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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 1TuesdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 1TuesdayChinese New YearState HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 2WednesdayChinese New Year Holiday (Day 2)State HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 14MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 14MondayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 1TuesdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Mar 1TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Mar 2WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 6SundayFoundation DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Mar 7MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 7MondayDay off for Foundation DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Mar 14MondayLabour DayState HolidayVictoria
Mar 14MondayEight Hours DayState HolidayTasmania
Mar 14MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 14MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 17ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 17ThursdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 17ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 21MondayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21MondayHarmony DayObservance 
Apr 3SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 3SundayRamadan StartMuslim 
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, Qld, Vic
Apr 17SundayEaster SundayObservanceAll
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 2MondayMay DayState HolidayNT
May 2MondayLabour DayState HolidayQueensland
May 3TuesdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
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 8WednesdayBounty DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Jun 12SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 13MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Norfolk Island, Qld, WA
Jun 13MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Jun 16ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 3SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 10SundayHari Raya HajiState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Jul 11MondayDay off for Hari Raya HajiState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Jul 30SaturdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Aug 1MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 1MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 7SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 10WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Sep 4SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 23FridaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 26MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 26MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayWA
Sep 30FridayFriday before the AFL Grand FinalState HolidayVictoria
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 10MondayNorfolk Island Agricultural Show DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Oct 16SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 17MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 18TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
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 
Nov 30WednesdayThanksgiving DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
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, Norfolk Island
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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