Public & National Holidays in Australia

It is essential for Australian nationals to understand the number of public holidays that are available to them so that they can plan their extra day offs. A trend is being seen in Australia that the public holidays usually fall on Mondays that prolong the weekend from Saturday to Monday instead of just two days (Saturday and Sunday). It gives the family to spend time together, friends to enjoy their trips for an extra day and couples to see each other and enjoy another romantic date.


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    Holidays in January

    1st - New Year's Day

    New Year’s celebrations give the Australian population a day off from their works every year.

    26th - Australia Day

    Australia’s National Day is celebrated on 26th of the opening month but since it fell on Saturday this year, Monday is given off as compensation to it.

    9th - Devonport Cup

    This regional holiday is observed in Tasmania only

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    Holidays in February

    11th - Royal Hobart Regatta

    This is also a regional holiday observed in only Tasmania.

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    Holidays in March

    29th - Good Friday

    It is observed on every Friday before Easter Sunday and this year it falls on 29th of March.

    4th & 11th - Labour Day

    This Labour Day holiday is observed on 4th of March in Western Australia and on 11th of March in Victoria.

    11th - Canberra Day

    It is a regional holiday being observed in Australian Capital Territory only.

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    Holidays in April

    1st - Easter Monday

    It is observed on Monday after Easter Sunday. This year it falls on 1st of April.

    25th - ANZAC Day

    It is a national holiday being celebrated throughout Australia.

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    Holidays in May

    6th - May Day

    It is a regional holiday being observed in Northern Territory.

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    Holidays in June

    3rd - Foundation Day

    It is a regional holiday being observed in Western Australia.

    10th - Queen's Birthday

    Except for Western Australia, this public holiday is celebrated throughout the Australia.

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    Holidays in August

    5th - Picnic Day

    Northern Territory celebrates Picnic Day on 5th of August.

    5th - Bank Holiday

    This bank holiday is observed in New South Wales only.

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    Holidays in September

    30th - Family & Community Day

    This regional holiday is subjected to Australian Capital Territory only.

    30th - Queen's Birthday

    Western Australia celebrates its Queen’s Birthday on 30th September.

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    Holidays in October

    7th - Labour Day

    This public holiday is observed in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

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    Holidays in November

    5th - Melbourne Cup Day

    This is also a regional holiday being celebrated in Victoria.

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    Holidays in December

    25th - Christmas Day

    Christmas celebrations are made on 25th of December every year.

    26th - Boxing Day

    Typically it will be moved and celebrated on the next weekday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday.

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