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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2022

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2022

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 17MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 26WednesdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Feb 1TuesdayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 1TuesdayLunar New YearState HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 2WednesdayLunar New Year Holiday (Day 2)State HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 14MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 14MondayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 28MondayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Mar 1TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Mar 2WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 7MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 14MondayLabour DayState HolidayTasmania, Victoria
Mar 14MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 14MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 17ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 17ThursdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 17ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 21MondayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 21MondayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Apr 2SaturdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Apr 3SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 6WednesdaySelf Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 10SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 14ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 15FridayGood FridayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 15FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 16SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 16SaturdayHoly SaturdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic
Apr 17SundayEaster SundayState HolidayACT, NSW, NT, Qld, Vic, WA
Apr 17SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 18MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 19TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Public Sector HolidayTasmania
Apr 22FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 23SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 23SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 24SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 25MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 25MondayANZAC DayNational Holiday 
Apr 25MondayANZAC Day ObservedHalf Day Restricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 27WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 28ThursdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
May 2MondayEid ul FitrMuslim 
May 2MondayMay DayState HolidayNT, Queensland
May 3TuesdayHari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
May 5ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 19ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 26ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 26ThursdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 30MondayReconciliation DayState HolidayACT
Jun 5SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 5SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 6MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 6MondayWestern Australia DayState HolidayWA
Jun 6MondayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 12SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 13MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Qld, WA
Jun 16ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 3SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 9SaturdayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Jul 10SundayHari Raya HajiState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Jul 11MondayDay off for Hari Raya HajiState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Jul 31SundayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Aug 1MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 1MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 7SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 8MondayAshuraMuslim 
Aug 10WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Sep 4SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Sep 22ThursdayNational Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The QueenNational Holiday 
Sep 23FridayFriday before the AFL Grand FinalState HolidayVictoria
Sep 23FridaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 26MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 26MondayKing's BirthdayState HolidayWA
Oct 2SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 3MondayTerritory DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Oct 3MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayQueensland
Oct 3MondayLabour DayState HolidayACT, NSW, SA
Oct 4TuesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 5WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 8SaturdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Oct 8SaturdayHari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Oct 10MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 10MondayDay off for Hari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Oct 15SaturdayInternational Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance DayObservance 
Oct 16SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 17MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 18TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 20ThursdayRoyal Hobart ShowState HolidayTasmania*
Oct 25TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 1TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 2WednesdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 7MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 11FridayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 27SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8ThursdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 19MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 22ThursdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EvePart Day HolidayNT, Qld, SA
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Dec 26MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 26MondayChristmas Day ObservedState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands, NT, SA, WA
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26MondayProclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 27TuesdayChristmas Day ObservedState HolidayACT, NSW, Qld, Tas, Vic
Dec 27TuesdayBoxing Day ObservedState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands, WA
Dec 27TuesdayDay off for Proclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EvePart Day HolidayNT, SA
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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