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Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday in Australia

Quick Facts

December 28 is a substitute public holiday in many parts of Australia in some years, depending on when Christmas Day and Boxing Day occur.

Local names

NameLanguage
Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayEnglish
WeihnachtsferienGerman

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday 2014

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday does not occur in 2014

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015
List of dates for other years

Many Australian states and territories state in their holiday legislation that Christmas Day and/or  Boxing Day are public holidays on December 25 and 26 unless they fall on a Saturday and/or Sunday, in which the following days (eg. Monday or Tuesday) that are generally working days, are substituted public holidays.

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
MonDec 281992Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational holiday 
TueDec 281993Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational holiday 
MonDec 281998Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational holiday 
TueDec 281999Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational holiday 
TueDec 282004Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational holiday 
MonDec 282009Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational holiday 
TueDec 282010Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational holiday 
MonDec 282015Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational holiday 
MonDec 282020Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational holiday 
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