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.

For a quick overview of public holidays, watch our short video to understand who is entitled to take a day off on a public holiday and what should be paid.

 

 

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

Australian Capital Territory

  • Monday 13 March - Canberra Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day

New South Wales

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day

Northern Territory

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day

Queensland

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day

South Australia

  • Monday 13 March - March Public Holiday
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day

Tasmania

  • Monday 13 February - Royal Hobart Regatta*
  • Monday 13 March - Eight Hours Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 18 April - Easter Tuesday**
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day

*only observed in certain areas of the state

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

Victoria

  • Monday 13 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day

Western Australia

  • Monday 6 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day

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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