List of public holidays

This is the list of 2015 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 - Thursday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 26 January
  • Canberra Day - Monday 9 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 3 April
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 4 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 6 April
  • Anzac Day - Saturday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 8 June
  • Family and Community Day - Monday 28 September
  • Labour Day - Monday 5 October
  • Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Monday 28 December*

* substitute for Saturday 26 December

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 - Thursday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 26 January
  • Good Friday - Friday 3 April
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 4 April
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday 5 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 6 April
  • Anzac Day - Saturday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 8 June
  • Bank Holiday - Monday 3 August*
  • Labour Day - Monday 5 October
  • Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Saturday 26 December
  • Additional Day - Monday 28 December**

* applies to banks and certain financial institutions

** applies as Boxing Day falls on a weekend

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 - Thursday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 26 January
  • Good Friday - Friday 3 April
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 4 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 6 April
  • Anzac Day - Saturday 25 April
  • May Day - Monday 4 May
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 8 June
  • Picnic Day - Monday 3 August
  • Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Monday 28 December*

* substitute for Saturday 26 December

Show days in Northern Territory

  • Borroloola Show Day - Friday 26 June
  • Alice Springs Show Day - Friday 3 July
  • Tennant Creek Show Day - Friday 10 July
  • Katherine Show Day - Friday 17 July
  • Darwin Show Day - Friday 24 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 on (08) 8999 5511.

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Queensland

  • New Year's Day - Thursday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 26 January
  • Good Friday - Friday 3 April
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 4 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 6 April
  • Anzac Day - Saturday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 8 June
  • Royal Queensland Show - Brisbane Area Only - Wednesday 12 August
  • Labour Day - Monday 5 October
  • Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Saturday 26 December
  • Additional Day - Monday 28 December*

* applies as Boxing Day falls on a weekend

For more information on public holidays in Queensland (eg. regional holidays), contact the Department of Justice and Attorney-General external-icon.png on (07) 3225 2299.

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South Australia

  • New Year's Day - Thursday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 26 January
  • Adelaide Cup - Monday 9 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 3 April
  • Saturday after Good Friday - Saturday 4 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 6 April
  • Anzac Day - Saturday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday / Volunteers Day - Monday 8 June
  • Labour Day - Monday 5 October
  • Christmas Eve - Thursday 24 December*
  • Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
  • Boxing Day / Proclamation Day - Monday 28 December**
  • New Year's Eve - Thursday 31 December*

* from 7pm to midnight

** substitute for Saturday 26 December

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 on 1300 365 255.

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Tasmania

  • New Year's Day - Thursday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 26 January
  • Royal Hobart Regatta - Monday 9 February*
  • Eight Hours Day - Monday 9 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 3 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 6 April
  • Easter Tuesday - Tuesday 7 April**
  • Anzac Day - Saturday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 8 June
  • Recreation Day - Monday 2 November***
  • Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Monday 28 December****

* 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

**** substitute for Saturday 26 December

For more information on public holidays in Tasmania (eg. regional holidays), contact WorkSafe Tasmania on 1300 366 322 (within Tasmania) or (03) 6166 4600 (outside Tasmania).

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Victoria

  • New Year's Day - Thursday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 26 January
  • Labour Day - Monday 9 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 3 April
  • Saturday after Good Friday - Saturday 4 April
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday 5th April 
  • Easter Monday - Monday 6 April
  • Anzac Day - Saturday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 8 June
  • Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 3 November*
  • Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Saturday 26 December
  • Additional Day - Monday 28 December**

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

** applies as Boxing Day falls on a weekend

For more information on public holidays in Victoria (eg. regional holidays), contact Business Victoria external-icon.png on 13 22 15.

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Western Australia

  • New Year's Day - Thursday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 26 January
  • Labour Day - Monday 2 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 3 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 6 April
  • Anzac Day - Saturday 25 April and Monday 27 April
  • Western Australia Day - Monday 1 June
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 28 September*
  • Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Saturday 26 December
  • Additional Day - Monday 28 December**

* Non-metropolitan local authorities may celebrate on an alternate date

** applies as Boxing Day falls on a weekend

For more information on public holidays in Western Australia (eg. regional holidays), contact the Department of Commerce external-icon.png on 1300 655 266.

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