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 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 4 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 26 April - Additional public holiday for Anzac Day
  • Monday 31 May - Reconciliation Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen’s Birthday

New South Wales

  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 4 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen’s Birthday

Northern Territory

  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Monday 26 April - Anzac Day (substitute day as Anzac Day falls on a weekend)
  • Monday 3 May - May Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen’s Birthday

Queensland

  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - The day after Good Friday
  • Sunday 4 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Monday 26 April - Anzac Day (substitute day as Anzac Day falls on a Sunday)
  • Monday 3 May - Labour Day

South Australia

  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 26 April - Additional public holiday for Anzac Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen’s Birthday

Tasmania

  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 6 April - Easter Tuesday (generally Public Service only)
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen's Birthday

Victoria

  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Saturday before Easter Sunday
  • Sunday 4 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen's Birthday

Western Australia

  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 26 April - Additional public holiday for Anzac Day
  • Monday 7 June - Western Australia 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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