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.
— 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
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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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