Public holidays

Public holidays can be different depending on the state or territory you work in.

It's important to know when public holidays are because employees can get different entitlements on these days.

You can calculate these entitlements using our Pay Calculator. 

Go to our List of public holidays page for a full list of public holidays in your state or territory.

Public holidays coming up in the next few months in your state or territory include:

Australian Capital Territory

  • Friday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 12 March - Canberra Day
  • Friday 30 March - Good Friday 
  • Saturday 31 March - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 1 April - Easter Sunday 
  • Monday 2 April - Easter Monday

New South Wales

  • Friday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 30 March - Good Friday 
  • Saturday 31 March - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 1 April - Easter Sunday 
  • Monday 2 April - Easter Monday

Northern Territory

  • Friday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 30 March - Good Friday
  • Saturday 31 March - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 2 April - Easter Monday

Queensland

  • Friday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 30 March - Good Friday 
  • Saturday 31 March - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 1 April - Easter Sunday 
  • Monday 2 April - Easter Monday

South Australia

  • Friday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 12 March - March Public Holiday
  • Friday 30 March - Good Friday 
  • Saturday 31 March - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 2 April - Easter Monday

Tasmania

  • Friday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 12 February - Royal Hobart Regatta (only observed in certain areas of the state)
  • Friday 30 March - Good Friday
  • Monday 2 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 3 April - Easter Tuesday (only applies under certain awards or registered agreements and to the state public service)

Victoria

  • Friday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 12 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 30 March - Good Friday
  • Saturday 31 March - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 1 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 2 April - Easter Monday

Western Australia

  • Friday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 5 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 30 March - Good Friday
  • Monday 2 April - Easter Monday

Working outside your state or region on a public holiday

An employee is entitled to public holidays depending on where they are based for work not where they are working on the day of the public holiday.

Example: Employee working outside their state on a day that is a public holiday

Cass is an employee of a business located in Melbourne. She has been sent to Sydney to perform work during November. During her interstate visit, the Melbourne Cup public holiday is observed. As Cass's base of employment is Melbourne, she is entitled to the public holiday entitlements for that day, even though it is not a public holiday where she is physically working.

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