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

  • Monday 27 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • Monday 9 March - Canberra Day
  • Friday 10 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 11 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 12 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 13 April - Easter Monday
  • Saturday 25 April - Anzac Day

New South Wales

  • Monday 27 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • Friday 10 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 11 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 12 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 13 April - Easter Monday
  • Saturday 25 April - Anzac Day

Northern Territory

  • Monday 27 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • Friday 10 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 11 April- Easter Saturday
  • Monday 13 April - Easter Monday
  • Saturday 25 April - Anzac Day

Queensland

  • Monday 27 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • Friday 10 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 11 April -The day after Good Friday
  • Sunday 12 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 13 April - Easter Monday
  • Saturday 25 April - Anzac Day

South Australia

  • Sunday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 27 January - Additional public holiday for Australia Day
  • Monday 9 March - Adelaide Cup Day (March Public Holiday)
  • Friday 10 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 11 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 13 April - Easter Monday
  • Saturday 25 April - Anzac Day

Tasmania

  • Monday 27 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • Monday 10 February - Royal Hobart Regatta (only observed in certain areas of the state)
  • Monday 9 March - Eight Hours Day
  • Friday 10 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 13 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 14 April - Easter Tuesday (only applies under certain awards or registered agreements and to the state public service)
  • Saturday 25 April - Anzac Day

Victoria

  • Monday 27 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • Monday 9 March - Labour Day 
  • Friday 10 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 11 April - Saturday before Easter Sunday
  • Sunday 12 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 13 April - Easter Monday
  • Saturday 25 April - Anzac Day

Western Australia

  • Monday 27 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • Monday 2 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 10 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 13 April - Easter Monday
  • Saturday 25 April - Anzac Day

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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