Australia has a total of 113 holidays in 2021. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year's Day is the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar used in Australia and many other countries.
Epiphany
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Many people in countries such as Australia annually observe Epiphany on January 6.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Thursday, January 7, 2021 Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Australia observe Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
Orthodox New Year
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Australia celebrate New Year’s Day on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
Australia Day
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Australia Day is a day of celebrations for Australians. It is celebrated on January 26 each year.
Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is one of the four Jewish New Years.
Royal Hobart Regatta
Monday, February 8, 2021 The Royal Hobart Regatta is an annual public holiday in southern Tasmania, Australia, on the second Monday in February.
Chinese New Year
Friday, February 12, 2021 Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Chinese New Year Holiday (Day 2)
Saturday, February 13, 2021 Chinese New Year Holiday (Day 2) is a state holiday in Australia
Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2021 Valentine’s Day, which is annually held on February 14, is one of the most romantic days in the year for many people in countries such as Australia.
Chinese New Year Holiday (Day 2) observed
Monday, February 15, 2021 Chinese New Year Holiday (Day 2) is a state holiday in Australia
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of the Lent period for many Christians in Australia.
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in for many Christians in Australia.
Purim
Friday, February 26, 2021 Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.
Labour Day
Monday, March 1, 2021 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.
Foundation Day
Saturday, March 6, 2021 Foundation Day is a state holiday in Australia
Labour Day
Monday, March 8, 2021 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.
Eight Hours Day
Monday, March 8, 2021 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.
Adelaide Cup
Monday, March 8, 2021 Adelaide Cup is a state holiday and a horse racing event in South Australia.
Canberra Day
Monday, March 8, 2021 Canberra Day is a public holiday that celebrates Canberra’s official founding in the Australian Capital Territory.
Isra and Mi'raj
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night when the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
St Patrick's Day
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 St Patrick’s Day is a popular observance in Australia to honor Irish culture and commemorate one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick.
National Close the Gap Day
Thursday, March 18, 2021
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Australia (Sydney)
Harmony Day
Sunday, March 21, 2021 Harmony Day is a national observance that celebrates Australia’s cultural, linguistic and religious diversity on March 21 every year.
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday in Australia celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
First day of Passover
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Passover is a Jewish observance of the liberation from slavery and the Israelites' exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 1, 2021 Many Christians in the Australia celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Daylight Saving Time ends
Saturday, April 3, 2021 Daylight Saving Time ends in Australia
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 3, 2021 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in some states and the two territories in Australia.
Last day of Passover
Sunday, April 4, 2021 The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4, 2021 On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 5, 2021 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a nationwide holiday in Australia.
Self Determination Day
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Self Determination Day is a state holiday in Australia
Easter Tuesday
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Easter Tuesday is a public holiday in the Australian state of Tasmania.
Yom HaShoah
Thursday, April 8, 2021 Yom Hashoah remembers the lives and sacrifices of about six million Holocaust victims who died during World War II. This observance is annually held on the 27th day of the month of Nisan.
Ramadan Start
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Many Muslims in Australia welcome Ramadan as period of fasting, self-evaluation and spiritual growth. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Yom HaAtzmaut
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Many Jewish communities in Australia celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut, which is Israel’s Independence Day, on the fifth day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
ANZAC Day
Sunday, April 25, 2021 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.
ANZAC Day Observed
Sunday, April 25, 2021 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.
Lag B'Omer
Friday, April 30, 2021 Many Jewish Australians observe Lag B’Omer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Orthodox Good Friday
Friday, April 30, 2021 Many Orthodox Christians in Australia remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Great Friday.
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Many Orthodox Christians in Australia remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, May 2, 2021 Many Orthodox Christians in Australia celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha.
Orthodox Easter Monday
Monday, May 3, 2021 Many Orthodox churches in Australia observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
May Day
Monday, May 3, 2021 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.
Labour Day
Monday, May 3, 2021 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.
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Saturday, May 8, 2021 Laylat al-Qadr is most likely to be held on one of the last 10 days of month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 9, 2021 Mother’s Day is celebrated in Australia on the second Sunday of May each year.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
Eid ul Fitr
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Eid al-Fitr, which is on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
Hari Raya Puasa
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Shavuot
Monday, May 17, 2021 Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, is one of three major Jewish festivals celebrated among many Jewish Australians.
Pentecost
Sunday, May 23, 2021 Many Christians in Australia observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Whit Monday
Monday, May 24, 2021 Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
National Sorry Day
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance that acknowledges the impact of Australia’s Stolen Generations.
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, May 30, 2021 Many churches in Australia observe Trinity Sunday, a Christian feast that occurs on the first Sunday after Pentecost.
Reconciliation Day
Monday, May 31, 2021 Reconciliation Day is a state holiday in the Australian Capital Territory.
Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 3, 2021 Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
Queen's Birthday
Sunday, June 6, 2021 Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Queensland Day
Sunday, June 6, 2021 Queenslanders commemorate their state’s birthday on Queensland Day in Australia.
Queen's Birthday observed
Monday, June 7, 2021 Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Western Australia Day
Monday, June 7, 2021 Foundation Day is a public holiday in the state of Western Australia to commemorate the founding of the first British colony in the state.
Bounty Day
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Bounty Day is a state holiday in Australia
Queen's Birthday
Monday, June 14, 2021 Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Australia (Sydney)
First Day of NAIDOC Week
Sunday, July 4, 2021 First Day of NAIDOC Week is a observance in Australia
Tisha B'Av
Sunday, July 18, 2021 Tisha B’Av is on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Hari Raya Haji
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Hari Raya Haji is a state holiday in Australia
New South Wales Bank Holiday
Monday, August 2, 2021 The New South Wales Bank Holiday falls on the first Monday of August.
Northern Territory Picnic Day
Monday, August 2, 2021 Picnic Day is a public holiday annually held in Australia’s Northern Territory on the first Monday of August.
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day is usually held in Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland, Australia, on the second or third Wednesday in August.
Assumption of Mary
Sunday, August 15, 2021 The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is an annual Christian observance in Australia held on August 15. It is considered a Holy Day of Obligation - a day when some Christian denominations are obliged to attend mass.
Father's Day
Sunday, September 5, 2021 Father’s Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to their children’s lives.
Rosh Hashana
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Rosh Hashana, also spelled Rosh Hashanah, is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. The event begins on the first day of Tishrei (or Tishri), which is the seventh month in the Jewish calendar.
Yom Kippur
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Yom Kippur is an important Jewish holiday that falls on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar.
First day of Sukkot
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival for Jewish communities in Australia.
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Australia (Sydney)
Friday before the AFL Grand Final
Friday, September 24, 2021 Friday before the AFL Grand Final is a state holiday in Australia
Hoshana Rabbah
Monday, September 27, 2021 Many Jewish communities in Australia observe the last day of Sukkot, which marks the end of the Sukkot festival.
Queen's Birthday
Monday, September 27, 2021 Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Shemini Atzeret
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Shemini Atzeret (or Shmini Atzeret) is a Jewish holiday dedicated to the love of God, while Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) marks the end of Sukkot and celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Simchat Torah
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Daylight Saving Time starts
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Daylight Saving Time starts in Australia
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Monday, October 4, 2021 Many churches in Australia celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi to honor St Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, on October 4 each year.
Territory Day
Monday, October 4, 2021 Territory Day is a state holiday in Australia
Queen's Birthday
Monday, October 4, 2021 Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Labour Day
Monday, October 4, 2021 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.
Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day
Monday, October 11, 2021 Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day is a state holiday in Australia
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Eid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.
Hari Maulad Nabi
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Hari Maulad Nabi is a state holiday in Australia
Halloween
Sunday, October 31, 2021 Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in Australian communities on October 31 each year.
All Saints' Day
Monday, November 1, 2021 Many churches in Australia annually observe All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
Recreation Day
Monday, November 1, 2021 Recreation Day is annually celebrated in northern Tasmania, in Australia, on the first Monday of November.
All Souls' Day
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 All Souls’ Day is observed among some Christians in Australia on November 2 each year.
Melbourne Cup Day
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Melbourne Cup Day is Australia’s most celebrated horse racing event. It is an annual public holiday in the state of Victoria and is observed nationwide on the first Tuesday of November.
Remembrance Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 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.
Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Thanksgiving Day is a state holiday in Australia
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 28, 2021 Many Christians mark the First Sunday of Advent as the start of the Advent season leading up to Christmas.
First Day of Hanukkah
Monday, November 29, 2021 The first day of Hanukkah is the start of the Hanukkah period, which lasts for 8 days, from the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.
Last day of Hanukkah
Monday, December 6, 2021 The last day of Hanukkah marks the end of a festive Jewish occasion, known as Hanukkah or Chanukah.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Some Christians, particularly those of Catholic faith, in Australia mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on or around December 8.
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Australia (Sydney)
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve in Australia is annually celebrated on December 24, which is the day before Christmas Day.
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day, which is in the middle of summer in Australia.
Boxing Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021 December 26 is the Boxing Day holiday celebrated in Australia.
Proclamation Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021 Proclamation Day is a state holiday in Australia
Christmas Day Observed
Monday, December 27, 2021 Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day, which is in the middle of summer in Australia.
Boxing Day Observed
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 December 26 is the Boxing Day holiday celebrated in Australia.
Day off for Proclamation Day
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Proclamation Day is a state holiday in Australia
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 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.