List of 2013 public holidays

This is the list of 2013 public holidays generally observed in each State and Territory of Australia. Some States and Territories also have additional regional public holidays which are listed below.

For more information on regional holidays, you can Call us or contact your relevant State or Territory department. You can find a list of the state departments on the Public holidays page.

Australian Capital Territory

  • New Year’s Day - Tuesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 28 January*
  • Canberra Day - Monday 11 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 29 March
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 30 March
  • Easter Monday - Monday 1 April
  • Anzac Day - Thursday 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday - Monday 10 June
  • Family and Community Day - Monday 30 September
  • Labour Day - Monday 7 October
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December

*substitute for Saturday 26 January.

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New South Wales

  • New Year’s Day - Tuesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 28 January*
  • Good Friday - Friday 29 March
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 30 March
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday 31 March
  • Easter Monday - Monday 1 April
  • Anzac Day - Thursday 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday - Monday 10 June
  • Bank Holiday - Monday 5 August**
  • Labour Day - Monday 7 October
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December

*substitute for Saturday 26 January.

** applies to banks and certain financial institutions.

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Northern Territory

  • New Year’s Day - Tuesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 28 January*
  • Good Friday - Friday 29 March
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 30 March
  • Easter Monday - Monday 1 April
  • Anzac Day - Thursday 25 April
  • May Day - Monday 6 May
  • Queen’s Birthday - Monday 10 June
  • Picnic Day - Monday 5 August
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December

Regions of NT have Show days that require approval and gazettal by the Minister.

  • Borroloola Show Day - Friday 28 June
  • Alice Springs Show Day - Friday 5 July
  • Tennant Creek Show Day - Friday 12 July
  • Katherine Show Day - Friday 19 July
  • Darwin Show Day - Friday 26 July

*substitute for Saturday 26 January.

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Queensland

  • New Year’s Day - Tuesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 28 January*
  • Good Friday - Friday 29 March
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 30 March
  • Easter Monday - Monday 1 April
  • Anzac Day - Thursday 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 10 June
  • Royal Queensland Show - Brisbane Area Only - Wednesday 14 August
  • Labour Day - Monday 7 October
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December

*substitute for Saturday 26 January.

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South Australia

  • New Year’s Day - Tuesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 28 January*
  • Adelaide Cup - Monday 11 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 29 March
  • Saturday after Good Friday - Saturday 30 March
  • Easter Monday - Monday 1 April
  • Anzac Day - Thursday 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday / Volunteers Day - Monday 10 June
  • Labour Day - Monday 7 October
  • Christmas Eve ** - Tuesday 24 December
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day / Proclamation Day - Thursday 26 December
  • New Years Eve** - Tuesday 31 December

*substitute for Saturday 26 January.

** from 7pm to midnight.

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

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Tasmania

  • New Year’s Day - Tuesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 28 January*
  • Royal Hobart Regatta - Monday 11 February**
  • Eight Hours Day - Monday 11 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 29 March
  • Easter Monday - Monday 1 April
  • Easter Tuesday - Tuesday 2 April***
  • Anzac Day - Thursday 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday - Monday 10 June
  • Recreation Day - Monday 4 November**
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December

*substitute for Saturday 26 January.

** only observed in certain areas of the state. Contact the Workplace Standards Tasmania External link icon for more information.

*** restricted public holiday - only applies under certain awards or agreements and to the state public service. Contact us or the Workplace Standards Tasmania External link icon for more information.

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Victoria

  • New Year’s Day - Tuesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 28 January*
  • Labour Day - Monday 11 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 29 March
  • Saturday after Good Friday - Saturday 30 March
  • Easter Monday - Monday 1 April
  • Anzac Day - Thursday 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday - Monday 10 June
  • Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 5 November**
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December

*substitute for Saturday 26 January.

** all of Victoria is entitled to Melbourne Cup public holiday unless a different local holiday has been declared for a non-metropolitan areas. Contact us or check the Business Victoria website External link icon.

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Western Australia

  • New Year’s Day - Tuesday 1 January
  • Australia Day - Monday 28 January*
  • Labour Day - Monday 4 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 29 March
  • Easter Monday - Monday 1 April
  • Anzac Day - Thursday 25 April
  • Western Australia Day - Monday 3 June
  • Queen’s Birthday - Monday 30 September**
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December

*substitute for Saturday 26 January.

** regional local authorities may celebrate the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday on an alternative date, visit the regional dates listed at the West Australian Department of Commerce website External link icon for more information.

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Page last updated: 28 Sep 2012