Australia has a total of 114 holidays in 2022. 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
Saturday, January 1, 2022 New Year's Day is the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar used in Australia and many other countries.
Day off for New Year's Day
Monday, January 3, 2022 New Year's Day is the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar used in Australia and many other countries.
Epiphany
Thursday, January 6, 2022 Many people in countries such as Australia annually observe Epiphany on January 6.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Friday, January 7, 2022 Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Australia observe Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
Orthodox New Year
Friday, January 14, 2022 Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Australia celebrate New Year’s Day on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
Monday, January 17, 2022 Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is one of the four Jewish New Years.
Australia Day
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Australia Day is a day of celebrations for Australians. It is celebrated on January 26 each year.
Lunar New Year
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Lunar New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Lunar New Year Holiday (Day 2)
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Lunar New Year Holiday (Day 2) is a state holiday in Australia
Royal Hobart Regatta
Monday, February 14, 2022 The Royal Hobart Regatta is an annual public holiday in southern Tasmania, Australia, on the second Monday in February.
Valentine's Day
Monday, February 14, 2022 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.
Isra and Mi'raj
Monday, February 28, 2022 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.
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of the Lent period for many Christians in Australia.
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in for many Christians in Australia.
Labour Day
Monday, March 7, 2022 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 14, 2022 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 14, 2022 Adelaide Cup is a state holiday and a horse racing event in South Australia.
Canberra Day
Monday, March 14, 2022 Canberra Day is a public holiday that celebrates Canberra’s official founding in the Australian Capital Territory.
Purim
Thursday, March 17, 2022 Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.
St Patrick's Day
Thursday, March 17, 2022 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 17, 2022
March Equinox
Sunday, March 20, 2022 March Equinox in Australia (Sydney)
Harmony Day
Monday, March 21, 2022 Harmony Day is a national observance that celebrates Australia’s cultural, linguistic and religious diversity on March 21 every year.
Ramadan Start
Saturday, April 2, 2022 Many Muslims in Australia welcome Ramadan as period of fasting, self-evaluation and spiritual growth. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Daylight Saving Time ends
Saturday, April 2, 2022 Daylight Saving Time ends in Australia
Self Determination Day
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Self Determination Day is a state holiday in Australia
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 10, 2022 Palm Sunday in Australia celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 14, 2022 Many Christians in the Australia celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.
Good Friday
Friday, April 15, 2022 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
First day of Passover
Saturday, April 16, 2022 Passover is a Jewish observance of the liberation from slavery and the Israelites' exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 16, 2022 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in some states and the two territories in Australia.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 17, 2022 On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 18, 2022 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a nationwide holiday in Australia.
Easter Tuesday
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Easter Tuesday is a public holiday in the Australian state of Tasmania.
Orthodox Good Friday
Friday, April 22, 2022 Many Orthodox Christians in Australia remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Great Friday.
Last day of Passover
Saturday, April 23, 2022 The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 23, 2022 Many Orthodox Christians in Australia remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, April 24, 2022 Many Orthodox Christians in Australia celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha.
Orthodox Easter Monday
Monday, April 25, 2022 Many Orthodox churches in Australia observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
ANZAC Day
Monday, April 25, 2022 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
Monday, April 25, 2022 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.
Yom HaShoah
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 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.
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Thursday, April 28, 2022 Laylat al-Qadr is most likely to be held on one of the last 10 days of month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.
Eid ul Fitr
Monday, May 2, 2022 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.
May Day
Monday, May 2, 2022 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 2, 2022 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.
Hari Raya Puasa
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 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.
Yom HaAtzmaut
Thursday, May 5, 2022 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.
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 8, 2022 Mother’s Day is celebrated in Australia on the second Sunday of May each year.
Lag B'Omer
Thursday, May 19, 2022 Many Jewish Australians observe Lag B’Omer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 26, 2022 Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
National Sorry Day
Thursday, May 26, 2022 National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance that acknowledges the impact of Australia’s Stolen Generations.
Reconciliation Day
Monday, May 30, 2022 Reconciliation Day is a state holiday in the Australian Capital Territory.
Pentecost
Sunday, June 5, 2022 Many Christians in Australia observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Shavuot
Sunday, June 5, 2022 Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, is one of three major Jewish festivals celebrated among many Jewish Australians.
Whit Monday
Monday, June 6, 2022 Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
Western Australia Day
Monday, June 6, 2022 Foundation Day is a public holiday in the state of Western Australia to commemorate the founding of the first British colony in the state.
Queensland Day
Monday, June 6, 2022 Queenslanders commemorate their state’s birthday on Queensland Day in Australia.
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, June 12, 2022 Many churches in Australia observe Trinity Sunday, a Christian feast that occurs on the first Sunday after Pentecost.
Queen's Birthday
Monday, June 13, 2022 Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 16, 2022 Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
June Solstice
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 June Solstice in Australia (Sydney)
First Day of NAIDOC Week
Sunday, July 3, 2022 First Day of NAIDOC Week is a observance in Australia
Eid al-Adha
Saturday, July 9, 2022 Many Muslims in Australia celebrate Eid al- Adha around the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Hari Raya Haji
Sunday, July 10, 2022 Hari Raya Haji is a state holiday in Australia
Day off for Hari Raya Haji
Monday, July 11, 2022 Hari Raya Haji is a state holiday in Australia
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Sunday, July 31, 2022 The first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the start of the Islamic New Year.
New South Wales Bank Holiday
Monday, August 1, 2022 The New South Wales Bank Holiday falls on the first Monday of August.
Northern Territory Picnic Day
Monday, August 1, 2022 Picnic Day is a public holiday annually held in Australia’s Northern Territory on the first Monday of August.
Tisha B'Av
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Tisha B’Av is on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Ashura
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura is a Muslim in Australia
Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 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
Monday, August 15, 2022 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 4, 2022 Father’s Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to their children’s lives.
Friday before the AFL Grand Final
Friday, September 23, 2022 Friday before the AFL Grand Final is a state holiday in Australia
September Equinox
Friday, September 23, 2022 September Equinox in Australia (Sydney)
Rosh Hashana
Monday, September 26, 2022 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.
Queen's Birthday
Monday, September 26, 2022 Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Daylight Saving Time starts
Saturday, October 1, 2022 Daylight Saving Time starts in Australia
Territory Day
Monday, October 3, 2022 Territory Day is a state holiday in Australia
Queen's Birthday
Monday, October 3, 2022 Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Labour Day
Monday, October 3, 2022 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.
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 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.
Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Yom Kippur is an important Jewish holiday that falls on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar.
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Saturday, October 8, 2022 Eid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.
Hari Maulad Nabi
Saturday, October 8, 2022 Hari Maulad Nabi is a state holiday in Australia
First day of Sukkot
Monday, October 10, 2022 The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival for Jewish communities in Australia.
Day off for Hari Maulad Nabi
Monday, October 10, 2022 Hari Maulad Nabi is a state holiday in Australia
International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
Saturday, October 15, 2022 International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a observance in Australia
Hoshana Rabbah
Sunday, October 16, 2022 Many Jewish communities in Australia observe the last day of Sukkot, which marks the end of the Sukkot festival.
Shemini Atzeret
Monday, October 17, 2022 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
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Royal Hobart Show
Thursday, October 20, 2022 Royal Hobart Show is a state holiday in Australia
Diwali/Deepavali
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
Halloween
Monday, October 31, 2022 Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in Australian communities on October 31 each year.
All Saints' Day
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Many churches in Australia annually observe All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
Melbourne Cup Day
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 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.
All Souls' Day
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 All Souls’ Day is observed among some Christians in Australia on November 2 each year.
Recreation Day
Monday, November 7, 2022 Recreation Day is annually celebrated in northern Tasmania, in Australia, on the first Monday of November.
Remembrance Day
Friday, November 11, 2022 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.
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 27, 2022 Many Christians mark the First Sunday of Advent as the start of the Advent season leading up to Christmas.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday, December 8, 2022 Some Christians, particularly those of Catholic faith, in Australia mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on or around December 8.
First Day of Hanukkah
Monday, December 19, 2022 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.
December Solstice
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 December Solstice in Australia (Sydney)
Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24, 2022 Christmas Eve in Australia is annually celebrated on December 24, which is the day before Christmas Day.
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25, 2022 Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day, which is in the middle of summer in Australia.
Last day of Hanukkah
Monday, December 26, 2022 The last day of Hanukkah marks the end of a festive Jewish occasion, known as Hanukkah or Chanukah.
Christmas Day Observed
Monday, December 26, 2022 Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day, which is in the middle of summer in Australia.
Boxing Day
Monday, December 26, 2022 December 26 is the Boxing Day holiday celebrated in Australia.
Proclamation Day
Monday, December 26, 2022 Proclamation Day is a state holiday in Australia
Christmas Day Observed
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day, which is in the middle of summer in Australia.
Boxing Day Observed
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 December 26 is the Boxing Day holiday celebrated in Australia.
Day off for Proclamation Day
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 Proclamation Day is a state holiday in Australia
New Year's Eve
Saturday, December 31, 2022 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.