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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7TuesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14TuesdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 25SaturdayChinese New YearObservance 
Jan 26SundayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Jan 27MondayAustralia Day ObservedState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Heard and McDonald Islands
Jan 28TuesdayChinese New Year ObservedState HolidayChristmas Island
Jan 29WednesdayChinese New Year Holiday (Day 2)State HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 10MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 10MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 25TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 26WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 2MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 6FridayFoundation DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Mar 9MondayLabour DayState HolidayVictoria
Mar 9MondayEight Hours DayState HolidayTasmania
Mar 9MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 9MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 10TuesdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 16MondayLabour DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Mar 17TuesdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 19ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21SaturdayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 22SundayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 5SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 5SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 6MondaySelf Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 9ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 9ThursdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 10FridayGood FridayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 10FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 11SaturdayHoly SaturdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayState HolidayACT, NSW, Qld, Vic
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayObservanceAll
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 14TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Public Sector HolidayTasmania
Apr 16ThursdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 17FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 18SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 19SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 20MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 21TuesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 24FridayRamadan StartMuslim 
Apr 25SaturdayANZAC DayNational Holiday 
Apr 25SaturdayANZAC Day ObservedHalf Day Restricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 27MondayANZAC Day ObservedState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands, WA
Apr 27MondayANZAC Day Additional Public HolidayCommon State holidayACT
Apr 29WednesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 4MondayMay DayState HolidayNT
May 4MondayLabour DayState HolidayQueensland
May 10SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12TuesdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 19TuesdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
May 21ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 24SundayEid ul FitrMuslim 
May 24SundayHari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
May 25MondayDay off for Hari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
May 26TuesdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 29FridayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 31SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 1MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 1MondayWestern Australia DayState HolidayWA
Jun 1MondayReconciliation DayState HolidayACT
Jun 6SaturdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 7SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 8MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Norfolk Island, Qld, WA
Jun 8MondayBounty DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Jun 11ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 15MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 5SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 30ThursdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Jul 31FridayHari Raya HajiState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Aug 1SaturdayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Aug 3MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 3MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 14FridayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 20ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Sep 6SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 19SaturdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 28MondayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 28MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayWA
Oct 3SaturdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 4SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 4SundayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 5MondayTerritory DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Oct 5MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayQueensland
Oct 5MondayLabour DayState HolidayACT, NSW, SA
Oct 9FridayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 10SaturdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 11SundaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 12MondayNorfolk Island Agricultural Show DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Oct 23FridayFriday before the AFL Grand FinalState HolidayVictoria
Oct 29ThursdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Oct 29ThursdayHari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2MondayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 2MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 3TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 11WednesdayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 14SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 25WednesdayThanksgiving DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Nov 29SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8TuesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11FridayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 18FridayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EvePart Day HolidayNT, Qld, SA
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 28MondayBoxing Day ObservedState HolidayAll except Heard and McDonald Islands, SA
Dec 28MondayProclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EvePart Day HolidayNT, SA
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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