Public Holidays 2018
This page contains a national calendar of all 2018 public holidays. Please scroll down to view.
Public holidays in 2018 will be a great time for you to travel and relax with family or friends, and you can really make the most of them if you start planning now!
Australia has more than the usual number of public holiday long-weekends in 2018, mostly resulting from both New Year’s Day and Australia Day landing on a Monday. Additionally, Christmas and Boxing Day fall on a Tuesday and Wednesday in 2018 – so a five-day weekend can easily be created by taking Christmas Eve off work!
Things to see and do in 2018
There are many ways you can make the most of your public holidays in 2018, such as:
Take a road trip to a holiday destination like Byron Bay in NSW, where you can enjoy a calm atmosphere, warm ocean water and golden beaches, great cafes, and rainforests at your doorstep to hike and explore.
Relax at a quiet bed and breakfast in one of our nation’s numerous winery regions, such as the Barossa Valley in South Australia, Margaret River in Western Australia, and the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.
Board a 2-3 night return cruise in any direction! Head north if you prefer warmer weather, or book a Tasmania cruise if you are prepared for brisk sea breezes and colder temperatures.
Hike and camp in one of our nation’s many glorious national parks. Each state’s national park’s service maintains beautiful hiking paths and camp sites, and there is plenty of information on their respective websites about how long each hike takes. You can also make advance bookings for the campsites.
Choose your state or scroll down for the full calendar
|Australian Capital Territory||South Australia|
|New South Wales||Tasmania|
Public Holidays 2018
|1 Jan||Mon||New Year's Day||National|
|10 Jan||Wed||Devonport Cup |
|26 Jan||Fri||Australia Day||National|
|12 Feb||Mon||Royal Hobart Regatta|
|28 Feb||Wed||Launceston Cup|
|5 Mar||Mon||Labour Day||WA|
|6 Mar||Tue||King Island Show|
(King Island Only)
|12 Mar||Mon||Canberra Day||ACT|
|12 Mar||Mon||March Public Holiday||SA|
|12 Mar||Mon||Eight Hours Day||TAS|
|12 Mar||Mon||Labour Day||VIC|
|30 Mar||Fri||Good Friday||National|
|31 Mar||Sat||Easter Saturday||National
(Except TAS & WA)
|1 Apr||Sun||Easter Sunday||ACT, NSW & VIC|
|2 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday||National|
|3 Apr||Tue||Easter Tuesday ^^||TAS|
|25 Apr||Wed||Anzac Day||National|
(Circular Head Only)
|7 May||Mon||May Day||NT|
|7 May||Mon||Labour Day||QLD|
|4 Jun||Mon||Western Australia Day||WA|
|11 Jun||Mon||Queen's Birthday||National
(Except WA & QLD)
|29 Jun||Fri||Borroloola Show Day||NT|
|6 Jul||Fri||Alice Springs Show Day||NT|
|13 Jul||Fri||Tennant Creek Show Day||NT|
|20 Jul||Fri||Katherine Show Day||NT|
|27 Jul||Fri||Darwin Show Day||NT|
|6 Aug||Mon||Picnic Day||NT|
|15 Aug||Wed||Royal Queensland Show|
(Brisbane Area Only)
|24 Sep||Mon||Family and Community Day||ACT|
|24 Sep||Mon||Queen's Birthday||WA|
|1 Oct||Mon||Labour Day||ACT, NSW & SA|
|1 Oct||Mon||Queen's Birthday||QLD|
|5 Oct||Fri||Burnie Show|
|11 Oct||Thu||Royal Launceston Show|
|19 Oct||Fri||Flinders Island Show|
(Flinders Island Only)
|25 Oct||Thu||Royal Hobart Show|
|5 Nov||Mon||Recreation Day|
(All parts of Tasmania that do not
observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
|6 Nov||Tue||Melbourne Cup Day **||VIC|
|30 Nov||Fri||Devonport Show|
|24 Dec||Mon||Christmas Eve *||SA|
|25 Dec||Tue||Christmas Day||National|
|26 Dec||Wed||Boxing Day||National
|26 Dec||Wed||Proclamation Day||SA|
|31 Dec||Mon||New Year's Eve *||SA|
^^ Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service.
* 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.
National weekend destinations trending right now:
Mallacoota is a tiny town that is located in the East Gippsland region of Victoria. The town is situated next to Bass Strait.
Bright is a cozy town in the Ovens Valley area of Victoria. Located 321 northeast of Melbourne, Bright can easily be reached for a weekend getaway.