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Tasmania

Public Holidays

Tasmania Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

We currently have public holidays for 2016 and 2017 listed. Scroll down to view.

The primary statutes regulating labour and public holidays in Tasmania are Industrial Relations Act 1984, the Workplace Relations Act 1996 and the Statutory Holidays Act 2000. Tasmania has a five-day work week and a seven and one-half hour workday. The standard work week is 38 hours. Overtime pay at 150 percent of regular wages applies to hours in addition to eight per day and total of 40 hours per week.

All workers whether full-time or part-time have a right to four weeks of paid vacation. The vacation leave builds over the course of twelve months of employment. Full-time and part-time workers are entitled to a minimum of four weeks of paid annual leave for every twelve months of continuous service. Shift workers are entitled to five weeks of paid annual leave. Vacation pay builds along the year for each pay period successfully worked. Unused annual leave must be paid at termination.

When public holidays occur during the employee’s vacation, the employer should pay holiday pay during the period that an employee is taking annual leave and the public holiday occurs. The coincidence of holiday and annual leave should be in the employee's favour.

Public Holidays 2016

This list has been updated to reflect the official dates released by the Government of Tasmania.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
6 JanWedDevonport Cup
(Devonport Only)
26 JanTueAustralia Day
8 FebMonRoyal Hobart Regatta
(Hobart Only)
24 FebWedLaunceston Cup
(Launceston Only)
1 MarTueKing Island Show
(King Island Only)
14 MarMonEight Hours Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
29 MarTueEaster Tuesday ^
25 AprMonAnzac Day
6 MayFriAGFEST
(Circular Head Only)
13 JunMonQueen's Birthday
30 SepFriBurnie Show
(Burnie Only)
6 OctThuRoyal Launceston Show
(Launceston Only)
14 OctFriFlinders Island Show
(Flinders Island Only)
20 OctThuRoyal Hobart Show
(Hobart Only)
7 NovMonRecreation Day
(All parts of Tasmania that do not
observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
25 NovFriDevonport Show
(Devonport Only)
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day
27 DecTueChristmas Holidays
(Additional Day)

^ Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service. To check award ring Fair Work Infoline on 131394.

Visit tas.gov.au for the original release.

Public Holidays 2017

This list has been updated to reflect the official dates released by the Government of Tasmania.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day
Additional Holiday
11 JanWedDevonport Cup
(Devonport Only)
26 JanThuAustralia Day
13 FebMonRoyal Hobart Regatta
(Hobart Only)
22 FebWedLaunceston Cup
(Launceston Only)
7 MarTueKing Island Show
(King Island Only)
13 MarMonEight Hours Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
18 AprTueEaster Tuesday ^
25 AprTueAnzac Day
5 MayFriAGFEST
(Circular Head Only)
12 JunMonQueen's Birthday
6 OctFriBurnie Show
(Burnie Only)
12 OctThuRoyal Launceston Show
(Launceston Only)
20 OctFriFlinders Island Show
(Flinders Island Only)
26 OctThuRoyal Hobart Show
(Hobart Only)
6 NovMonRecreation Day
(All parts of Tasmania that do not
observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
1 DecFriDevonport Show
(Devonport Only)
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day

^ Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service. To check award ring Fair Work Infoline on 131394.

Visit tas.gov.au for the original release.