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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2021

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2021

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7ThursdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14ThursdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 26TuesdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Jan 28ThursdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 8MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 12FridayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 12FridayChinese New YearState HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 13SaturdayChinese New Year (Day 2)State HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 16TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 17WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 26FridayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 1MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 6SaturdayFoundation DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Mar 8MondayMay DayState HolidayVictoria
Mar 8MondayEight Hours DayState HolidayTasmania
Mar 8MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 8MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 11ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Mar 17WednesdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 18ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21SundayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 28SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 28SundayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 1ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 2FridayGood FridayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 2FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic
Apr 4SundayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 4SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayState HolidayACT, NSW, Qld, Vic
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayObservanceAll
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 6TuesdaySelf Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 6TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Public Sector HolidayTasmania
Apr 8ThursdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 13TuesdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Apr 15ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 25SundayANZAC DayNational Holiday 
Apr 25SundayANZAC Day ObservedHalf Day Restricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 26MondayANZAC Day ObservedState HolidayACT, Christmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands, Qld, SA, WA
Apr 30FridayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
Apr 30FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
May 1SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 2SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 3MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 3MondayMay DayState HolidayNT, Queensland
May 8SaturdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
May 9SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 13ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 13ThursdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
May 13ThursdayHari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
May 17MondayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 23SundayPentecostChristian 
May 24MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 26WednesdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 30SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 31MondayReconciliation DayState HolidayACT
Jun 3ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 6SundayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 7MondayWestern Australia DayCommon State holidayWA
Jun 8TuesdayBounty DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Jun 14MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Norfolk Island, Qld, WA
Jun 14MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 4SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 18SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Jul 20TuesdayHari Raya HajiState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Aug 2MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 2MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 10TuesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Aug 11WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Aug 15SundayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Sep 5SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 7TuesdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 16ThursdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 21TuesdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 23ThursdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 24FridayFriday before the AFL Grand FinalState HolidayVictoria
Sep 27MondayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Sep 27MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayWA
Sep 28TuesdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Sep 29WednesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 3SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 4MondayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 4MondayTerritory DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Oct 4MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayQueensland
Oct 4MondayMay DayState HolidayACT, NSW, SA
Oct 11MondayNorfolk Island Agricultural Show DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Oct 19TuesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Oct 19TuesdayHari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Oct 31SundayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1MondayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 1MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 2TuesdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 2TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 11ThursdayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 24WednesdayThanksgiving DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Nov 28SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Nov 29MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 6MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8WednesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 22WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24FridayChristmas EvePart Day HolidayNT, Qld, SA
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayNational HolidayAll except SA
Dec 26SundayProclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 27MondayChristmas Day ObservedState HolidayAll except Heard and McDonald Islands
Dec 28TuesdayBoxing Day ObservedState HolidayAll except Heard and McDonald Islands, SA
Dec 28TuesdayDay off for Proclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 31FridayNew Year's EveObservance 
Dec 31FridayNew Year's EvePart Day HolidayNT, SA

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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