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Australia Public Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Australia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

DateDayHolidayStates
1 JanMonNew Year's Day National
10 JanWedDevonport Cup TAS
26 JanFriAustralia Day National
12 FebMonRoyal Hobart Regatta TAS
28 FebWedLaunceston Cup TAS
5 MarMonLabour Day WA
6 MarTueKing Island Show TAS
12 MarMonCanberra Day ACT
12 MarMonMarch Public Holiday SA
12 MarMonEight Hours Day TAS
12 MarMonLabour Day VIC
30 MarFriGood Friday National
31 MarSatDay following Good Friday National except TAS & WA
1 AprSunEaster Sunday ACT, NSW, QLD & VIC
2 AprMonEaster Monday National
3 AprTueEaster Tuesday * TAS
25 AprWedAnzac Day National
4 MayFriAGFEST TAS
7 MayMonMay Day NT
7 MayMonLabour Day QLD
28 MayMonReconciliation Day ACT
4 JunMonWestern Australia Day WA
11 JunMonQueen's Birthday National except QLD & WA
29 JunFriBorroloola Show Day NT
6 JulFriAlice Springs Show Day NT
13 JulFriTennant Creek Show Day NT
20 JulFriKatherine Show Day NT
27 JulFriDarwin Show Day NT
6 AugMonPicnic Day NT
15 AugWedEkka Wednesday * QLD
24 SepMonQueen's Birthday WA
28 SepFriAFL Grand Final Friday VIC
1 OctMonLabour Day ACT, NSW & SA
1 OctMonQueen's Birthday QLD
5 OctFriBurnie Show TAS
11 OctThuRoyal Launceston Show TAS
19 OctFriFlinders Island Show TAS
25 OctThuRoyal Hobart Show TAS
5 NovMonRecreation Day TAS
6 NovTueMelbourne Cup Day * VIC
30 NovFriDevonport Show TAS
24 DecMonChristmas Eve * SA
25 DecTueChristmas Day National
26 DecWedBoxing Day National except SA
26 DecWedProclamation Day SA
31 DecMonNew Year's Eve * SA

Note:
— South Australia has a part-day public holiday for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 7 pm to 12 midnight.
— Easter Tuesday is a restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service. To check award ring Fair Work Infoline on 131394.
— Ekka Wednesday is observed in Brisbane area only.
— Melbourne Cup Day is observed in all of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.

Choose your state or territory

Australian Capital TerritorySouth Australia
New South WalesTasmania
Northern TerritoryVictoria
QueenslandWestern Australia

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!

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