Australian Capital Territory Public Holidays 2017Today – 20 October 2017 – is not a holiday in the Australian Capital Territory.
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Australian Capital Territory. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|26 Jan||Thu||Australia Day|
|13 Mar||Mon||Canberra Day|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|15 Apr||Sat||Day following Good Friday|
|16 Apr||Sun||Easter Sunday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|25 Apr||Tue||Anzac Day|
|12 Jun||Mon||Queen's Birthday|
|25 Sep||Mon||Family and Community Day|
|2 Oct||Mon||Labour Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||Boxing Day|
Visit act.gov.au for the original release.
Public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory are governed by the Holidays Act 1958 (last amended in 2014). If a public holiday falls on a weekend, the following workday is observed as a paid holiday. If a public holiday falls during an employee’s scheduled annual leave, extra days are awarded.
The statute pertaining to labour laws in the Australian Capital Territory is called the Workplace Relations Act 1996. Awards programs, certified employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements outline terms and conditions of employment including overtime compensation and entitlement to paid holidays and annual leave. Normal working hours consist of 38 hours per week.
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