Make the most of your public holidays with us!
Start Planning
New South Wales
Public Holidays

New South Wales Public Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 New South Wales public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

The numerous New South Wales public holidays in 2018 give locals and tourists ample opportunity to venture out and explore the natural beauty of this diverse state.

From the many beach-towns on the coast, to the interior highlands and rain forests, to the desert plains of the outback, there is no shortage of wonders to discover.

New South Wales also has no shortage of long weekends created by its public holidays repertoire for 2018. The first three-day weekend comes right at the head of the year, with New Year’s Day falling on a Monday. The second one comes later that same month, with Australia Day, which commemorates the first Australian settlement (at Port Jackson, NSW) on January 26th, 1788, falling on a Friday. Later in the year you can look forward to Labour Day, which comes on a Monday as usual on October 1st.

Things to see and do in New South Wales in 2018

Here are some recommendations for tops spots to visit in New South Wales during your 2018 public holidays:

Barrington Tops National Park lies around 200 km (120 mi) north of Sydney and offers 77,000 hectares (189,000 acres) of highland peaks, scenic overlooks, tropical and sub-alpine forests, and abundant wildlife. Popular activities include: hiking scenic trails along the Barrington River, up Aeroplane Hill, or over to Gloucester Falls; enjoying breathtaking, panoramic views from Carey’s Peak, Devil’s Hole, or Captain Thunderbolt’s Lookout; and relaxing in the pure waters of the Ladies Well Swimming Hole.

In and near the seaside town of Coffs Harbour, the nature-lover will find an overabundance of sights to see and things to do. First, you can enjoy the subtropical climate relaxing on the beach by the historic Coffs Harbour Jetty. You may also wish to fish, swim, or canoe at Bongil Beach in Bongil Bongil National Park, get acquainted with the unique birdlife of the Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, or enjoy the tranquil brooks and waterfalls of Bindarri National park.

The Southern Highlands Region of NSW is one of the most remote and pristine in the state. Many come to see its towering peaks, pristine forest lands, and numerous waterfalls. Besides the natural beauty and panoramic views, you will find over 60 of the finest vineyards in Australia, Morton National Park with its Fitzroy Falls, and the marble-hewn Wombeyan Caves.

Public Holidays 2018

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
26 JanFriAustralia Day
30 MarFriGood Friday
31 MarSatEaster Saturday
1 AprSunEaster Sunday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprWedAnzac Day
11 JunMonQueen's Birthday
1 OctMonLabour Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

Visit nsw.gov.au for the original release.