List of public holidays 2019

This is the list of 2019 public holidays for each state and territory in Australia. Public holidays can be different depending on the state or territory you're in. 

Find what the public holidays are in your state territory by selecting from the list below:

Australian Capital Territory

  • Tuesday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Saturday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 28 January - Additional Day (as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • 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
  • Monday 10 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 7 October - Labour Day
  • Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory (eg. regional holidays), contact the Chief Minister and Cabinet external-icon.png.

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New South Wales

  • Tuesday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 28 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • 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 10 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 5 August - Bank Holiday (applies to banks and certain financial institutions)
  • Monday 7 October - Labour Day
  • Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in New South Wales (eg. regional holidays), contact the NSW Government external-icon.png.

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Northern Territory

  • Tuesday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 28 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • 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
  • Monday 10 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 5 August - Picnic Day
  • Tuesday 24 December - Christmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
  • Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day
  • Tuesday 31 December – New Year’s Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

Show days in Northern Territory

  • Friday 28 June - Borroloola Show Day
  • Friday 5 July - Alice Springs Show Day
  • Friday 12 July - Tennant Creek Show Day
  • Friday 19 July - Katherine Show Day
  • Friday 26 July - Darwin Show Day

For more information on public holidays in the Northern Territory (eg. regional holidays), contact the NT Government's Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment external-icon.png on (08) 8999 4282.

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Queensland

  • Tuesday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 28 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • 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
  • Wednesday 14 August - Royal Queensland Show - Brisbane Area Only
  • Monday 7 October - Queen’s Birthday
  • Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in Queensland (eg. regional holidays), contact the Queensland Government external-icon.png on 13 74 68.

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South Australia

  • Tuesday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 28 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • Monday 11 March - 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
  • Monday 10 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 7 October - Labour Day
  • Tuesday 24 December - Christmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
  • Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day / Proclamation Day
  • Thursday 31 December - New Year’s Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

Note: every Sunday in South Australia is nominally a public holiday under the Holidays Act 1910. Find out about Sunday pay rates in South Australia.

For more information on public holidays in South Australia (eg. regional holidays), contact SafeWork SA external-icon.png on 1300 365 255.

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Tasmania

  • Tuesday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 28 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • 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)
  • Thursday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 10 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 4 November - Recreation Day (all parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
  • Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in Tasmania (eg. regional holidays), contact WorkSafe Tasmania external-icon.png  on 1300 366 322 (within Tasmania) or (03) 6166 4600 (outside Tasmania). 

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Victoria

  • Tuesday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 28 January - Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • 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
  • Monday 10 June - Queen's Birthda
  • TBC - Friday before AFL Grand Final (subject to AFL schedule)
  • Tuesday 5 November - Melbourne Cup
  • Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in Victoria (eg. regional holidays), contact Business Victoria external-icon.png on 13 22 15.

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Western Australia

  • Tuesday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Saturday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 28 January - Additional Day (as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
  • Monday 4 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Thursday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 3 June - Western Australia Day
  • Monday 30 September - Queen's Birthday (Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen's Birthday public holiday on a different date)
  • Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in Western Australia (eg. regional holidays), contact the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety external-icon.png on 1300 655 266.

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Source reference: Fair Work Act 2009 s.115 external-icon.png

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