Public Holidays in Australia in 2016

Australia List of National and Regional Public holidays of Australia in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day
Tuesday January 26 Australia Day 26 January or, if that day falls on weekend, the following Monday
Monday March 07 Labour Day 1st Monday in March. WA only
Monday March 14 Adelaide Cup 2nd Monday in March. SA Only
Monday March 14 Canberra Day 2nd Monday in March. ACT Only
Monday March 14 Labour Day 2nd Monday in March, VIC, TAS Only
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Saturday March 26 Easter Saturday Public Holiday in all states exc. Tasmania and WA
Sunday March 27 Easter Sunday Public Holiday in ACT, NSW, VIC
Monday March 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday March 29 Easter Tuesday Tasmania. Government only
Monday April 25 Anzac Day
Monday May 02 Labour Day 1st Monday in May. QLD, NT Only
Sunday May 08 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday June 06 Western Australia Day First Monday in June. WA only
Monday June 13 Queens Birthday 2nd Monday in June. except QLD, WA
Monday August 01 Picnic Day 1st Monday in August. NT Only
Monday August 01 Bank Holiday New South Wales. Banks only
Wednesday August 10 Ekka People's Day Royal Queensland Show. Brisbane only
Sunday September 04 Father's Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday
Monday September 26 Family & Community Day 1st Monday of 3rd term school holidays. ACT Only
Monday September 26 Queens Birthday Last Monday in Sep, or 1st Monday in Oct. WA Only
Friday September 30 Grand Final Eve Victoria
Monday October 03 Queens Birthday 1st Monday in October. QLD
Monday October 03 Labour Day 1st Monday in October. NSW/ACT/SA
Tuesday November 01 Melbourne Cup Day 1st Tuesday in November. VIC Only
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Boxing Day Except South Australia
Monday December 26 Christmas Day (in lieu) South Australia
Tuesday December 27 Christmas Day (in lieu) Except SA. Next working day after December 25
Tuesday December 27 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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