Royal Hobart Regatta in Tasmania in 2023

Royal Hobart Regatta in Tasmania in 2023
The Wineglass Bay, Freycinet seen from MountAmos. Image by Wirestock , via Deposit Photos

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Royal Hobart Regatta
  Dates of Royal Hobart Regatta in Tasmania
2024 Mon, Feb 12Regional Holiday
2023 Mon, Feb 13Regional Holiday
2022 Mon, Feb 14Regional Holiday
2021 Mon, Feb 8Regional Holiday
2020 Mon, Feb 10Regional Holiday
  Summary

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

The Royal Hobart Regatta is a series of aquatic competitions and displays held annually in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and is Tasmania's oldest sporting event.

The event runs for three days, ending on the second Monday in February, and dominates the whole river for the duration of the event.

The Monday is a public holiday in southern and eastern Tasmania. The areas are South of and including Oatlands and Swansea excluding Bronte Park, Catagunya, Strathgordon, Tarraleah, Wayatinah & West Coast.

On December 1st 1838, the first Hobart Town Anniversary Regatta was held in Hobart, Tasmania to celebrate the Tasmanian Anniversary of the 17th-century European discovery of the island by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who made the first reported European sighting of the island on November 24th 1642.

Royal Hobart Regatta

Regional holidays (parts of Tasmania)
Holiday202220232024Notes
Devonport Cup 5 January11 January10 JanuaryHalf day holiday. Generally Public Service only. From 11 am in the municipal area of Devonport.
Royal Hobart Regatta 14 February13 February12 FebruarySouth of and including Oatlands and Swansea excluding Bronte Park, Catagunya, Strathgordon, Tarraleah, Wayatinah & West Coast.
Launceston Cup 23 February22 February28 February

Generally Public Service only. All Day - Municipal areas of Break O'Day, Dorset, George Town, Glamorgan-Spring Bay (north of and including Cranbrook), Launceston excluding Launceston City centre and suburbs specified below, Meander Valley excluding suburbs and townships specified below, Northern Midlands, Southern Midlands north of but not including Oatlands, West Tamar excluding townships specified below.

From 11am - Launceston City centre and the following suburbs and townships Alanvale, Blackstone Heights, East Launceston, Elphin, Franklin Village, Glen Dhu, Inveresk, Invermay, Killafaddy, Kings Meadows, Mayfield, Mowbray, Mowbray Heights, Newnham, Newstead, North Riverside, Norwood, Prospect, Prospect Vale, Punchbowl, Ravenswood, Riverside, Rocherlea, St Leonards, Sandhill, South Launceston, Summerhill, Trevallyn, Vermont, Waverley, West Launceston, West Riverside, Youngtown.

King Island Show 1 March7 March5 MarchKing Island only
AGFEST 6 May5 May5 MayMunicipal area of Circular Head only.
Burnie Show 30 September6 October4 OctoberMunicipal areas of Burnie, Waratah-Wynyard and West Coast.
Royal Launceston Show 6 October12 October10 OctoberMunicipal areas of Break O'Day, Dorset, George Town, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, West Tamar.
Flinders Island Show14 October20 October18 OctoberMunicipal area of Flinders Island.
Royal Hobart Show 20 October26 October24 OctoberAll of Tasmania south of and including Oatlands and Swansea also Bronte Park, Strathgordon, Tarreleah and Wayatinah - excludes West Coast.
Recreation Day 7 November6 November4 NovemberAll parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta.
Devonport Show 25 November1 December29 NovemberMunicipal areas of Devonport, Kentish and Latrobe.

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