Public holidays Australia 2024: All the dates you need to know

Public holidays Australia 2024: All the dates you need to know
Public holidays Australia 2024: All the dates you need to know

If you’re gearing up for a trip to Australia or planning on exploring your own backyard, it’s worth putting these public holidays on your radar. We’ve broken it down, starting with public holidays celebrated across the nation and then those observed only by certain states and territories. Just plan ahead during these dates to secure the best hotel rooms and free camping spots before they’re all booked up. 

When are the national public holidays in Australia in 2024?

  • New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1
  • Australia Day/Invasion Day: Friday, January 26
  • Good Friday: Friday, March 29
  • Easter Saturday: Saturday, March 30 (except TAS and WA)
  • Easter Sunday: Saturday, March 31 (except TAS)
  • Easter Monday: Monday, April 1
  • Anzac Day: Thursday, April 25
  • Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25
  • Boxing Day: Thursday, December 26

Which Australian state/territory has the most public holidays?

The Australian Capital Territory benefits from the most public holidays in Australia with 13 days off a year. NSW, the NT and WA all have 10 days off, as does SA with additional part days off on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

What are the different public holidays in each state and territory?

Australian Captial Territory (ACT)

  • Canberra Day: Monday, March 11
  • Reconciliation Day: Monday, May 27
  • King’s Birthday: Monday, June 10
  • Labour Day: Monday, October 7

New South Wales (NSW)

  • King’s Birthday: Monday, June 10
  • Labour Day: Monday, October 7

Northern Territory (NT)

  • May Day: Monday, May 6
  • King’s Birthday: Monday, June 10
  • Picnic Day: Monday, August 5
  • Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24 (from 7pm to midnight)
  • New Year’s Eve: Tuesday, December 31 (from 7pm to midnight)

Queensland (QLD)

  • Labour Day: Monday, May 6
  • Royal Queensland Show: Wednesday, August 14 (Brisbane area only)
  • King’s Birthday: Monday, October 7
  • Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24 (from 6pm to midnight)

South Australia (SA)

  • Adelaide Cup Day: Monday, March 11
  • King’s Birthday: Monday, June 10
  • Labour Day: Monday, October 7
  • Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24 (from 7pm to midnight)
  • New Year’s Eve: Tuesday, December 31 (from 7pm to midnight)

Tasmania (TAS)

  • Royal Hobart Regatta: Monday, February 12 (only observed in certain areas of TAS)
  • Eight Hours Day: Monday, March 11
  • Easter Tuesday: Tuesday, April 2 (typically Tasmanian Public Service only)
  • King’s Birthday: Monday, June 10
  • Recreation Day: Monday, November 4 (in areas of TAS that don’t observe Royal Hobart Regatta)

Victoria (VIC)

  • Labour Day: Monday, March 11
  • King’s Birthday: Monday, June 10
  • Friday before AFL Grand Final: Friday, September 27
  • Melbourne Cup: Tuesday, November 5

Western Australia (WA)

  • Labour Day: Monday, March 4
  • Western Australia Day: Monday, June 3
  • King’s Birthday: Monday, September 23 (some regional areas in WA observe the King’s Birthday public holiday on a different date)

When are the national public holidays in Australia in 2025?

  • New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1
  • Australia Day/Invasion Day: Monday, January 27
  • Good Friday: Friday, April 18
  • Easter Saturday: Saturday, April 19 (except TAS and WA)
  • Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 20 (except TAS)
  • Easter Monday: Monday, April 21
  • Anzac Day: Friday, April 25
  • Christmas Day: Thursday, December 25
  • Boxing Day: Friday, December 26

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