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. 

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

Australian Capital Territory

  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 14 March - Canberra Day 
  • Friday 25 March - Good Friday
  • Saturday 26 March - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 28 March - Easter Monday 

New South Wales

  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 25 March - Good Friday
  • Saturday 26 March - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 27 March - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 28 March - Easter Monday 

Northern Territory

  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 25 March - Good Friday
  • Saturday 26 March - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 28 March - Easter Monday 

Queensland

  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 25 March - Good Friday
  • Saturday 26 March - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 28 March - Easter Monday 

South Australia

  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 14 March - March Public Holiday
  • Friday 25 March - Good Friday
  • Saturday 26 March - Saturday after Good Friday
  • Monday 28 March - Easter Monday 

Tasmania

  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 8 February - Royal Hobart Regatta*
  • Monday 14 March - Eight Hours Day
  • Friday 25 March - Good Friday
  • Monday 28 March - Easter Monday 
  • Tuesday 29 March - Easter Tuesday** 

* only observed in certain areas of the state

** only applies under certain awards or registered agreements and to the state public service 

Victoria

  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 14 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 25 March - Good Friday
  • Saturday 26 March - Saturday after Good Friday
  • Sunday 27 March - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 28 March - Easter Monday 

Western Australia

  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 7 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 25 March - Good Friday
  • Monday 28 March - Easter Monday 

Working outside your state 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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