays throughout the year when banks, offices and some shops are closed. If you are planning to travel to Australia during these peak periods it's wise to book interstate flights, tours and accommodation well in advance, to avoid missing out.

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

2016

National Public Holidays 
Friday 1 January: New Year's Day

Tuesday 26 January: Australia Day

Friday 25 March: Good Friday

Saturday 26 March: Easter Saturday

Monday 28 March: Easter Monday

Monday 25 April: Anzac Day

Sunday 25 December: Christmas Day
Monday 26 December: Boxing Day

Tuesday 27 December*: Additional Day 


*Additional public holiday as Christmas Day falls on a weekend.

Other public holidays declared by the state and territory governments

Australian Capital Territory
Monday 14 March: Canberra Day

Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday

Monday 26 September: Family and Community Day

Monday 3 October: Labour Day

New South Wales
Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday

Monday 3 October: Labour Day

Northern Territory
Monday 2 May: May Day
Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday

Friday 30 June*: Borroloola Show Day 
Friday 1 July*: Alice Springs Show Day 
Friday 8 July*: Tennant Creek Show Day 
Friday 15 July*: Katherine Show Day 
Friday 22 July*: Darwin Show Day 
Monday 1 August: Picnic Day

*Regional observance only.

Queensland
Monday 2 May: Labour Day

Wednesday 10 August*: Royal Queensland Show 
Monday 3 October: Queen's Birthday



*Brisbane only.

South Australia
Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday

Monday 3 October: Labour Day

Saturday 24 December*: Christmas Eve
Saturday 31 December*: New Year's Eve

*Part-day public holiday from 7pm to midnight.

Tasmania
Monday 8 February*: Royal Hobart Regatta
Monday 14 March: Eight Hours Day

Tuesday 29 March*: Easter Tuesday

Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday

*Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service.

Victoria
Monday 14 March: Labour Day

Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday

Friday 30 September: Friday before the AFL Grand Final
Tuesday 1 November: Melbourne Cup Day

Western Australia 
Monday 7 March: Labour Day

Monday 6 June: Western Australia Day

Monday 26 September*: Queen's Birthday

* Regional areas in Western Australia may celebrate the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday on an alternative date.

Scarborough Beach, Western Australia

2017

National Public Holidays 
Sunday 1 January: New Year's Day

Monday 2 January: Additional Day*
Thursday 26 January: Australia Day

Friday 14 April: Good Friday

Saturday 15 April: Easter Saturday

Sunday 16 April: Easter Sunday
Monday 17 April: Easter Monday
Tuesday 25 April: Anzac Day

Monday 25 December: Christmas Day
Tuesday 26 December: Boxing Day


*Additional public holiday as New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.

Other public holidays declared by the state and territory governments

Australian Capital Territory

Monday 13 March: Canberra Day
Monday 12 June: Queen’s Birthday
Monday 25 September: Family and Community Day
Monday 2 October: Labour Day

New South Wales
Monday 12 June: Queen’s Birthday
Monday 2 October: Labour Day

Northern Territory
Monday 1 May: May Day
Monday 12 June: Queen’s Birthday
Friday 24 June*: Borroloola Show Day 
Friday 7 July*: Alice Springs Show Day 
Friday 14 July*: Tennant Creek Show Day 
Friday 21 July*: Katherine Show Day 
Friday 28 July*: Darwin Show Day 
Monday 7 August: Picnic Day

*Regional observance only.

Queensland
Monday 1 May: Labour Day
Wednesday 16 August*: Royal Queensland Show 
Monday 2 October: Queen’s birthday

*Brisbane only.

South Australia
Monday 12 June: Queen's Birthday

Monday 2 October: Labour Day

Sunday 24 December*: Christmas Eve
Sunday 31 December*: New Year's Eve

*Part-day public holiday from 7pm to midnight.

Tasmania
Monday 13 February*: Royal Hobart Regatta
Monday 13 March: Eight Hours Day
Tuesday 18 March*: Easter Tuesday
Monday 6 November: Recreation Day

*Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service.

Victoria
Monday 13 March: Labour Day

Monday 12 June: Queen's Birthday

Tuesday 7 November: Melbourne Cup Day

Western Australia
Monday 6 March: Labour Day

Monday 5 June: Western Australia Day

Monday 26 September*: Queen's Birthday

* Regional areas in Western Australia may celebrate the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday on an alternative date.

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