Public Holidays in Australia in 2012

Australia List of National and Regional Public holidays of Australia in 2012

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Year's Day
Monday January 02 New Years Day (in lieu)
Thursday January 26 Australia Day 26 January or, if that day falls on weekend, the following Monday
Monday March 05 Labour Day 1st Monday in March. WA only
Monday March 12 Adelaide Cup Second Monday in March. SA Only
Monday March 12 Canberra Day 2nd Monday in March. ACT Only
Monday March 12 Labour Day 2nd Monday in March, VIC, TAS Only
Friday April 06 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 09 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Wednesday April 25 Anzac Day
Monday May 07 Labour Day 1st Monday in May. QLD/NT Only
Sunday May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Monday June 04 Western Australia Day First Monday in June. WA only
Monday June 11 Queens Birthday 2nd Monday in June. except QLD, WA
Monday June 11 Queens Diamond Jubilee QLD only. One off holiday to mark the Jubilee
Monday August 06 Picnic Day 1st Monday in August. NT Only
Sunday September 02 Father's Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday.
Monday October 01 Labour Day 1st Monday in October. NSW/ACT/SA
Monday October 01 Queens Birthday 1st Monday in October. QLD, WA Only
Monday October 08 Family & Community Day 1st Monday of 3rd term school holidays. ACT Only
Tuesday November 06 Melbourne Cup Day 1st Tuesday in November. VIC Only
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day Except South Australia
Wednesday December 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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