New South Wales (NSW) public holidays 2025
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New South Wales (NSW) public holidays 2025

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By strategically adjusting your vacations around public holidays, you can maximise the benefits of your annual leave!

Public holidays are peak travel periods, so we typically advise those with plans to submit their annual leave requests as early as possible.

NSW Public Holidays 2025

1 JanWedNew Year’s Day
27 JanMonAustralia Day Holiday
18 AprFriGood Friday
19 AprSatDay following Good Friday
20 AprSunEaster Sunday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprFriAnzac Day
9 JunMonKing’s Birthday
4 AugMonBank Holiday*
6 OctMonLabour Day
25 DecThuChristmas Day
26 DecFriBoxing Day

How to Transform Public Holidays into Super Long Weekends in NSW in 2025

To maximise your time off and create an extended weekend by combining annual leave with weekends and public holidays, we’ve prepared a guide to help you make the most of your annual leave allocation efficiently. Here are some smart strategies to consider.

Long weekend in Jan 2025 (9 days from 25 Jan to 2 Feb)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 25 January Weekend
Sunday, 26 January Weekend
Monday, 27 January  Public Holiday – Australia Day
Tuesday, 28 January  Take Leave
Wednesday, 29 January  Take Leave
Thursday, 30 January  Take Leave
Friday, 31 January  Take Leave
Saturday, 1 FebruaryWeekend
Sunday, 2 FebruaryWeekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 4Days off: 5
Total days off: 9

Long weekend in Mar and Apr 2025 (10 days from 18 Apr to 27 Apr)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 18 April   Public Holiday – Good Friday
Saturday, 19 April  Weekend
Sunday, 20 April  Weekend
Monday, 21 April   Public Holiday – Easter Monday
Tuesday, 22 April  Take Leave 
Wednesday, 23 April  Take Leave 
Thursday, 24 April  Take Leave 
Friday, 25 April   Public Holiday – Anzac Day
Saturday, 26 April  Weekend
Sunday, 27 April  Weekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 3Days off: 6
Total days off: 10

Long weekend in Dec 2025 (16 days from 20 Dec to 4 Jan)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 20 December Weekend
Sunday, 21 December  Weekend
Monday, 22 December   Take Leave
Tuesday, 23 December   Take Leave 
Wednesday, 24 December   Take Leave 
Thursday, 25 December Public Holiday – Christmas Day
Friday, 26 December Public Holiday – Boxing Day
Saturday, 27 December  Weekend
Sunday, 28 December   Weekend
Monday, 29 December  Take Leave
Tuesday, 30 December  Take Leave 
Wednesday, 31 December  Take Leave  
Thursday, 1 January  Public Holiday – New Year’s Day
Friday, 2 January  Take Leave 
Saturday, 3 January  Weekend
Sunday, 4 January  Weekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 7Days off: 9
Total days off: 16

Our Top tips for saving money when booking a holiday

Booking in advance can often help save money when it comes to travel. Here are some general guidelines:

Travel TypeRecommended Booking Lead Time (To Save Money)
Domestic Flights1-3 months
International Flights2-8 months
Peak Season FlightsCloser to 6-8 months
Midweek Travel (Flights)Consider Tuesdays or Wednesdays
Hotels1-3 months
Vacation RentalsSeveral months
Hostels/Budget AccommodationsFew weeks to a month
Peak Season/Special Events (Accommodations)Book well in advance

How many Public Holidays in NSW in 2025?

There are 9 weekday public holidays in NSW.

What are the public holidays in NSW?

In NSW, the established public holidays encompass New Year’s Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, King’s Birthday, Labour Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.

Is there a bank holiday in August in New South Wales?

Australia also has bank holidays! Many people think that only the UK has them.
Every year, the first Monday of August is a public holiday for bank and financial institution employees in New South Wales.

Is Australia Day a public holiday in 2025?

Australia Day is a public holiday across the country on January 26th each year.

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