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.

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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