Easter public holidays

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Public holidays for Easter are different in some states and territories. Learn about your workplace entitlements across the Easter long weekend.

Easter public holidays in each state and territory

Across the Easter long weekend, states and territories observe several public holidays.

Public holidays are different depending on the state or territory.

Easter public holiday dates for 2024 listed by state and territory

Image showing upcoming public holidays across Australia over the Easter period.

ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria

The Easter public holidays for the ACT, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria are:

  • Friday 29 March – Good Friday
  • Saturday 30 March – Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 31 March – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 1 April – Easter Monday

Tasmania

The Easter public holidays for Tasmania are:

  • Friday 29 March – Good Friday
  • Monday 1 April – Easter Monday

Tuesday 2 April, Easter Tuesday, is also a public holiday but generally for Tasmanian Public Service only.

Western Australia

The Easter public holidays for Western Australia are:

  • Friday 29 March – Good Friday
  • Sunday 31 March – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 1 April – Easter Monday

For more information on each state and territory, visit our 2024 public holidays page.

Working or not working on public holidays

All employees have the right to not work on a public holiday.

An employer may ask an employee to work in some circumstances.

For more information, see our page on Not working on public holidays.

Working on a public holiday? For terms about penalty rates, check our Public holiday penalty rates page, your award or your enterprise agreement.

Tools and resources

If you don’t know your award, use Find my award tool.

To calculate your rate of pay, use our Pay and Conditions Tool.

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