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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
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December 2014
Boxing Day Friday 26 December 2014
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January 2015

*When Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is declared the public holiday.

ACT

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

ACT public holidays 2014-2015
Holiday 2014 2015
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January* Monday 26 January
Canberra Day Monday 10 March Monday 9 March
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 19 April Saturday 4 April
Easter Monday Monday 21 April Monday 6 April
Anzac Day Friday 25 April Saturday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 9 June Monday 8 June
Family & Community Day Monday 29 September Monday 28 September
Labour Day Monday 6 October Monday 5 October
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Friday 26 December Monday 28 December**

*When Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is declared the public holiday.
**Substitute for Saturday 26 December.

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 2014-2015
Holiday 2014 2015
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January* Monday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 19 April Saturday 4 April
Easter Sunday Sunday 20 April Sunday 5 April
Easter Monday Monday 21 April Monday 6 April
Anzac Day Friday 25 April Saturday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 9 June Monday 8 June
Labour Day Monday 6 October Monday 5 October
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Friday 26 December Saturday 26 December
Additional Day   Monday 28 December**

*When Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is declared the public holiday.
**When 26 December (Boxing Day) falls on a Saturday, there is to be an additional public holiday on the following Monday.

Source: http://www.industrialrelations.nsw.gov.au/oirwww/NSW_public_holidays/NSW_Public_Holidays_2013-2015.page?

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NT^ Go to top

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

NT public holidays 2014-2015
Holiday 2014 2015
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January* Monday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 19 April Saturday 4 April
Easter Monday Monday 21 April Monday 6 April
Anzac Day Friday 25 April Saturday 25 April
May Day Monday 5 May Monday 4 May
Queen's Birthday Monday 9 June Monday 8 June
Picnic Day Monday 4 August Monday 3 August
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Friday 26 December Monday 28 December**

*When Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is declared the public holiday.
**When Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is declared the public holiday.

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 2014-2015
Holiday 2014 2015
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January* Monday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 19 April Saturday 4 April
Easter Monday Monday 21 April Monday 6 April
Anzac Day Friday 25 April Saturday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 9 June Monday 8 June
Labour Day Monday 6 October Monday 5 October
G20 Leaders' Summit 2014
(Brisbane area only)
Friday 14 November  
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Friday 26 December Saturday 26 December
Monday 28 December

*When Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is declared the public holiday.

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

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

SA public holidays 2014-2015
Holiday 2014 2015
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January* Monday 26 January
March public holiday Monday 10 March Monday 9 March
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 19 April Saturday 4 April
Easter Monday Monday 21 April Monday 6 April
Anzac Day Friday 25 April Saturday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 9 June Monday 8 June
Labour Day Monday 6 October Monday 5 October
Christmas Eve Wednesday 24 December** Thursday 24 December**
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December Friday 25 December
Proclamation Day Friday 26 December Monday 28 December***
New Year's Eve Wednesday 31 December**** Thursday 31 December****

*If 26 January falls on a Saturday the public holiday transfers to the following Monday; if 26 January falls on a Sunday, that day and the following Monday will be public holidays.
**24 December - in South Australia is a part-day public holiday from 7pm to 12 midnight.
***26 December - in South Australia if that date falls on a Saturday the public holiday transfers to the following Monday.
****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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Lists all public holidays for Tasmania (including national public holidays).

Tas public holidays 2014-2015
Holiday 2014 2015
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January* Monday 26 January
Eight Hours Day Monday 10 March Monday 9 March
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April
Easter Monday Monday 21 April Monday 6 April
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 22 April** Tuesday 7 April**
Anzac Day Friday 25 April Saturday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 9 June Monday 8 June
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Friday 26 December Monday 28 December

*When 26 January is a Sunday, the following Monday becomes the public holiday.
**Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service. To check award, ring Fair Work Infoline on 131394.

Source: http://www.workplacestandards.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 2014-2015
Holiday 2014 2015
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January* Monday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 10 March Monday 9 March
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 19 April Saturday 4 April
Easter Monday Monday 21 April Monday 6 April
Anzac Day Friday 25 April Saturday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 9 June Monday 8 June
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 4 November** Tuesday 3 November**
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Friday 26 December Saturday 26 December
Monday 28 December***

*Substitute for Sunday 26 January.
** All of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.
***Monday 28 December additional day

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 2014-2015
Holiday 2014 2015
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January* Monday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 3 March Monday 2 March
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April
Easter Monday Monday 21 April Monday 6 April
Anzac Day Friday 25 April Saturday 25 April*
Monday 27 April*
Western Australia Day Monday 2 June Monday 1 June
Queen's Birthday Monday 29 September** Monday 28 September**
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Friday 26 December Saturday 26 December*
Monday 28 December*

*Where two dates are listed for a public holiday, please check your award or agreement or call Wageline on 1300 655 266 to determine which of the two days is the relevant 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.

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

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