Public Holidays in Australia in 2017

Australia Upcoming Holidays in Australia

Australia Day
Australia Day

26 January 2017 This National holiday is in 6 days. On January 26, 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip became the first Governor of the colony of N...

Labour Day
Labour Day

6 March 2017 This Regional holiday is in 45 days. y in Australia that was originally called Eight Hours Day

Adelaide Cup
Adelaide Cup

13 March 2017 This Regional holiday is in 52 days. South Australia Only. The cup is held on the second Monday of March since March 2006. B...

Australia List of National and Regional Public holidays of Australia in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Jan 2 New Years Holiday Public Holiday as News Years Day falls on a Sunday
Thursday January 26 Jan 26 Australia Day 26 January or, if that day falls on weekend, the following Monday
Monday March 06 Mar 6 Labour Day 1st Monday in March. WA only
Monday March 13 Mar 13 Adelaide Cup 2nd Monday in March. SA Only
Monday March 13 Mar 13 Canberra Day 2nd Monday in March. ACT Only
Monday March 13 Mar 13 Labour Day 2nd Monday in March, VIC, TAS Only
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Saturday April 15 Apr 15 Easter Saturday Public Holiday in all states exc. Tasmania and WA
Sunday April 16 Apr 16 Easter Sunday Public Holiday in ACT, NSW
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday April 18 Apr 18 Easter Tuesday Tasmania. Government only
Tuesday April 25 Apr 25 ANZAC Day
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day 1st Monday in May. QLD, NT Only
Sunday May 14 May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday June 05 Jun 5 Western Australia Day First Monday in June. WA only
Monday June 12 Jun 12 Queens Birthday 2nd Monday in June. except QLD, WA
Monday August 07 Aug 7 Picnic Day 1st Monday in August. NT Only
Wednesday August 16 Aug 16 Ekka People's Day Royal Queensland Show. Brisbane only
Sunday September 03 Sep 3 Father's Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday
Monday September 25 Sep 25 Family & Community Day 1st Monday of 3rd term school holidays. ACT Only
Monday September 25 Sep 25 Queens Birthday Last Monday in Sep, or 1st Monday in Oct. WA Only
Monday October 02 Oct 2 Labour Day 1st Monday in October. NSW/ACT/SA
Monday October 02 Oct 2 Queens Birthday 1st Monday in October. QLD
Tuesday November 07 Nov 7 Melbourne Cup Day 1st Tuesday in November. VIC Only
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day Except South Australia
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 Proclamation Day First working day after Christmas Day


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • Public holidays are declared on a state and territory basis, with the exception of the seven national public holidays

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