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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2023

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2023

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 2MondayDay off for New Year's DayState HolidayAll except Heard and McDonald Islands
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7SaturdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14SaturdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 22SundayChinese New YearObservance 
Jan 22SundayChinese New YearState HolidayChristmas Island
Jan 23MondayChinese New Year Holiday (Day 2)State HolidayChristmas Island
Jan 26ThursdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Feb 6MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 13MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 18SaturdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Feb 21TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 22WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 6MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 6MondayFoundation DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Mar 7TuesdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 13MondayLabour DayState HolidayVictoria
Mar 13MondayEight Hours DayState HolidayTasmania
Mar 13MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 13MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 16ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 17FridaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 21TuesdayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 21TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 23ThursdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Apr 2SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 2SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 6ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 6ThursdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 6ThursdaySelf Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 7FridayGood FridayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 7FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 8SaturdayHoly SaturdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayState HolidayACT, NSW, Qld, Vic
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayObservanceAll
Apr 10MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 11TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Public Sector HolidayTasmania
Apr 13ThursdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 14FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 15SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 16SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 17MondayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Apr 17MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 18TuesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 22SaturdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Apr 22SaturdayHari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 24MondayDay off for Hari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 25TuesdayANZAC DayNational Holiday 
Apr 25TuesdayANZAC Day ObservedHalf Day Restricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 26WednesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 1MondayMay DayState HolidayNT
May 1MondayLabour DayState HolidayQueensland
May 9TuesdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 14SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 18ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 26FridayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 26FridayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 28SundayPentecostChristian 
May 29MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 29MondayReconciliation DayState HolidayACT
Jun 4SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 5MondayWestern Australia DayState HolidayWA
Jun 6TuesdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 8ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 8ThursdayBounty DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Jun 12MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Jun 12MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Norfolk Island, Qld, WA
Jun 22ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 29ThursdayEid ul Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Jun 29ThursdayHari Raya HajiState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Jul 2SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 19WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Jul 27ThursdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 7MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 7MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 15TuesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 16WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Sep 3SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 16SaturdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 23SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25MondayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 25MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayWA
Sep 27WednesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Sep 27WednesdayHari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Sep 29FridayFriday before the AFL Grand FinalState HolidayVictoria
Sep 30SaturdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 1SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 2MondayTerritory DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Oct 2MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayQueensland
Oct 2MondayLabour DayState HolidayACT, NSW, SA
Oct 4WednesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 6FridayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 7SaturdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 8SundaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 9MondayNorfolk Island Agricultural Show DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Oct 31TuesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1WednesdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2ThursdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 6MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 7TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 11SaturdayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 29WednesdayThanksgiving DayState HolidayNorfolk Island
Dec 3SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8FridayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 8FridayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 15FridayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 22FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SundayChristmas EvePart Day HolidayNT, Qld, SA
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26TuesdayProclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EvePart Day HolidayNT, SA
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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