Holiday Guide for Australia in 2020

Australia 2020
Australia
2020

Australia information

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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 2020

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: As Australia Day falls on a Sunday in 2020, the following Monday is observed as the public holiday.

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.

Holy Saturday


Holy 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: Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed.

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.

Anzac Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Anzac Day (in lieu)

ACT, Western 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 June 1st 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

 Long Weekend! 
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.

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

Thank You Day

 Long Weekend! 
Thank You Day

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

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 Eve


Christmas Eve

Queensland: A public holiday in Queensland between the hours of 6pm and midnight

Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve

Northern Territory: A public holiday in Northern Territory between the hours of 7pm and midnight

Christmas Day

 Long Weekend! 
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, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia: The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

Boxing Day Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Boxing Day Holiday

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

 Long Weekend! 
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

New Year's Eve


New Year's Eve

Northern Territory: A public holiday in Northern Territory 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