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​.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, our national Service Centre will remain open during holiday times (you will be able to contact an immigration officer by telephone at the Service Centre).

National Public Holidays

DateHolidayStates/TerritoriesOffice/Contact Centre
​​​1 January 2016New Year’s DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
26 January 2016Australia DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
25 March 2016Good FridayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
28 March 2016​Easter MondayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
25 April 2016Anzac DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed
26 December 2016Boxing DayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed​
27 December 2016Christmas Day (Substitute)All StatesAll offices in Australia closed
28 December 2016Additional (APS) HolidayAll StatesAll offices in Australia closed

Non-National Public Holidays

DateHolidayStates/TerritoriesOffice/Contact Centre
8 February 2016Royal Hobart Regatta DayHobartService Centre Open
7 March 2016Labour DayPerthService Centre Open
14 March 2016 Canberra Day Canberra Service Centres Open
March Public HolidayAdelaide
Eight Hour DayHobart
Labour DayMelbourne
2 May 2016May Day
Darwin
Service Centres Open
Labour DayBrisbane
Cairns
6 June 2016Western Australia DayPerthService Centre Open
13 June 2016 Queen's BirthdayCanberra
Sydney
Darwin
Hobart
Melbourne
Service Centres Closed
Queen's Birthday/Volunteers DayAdelaide
17 July 2016Cairns Show DayCairnsService Centre Open
22 July 2016Darwin Show DayDarwinService Centre Open
1 August 2016Picnic DayDarwinService Centre Open
10 August 2016Royal Queensland Show DayBrisbaneService Centre Open
26 September 2016Family and Community Day
Canberra
Service Centres Open
Queen's BirthdayPerth
30 September 2016AFL Grand Final FridayMelbourneService Centre Open
3 October 2016Labour Day
Sydney
Service Centres Open
Queen's BirthdayBrisbane
Cairns
1 November 2016Melbourne CupMelbourneService Centre Open