Holiday Guide for Australia in 2019

Australia 2019
Australia
2019

Australia information

Population: 24.12m
Capital: Canberra
Calling Code: (61)
Time Zone: +10 UTC
Currency: Australian dollar
Language: English

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Australia List of National Holidays in Australia in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Australia: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Australia Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Australia Day (in lieu)

Australia: On January 26th 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip became the first Governor of the colony of New South Wales

Labour Day

 Long Weekend! 
Labour Day

Western Australia: Western Australia. A public holiday in Australia that was originally called Eight Hours Day

Adelaide Cup

 Long Weekend! 
Adelaide Cup

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

Canberra Day

 Long Weekend! 
Canberra Day

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

Labour Day

 Long Weekend! 
Labour Day

Tasmania, Victoria: Labour Day is a public holiday in Australia that was originally called Eight Hours Day

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Australia: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Saturday


Easter Saturday

ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria: Day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week. Commemorates the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb

Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday

ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria: On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Australia: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Anzac Day


Anzac Day

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

Labour Day

 Long Weekend! 
Labour Day

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

Reconciliation Day

 Long Weekend! 
Reconciliation Day

ACT: Marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum which changed the constitution

Western Australia Day

 Long Weekend! 
Western Australia Day

Western Australia: Commemorates the day that the first European settlers arrived in Western Australia to found the Swan River Colony on 1 June 1829

Queen's Birthday

 Long Weekend! 
Queen's Birthday

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

Picnic Day

 Long Weekend! 
Picnic Day

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

Ekka People's Day


Ekka People's Day

Queensland: 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.

Grand Final Eve

 Long Weekend! 
Grand Final Eve

Victoria: Victoria. Since 2015, the day before the AFL Grand Final has been declared a public holiday

Queen's Birthday

 Long Weekend! 
Queen's Birthday

Western Australia: The Queens Birthday holiday is a moveable feast celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

Labour Day

 Long Weekend! 
Labour Day

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

Queen's Birthday

 Long Weekend! 
Queen's Birthday

Queensland: The Queens Birthday holiday is a moveable feast celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

Melbourne Cup Day


Melbourne Cup Day

Victoria: Known as 'the race that stops a nation', the Melbourne Cup is the most prestigious horse race in Australia

Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve

South Australia: A public holiday in South Australia between the hours of 7pm and midnight

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Australia: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Boxing Day


Boxing Day

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

Proclamation Day


Proclamation Day

South Australia: Celebrates the establishment of government in South Australia as a British province on 28 December 1836

New Year's Eve


New Year's Eve

South Australia: A public holiday in South Australia between the hours of 7pm and midnight

Notes

  • Public holidays are declared on a state and territory basis, with the exception of the seven national public holidays