Australia is comprised of six states and various territories. There are seven key national holidays observed by all states. There are some regional holidays that occur in only one state or in the case of Labour Day, each state observes it as a holiday, but on different days.
Using the table below you can see which is the main city in each state and click the state name or the city to see the public holidays observed in that state or city.
|ACT||Canberra||Australian Capital Territory|
|New South Wales||Sydney||Sydney is Australia's most populous city|
|Northern Territory||Darwin||The least populous of Australia's eight major states and territories|
|Queensland||Brisbane||Queensland is home to 10 of Australia's 30 largest cities|
|South Australia||Adelaide||Adelaide was named in honour of the queen consort to King William IV|
|Tasmania||Hobart||The island of Tasmania is the 26th largest island in the world|
|Victoria||Melbourne||Victoria is Australia's most densely populated state|
|Western Australia||Perth||92% of the population lives in the south-west corner of the state|
About Public Holidays in Australia
- Public holidays are declared on a state and territory basis, with the exception of the seven national public holidays