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Holidays in Australia in 2013


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7MondayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14MondayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 24ThursdayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Jan 26SaturdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 26SaturdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Jan 28MondayAustralia Day observedNational Holiday 
Feb 10SundayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 11MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
Feb 12TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 13WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 24SundayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 4MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Mar 11MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayVictoria
Mar 11MondayEight Hours DayCommon State holidayTasmania
Mar 11MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySouth Australia
Mar 11MondayCanberra DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Mar 17SundaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20WednesdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21ThursdayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 24SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 26TuesdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Mar 28ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 29FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Mar 30SaturdayHoly SaturdayCommon State holidayAll except Tas, WA
Mar 31SundayEaster DayState HolidayNew South Wales
Mar 31SundayEaster DayObservanceAll
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 2TuesdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 2TuesdayEaster TuesdayState HolidayTasmania
Apr 7SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 8MondayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
Apr 16TuesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 25ThursdayAnzac DayNational Holiday 
Apr 28SundayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 3FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
May 4SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 5SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 6MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 6MondayMay DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory
May 9ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 12SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 15WednesdayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 19SundayPentecostChristian 
May 20MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 26SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 26SundayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 30ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 3MondayWestern Australia DayState HolidayWestern Australia
Jun 6ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jun 6ThursdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 10MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayAll except WA
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 9TuesdayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Jul 16TuesdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 3SaturdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Aug 5MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState HolidayNew South Wales
Aug 5MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNorthern Territory
Aug 8ThursdayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Aug 14WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Sep 1SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 5ThursdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 14SaturdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 19ThursdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 22SundaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 25WednesdayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 26ThursdayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Sep 27FridaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Sep 30MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Sep 30MondayFamily & Community DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Oct 4FridayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 6SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 7MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayACT, NSW, Qld, SA
Oct 15TuesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Oct 31ThursdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2SaturdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 3SundayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 4MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania
Nov 5TuesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Nov 5TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 11MondayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 28ThursdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 1SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 5ThursdayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8SundayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 21SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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