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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2011

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2011

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SaturdayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 3MondayDay off for New Year's DayState HolidayAll except Heard and McDonald Islands
Jan 6ThursdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7FridayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14FridayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 20ThursdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 26WednesdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Feb 3ThursdayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 14MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 14MondayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 16WednesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Feb 16WednesdayHari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Mar 7MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 8TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Mar 9WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 14MondayLabour DayState HolidayTasmania, Victoria
Mar 14MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 14MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 17ThursdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20SundayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 21MondayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 21MondayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Apr 3SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 6WednesdaySelf Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 17SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 19TuesdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 21ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 22FridayGood FridayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 22FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 22FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 23SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 23SaturdayHoly SaturdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic
Apr 24SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 24SundayEaster SundayState HolidayNSW
Apr 24SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 25MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 25MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 25MondayANZAC DayState HolidayNT
Apr 25MondayANZAC DayNational HolidayAll except NT, WA
Apr 25MondayANZAC Day ObservedHalf Day Restricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 26TuesdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 26TuesdayAdditional Public HolidayNational HolidayAll except Tas
Apr 26TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Public Sector HolidayTasmania
May 2MondayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
May 2MondayMay DayState HolidayNT, Queensland
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 10TuesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 22SundayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 26ThursdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
Jun 2ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
Jun 6MondayFoundation DayState HolidayWA
Jun 6MondayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 8WednesdayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 12SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 13MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 13MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayQueensland
Jun 13MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Qld, WA
Jun 19SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 22WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 23ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 29WednesdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jul 3SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Aug 1MondayRamadan StartMuslim 
Aug 1MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 1MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 9TuesdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 17WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Aug 26FridayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Aug 31WednesdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Aug 31WednesdayHari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Sep 4SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Sep 23FridaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 29ThursdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 2SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 3MondayTerritory DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Oct 3MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayACT, NSW
Oct 3MondayLabour DayState HolidaySA
Oct 4TuesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 8SaturdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 10MondayFamily & Community DayState HolidayACT
Oct 13ThursdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 19WednesdayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 20ThursdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 20ThursdayRoyal Hobart ShowState HolidayTasmania*
Oct 21FridaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 26WednesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 28FridayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayWA
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 6TuesdayAshuraMuslim 
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 26MondayProclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 27TuesdayBoxing Day ObservedState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Dec 27TuesdayAdditional Public HolidayNational HolidayTasmania
Dec 28WednesdayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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