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Australian Capital Territory Public Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 Australian Capital Territory public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

Australian Capital Territory public holidays in 2018 give a unique chance to learn of the nation’s – and of Canberra’s – history and to relax and enjoy nature at area parks and gardens.

Public holiday weekends to plan your vacation to Australian Capital Territory around in 2018 include: Canberra Day, March 12th, which falls on a Monday; Family and Community Day, September 24th, which is on a Monday as always; and Christmas, which will be on a Tuesday in 2018, with Boxing Day on the following Wednesday. By taking off Christmas Eve for annual leave, you will create for yourself a five-day window for a holiday getaway.

Things to see and do in Australian Capital Territory in 2018

Some ideas on how to spend your 2018 public holidays in Australian Capital Territory are given below:

Pay your respects at the Australian War Memorial, the massive structure that has honoured the dead of all Australian wars since it was opened in 1941. Be sure to see the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier and tour the on-site military museum. You can tour the memorial on any day except December 25th, between 10am and 5pm.

Visit Lake Burley Griffin, its scenic surrounds, and its many shoreline buildings of national importance. Located in the very heart of Canberra and not far from Parliament House, it is lined with parks and hemmed in by dams, and criss-crossed by bridges. Boating, fishing, and scenic overflights are all popular activities.

Relax amid tranquility and natural beauty in the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Here, you will find the largest collection of native Australian plant life in the world, consisting of over 5,000 species and organised into various themed groupings. Look for Rainforest Gully, Sydney Region Flora, The Eucalypt Lawn, and the hardy Outback species of the Rock Garden as you explore the amazing variety of the continent in a single location.

Public Holidays 2018

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
26 JanFriAustralia Day
12 MarMonCanberra Day
30 MarFriGood Friday
31 MarSatEaster Saturday
1 AprSunEaster Sunday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprWedAnzac Day
11 JunMonQueen's Birthday
1 OctMonLabour Day
8 OctMonFamily and Community Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

Visit act.gov.au for the original release.