King's Birthday in Australia in 2023

King's Birthday in Australia in 2023
King Charles III. Image by Dan Marsh , via Flickr

  How long until King's Birthday?
King's Birthday
  Dates of King's Birthday in Australia
2024 Jun 10, Sep 30, Oct 7
QueenslandMon, Oct 7Regional Holiday
Western AustraliaMon, Sep 30Regional Holiday
ACTMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
New South WalesMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
Northern TerritoryMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
South AustraliaMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
TasmaniaMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
VictoriaMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
2023 Jun 12, Sep 25, Oct 2
QueenslandMon, Oct 2Regional Holiday
Western AustraliaMon, Sep 25Regional Holiday
ACTMon, Jun 12Regional Holiday
New South WalesMon, Jun 12Regional Holiday
Northern TerritoryMon, Jun 12Regional Holiday
South AustraliaMon, Jun 12Regional Holiday
TasmaniaMon, Jun 12Regional Holiday
VictoriaMon, Jun 12Regional Holiday
2022 Western Australia Mon, Sep 26 Regional Holiday

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

  Which regions observe King's Birthday in 2023?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday

When is the King's Birthday in Australia?

The King's Birthday holiday is a moveable feast celebrating the birthday of King Charles III who is not only King of Great Britain but also King of Australia, New Zealand and 12 of the 50 other countries in the commonwealth. 

The holiday traditionally marks the start of the Australian ski season.

On this day, businesses will generally be closed. Shops may open but observe restricted trading hours. Transport may operate on a Saturday or reduced timetable.

In Queensland, this holiday is observed on the first Monday in October since 2016.

In Western Australia, the King's Birthday holiday is celebrated in either late September or early October. The date is decided by the state governor.

History of the King's Birthday

King Charles III was born on November 14th 1948 in Buckingham Palace. He ascended to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday September 8th 2022.

Despite the November birthday, the day is usually in June in the UK. This is because having a summer birthday means a higher chance of good weather in England during the Trooping the Colour parade for the monarch's birthday.

The King is the monarch of 15 countries, the United Kingdom and 14 commonwealth realms.

Since 1748, the monarch's official birthday has been marked by an outdoor parade known as Trooping the Colour which was usually held on the king or queen's actual birthday. Edward VII, who reigned from 1901 to 1910, was born in November. Instead of making the troops parade on a cold and dark November morning, the tradition began of celebrating his birthday officially in May or June as there was less chance of it being chilly and drizzly during the event. This tradition was then carried on by subsequent monarchs.

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