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
|TuesdayTue||Jan 01, 2019Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|SaturdaySat||Jan 26, 2019Jan 26||Australia Day|
|MondayMon||Mar 04, 2019Mar 04||Labour Day (WA)|
|MondayMon||Mar 11, 2019Mar 11||Labour Day (VIC)|
|MondayMon||Mar 11, 2019Mar 11||Eight Hours Day (TAS)|
|MondayMon||Mar 11, 2019Mar 11||Canberra Day (ACT)|
|FridayFri||Apr 19, 2019Apr 19||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 21, 2019Apr 21||Easter Sunday|
|MondayMon||Apr 22, 2019Apr 22||Easter Monday|
|ThursdayThu||Apr 25, 2019Apr 25||Anzac Day|
|MondayMon||May 06, 2019May 06||May Day (NT)|
|MondayMon||Jun 03, 2019Jun 03||Western Australia Day (WA)|
|MondayMon||Jun 10, 2019Jun 10||Queen's Birthday (Most region)|
|MondayMon||Aug 05, 2019Aug 05||Picnic Day (NT)|
|MondayMon||Oct 07, 2019Oct 07||Labour Day (Most Region)|
|MondayMon||Oct 07, 2019Oct 07||Queen's Birthday (QLD)|
|WednesdayWed||Dec 25, 2019Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|ThursdayThu||Dec 26, 2019Dec 26||Boxing Day|
Upcoming Public Holidays in Australia
Tuesday Dec 25, 2018
The upcoming Australia holiday Christmas Day is in 11 days from today.
Wednesday Dec 26, 2018
The upcoming Australia holiday Boxing Day is in 12 days from today.
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.