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Public holidays 2020:

state by state

A list of all public holidays across the country in 2020.

Public holidays 

Australian Capital Territory

1 January: New Year's Day

27 January: Australia Day 

9 March: Canberra Day

10 April: Good Friday 

11 April: Easter Saturday 

12 April: Easter Sunday 

13 April: Easter Monday 

25 April: Anzac Day 

27 April: Additional public holiday for Anzac Day

1 June: Reconciliation Day 

 8 June: Queen's Birthday 

5 October: Labour Day 

25 December: Christmas Day 

26 December: Boxing Day 

28 December: additional public holiday for Boxing Day 

 

New South Wales 

1 January: New Year's Day

27 January: Australia Day 

9 March: Canberra Day

10 April: Good Friday 

11 April: Easter Saturday 

12 April: Easter Sunday 

13 April: Easter Monday 

25 April: Anzac Day 

8 June: Queen's Birthday

3 August: Bank Holiday (applies to banks and certain financial institutions only) 

5 October: Labour Day 

25 December: Christmas Day 

26 December: Boxing Day 

28 December: additional public holiday for Boxing Day 

 

Northern Territory

1 January: New Year's Day

27 January: Australia Day 

9 March: Canberra Day

10 April: Good Friday 

11 April: Easter Saturday 

12 April: Easter Sunday 

13 April: Easter Monday 

25 April: Anzac Day 

4 May: May Day 

8 June: Queen's Birthday

3 August: Picnic Day

24 December: Christmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

25 December: Christmas Day 

26 December: Boxing Day 

28 December: additional public holiday for Boxing Day 

31 December: New Year's Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

 

Queensland 

1 January: New Year's Day

27 January: Australia Day 

9 March: Canberra Day

10 April: Good Friday 

11 April: The day after Good Friday

12 April: Easter Sunday 

13 April: Easter Monday 

25 April: Anzac Day 

4 May: Labour Day 

21 August: Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)

5 October: Queen's Birthday

24 December: Christmas Eve (from 6pm to midnight)

25 December: Christmas Day 

26 December: Boxing Day 

28 December: additional public holiday for Boxing Day 

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South Australia

1 January: New Year's Day

26 January: Australia Day

27 January: Additional public holiday for Australia Day

9 March: Adelaide Cup Day 

10 April: Good Friday

11 April: Easter Saturday

13 April: Easter Monday

25 April: Anzac Day

8 June: Queen's Birthday and Volunteer's Day

5 October: Labour Day

24 December: Christmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

25 December: Christmas Day

28 December: Boxing Day/Proclamation Day

31 December: New Year's Eve (from 7pm to midnight) 

 

Tasmania 

1 January: New Year's Day

27 January: Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)

10 February: Royal Hobart Regatta (only observed in certain areas of the state)

9 March: Eight Hours Day

10 April: Good Friday

13 April: Easter Monday

14 April: Easter Tuesday (only applies under certain awards or registered agreements and to the state public service)

25 April: Anzac Day

8 June: Queen's Birthday

2 November: Recreation Day (all parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta)

25 December: Christmas Day

28 December: Boxing Day (substitute day as Boxing Day falls on a weekend)

 

Victoria 

1 January: New Year's Day

27 January: Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)

9 March: Labour Day 

10 April: Good Friday

11 April: Saturday before Easter Sunday

12 April: Easter Sunday

13 April: Easter Monday

25 April: Anzac Day

8 June: Queen's Birthday

25 September: Friday before AFL Grand Final

3 November: Melbourne Cup

25 December: Christmas Day

26 December: Boxing Day

28 December: Additional public holiday for Boxing Day

 

Western Australia 

1 January: New Year's Day

27 January: Australia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)

2 March: Labour Day

10 April: Good Friday

13 April: Easter Monday

25 April: Anzac Day

27 April: Additional public holiday for Anzac Day

1 June: Western Australia Day

28 September: Queen's Birthday (Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen's Birthday public holiday on a different date)

25 December: Christmas Day

26 December: Boxing Day

28 December: Additional public holiday for Boxing Day

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