Public holidays in Australia

​Public holidays in Australia are designated on a state and territory basis with the exception of national public holidays such as Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The table below shows how offices and contact centres in Australia are affected by public holidays​.

National Public Holidays

DateHolidayStates/TerritoriesOffice/Contact Centre
​​​2 January 2017New Year’s HolidayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
26 January 2017Australia DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
14 April 2017Good FridayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
17 April 2017​Easter MondayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
25 April 2017Anzac DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
25 December 2017Christmas DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed​
26 December 2017Boxing DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
27 December 2017Additional (APS) HolidayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed

Non-National Public Holidays

DateHolidayStates/TerritoriesOffice/Contact Centre
12 February 2017Royal Hobart Regatta DayHobartService Centre Open
6 March 2017Labour DayPerthService Centre Open
13 March 2017 Canberra Day Canberra Service Centres Open
March Public HolidayAdelaide
Eight Hour DayHobart
Labour DayMelbourne
1 May 2017May Day
Darwin
Service Centres Open
Labour DayBrisbane
Cairns
5 June 2017Western Australia DayPerthService Centre Open
12 June 2017 Queen's BirthdayCanberra
Sydney
Darwin
Hobart
Melbourne
Service Centres Closed
Queen's Birthday/Volunteers DayAdelaide
21 July 2017Cairns Show DayCairnsService Centre Open
28 July 2017Darwin Show DayDarwinService Centre Open
7 August 2017Picnic DayDarwinService Centre Open
16 August 2017Royal Queensland Show DayBrisbaneService Centre Open
25 September 2017Family and Community Day
Canberra
Service Centres Open
Queen's BirthdayPerth
29 September 2017AFL Grand Final FridayMelbourneService Centre Open
2 October 2017Labour Day
Sydney
Service Centres Open
Queen's BirthdayBrisbane
Cairns
7 November 2017Melbourne CupMelbourneService Centre Open