2023 Public holidays

This is the list of 2023 public holidays for each state and territory in Australia. Public holidays can be different depending on the state or territory you're in.

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

Australian Capital Territory

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional public holiday for New Year's Day
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 13 March - Canberra Day
  • Friday 7 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 8 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 9 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 10 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 29 May - Reconciliation Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 2 October - Labour Day
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory (for example, regional holidays), contact the ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate external-icon.png on 13 22 81.

New South Wales

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional public holiday for New Year's Day
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 7 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 8 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 9 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 10 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 2 October - Labour Day
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in New South Wales (for example, regional holidays), contact the NSW Government external-icon.png on 13 16 28.

Northern Territory

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional public holiday for New Year's Day
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 7 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 8 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 10 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 1 May - May Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 7 August - Picnic Day
  • Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day
  • Sunday 31 December - New Year's Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

For more information on public holidays in the Northern Territory (for example, show days and other regional holidays), contact the NT Government external-icon.png on (08) 8999 5511. 

Queensland

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional public holiday for New Year's Day
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 7 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 8 April - The day after Good Friday
  • Sunday 9 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 10 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 1 May - Labour Day
  • Wednesday 16 August - Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)
  • Monday 2 October - Queen's Birthday
  • Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve (from 6pm to midnight)
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in Queensland (for example, regional holidays), contact the Queensland Government external-icon.png on 13 74 68.

South Australia

  • Monday 2 January - New Year's Day (substitute day as New Year's Day falls on a Sunday)
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 13 March - Adelaide Cup Day (subject to proclamation)
  • Friday 7 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 8 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 10 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 2 October - Labour Day
  • Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day/Proclamation Day
  • Sunday 31 December - New Year's Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

For more information on public holidays in South Australia (for example, regional holidays), contact SafeWork SA external-icon.png on 1300 365 255.

Tasmania

  • Monday 2 January - New Year's Day (substitute day as New Year's Day falls on a weekend)
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 13 February - Royal Hobart Regatta (only observed in certain areas of the state)
  • Monday 13 March - Eight Hours Day
  • Friday 7 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 10 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 11 April - Easter Tuesday (generally Public Service only)
  • Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 6 November - Recreation Day (all parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in Tasmania (for example, regional holidays), contact WorkSafe Tasmania external-icon.png on 1300 366 322 (within Tasmania) or (03) 6166 4600 (outside Tasmania).

Victoria

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional public holiday for New Year's Day
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 13 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 7 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 8 April - Saturday before Easter Sunday
  • Sunday 9 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 10 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • TBC - Friday before AFL Grand Final (subject to AFL schedule)
  • Tuesday 7 November - Melbourne Cup
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

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

Western Australia

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional public holiday for New Year's Day
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 6 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 7 April - Good Friday
  • Sunday 9 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 10 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 5 June - Western Australia Day
  • Monday 25 September - Queen's Birthday (Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen's Birthday public holiday on a different date)
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in Western Australia (for example, regional holidays), contact the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety external-icon.png on 1300 655 266.

Source reference: Fair Work Act 2009 s.115 external-icon.png

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