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Public Holidays Australia 2023

Public Holidays Australia 2023

Australia has a number of public holidays throughout the year of 2023, each with their own unique significance and celebratory traditions. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, it’s important to stay in the know about these dates so that you can plan your activities accordingly!

In addition to the national public holidays, each state and territory in Australia has its own set of public holidays. For instance, Victoria celebrates Melbourne Cup Day on the first Tuesday of November, which is a public holiday only within that state. Similarly, the Queen’s Birthday holiday falls on different dates depending on the region.

From national celebrations to state-specific observances, our guide will help you keep track of all the important public holidays in Australia.

Choose your state.

NSW Public Holidays 2023

VIC Public Holidays 2023

QLD Public Holidays 2023

WA Public Holidays 2023

SA Public Holidays 2023

How many National Public Holidays in Australia?

There are 7 National Public Holidays in Australia, they are New Year’s Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Although we do get Other Public Holidays such as King’s Birthday and Labour Day which are individually declared by the state governments.

When’s the next public holiday in Australia?

ACT Public Holidays in 2023

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year’s Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
26 JanThuAustralia Day
13 MarMonCanberra Day
7 AprFriGood Friday
8 AprSatDay following Good Friday
9 AprSunEaster Sunday
10 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprTueAnzac Day
29 MayMonReconciliation Day
12 JunMonQueen’s Birthday
2 OctMonLabour Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day

NSW Public Holidays in 2023

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year’s Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
26 JanThuAustralia Day
7 AprFriGood Friday
8 AprSatDay following Good Friday
9 AprSunEaster Sunday
10 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprTueAnzac Day
12 JunMonKing’s Birthday
2 OctMonLabour Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day

NT Public Holidays in 2023

Public Holiday2023
New Year’s DaySunday 1 January and Monday 2 January
Australia DayThursday 26 January
Good FridayFriday 7 April
Easter SaturdaySaturday 8 April
Easter SundaySunday 9 April
Easter MondayMonday 10 April
Anzac DayTuesday 25 April
May DayMonday 1 May
June public holidayMonday 12 June
Picnic DayMonday 7 August
Christmas Eve

part-day holiday
7pm to midnight
Sunday 24 December
Christmas DayMonday 25 December
Boxing DayTuesday 26 December
New Year’s Evepart-day holiday
7pm to midnight
Sunday 31 December

QLD Public Holidays in 2023

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year’s Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
26 JanThuAustralia Day
7 AprFriGood Friday
8 AprSatDay following Good Friday
9 AprSunEaster Sunday
10 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprTueAnzac Day
1 MayMonLabour Day
16 AugWedEkka Wednesday *
2 OctMonQueen’s Birthday
24 DecSunChristmas Eve *
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day

SA Public Holidays in 2023

Holiday and date2023
New Year’s Day
1 January
Monday
2 January
Australia Day
26 January
Thursday
26 January
Adelaide Cup Day*
second Monday in March
Monday
13 March
Good Friday
varies with the lunar cycle
Friday
7 April
Easter Saturday
varies with the lunar cycle
Saturday
8 April
Easter Monday
varies with the lunar cycle
Monday
10 April
Anzac Day
25 April
Tuesday
25 April
Queen’s Birthday /
Volunteer’s Day

second Monday in June
Monday
12 June 
Labour Day
first Monday in October
Monday
2 October 
Christmas Eve
24 DecemberPart-day public holiday
Sunday
24 December7pm-midnight
Christmas Day
25 December
Monday
25 December
Boxing Day /
Proclamation Day

26 December
Tuesday
26 December
New Year’s Eve
31 DecemberPart-day public holiday
Sunday
31 December7pm-midnight

TAS Public Holidays in 2023

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year’s Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
11 JanWedDevonport Cup
26 JanThuAustralia Day
13 FebMonRoyal Hobart Regatta
22 FebWedLaunceston Cup
7 MarTueKing Island Show
13 MarMonEight Hours Day
7 AprFriGood Friday
10 AprMonEaster Monday
11 AprTueEaster Tuesday *
25 AprTueAnzac Day
5 MayFriAGFEST
12 JunMonKing’s Birthday
6 OctFriBurnie Show
12 OctThuRoyal Launceston Show
20 OctFriFlinders Island Show
26 OctThuRoyal Hobart Show
6 NovMonRecreation Day
1 DecFriDevonport Show
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day

VIC Public Holidays in 2023

HolidayDate in 2023
New Year’s DaySunday 1 January
Monday 2 January
Australia DayThursday 26 January
Labour DayMonday 13 March
Good FridayFriday 7 April
Saturday before Easter SundaySaturday 8 April
Easter SundaySunday 9 April
Easter MondayMonday 10 April
Anzac DayTuesday 25 April
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 12 June
Friday before the AFL Grand FinalSubject to AFL schedule
Melbourne CupTuesday 7 November
Christmas DayMonday 25 December
Boxing DayTuesday 26 December

WA Public Holidays in 2023

Public HolidaysDates
New Year’s DaySunday 1 January &
Monday 2 January
Australia DayThursday 26 January
Labour DayMonday 6 March
Good FridayFriday 7 April
Easter MondayMonday 10 April
Anzac DayTuesday 25 April
Western Australia DayMonday 5 June
Queen’s Birthday #Monday 25 September
Christmas DayMonday 25 December
Boxing DayTuesday 26 December

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