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Holidays in Australia in 2009


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1ThursdayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6TuesdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7WednesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14WednesdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 26MondayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Jan 26MondayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 9MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 9MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
Feb 14SaturdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 24TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 25WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 2MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Mar 9MondayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Mar 9MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayVictoria
Mar 9MondayEight Hours DayCommon State holidayTasmania
Mar 9MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySouth Australia
Mar 9MondayCanberra DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Mar 10TuesdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 17TuesdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20FridayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21SaturdayHarmony DayObservance 
Apr 5SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 5SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 9ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 9ThursdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 10FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 11SaturdayHoly SaturdayNational Holiday 
Apr 12SundayEaster DayNational Holiday 
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 14TuesdayEaster TuesdayState HolidayTasmania
Apr 16ThursdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 17FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 18SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 19SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 20MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 21TuesdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
Apr 25SaturdayAnzac DayNational Holiday 
Apr 29WednesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 4MondayMay DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory
May 4MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayQueensland
May 10SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12TuesdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 21ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 26TuesdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 29FridayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 31SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 1MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 1MondayFoundation DayState HolidayWestern Australia
Jun 6SaturdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 7SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 8MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayAll except WA
Jun 11ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 20MondayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jul 30ThursdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 3MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState HolidayNew South Wales
Aug 3MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNorthern Territory
Aug 12WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 22SaturdayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Sep 6SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 16WednesdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Sep 19SaturdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 21MondayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 28MondayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 28MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Oct 3SaturdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 4SundayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 4SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 5MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayAustralian Capital Territory, New South Wales
Oct 5MondayLabour DayCommon State holidaySouth Australia
Oct 9FridayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 10SaturdayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 11SundaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 17SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2MondayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 2MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania
Nov 3TuesdayFamily & Community DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Nov 3TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 11WednesdayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 28SaturdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Nov 29SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8TuesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 12SaturdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 18FridayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Dec 19SaturdayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 28MondayChristmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday 
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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