New Year's Eve Fireworks in Sydney

Here are the 2021 public holidays in Australia–national and state level. Many regional cities observe additional holidays. Please check with the relevant city council for these.

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January Public Holidays in Australia

Friday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayNational
Tuesday 26 JanuaryAustralia DayNational

February Public Holidays in Australia

Monday 8 FebRoyal Hobart RegattaTasmania
(limited areas)

March Public Holidays in Australia

Monday 1 MarchLabour DayWestern Australia
Monday 8 MarchCanberra DayAustralian Capital Territory
Monday 8 MarchAdelaide Cup Day (subject to proclamation)South Australia
Monday 8 MarchEight Hours DayTasmania
Monday 8 MarchLabour DayVictoria

April Public Holidays in Australia

Friday 2 AprilGood FridayNational
Saturday 3 AprilEaster SaturdayNational
Sunday 4 AprilEaster SundayNational
Monday 5 AprilEaster MondayNational
Tuesday 6 AprilEaster TuesdayTasmania
(generally Public Service only)
Sunday 25 AprilAnzac DayNew South Wales
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia
Monday 26 AprilAnzac Day
(substitute day)
Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia

May Public Holidays in Australia

Monday 3 MayMay DayNorthern Territory
Monday 3 MayLabour DayQueensland
Monday 31 MayReconciliation DayAustralian Capital Territory

June Public Holidays in Australia

Monday 7 JuneWestern Australia DayWestern Australia
Monday 14 JuneQueen’s BirthdayNational
(except Queensland and Western Australia)

August Public Holidays in Australia

Monday 2 AugustPicnic DayNorthern Territory
Wednesday 11 AugustRoyal Queensland ShowQueensland
(Brisbane area only)

September Public Holidays in Australia

Friday 24 September
(expected)
Grand Final HolidayVictoria
Monday 27 SeptemberQueen’s BirthdayWestern Australia
(some regional areas celebrate on a different date)

October Public Holidays in Australia

Monday 4 OctoberLabour DayAustralian Capital Territory
New South Wales
South Australia
Monday 4 OctoberQueen’s BirthdayQueensland

November Public Holidays in Australia

Tuesday 2 NovemberRecreation DayTasmania
(all parts of the state that don’t observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
Tuesday 2 NovemberMelbourne CupVictoria

December Public Holidays in Australia

Friday 24 DecemberChristmas EveNorthern Territory
(from 7pm to midnight)
Queensland
(from 6pm to midnight)
South Australia
(from 7pm to midnight)
Saturday 25 DecemberChristmas DayAustralian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia
Sunday 26 DecemberBoxing DayAustralian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Victoria
Western Australia
Monday 27 DecemberChristmas Day
(additional holiday)
National
Tuesday 28 DecemberBoxing Day
(additional holiday)
National
Friday 31 DecemberNew Year’s EveNorthern Territory
(from 7pm to midnight)
South Australia
(from 7pm to midnight)