This is THE place to come for all your public holidays 2014 and 2015 information! Simply check for the dates you need in the calendars below, and then make your plans to travel or laze!

Alternately, you can check for public holidays dates by state:

This website also contains great information about each of Australia’s public holidays. We hope you’ll take a minute or two to read our short articles on holidays such as Anzac Day, Labour Day, Easter and Christmas, and share them to your friends! So often we enjoy the holiday without actually thinking about the original reason behind having it, so it’s good to refresh yourself as each holiday draws near.

A bit of technical information about public holidays that may help you as you research your own public holidays dates for 2014 and 2015:

  • Holidays are either national or state based. But it’s up to each individual state to decide if holidays can be substituted when they occur on weekends.
  • Generally, most states allow for extra holidays if New Years Day, Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day fall on a Saturday or Sunday. If this happens, a holiday on Monday is added to create a long weekend.
  • Rules for whether the day is a paid day off or not also depend on which state and what pay award affects the worker. Largely, if someone has to work on a holiday, that person is paid a penalty rate of up to ‘double-time-and-a-half’ (two and a half times their normal hourly rate).
  • In addition to public holidays, full-time employees are generally allocated 20 days of annual holiday leave by their employers. The amount of holidays however depends on your employment agreement.

So don’t wait! Your public holidays are listed below, and your holidays are waiting to be planned and enjoyed!

Public Holidays 2014

Date
Day
Holiday
State
1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year's DayNational
8 JanuaryWednesdayDevonport Cup ^ TAS
26 JanuarySundayAustralia DayNational
27 JanuaryMondayAustralia Day
(Replacement Day)
National
10 FebruaryMondayRoyal Hobart Regatta ^TAS
26 FebruaryWednesdayLaunceston Cup ^TAS
3 MarchMondayLabour DayWA
4 MarchTuesdayKing Island Show ^TAS
10 MarchMondayCanberra DayACT
10 MarchMondayMarch Public HolidaySA
10 MarchMondayEight Hour DayTAS
10 MarchMondayLabour DayVIC
18 AprilFridayGood FridayNational
19 AprilSaturdayEaster SaturdayNational
(Except TAS & WA)
21 AprilMondayEaster MondayNational
22 AprilTuesdayEaster Tuesday ^^TAS
25 AprilFridayAnzac DayNational
2 MayFridayAGFEST ^TAS
5 MayMondayMay DayNT
2 JuneMondayWestern Australia DayWA
9 JuneMondayQueen's BirthdayNational
(Except WA)
27 JuneFridayBorroloola Show DayNT
4 JulyFridayAlice Springs Show DayNT
11 JulyFridayTennant Creek Show DayNT
18 JulyFridayKatherine Show DayNT
25 JulyFridayDarwin Show DayNT
4 AugustMondayPicnic DayNT
11 AugustMondayRoyal Queensland Show ^QLD
13 AugustWednesdayRoyal Queensland Show ^QLD
29 SeptemberMondayFamily and Community DayACT
29 SeptemberMondayQueen's BirthdayWA
3 OctoberFridayBurnie Show ^TAS
6 OctoberMondayLabour DayACT, NSW, QLD & SA
9 OctoberThursdayRoyal Launceston Show ^TAS
17 OctoberFridayFlinders Island Show ^TAS
23 OctoberThursdayRoyal Hobart Show ^TAS
3 NovemberMondayRecreation Day ^TAS
4 NovemberTuesdayMelbourne Cup Day **VIC
14 NovemberFridayG20 Leaders' Summit
(Brisbane Area Only)
QLD
28 NovemberFridayDevonport Show ^TAS
24 DecemberWednesdayChristmas Eve *SA
25 DecemberThursdayChristmas DayNational
26 DecemberFridayBoxing DayNational
(Except SA)
26 DecemberFridayProclamation Day HolidaySA
31 DecemberWednesdayNew Year's Eve *SA
Note:
^ Only selected areas. Please refer to individual holiday page for more details.
^^ Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service. To check award ring Fair Work Infoline on 131394.
* South Australia is a part-day public holiday from 7 pm to 12 midnight.
** All of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.
 

Public Holidays 2015

Date
Day
Holiday
State
1 JanuaryThursdayNew Year's DayNational
7 JanuaryWednesdayDevonport Cup ^ TAS
26 JanuaryMondayAustralia DayNational
9 FebruaryMondayRoyal Hobart Regatta ^TAS
25 FebruaryWednesdayLaunceston Cup ^TAS
2 MarchMondayLabour DayWA
3 MarchTuesdayKing Island Show ^TAS
9 MarchMondayCanberra DayACT
9 MarchMondayMarch Public HolidaySA
9 MarchMondayEight Hour DayTAS
9 MarchMondayLabour DayVIC
3 AprilFridayGood FridayNational
4 AprilSaturdayEaster SaturdayNational
(Except TAS & WA)
6 AprilMondayEaster MondayNational
7 AprilTuesdayEaster Tuesday ^^TAS
25 AprilSaturdayAnzac DayNational
27 AprilMondayAnzac Day (Replacement Day) "WA
4 MayMondayMay DayNT
8 MayFridayAGFEST ^TAS
1 JuneMondayWestern Australia DayWA
8 JuneMondayQueen's BirthdayNational
(Except WA)
26 JuneFridayBorroloola Show DayNT
3 JulyFridayAlice Springs Show DayNT
10 JulyFridayTennant Creek Show DayNT
17 JulyFridayKatherine Show DayNT
24 JulyFridayDarwin Show DayNT
3 AugustMondayPicnic DayNT
10 AugustMondayRoyal Queensland Show ^QLD
12 AugustWednesdayRoyal Queensland Show ^QLD
28 SeptemberMondayFamily and Community DayACT
28 SeptemberMondayQueen's BirthdayWA
2 OctoberFridayBurnie Show ^TAS
5 OctoberMondayLabour DayACT, NSW, QLD & SA
8 OctoberThursdayRoyal Launceston Show ^TAS
16 OctoberFridayFlinders Island Show ^TAS
22 OctoberThursdayRoyal Hobart Show ^TAS
2 NovemberMondayRecreation Day ^TAS
3 NovemberTuesdayMelbourne Cup Day **VIC
27 NovemberFridayDevonport Show ^TAS
24 DecemberThursdayChristmas Eve *SA
25 DecemberFridayChristmas DayNational
26 DecemberSaturdayBoxing DayNational
(Except SA)
28 DecemberMondayBoxing Day (Replacement Day)National
(Except SA)
28 DecemberMondayProclamation Day HolidaySA
31 DecemberThursdayNew Year's Eve *SA
Note:
^ Only selected areas. Please refer to individual holiday page for more details.
^^ Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service. To check award ring Fair Work Infoline on 131394.
* South Australia is a part-day public holiday from 7 pm to 12 midnight.
** All of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.
” Where two dates are listed for a public holiday, please check your award or agreement or call Wageline on 1300 655 266 to determine which of the two days is the relevant public holiday.
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