List of public holidays

This is the list of 2014 public holidays in each state and territory of Australia. Public holidays can be different depending on the state or territory you're in. Some states and territories also have additional regional public holidays which are also listed below.

Find what the public holidays are in your state or territory by selecting from the list below:

Australian Capital Territory

  • New Year's Day - Wednesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 27 January*
  • Canberra Day - Monday 10 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 18 April
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 19 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 21 April
  • Anzac Day - Friday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 9 June
  • Family and Community Day - Monday 29 September
  • Labour Day - Monday 6 October
  • Christmas Day - Thursday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Friday 26 December

*substitute for Sunday 26 January

For more information on public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory (eg. regional holidays), contact the Chief Minister and Cabinet external-icon.png .

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New South Wales

  • New Year's Day - Wednesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 27 January*
  • Good Friday - Friday 18 April
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 19 April
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday 20 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 21 April
  • Anzac Day - Friday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 9 June
  • Bank Holiday - Monday 4 August**
  • Labour Day - Monday 6 October
  • Christmas Day - Thursday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Friday 26 December

* substitute for Sunday 26 January

** applies to banks and certain financial institutions

For more information on public holidays in New South Wales (eg. regional holidays), contact the NSW Government external-icon.png.

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Northern Territory

  • New Year's Day - Wednesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 27 January*
  • Good Friday - Friday April 18
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 19 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 21 April
  • Anzac Day - Friday 25 April
  • May Day - Monday 5 May
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 9 June
  • Picnic Day - Monday 4 August
  • Christmas Day - Thursday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Friday 26 December

* substitute for Sunday 26 January

Show days in Northern Territory

Regions of Northern Territory have show days that require approval and gazettal by the Minister.

  • Borroloola Show Day - Friday 27 June
  • Alice Springs Show Day - Friday 4 July
  • Tennant Creek Show Day - Friday 11 July
  • Katherine Show Day - Friday 18 July
  • Darwin Show Day - Friday 25 July

For more information on public holidays in the Northern Territory (eg. regional holidays), contact the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment external-icon.png.

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Queensland

  • New Year's Day - Wednesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 27 January*
  • Good Friday - Friday 18 April
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 19 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 21 April
  • Anzac Day - Friday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 9 June
  • Royal Queensland Show - Brisbane Area Only - Wednesday 13 August
  • Labour Day - Monday 6 October
  • G20 Summit Holiday - Brisbane City Council Area Only - Friday 14 November
  • Christmas Day - Thursday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Friday 26 December

* substitute for Sunday 26 January

For more information on public holidays in Queensland (eg. regional holidays), contact the Department of Justice and Attorney-General external-icon.png.

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South Australia

  • New Year's Day - Wednesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Sunday 26 January*
  • Australia Day - Monday 27 January*
  • Adelaide Cup - Monday 10 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 18 April
  • Saturday after Good Friday - Saturday 19 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 21 April
  • Anzac Day - Friday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday / Volunteers Day - Monday 9 June
  • Labour Day - Monday 6 October
  • Christmas Eve - Wednesday 24 December**
  • Christmas Day - Thursday 25 December
  • Boxing Day / Proclamation Day - Friday 26
  • December New Year's Eve - Wednesday 31 December**

* when Australia Day falls on a Sunday that day and the following Monday are public holidays

** from 7pm to midnight

Note: every Sunday in South Australia is nominally a public holiday under the Holidays Act 1910 (SA).

For more information on public holidays in South Australia (eg. regional holidays), contact SafeWork SA external-icon.png.

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Tasmania

  • New Year's Day - Wednesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 27 January*
  • Royal Hobart Regatta - Monday 10 February**
  • Eight Hours Day - Monday 10 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 18 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 21 April
  • Easter Tuesday - Tuesday 22 April***
  • Anzac Day - Friday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 9 June
  • Recreation Day - Monday 3 November****
  • Christmas Day - Thursday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Friday 26 December

* substitute for Sunday 26 January

** only observed in certain areas of the state

*** only applies under certain awards or registered agreements and to the state public service

**** all parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta

For more information on public holidays in Tasmania (eg. regional holidays), contact Tasmania Online external-icon.png.

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Victoria

  • New Year's Day - Wednesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 27 January*
  • Labour Day - Monday 10 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 18 April
  • Saturday after Good Friday - Saturday 19 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 21 April
  • Anzac Day - Friday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 9 June
  • Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 4 November**
  • Christmas Day - Thursday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Friday 26 December

* substitute for Sunday 26 January

** all of Victoria is entitled to Melbourne Cup public holiday unless a different local holiday has been declared for non-metropolitan areas

For more information on public holidays in Victoria (eg. regional holidays), contact Business Victoria external-icon.png.

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Western Australia

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

* substitute for Sunday 26 January

For more information on public holidays in Western Australia (eg. regional holidays), contact the Department of Commerce external-icon.png.

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Source reference: Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) section 115 external-icon.png

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