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2021 Complete List of Public Holidays

Keep track of the public holidays this year with this list below obtained from the team at Fairwork Australia. This is the list of 2021 public holidays for each state and territory in Australia. Public holidays can be different depending on the state or territory you're in.

Australian Capital Territory

  • Friday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 8 March - Canberra Day
  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 4 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Monday 26 April - Anzac Day (substitute day as Anzac Day falls on a weekend)
  • Monday 31 May - Reconciliation Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 4 October - Labour Day
  • Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Sunday 26 December - Boxing Day
  • Monday 27 December - Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December - Additional public holiday for Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory (for example regional holidays), contact the ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate on 13 22 81.

New South Wales

  • Friday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 4 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 2 August - Bank Holiday (applies to banks and certain financial institutions)
  • Monday 4 October - Labour Day
  • Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Sunday 26 December - Boxing Day
  • Monday 27 December - Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December - Additional public holiday for Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in New South Wales (for example regional holidays), contact the NSW Government on 131 628.

Northern Territory

  • Friday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Monday 26 April - Anzac Day (substitute day as Anzac Day falls on a weekend)
  • Monday 3 May - May Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 2 August - Picnic Day
  • Friday 24 December - Christmas Eve (from 7pm to 12 midnight)
  • Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Monday 27 December - Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December - Boxing Day (substitute day as Boxing Day falls on a Sunday)
  • Friday 31 December - New Year's Eve (from 7pm to 12 midnight)

For more information on public holidays in the Northern Territory (for example show days and other regional holidays), contact the NT Government on (08) 8999 5511. 

Queensland

  • Friday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Day after Good Friday
  • Sunday 4 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Monday 26 April - Anzac Day (substitute day as Anzac Day falls on a Sunday)
  • Monday 3 May - Labour Day
  • Wednesday 11 August - Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)
  • Monday 4 October - Queen's Birthday
  • Friday 24 December - Christmas Eve (from 6pm to 12 midnight)
  • Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Sunday 26 December - Boxing Day
  • Monday 27 December - Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December - Additional public holiday for Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in Queensland (for example regional holidays), contact the Queensland Government on 13 74 68. 

South Australia

  • Friday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 8 March - Adelaide Cup Day
  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 26 April - Additional public holiday for Anzac Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 4 October - Labour Day
  • Friday 24 December - Christmas Eve (from 7pm to 12 midnight)
  • Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Sunday 26 December - Boxing Day / Proclamation Day
  • Monday 27 December - Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December - Additional public holiday for Boxing Day / Proclamation Day
  • Friday 31 December - New Year's Eve (from 7pm to 12 midnight)
  • For more information on public holidays in South Australia (for example regional holidays), contact SafeWork SA on 1300 365 255. 

Tasmania

  • Friday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 8 February - Royal Hobart Regatta (only observed in certain areas of the state)
  • Monday 8 March - Eight Hours Day
  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 6 April - Easter Tuesday - generally Public Service only
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 1 November - Recreation Day (all parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
  • Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Monday 27 December - Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December - Boxing Day (substitute day as Boxing Day falls on a weekend)

For more information on public holidays in Tasmania (for example regional holidays), contact WorkSafe Tasmania on 1300 366 322 (within Tasmania) or (03) 6166 4600 (outside Tasmania).

Victoria

  • Friday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 8 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Saturday before Easter Sunday
  • Sunday 4 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen's Birthday
  • TBC - Friday before AFL Grand Final (subject to AFL schedule)
  • Tuesday 2 November - Melbourne Cup
  • Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Sunday 26 December - Boxing Day
  • Monday 27 December - Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December - Additional public holiday for Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in Victoria (for example regional holidays), contact Business Victoria on 13 22 15. 

Western Australia

  • Friday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 1 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Sunday 25 April - Anzac Day
  • Monday 26 April - Additional public holiday for Anzac Day
  • Monday 7 June - Western Australia Day
  • Monday 27 September - Queen's Birthday (Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen's Birthday public holiday on a different date)
  • Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Sunday 26 December - Boxing Day
  • Monday 27 December - Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December - Additional public holiday for Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in Western Australia (for example regional holidays), contact the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety on 1300 655 266.

This article does not seek to provide official legal, financial or health advice. All information is general in nature and decisions about private healthcare should be made on a case by case basis.

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