Holiday Guide for Australia in 2022

Australia 2022
Australia
2022

Australia information

Population: 25.69m
Capital: Canberra
Calling Code: (61)
Time Zone: +10 UTC
Currency: Australian dollar
Language: English

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List of National Holidays in Australia in 2022

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

New Year's Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
New Year's Day (in lieu)

Australia: As New Year's Day falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is an additional public holiday.

Australia Day


Australia Day

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

Royal Hobart Regatta

 Long Weekend! 
Royal Hobart Regatta

Tasmania: The Royal Hobart Regatta is a series of aquatic competitions and displays held annually in Hobart, Tasmania.

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, Western Australia: 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

 Long Weekend! 
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 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


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.

National Day of Mourning


National Day of Mourning

Australia: A National Public Holiday to mourn the death of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.

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

King's Birthday

 Long Weekend! 
King's Birthday

Western Australia: The King's Birthday holiday is a moveable feast celebrating the birthday of King Charles III.

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

Recreation Day

 Long Weekend! 
Recreation Day

Tasmania: All parts of Tasmania which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta.

Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve

Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia: A public holiday in Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia, only in the evening.

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

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

Boxing Day

 Long Weekend! 
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

 Long Weekend! 
Proclamation Day

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

Christmas Day (in lieu)


Christmas Day (in lieu)

Australia: As Christmas Day falls on a Sunday in 2022, the following Tuesday will be a public holiday.

New Year's Eve


New Year's Eve

Northern Territory, South Australia: New Year's Eve is a public holiday in Northen Territory and 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