Is December 24 holiday in Australia?

Dec 24, is today!. A public holiday in Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia, only in the …

Is Christmas Eve a national holiday in Australia?

— South Australia and Northern Territory have a part-day public holiday for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 7 pm to 12 midnight. … — Queensland has a part-day public holiday for Christmas Eve from 6 pm to midnight. — Easter Tuesday is a restricted public holiday in Tasmania.

Is Christmas a public holiday in Australia?

2 From 31.12.11 when Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, there will be no public holiday on that day, as the following Monday will be declared a public holiday.

NSW public holidays 2021 – 2022.

Holiday 2021 2022
Christmas Day Saturday 25 December 2021 Sunday 25 December 2022

Is Christmas Eve a public holiday in Qld 2021?

Easter Sunday is appointed as a public holiday.

Public holidays.

Holiday Christmas Eve (24 December) 6pm – midnight
2020 Thursday 24 December6
2021 Friday 24 December6
2022 Saturday 24 December6
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Is there a long weekend for Australia Day 2021?

In 2021, Australia’s national day falls on a Tuesday. To make the most of your annual leave, you can take four days off and get nine days off work in return.

Why is Melbourne Cup always on a Tuesday?

The 1874 Cup meeting was the last one to be run on a Thursday. In 1875 it was moved to the second Tuesday of the month. This meant the Cup was to be run on 9 November, the Prince of Wales birthday. As a result civil service and bank holidays were gazetted.

What date is Queens birthday weekend in Australia?

Public holiday dates 2021-2022

Holiday 2021
Anzac Day Sunday, 25 April
Queen’s Birthday Monday, 14 June
October Long Weekend (Labour Day) Monday, 4 October
Christmas Day public holiday Saturday, 25 December (Additional Day Monday, 27 December)

How is Boxing Day celebrated in Australia?

Boxing Day, in Great Britain and some Commonwealth countries, particularly Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, holiday (December 26) on which servants, tradespeople, and the poor traditionally were presented with gifts. By the 21st century it had become a day associated with shopping and sporting events.

Is 24th December a public holiday in Qld?

Note: — Ekka Wednesday is observed in Brisbane area only. — Queensland has a part-day public holiday for Christmas Eve from 6 pm to midnight.

Queensland Public Holidays 2021.

Date Day Holiday
24 Dec Fri Christmas Eve *
25 Dec Sat Christmas Day
26 Dec Sun Boxing Day
27 Dec Mon Christmas Holiday

Is Boxing Day 2020 a public holiday?

Bank Holiday is not a declared public holiday.

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The public holiday standard in the Act provides that when New Year’s Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday there is to be an additional public holiday on the following Monday or Tuesday.

Who has the most public holidays in Australia?

This is thanks to Canberra Day and Family & Community Day. NSW, the Northern Territory and Western Australia have 10 days. South Australia gets 10 days, but has New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve as part days off.

Is this weekend a long weekend in Australia?

There are two significant national days, Australia Day (26 January) and Anzac Day (25 April), which are nationwide public holidays. When a public holiday occurs on a Friday or Monday, the three-day period is colloquially known as a “long weekend”.


Name Date
Anzac Day 25 April
Queen’s Birthday 2nd Monday in June

What dates are the Australia Day long weekend?

Previous Years

Year Date Holiday
2020 27 Jan Australia Day Holiday
2019 28 Jan Australia Day Holiday
2018 26 Jan Australia Day
2017 26 Jan Australia Day

How many public holidays are there in Australia?

Australia celebrates seven national public holidays that are recognised in each of the eight states and territories.