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Australian Capital Territory Public Holidays 2017

Today – 25 September 2017 – is a holiday in the Australian Capital Territory for Family and Community Day.

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.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
26 JanThuAustralia Day
13 MarMonCanberra Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
15 AprSatDay following Good Friday
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprTueAnzac Day
12 JunMonQueen's Birthday
25 SepMonFamily and Community Day
2 OctMonLabour Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing 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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