Public Holidays in Australia 2018

Upcoming Holidays in Australia

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Mon : New Year's Day

Fri : Australia Day

Mon : Labour Day

Mon : Adelaide Cup

  • South Australia Only. The cup is held on the second Monday of March since March 2006. Before 2006 it was held in May
  • States: South Australia


Mon : Canberra Day

  • Public Holiday in Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The day celebrates the official naming of Canberra in 1913.
  • States: ACT


Mon : Labour Day

Mon : Eight Hours Day

Fri : Good Friday

Sat : Easter Saturday

  • Except TAS and WA. Commemorates the day that Jesus' body lay in the tomb
  • States: ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria


Sun : Easter Sunday

  • ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC. On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
  • States: ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria


Mon : Easter Monday

Tue : Easter Tuesday

Wed : Anzac Day

  • Marks the anniversary of the first key military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.


Mon : Labour Day

  • Labour Day is a public holiday in Australia that was originally called Eight Hours Day
  • States: Northern Territory, Queensland


Mon : Reconciliation Day

Mon : Western Australia Day

Mon : Queens Birthday

  • The Queens Birthday holiday is a moveable feast celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
  • States: ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria


Mon : Picnic Day

  • Originally declared a public holiday to enable Darwin's railway workers to go to Adelaide River for a picnic.
  • States: Northern Territory


Wed : Ekka People's Day

  • The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is usually held on the second Wednesday in August except when there are five Wednesdays in August when it is held on the third Wednesday.
  • States: Queensland


Mon : Queens Birthday

Fri : Grand Final Eve

Mon : Labour Day

  • Labour Day is a public holiday in Australia that was originally called Eight Hours Day
  • States: New South Wales, ACT, South Australia


Mon : Queens Birthday

Tue : Melbourne Cup Day

Tue : Christmas Day

Wed : Boxing Day

  • The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
  • States: ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia


Wed : Proclamation Day

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