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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.

Public holidays and national days in SA in 2024

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year’s Day
26 JanFriAustralia Day
11 MarMonAdelaide Cup Day
29 MarFriGood Friday
30 MarSatDay following Good Friday
1 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprThuAnzac Day
10 JunMonQueen’s Birthday
7 OctMonLabour Day
24 DecTueChristmas Eve *
25 DecWedChristmas Day
26 DecThuProclamation Day
31 DecTueNew Year’s Eve *

How to Transform Public Holidays into Super Long Weekends in SA in 2024

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 2024 (9 days from 20 Jan to 28 Jan)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 20 January  Weekend
Sunday, 21 January  Weekend
Monday, 22 January Take Leave 
Tuesday, 23 January Take Leave 
Wednesday, 24 January Take Leave 
Thursday, 25 January Take Leave 
Friday, 26 January Public Holiday – Australia Day
Saturday, 27 January  Weekend
Sunday, 28 January  Weekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 4Days off: 5
Total days off: 9

Long weekend in Mar and Apr 2024 (10 days from 29 Mar to 7 Apr)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 29 March   Public Holiday – Good Friday
Saturday, 30 March  Weekend
Sunday, 31 March  Weekend
Monday, 1 April   Public Holiday – Easter Monday
Tuesday, 2 April  Take Leave 
Wednesday, 3 April  Take Leave 
Thursday, 4 April  Take Leave 
Friday, 5 April  Take Leave 
Saturday, 6 April  Weekend
Sunday, 7 April  Weekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 4Days off: 6
Total days off: 10

Long weekend in Dec 2024 (12 days from 21 Dec to 1 Jan)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 21 December  Weekend
Sunday, 22 December  Weekend
Monday, 23 December   Take Leave 
Tuesday, 24 December   Take Leave 
Wednesday, 25 December Public Holiday – Christmas Day
Thursday, 26 December Public Holiday – Boxing Day
Friday, 27 December   Take Leave 
Saturday, 28 December   Weekend
Sunday, 29 December   Weekend
Monday, 30 December  Take Leave 
Tuesday, 31 December  Take Leave  
Wednesday, 1 January  Public Holiday – New Year’s Day
TotalsDays of annual leave: 5Days off: 7
Total days off: 12

How many Public Holidays are there in SA in 2024?

There are 12 Weekday Public Holidays in SA this year.

What are the public holidays in SA?

In South Australia, major public holidays include New Year’s Day, Australia Day, Adelaide Cup Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen’s Birthday, Labour Day, Christmas Day, and Proclamation Day.

Is Australia Day a public holiday in 2024?

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

When is the holidays for Easter 2024?

In 2024, Good Friday falls on March 29th, followed by Easter Monday on April 1st.

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

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