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 11 March - Canberra Day
  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 20 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 21 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Thursday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 27 May - Reconciliation Day

New South Wales

  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 20 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 21 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Thursday 25 April - Anzac Day

Northern Territory

  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 20 April- Easter Saturday
  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Thursday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 6 May - May Day

Queensland

  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 20 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 21 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Thursday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 6 May - Labour Day

South Australia

  • Monday 11 March - Adelaide Cup Day (March Public Holiday)
  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 20 April - the day after good Friday (commonly called Easter Saturday)
  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Thursday 25 April - Anzac Day

Tasmania

  • Monday 11 February - Royal Hobart Regatta (only observed in certain areas of the state)
  • Monday 11 March - Eight Hours Day
  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 23 April - Easter Tuesday (only applies under certain awards or registered agreements and to the state public service)

Victoria

  • Monday 11 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 20 April - Saturday before Easter Sunday
  • Sunday 21 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Thursday 25 April - Anzac Day

Western Australia

  • Monday 4 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Thursday 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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