Public Holidays in Australia in 2018

Australia List of National and Regional Public holidays of Australia in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day
Friday January 26 Jan 26 Australia Day 26 January or, if that day falls on weekend, the following Monday
Monday March 05 Mar 5 Labour Day 1st Monday in March. WA only
Monday March 12 Mar 12 Adelaide Cup 2nd Monday in March. SA Only
Monday March 12 Mar 12 Canberra Day 2nd Monday in March. ACT Only
Monday March 12 Mar 12 Labour Day 2nd Monday in March, VIC, TAS Only
Friday March 30 Mar 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Saturday March 31 Mar 31 Easter Saturday Public Holiday in all states exc. Tasmania and WA
Sunday April 01 Apr 1 Easter Sunday Public Holiday in ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC
Monday April 02 Apr 2 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday April 03 Apr 3 Easter Tuesday Tasmania. Government only
Wednesday April 25 Apr 25 Anzac Day
Monday May 07 May 7 Labour Day 1st Monday in May. QLD, NT Only
Sunday May 13 May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 28 May 28 Reconciliation Day ACT Only. Monday on or after 27 May
Monday June 04 Jun 4 Western Australia Day First Monday in June. WA only
Monday June 11 Jun 11 Queens Birthday 2nd Monday in June. except QLD, WA
Monday August 06 Aug 6 Picnic Day 1st Monday in August. NT Only
Wednesday August 15 Aug 15 Ekka People's Day Royal Queensland Show. Brisbane only
Sunday September 02 Sep 2 Father's Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday
Monday September 24 Sep 24 Queens Birthday Last Monday in Sep, or 1st Monday in Oct. WA Only
Friday September 28 Sep 28 Grand Final Eve Victoria. To be confirmed
Monday October 01 Oct 1 Labour Day 1st Monday in October. NSW/ACT/SA
Monday October 01 Oct 1 Queens Birthday 1st Monday in October. QLD
Tuesday November 06 Nov 6 Melbourne Cup Day 1st Tuesday in November. VIC Only
Tuesday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day Except South Australia
Wednesday December 26 Dec 26 Proclamation Day South Australia. 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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