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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2019

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2019

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7MondayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14MondayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 21MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 26SaturdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Jan 28MondayAustralia Day ObservedState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Heard and McDonald Islands
Feb 5TuesdayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 5TuesdayLunar New YearState HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 6WednesdayLunar New Year Holiday (Day 2)State HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 11MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 4MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 5TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Mar 6WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 11MondayLabour DayState HolidayTasmania, Victoria
Mar 11MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 11MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 17SundaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 18MondayLabour DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Mar 21ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 21ThursdayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 21ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 21ThursdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Apr 3WednesdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 6SaturdaySelf Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 7SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 8MondayDay off for Self Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 14SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 18ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 19FridayGood FridayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 19FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 20SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 20SaturdayHoly SaturdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic
Apr 21SundayEaster SundayState HolidayACT, NSW, Qld, Vic
Apr 21SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 22MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 23TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Public Sector HolidayTasmania
Apr 25ThursdayANZAC DayNational Holiday 
Apr 25ThursdayANZAC Day ObservedHalf Day Restricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 26FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 27SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 27SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 28SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 29MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 1WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
May 6MondayRamadan StartMuslim 
May 6MondayMay DayState HolidayNT, Queensland
May 9ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 12SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 23ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 26SundayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 27MondayReconciliation DayState HolidayACT
May 30ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 31FridayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Jun 3MondayWestern Australia DayState HolidayWA
Jun 5WednesdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Jun 5WednesdayHari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Jun 6ThursdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 9SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 9SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 10MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 10MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Qld, WA
Jun 16SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 20ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 22SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 7SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Aug 5MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 5MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 11SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 12MondayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Aug 12MondayHari Raya HajiState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Aug 14WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Sep 1SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 10TuesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Sep 10TuesdayAshuraMuslim 
Sep 23MondaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 27FridayFriday before the AFL Grand FinalState HolidayVictoria
Sep 30MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 30MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayWA
Oct 4FridayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 6SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 7MondayTerritory DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Oct 7MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayQueensland
Oct 7MondayLabour DayState HolidayACT, NSW, SA
Oct 9WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 14MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 20SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 21MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 22TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 24ThursdayRoyal Hobart ShowState HolidayTasmania*
Oct 27SundayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31ThursdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2SaturdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 4MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 5TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 9SaturdayHari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Nov 10SundayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Nov 11MondayRemembrance DayObservance 
Dec 1SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8SundayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 22SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 23MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EvePart Day HolidayNT, Qld, SA
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26ThursdayProclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 30MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EvePart Day HolidayNT, SA
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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