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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2024

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2024

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7SundayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14SundayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 25ThursdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 26FridayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Feb 8ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Feb 10SaturdayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 10SaturdayLunar New YearState HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 11SundayLunar New Year Holiday (Day 2)State HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 12MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 12MondayDay off for Lunar New YearState HolidayChristmas Island
Feb 13TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Feb 14WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14WednesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 4MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 11MondayLabour DayState HolidayTasmania, Victoria
Mar 11MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 11MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 12TuesdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Mar 16SaturdayLabour DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Mar 17SundaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21ThursdayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 21ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 24SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 24SundayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 28ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 29FridayGood FridayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Mar 29FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Mar 30SaturdayHoly SaturdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayState HolidayACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 2TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Public Sector HolidayTasmania
Apr 5FridayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Apr 7SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 10WednesdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Apr 10WednesdayHari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 23TuesdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 25ThursdayANZAC DayNational Holiday 
Apr 25ThursdayANZAC Day ObservedHalf Day Restricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 29MondaySelf Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 30TuesdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
May 3FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
May 4SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 5SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 6MondayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
May 6MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 6MondayMay DayState HolidayNT, Queensland
May 9ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 12SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 14TuesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 19SundayPentecostChristian 
May 20MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 26SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 26SundayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 26SundayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 27MondayReconciliation DayState HolidayACT
May 30ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 3MondayWestern Australia DayState HolidayWA
Jun 6ThursdayKing's BirthdayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Jun 6ThursdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 10MondayKing's BirthdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, SA, Tas, Vic
Jun 12WednesdayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 17MondayEid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Jun 17MondayHari Raya HajiState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 7SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 8MondayMuharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Jul 17WednesdayAshura (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Aug 5MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 5MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 13TuesdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 14WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Sep 1SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Sep 16MondayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Sep 16MondayHari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Sep 22SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 23MondayKing's BirthdayState HolidayWA
Sep 27FridayFriday before the AFL Grand Final (Tentative Date)State HolidayVictoria
Oct 3ThursdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 4FridayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 6SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 7MondayTerritory DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Oct 7MondayKing's BirthdayState HolidayQueensland
Oct 7MondayLabour DayState HolidayACT, NSW, SA
Oct 12SaturdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 15TuesdayInternational Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance DayObservance 
Oct 17ThursdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 23WednesdayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 24ThursdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 24ThursdayRoyal Hobart ShowState HolidayTasmania*
Oct 25FridaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 31ThursdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 1FridayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 2SaturdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 4MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 5TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 11MondayRemembrance DayObservance 
Dec 1SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8SundayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 21SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EvePart Day HolidayNT, Qld, SA
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Dec 26ThursdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26ThursdayProclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EvePart Day HolidayNT, SA

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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