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Public holidays in Australia

​Public holidays in Australia are designated on a state and territory basis with the exception of national public holidays such as Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The table below shows how offices and contact centres in Australia are affected by public holidays​.

National Public Holidays

DateHolidayStates/TerritoriesOffice/Contact Centre
​​​1 January 2018New Year’s DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
26 January 2018Australia DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
30 March 2018Good FridayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
2 April 2018Easter MondayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
25 April 2018ANZAC DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
25 December 2018Christmas DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed​
26 December 2018Boxing DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
27 December 2018Additional (APS) HolidayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed

Non-National Public Holidays

DateHolidayStates/TerritoriesOffice/Contact Centre
12 February 2018Royal Hobart RegattaTasmania (Hobart only)Service Centre Open
5 March 2018Labour DayWestern AustraliaService Centre Open
12 March 2018 Canberra Day Australian Capital TerritoryService Centre Open
March Public HolidaySouth Australia
Eight Hours DayTasmania
Labour DayVictoria
7 May 2018May Day
Northern Territory
Service Centre Open
Labour DayQueensland
​28 May 2018​Reconciliation Day​Australian Capital Territory​Service Centre open
4 June 2018Western Australia DayWestern AustraliaService Centre Open
11 June 2018 Queen's Birthday/Volunteers Day

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory



South Australia

Service Centre Closed
20 July 2018Cairns Annual ShowQueensland (Cairns only)Service Centre Open
27 July 2018Darwin ShowNorthern Territory (Darwin only)Service Centre Open
6 August 2018Picnic DayNorthern Territory Service Centre Open
15 August 2018Royal Queensland ShowQueensland (Brisbane only)Service Centre Open
24 September 2018Queen's BirthdayWestern AustraliaService Centre Open
28 September 2018Friday before AFL Grand FinalVictoriaService Centre Open
1 October 2018Labour Day
New South Wales
Service Centre Closed
Queen's BirthdayQueensland
6 November 2018Melbourne CupVictoriaService Centre Open