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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.

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.

2018

National Public Holidays

Monday 1 January: New Year's Day
Friday 26 January: Australia Day
Friday 30 March: Good Friday
Saturday 31 March: Easter Saturday
Sunday 1 April: Easter Sunday
Monday 2 April: Easter Monday
Wednesday 25 April: Anzac Day
Tuesday 25 December: Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December: Boxing Day

Other public holidays declared by the state and territory governments

Australian Capital Territory
Monday 12 March: Canberra Day
Monday 11 June: Queen’s Birthday
Monday 8 October: Family and Community Day
Monday 1 October: Labour Day

New South Wales
Monday 11 June: Queen’s Birthday
Monday 1 October: Labour Day

Northern Territory
Monday 7 May: May Day
Monday 11 June: Queen’s Birthday
Friday 29 June*: Borroloola Show Day 
Friday 6 July*: Alice Springs Show Day 
Friday 13 July*: Tennant Creek Show Day 
Friday 20 July*: Katherine Show Day 
Friday 27 July*: Darwin Show Day 
Monday 6 August: Picnic Day

*Regional observance only.

Queensland
Monday 7 May: Labour Day
Wednesday 15 August*: Royal Queensland Show 
Monday 1 October: Queen’s birthday

*Brisbane only.

South Australia
Monday 11 June: Queen's Birthday
Monday 1 October: Labour Day
Monday 24 December*: Christmas Eve
Monday 31 December*: New Year's Eve

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

Tasmania
Monday 12 February*: Royal Hobart Regatta
Monday 12 March: Eight Hours Day
Tuesday 3 April*: Easter Tuesday
Monday 5 November: Recreation Day

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

Victoria
Monday 12 March: Labour Day
Monday 11 June: Queen's Birthday
Tuesday 6 November: Melbourne Cup Day

Western Australia
Monday 5 March: Labour Day
Monday 4 June: Western Australia Day
Monday 24 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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