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2019 AUSTRALIA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Australia is

25th December, TuesdayChristmas Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Australia in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatJan 26, 2019Jan 26Australia Day
MondayMonMar 04, 2019Mar 04Labour Day (WA)
MondayMonMar 11, 2019Mar 11Labour Day (VIC)
MondayMonMar 11, 2019Mar 11Eight Hours Day (TAS)
MondayMonMar 11, 2019Mar 11Canberra Day (ACT)
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
ThursdayThuApr 25, 2019Apr 25Anzac Day
MondayMonMay 06, 2019May 06May Day (NT)
MondayMonJun 03, 2019Jun 03Western Australia Day (WA)
MondayMonJun 10, 2019Jun 10Queen's Birthday (Most region)
MondayMonAug 05, 2019Aug 05Picnic Day (NT)
MondayMonOct 07, 2019Oct 07Labour Day (Most Region)
MondayMonOct 07, 2019Oct 07Queen's Birthday (QLD)
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2019Dec 26Boxing Day

Upcoming Public Holidays in Australia

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Tuesday Dec 25, 2018

The upcoming Australia holiday Christmas Day is in 11 days from today.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Wednesday Dec 26, 2018

The upcoming Australia holiday Boxing Day is in 12 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Tuesday Jan 01, 2019

The upcoming Australia holiday New Year's Day is in 18 days from today.

2019 Public Holidays Australia Service

The above is the list of 2019 public holidays declared in Australia which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Australia holiday calendar for 2019 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Australia's six states, and two territories, each has its own set of holidays.

The most popular holidays shared across the states are five in number: Australia Day, Christmas, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac Day. The rest are declared and observed in specific states and within territory Governments.

Traditionally, both public and private sector employees in Australia have the right to take paid days off on holidays. However, this is gradually changing. Businesses that operate on holidays can request its employees to remain on duty.

After the Fair Act 2009 was implemented, most employees receive a 2.5 times overtime pay, based on the base pay rate, for any holiday worked. It is also worth noting that, if a Public holiday falls on a weekend, a substitute holiday is observed on the next non-weekend day, usually a Monday. An employee who works on the substituted weekday is again entitled to overtime compensation. Interestingly, some states prevent the sale of alcohol on religious holidays like Good Friday. Other regions mark Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve as half-day holidays. This means that the holidays are observed from 7 pm to midnight while the other hours remain like any other ordinary day.

During public holidays, offices, banks, and some businesses remain closed. When planning a visit to Australia during these peak periods, it is advisable to book your accommodation and domestic flights well in advance to avoid unnecessary inconveniences during this period.