Australian Public Holidays Calendar 2014

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.

1 January 2014WednesdayNew Year's DayNational
8 January 2014WednesdayDevonport Cup *TAS
26 January 2014SundayAustralia DayNational
27 January 2014MondayAustralia Day
(Replacement Day)
10 February 2014MondayRoyal Hobart Regatta *TAS
26 February 2014WednesdayLaunceston Cup*TAS
3 March 2014MondayLabour DayWA
4 March 2014TuesdayKing Island Show *TAS
10 March 2014MondayCanberra DayACT
10 March 2014MondayMarch Public HolidaySA
10 March 2014MondayEight Hour DayTAS
10 March 2014MondayLabour DayVIC
18 April 2014FridayGood FridayNational
19 April 2014SaturdayEaster SaturdayNational
(Except TAS & WA)
21 April 2014MondayEaster MondayNational
22 April 2014TuesdayEaster Tuesday **TAS
25 April 2014FridayAnzac DayNational
2 May 2014FridayAGFEST *TAS
5 May 2014MondayMay DayNT
2 June 2014MondayWestern Australia DayWA
9 June 2014MondayQueen's BirthdayNational
(Except WA)
27 June 2014FridayBorroloola Show DayNT
4 July 2014FridayAlice Springs Show DayNT
11 July 2014FridayTennant Creek Show DayNT
18 July 2014FridayKatherine Show DayNT
25 July 2014FridayDarwin Show DayNT
4 August 2014MondayPicnic DayNT
11 August 2014MondayRoyal Queensland Show*QLD
13 August 2014WednesdayRoyal Queensland Show *QLD
29 September 2014MondayFamily and Community DayACT
29 September 2014MondayQueen's BirthdayWA
3 October 2014FridayBurnie Show *TAS
6 October 2014MondayLabour DayACT, NSW, QLD & SA
9 October 2014ThursdayRoyal Launceston Show *TAS
17 October 2014FridayFlinders Island Show*TAS
23 October 2014ThursdayRoyal Hobart Show *TAS
3 November 2014MondayRecreation Day *TAS
4 November 2014TuesdayMelbourne Cup Day+VIC
14 November 2014FridayG20 Leaders' Summit
(Brisbane Area Only)
28 November 2014FridayDevonport Show *TAS
24 December 2014WednesdayChristmas Eve ***SA
25 December 2014ThursdayChristmas DayNational
26 December 2014FridayBoxing DayNational
(Except SA)
26 December 2014FridayProclamation Day HolidaySA
31 December 2014WednesdayNew 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.

*** South Australia is a part-day public holiday from 7 pm to 12 midnight.

+All of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.