Australia Public Holidays Calendar 2015

In Australia long weekends from the result  of  a public holiday on a Monday are something that everyone looks forward to, and if the public holiday falls on a Tuesday then often an extra long weekend is made up by taking a rostered day off on the Monday. Families and friends take the opportunity to go to their favorite holiday destination – whether that be driving in the car or flying interstate or some choose to take the opportunity to relax and catch up some work around the home.

The main public holidays in Australia are Australia Day, Labour Day,  the Easter Holiday break, ANZAC day, Queen’s Birthday, Christmas and Boxing Day, and New Years Day.

DayDateHolidayState
Thurs1 JanNew Year's DayNational
Wed7 JanDevonport Cup *TAS
Mon26 JanAustralia DayNational
Mon9 FebRoyal Hobart Regatta *TAS
Wed25 FebLaunceston Cup *TAS
Mon2 MarLabour DayWA
Tues3 MarKing Island Show *TAS
Mon9 MarCanberra DayACT
Mon9 MarMarch Public HolidaySA
Mon9 MarEight Hour DayTAS
Mon9 MarLabour DayVIC
Fri3 AprGood FridayNational
Sat4 AprEaster SaturdayNational
(Except TAS & WA)
Mon6 AprEaster MondayNational
Tues7 AprEaster Tuesday ^^TAS
Sat25 AprAnzac DayNational
Mon27 AprAnzac Day (Replacement Day) WA
Mon4 MayMay DayNT
Fri8 MayAGFEST *TAS
Mon1 JunWestern Australia DayWA
Mon8 JunQueen's BirthdayNational
(Except WA)
Fri26 JunBorroloola Show DayNT
Fri3 JulAlice Springs Show DayNT
Fri10 JulTennant Creek Show DayNT
Fri17 JulKatherine Show DayNT
Fri24 JulDarwin Show DayNT
Mon3 AugPicnic DayNT
Mon10 AugRoyal Queensland Show *QLD
Wed12 AugRoyal Queensland Show *QLD
Mon28 SepFamily and Community DayACT
Mon28 SepQueen's BirthdayWA
Fri2 OctBurnie Show *TAS
Fri2 OctAFL Grand Final ParadeVIC
Mon5 OctLabour DayACT, NSW, QLD & SA
Thurs8 OctRoyal Launceston Show *TAS
Fri16 OctFlinders Island Show *TAS
Thurs22 OctRoyal Hobart Show *TAS
Mon2 NovRecreation Day *TAS
Tues3 NovMelbourne Cup Day **VIC
Fri27 NovDevonport Show *TAS
Thurs24 DecChristmas Eve *SA
Fri25 DecChristmas DayNational
Sat26 DecBoxing DayNational
(Except SA)
Mon28 DecBoxing Day (Replacement Day)National
(Except SA)
Mon28 DecProclamation Day HolidaySA
Thurs31 DecNew Year's Eve *SA

* Only selected areas. Please refer to individual holiday page for more details.
** Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service. To check award ring Fair Work Infoline on 131394.
+All of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.