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Australia Public Holidays 2026

This page contains a calendar of all 2026 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 JanThuNew Year's Day National
7 JanWedDevonport Cup TAS
26 JanMonAustralia Day National
9 FebMonRoyal Hobart Regatta TAS
25 FebWedLaunceston Cup TAS
2 MarMonLabour Day WA
3 MarTueKing Island Show TAS
9 MarMonAdelaide Cup Day SA
9 MarMonCanberra Day ACT
9 MarMonEight Hours Day TAS
9 MarMonLabour Day VIC
3 AprFriGood Friday National
4 AprSatDay following Good Friday National except TAS & WA
5 AprSunEaster Sunday National except NT, SA & TAS
6 AprMonEaster Monday National
7 AprTueEaster Tuesday * TAS
25 AprSatAnzac Day National
27 AprMonAnzac Day Holiday ACT & WA
4 MayMonLabour Day QLD
4 MayMonMay Day NT
8 MayFriAGFEST TAS
1 JunMonReconciliation Day ACT
1 JunMonWestern Australia Day WA
8 JunMonQueen's Birthday National except QLD & WA
3 JulFriAlice Springs Show Day NT
10 JulFriTennant Creek Show Day NT
17 JulFriKatherine Show Day NT
24 JulFriDarwin Show Day NT
3 AugMonPicnic Day NT
12 AugWedEkka Wednesday * QLD
21 AugFriBorroloola Show Day NT
28 SepMonQueen's Birthday WA
TBA AFL Grand Final Friday VIC
2 OctFriBurnie Show TAS
5 OctMonLabour Day ACT, NSW & SA
5 OctMonQueen's Birthday QLD
8 OctThuRoyal Launceston Show TAS
16 OctFriFlinders Island Show TAS
22 OctThuRoyal Hobart Show TAS
2 NovMonRecreation Day TAS
3 NovTueMelbourne Cup Day * VIC
27 NovFriDevonport Show TAS
24 DecThuChristmas Eve * NT, QLD & SA
25 DecFriChristmas Day National
26 DecSatBoxing Day National except SA
26 DecSatProclamation Day SA
28 DecMonBoxing Day Holiday National except SA
28 DecMonProclamation Day Holiday SA
31 DecThuNew Year's Eve * NT & SA
The dates in this table are from multiple sources. Please choose your state below to view original source.

*Note:
— South Australia and Northern Territory have a part-day public holiday for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 7 pm to 12 midnight.
— Queensland has a part-day public holiday for Christmas Eve from 6 pm to 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