Public holidays and observances in Australia

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Monday Epiphany Common Local holiday
January 7 Tuesday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox holiday
January 14 Tuesday Orthodox New Year Orthodox holiday
January 25 Saturday Chinese New Year Observance
January 26 Sunday Australia Day National holiday
January 27 Monday Australia Day observed National holiday
February 10 Monday Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) Jewish holiday
February 10 Monday Royal Hobart Regatta State holiday
February 14 Friday Valentine's Day Observance
February 25 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observance
February 26 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Christian holiday
March 2 Monday Labour Day National holiday
March 9 Monday Eight Hours Day Common State holiday
March 9 Monday Adelaide Cup State holiday
March 9 Monday Canberra Day State holiday
March 9 Monday Labour Day National holiday
March 10 Tuesday Purim Jewish holiday
March 17 Tuesday St Patrick's Day Observance
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
March 21 Saturday Harmony Day Observance
March 22 Sunday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim holiday
April 4 Saturday Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time
April 5 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
April 9 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 9 Thursday First day of Passover Jewish holiday
April 10 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 11 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 12 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
April 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
April 14 Tuesday Easter Tuesday State holiday
April 16 Thursday Last day of Passover Jewish holiday
April 17 Friday Orthodox Good Friday Orthodox holiday
April 18 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday Orthodox holiday
April 19 Sunday Orthodox Easter Orthodox holiday
April 20 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday Orthodox holiday
April 21 Tuesday Yom HaShoah Jewish holiday
April 24 Friday Ramadan begins Muslim holiday
April 25 Saturday ANZAC Day National holiday
April 27 Monday ANZAC Day National holiday
April 29 Wednesday Yom HaAtzmaut Jewish holiday
May 4 Monday May Day National holiday
May 10 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 12 Tuesday Lag B'Omer Jewish holiday
May 19 Tuesday Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) Muslim holiday
May 21 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 24 Sunday Eid-al-Fitr Muslim holiday
May 26 Tuesday National Sorry Day Observance
May 29 Friday Shavuot Jewish holiday
May 31 Sunday Pentecost Christian holiday
June 1 Monday Western Australia Day Common State holiday
June 1 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
June 6 Saturday Queensland Day Local observance
June 7 Sunday Trinity Sunday Christian holiday
June 8 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
June 11 Thursday Corpus Christi Common Local holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
July 5 Sunday First Day of NAIDOC Week Observance
July 30 Thursday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday
July 31 Friday Eid-al-Adha Muslim holiday
August 3 Monday New South Wales Bank Holiday State holiday
August 3 Monday Northern Territory Picnic Day State holiday
August 12 Wednesday Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland State holiday
August 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary Common Local holiday
August 20 Thursday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim holiday
September 6 Sunday Father's Day Observance
September 19 Saturday Rosh Hashana Jewish holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
September 28 Monday Family & Community Day State holiday
September 28 Monday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday
September 28 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
October 3 Saturday Daylight Saving Time starts Daylight Saving Time
October 3 Saturday First day of Sukkot Jewish holiday
October 4 Sunday Feast of St Francis of Assisi Christian holiday
October 5 Monday Labour Day National holiday
October 5 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
October 9 Friday Last day of Sukkot Jewish holiday
October 10 Saturday Shmini Atzeret Jewish holiday
October 11 Sunday Simchat Torah Jewish holiday
October 29 Thursday Prophet's Birthday Muslim holiday
October 31 Saturday Halloween Observance
November 1 Sunday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 2 Monday Recreation Day State holiday
November 2 Monday All Souls' Day Christian holiday
November 3 Tuesday Melbourne Cup Day State holiday
November 11 Wednesday Remembrance Day National holiday
November 14 Saturday Diwali/Deepavali Observance
November 29 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Observance
December 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian holiday
December 11 Friday First Day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
December 18 Friday Last day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Saturday Boxing Day National holiday
December 28 Monday Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday Public Holiday
December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2021

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Friday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Wednesday Epiphany Common Local holiday
January 7 Thursday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox holiday
January 14 Thursday Orthodox New Year Orthodox holiday
January 26 Tuesday Australia Day National holiday
January 28 Thursday Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) Jewish holiday
February 8 Monday Royal Hobart Regatta State holiday
February 12 Friday Chinese New Year Observance
February 14 Sunday Valentine's Day Observance
February 16 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observance
February 17 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Christian holiday
February 26 Friday Purim Jewish holiday
March 1 Monday Labour Day National holiday
March 8 Monday Labour Day National holiday
March 8 Monday Eight Hours Day Common State holiday
March 8 Monday Adelaide Cup State holiday
March 8 Monday Canberra Day State holiday
March 11 Thursday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim holiday
March 17 Wednesday St Patrick's Day Observance
March 18 Thursday National Close the Gap Day Observance
March 20 Saturday March equinox Season
March 21 Sunday Harmony Day Observance
March 28 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
March 28 Sunday First day of Passover Jewish holiday
April 1 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 2 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 3 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 4 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time
April 4 Sunday Last day of Passover Jewish holiday
April 4 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
April 5 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
April 6 Tuesday Easter Tuesday State holiday
April 7 Wednesday Yom HaShoah Jewish holiday
April 13 Tuesday Ramadan Start Public Holiday
April 15 Thursday Yom HaAtzmaut Jewish holiday
April 25 Sunday ANZAC Day National holiday
April 26 Monday ANZAC Day National holiday
April 30 Friday Orthodox Good Friday Orthodox holiday
April 30 Friday Lag B'Omer Jewish holiday
May 1 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday Orthodox holiday
May 2 Sunday Orthodox Easter Orthodox holiday
May 3 Monday May Day National holiday
May 3 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday Orthodox holiday
May 3 Monday Labour Day National holiday
May 8 Saturday Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Public Holiday
May 9 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 13 Thursday Eid ul Fitr Public Holiday
May 13 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 17 Monday Shavuot Jewish holiday
May 23 Sunday Pentecost Christian holiday
May 24 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
May 26 Wednesday National Sorry Day Observance
May 30 Sunday Trinity Sunday Christian holiday
May 31 Monday Reconciliation Day Public Holiday
June 3 Thursday Corpus Christi Common Local holiday
June 6 Sunday Queensland Day Local observance
June 7 Monday Western Australia Day Common State holiday
June 14 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
June 21 Monday June Solstice Season
July 4 Sunday First Day of NAIDOC Week Observance
July 18 Sunday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday
July 20 Tuesday Eid ul Adha Public Holiday
August 2 Monday New South Wales Bank Holiday State holiday
August 2 Monday Northern Territory Picnic Day State holiday
August 10 Tuesday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim holiday
August 11 Wednesday Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland State holiday
August 15 Sunday Assumption of Mary Common Local holiday
September 5 Sunday Father's Day Observance
September 7 Tuesday Rosh Hashana Jewish holiday
September 16 Thursday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday
September 21 Tuesday First day of Sukkot Jewish holiday
September 23 Thursday September equinox Season
September 27 Monday Hoshana Rabbah Jewish holiday
September 27 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
September 28 Tuesday Shemini Atzeret Jewish holiday
September 29 Wednesday Simchat Torah Jewish holiday
October 3 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Daylight Saving Time
October 4 Monday Labour Day National holiday
October 4 Monday Feast of St Francis of Assisi Christian holiday
October 4 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
October 19 Tuesday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Public Holiday
October 31 Sunday Halloween Observance
November 1 Monday Recreation Day State holiday
November 1 Monday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 2 Tuesday Melbourne Cup Day State holiday
November 2 Tuesday All Souls' Day Christian holiday
November 11 Thursday Remembrance Day National holiday
November 28 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Observance
November 29 Monday First Day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
December 6 Monday Last day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
December 8 Wednesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian holiday
December 22 Wednesday December Solstice Season
December 24 Friday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Saturday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Sunday Boxing Day National holiday
December 27 Monday Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday Public Holiday
December 28 Tuesday Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday Public Holiday
December 31 Friday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2022

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Saturday New Year's Day National holiday
January 3 Monday New Year's Day observed Public Holiday
January 6 Thursday Epiphany Common Local holiday
January 7 Friday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox holiday
January 14 Friday Orthodox New Year Orthodox holiday
January 17 Monday Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) Jewish holiday
January 26 Wednesday Australia Day National holiday
February 1 Tuesday Chinese New Year Observance
February 14 Monday Royal Hobart Regatta State holiday
February 14 Monday Valentine's Day Observance
March 1 Tuesday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim holiday
March 1 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observance
March 2 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Christian holiday
March 7 Monday Labour Day National holiday
March 14 Monday Eight Hours Day Common State holiday
March 14 Monday Labour Day National holiday
March 14 Monday Adelaide Cup State holiday
March 14 Monday Canberra Day State holiday
March 17 Thursday St Patrick's Day Observance
March 17 Thursday National Close the Gap Day Observance
March 17 Thursday Purim Jewish holiday
March 21 Monday Harmony Day Observance
March 21 Monday March equinox Season
April 3 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time
April 3 Sunday Ramadan Start Public Holiday
April 10 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
April 14 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 15 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 16 Saturday First day of Passover Jewish holiday
April 16 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 17 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
April 18 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
April 19 Tuesday Easter Tuesday State holiday
April 22 Friday Orthodox Good Friday Orthodox holiday
April 23 Saturday Last day of Passover Jewish holiday
April 23 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday Orthodox holiday
April 24 Sunday Orthodox Easter Orthodox holiday
April 25 Monday ANZAC Day National holiday
April 25 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday Orthodox holiday
April 27 Wednesday Yom HaShoah Jewish holiday
April 28 Thursday Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Public Holiday
May 2 Monday May Day National holiday
May 2 Monday Labour Day National holiday
May 3 Tuesday Eid ul Fitr Public Holiday
May 5 Thursday Yom HaAtzmaut Jewish holiday
May 8 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 19 Thursday Lag B'Omer Jewish holiday
May 26 Thursday National Sorry Day Observance
May 26 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 30 Monday Reconciliation Day Public Holiday
June 5 Sunday Shavuot Jewish holiday
June 5 Sunday Pentecost Christian holiday
June 6 Monday Western Australia Day Common State holiday
June 6 Monday Queensland Day Local observance
June 6 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
June 12 Sunday Trinity Sunday Christian holiday
June 13 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
June 16 Thursday Corpus Christi Common Local holiday
June 21 Tuesday June Solstice Season
July 3 Sunday First Day of NAIDOC Week Observance
July 10 Sunday Eid ul Adha Public Holiday
July 30 Saturday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim holiday
August 1 Monday New South Wales Bank Holiday State holiday
August 1 Monday Northern Territory Picnic Day State holiday
August 7 Sunday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday
August 10 Wednesday Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland State holiday
August 15 Monday Assumption of Mary Common Local holiday
September 4 Sunday Father's Day Observance
September 23 Friday September equinox Season
September 26 Monday Rosh Hashana Jewish holiday
September 26 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
October 2 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Daylight Saving Time
October 3 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
October 3 Monday Labour Day National holiday
October 4 Tuesday Feast of St Francis of Assisi Christian holiday
October 5 Wednesday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday
October 8 Saturday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Public Holiday
October 10 Monday First day of Sukkot Jewish holiday
October 16 Sunday Hoshana Rabbah Jewish holiday
October 17 Monday Shemini Atzeret Jewish holiday
October 18 Tuesday Simchat Torah Jewish holiday
October 31 Monday Halloween Observance
November 1 Tuesday Melbourne Cup Day State holiday
November 1 Tuesday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 2 Wednesday All Souls' Day Christian holiday
November 7 Monday Recreation Day State holiday
November 11 Friday Remembrance Day National holiday
November 27 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Observance
December 8 Thursday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian holiday
December 19 Monday First Day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
December 22 Thursday December Solstice Season
December 24 Saturday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Sunday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Monday Last day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
December 26 Monday Boxing Day National holiday
December 27 Tuesday Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday Public Holiday
December 31 Saturday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2023

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Sunday New Year's Day National holiday
January 2 Monday New Year's Day observed Public Holiday
January 6 Friday Epiphany Common Local holiday
January 7 Saturday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox holiday
January 14 Saturday Orthodox New Year Orthodox holiday
January 22 Sunday Chinese New Year Observance
January 26 Thursday Australia Day National holiday
February 6 Monday Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) Jewish holiday
February 13 Monday Royal Hobart Regatta State holiday
February 14 Tuesday Valentine's Day Observance
February 18 Saturday Isra and Mi'raj Muslim holiday
February 21 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observance
February 22 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Christian holiday
March 6 Monday Labour Day National holiday
March 7 Tuesday Purim Jewish holiday
March 13 Monday Eight Hours Day Common State holiday
March 13 Monday Adelaide Cup State holiday
March 13 Monday Labour Day National holiday
March 13 Monday Canberra Day State holiday
March 16 Thursday National Close the Gap Day Observance
March 17 Friday St Patrick's Day Observance
March 21 Tuesday Harmony Day Observance
March 21 Tuesday March equinox Season
March 23 Thursday Ramadan Start Public Holiday
April 2 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time
April 2 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance
April 6 Thursday Maundy Thursday Silent Day
April 6 Thursday First day of Passover Jewish holiday
April 7 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 8 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian holiday
April 9 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
April 10 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
April 11 Tuesday Easter Tuesday State holiday
April 13 Thursday Last day of Passover Jewish holiday
April 14 Friday Orthodox Good Friday Orthodox holiday
April 15 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday Orthodox holiday
April 16 Sunday Orthodox Easter Orthodox holiday
April 17 Monday Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) Public Holiday
April 17 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday Orthodox holiday
April 18 Tuesday Yom HaShoah Jewish holiday
April 22 Saturday Eid ul Fitr Public Holiday
April 25 Tuesday ANZAC Day National holiday
April 26 Wednesday Yom HaAtzmaut Jewish holiday
May 1 Monday May Day National holiday
May 1 Monday Labour Day National holiday
May 9 Tuesday Lag B'Omer Jewish holiday
May 14 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 18 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 26 Friday Shavuot Jewish holiday
May 26 Friday National Sorry Day Observance
May 28 Sunday Pentecost Christian holiday
May 29 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
May 29 Monday Reconciliation Day Public Holiday
June 4 Sunday Trinity Sunday Christian holiday
June 5 Monday Western Australia Day Common State holiday
June 6 Tuesday Queensland Day Local observance
June 8 Thursday Corpus Christi Common Local holiday
June 12 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
June 22 Thursday June Solstice Season
June 29 Thursday Eid ul Adha Public Holiday
July 2 Sunday First Day of NAIDOC Week Observance
July 19 Wednesday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim holiday
July 27 Thursday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday
August 7 Monday New South Wales Bank Holiday State holiday
August 7 Monday Northern Territory Picnic Day State holiday
August 15 Tuesday Assumption of Mary Common Local holiday
August 16 Wednesday Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland State holiday
September 3 Sunday Father's Day Observance
September 16 Saturday Rosh Hashana Jewish holiday
September 23 Saturday September equinox Season
September 25 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
September 25 Monday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday
September 27 Wednesday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Public Holiday
September 30 Saturday First day of Sukkot Jewish holiday
October 1 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Daylight Saving Time
October 2 Monday Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
October 2 Monday Labour Day National holiday
October 4 Wednesday Feast of St Francis of Assisi Christian holiday
October 6 Friday Hoshana Rabbah Jewish holiday
October 7 Saturday Shemini Atzeret Jewish holiday
October 8 Sunday Simchat Torah Jewish holiday
October 31 Tuesday Halloween Observance
November 1 Wednesday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 2 Thursday All Souls' Day Christian holiday
November 6 Monday Recreation Day State holiday
November 7 Tuesday Melbourne Cup Day State holiday
November 11 Saturday Remembrance Day National holiday
December 3 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Observance
December 8 Friday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian holiday
December 8 Friday First Day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
December 15 Friday Last day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
December 22 Friday December Solstice Season
December 24 Sunday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Monday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Tuesday Boxing Day National holiday
December 31 Sunday New Year's Eve Observance