Australia has a total of 19 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year's Day is the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar used in Australia and many other countries.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
Australia Day
Australia Day is a day of celebrations for Australians. It is celebrated on January 26 each year.
Saturday January 26 National holiday
Australia Day observed
Australia Day is a day of celebrations for Australians. It is celebrated on January 26 each year.
Monday January 28 National holiday
Labour Day
Labour Day in Australia celebrates workers’ role in contributing towards the nation’s economy. It is an annual public holiday but its date varies across the states and territories.
Monday October 7 Common local holiday
Eight Hours Day
Labour Day in Australia celebrates workers’ role in contributing towards the nation’s economy. It is an annual public holiday but its date varies across the states and territories.
Monday March 11 Common local holiday
Harmony Day
Harmony Day is a national observance that celebrates Australia’s cultural, linguistic and religious diversity on March 21 every year.
Thursday March 21 Observance
Good Friday
Good Friday is two days before Easter Sunday and is a national holiday in Australia.
Friday April 19 National holiday,Christian
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in some states and the two territories in Australia.
Saturday April 20 Common local holiday
Easter Day
On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
Sunday April 21 Observance
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a nationwide holiday in Australia.
Monday April 22 National holiday,Christian
ANZAC Day
ANZAC Day is the anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey during in World War I.
Thursday April 25 National holiday
May Day
Labour Day in Australia celebrates workers’ role in contributing towards the nation’s economy. It is an annual public holiday but its date varies across the states and territories.
Monday May 6 Common local holiday
Western Australia Day
Foundation Day is a public holiday in the state of Western Australia to commemorate the founding of the first British colony in the state.
Monday June 3 Common local holiday
Queen's Birthday
Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Monday October 7 Common local holiday
Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day in Australia is annually observed on November 11 although it is not a public holiday. This event remembers those who died as a result of war, particularly from World War I onwards.
Monday November 11 Observance
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve in Australia is annually celebrated on December 24, which is the day before Christmas Day.
Tuesday December 24 Observance
Christmas Day
Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day, which is in the middle of summer in Australia.
Wednesday December 25 National holiday,Christian
Boxing Day
December 26 is the Boxing Day holiday celebrated in Australia.
Thursday December 26 National holiday,Christian
New Year's Eve
Many Australians celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31 each year, which coincides with the date before New Year’s Day in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 31 Observance