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Holidays in Australia in 2011


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1SaturdayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6ThursdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7FridayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14FridayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 20ThursdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 26WednesdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Feb 3ThursdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 14MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
Feb 14MondayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 16WednesdayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Mar 7MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Mar 8TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Mar 9WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 14MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayVictoria
Mar 14MondayEight Hours DayCommon State holidayTasmania
Mar 14MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySouth Australia
Mar 14MondayCanberra DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Mar 17ThursdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20SundayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21MondayHarmony DayObservance 
Apr 3SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 17SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 19TuesdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 21ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 22FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 22FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 23SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 23SaturdayHoly SaturdayCommon State holidayAll except Tas, WA
Apr 24SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 24SundayEaster DayState HolidayNew South Wales
Apr 24SundayEaster DayObservanceAll
Apr 25MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 25MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 25MondayAnzac DayNational Holiday 
Apr 26TuesdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 26TuesdayAdditional Public HolidayNational HolidayAll except Tas
Apr 26TuesdayEaster TuesdayState HolidayTasmania
May 2MondayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
May 2MondayMay DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory
May 2MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayQueensland
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 10TuesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 22SundayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 26ThursdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
Jun 2ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
Jun 6MondayFoundation DayState HolidayWestern Australia
Jun 6MondayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 8WednesdayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 12SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 13MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 13MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayAll except WA
Jun 19SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 23ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 29WednesdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Aug 1MondayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Aug 1MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState HolidayNew South Wales
Aug 1MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNorthern Territory
Aug 9TuesdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 17WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland
Aug 26FridayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Aug 31WednesdayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Sep 4SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 23FridaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 29ThursdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 2SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 3MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayAustralian Capital Territory, New South Wales
Oct 3MondayLabour DayCommon State holidaySouth Australia
Oct 4TuesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 8SaturdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 10MondayFamily & Community DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Oct 13ThursdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 19WednesdayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 20ThursdayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 21FridaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 26WednesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 28FridayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 1TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 2WednesdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 7MondayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Nov 7MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania
Nov 11FridayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 27SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Nov 27SundayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Dec 8ThursdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 21WednesdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 22ThursdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 27TuesdayAdditional Public HolidayNational HolidayTasmania
Dec 27TuesdayChristmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday 
Dec 28WednesdayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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