2020 AUSTRALIA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Australia is
3rd August, MondayPicnic Day (NT)
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Australia in 2020
|WednesdayWed||Jan 01, 2020Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|SundaySun||Jan 26, 2020Jan 26||Australia Day|
|MondayMon||Mar 02, 2020Mar 02||Labour Day (WA)|
|MondayMon||Mar 09, 2020Mar 09||Labour Day (VIC)|
|MondayMon||Mar 09, 2020Mar 09||Eight Hours Day (TAS)|
|MondayMon||Mar 09, 2020Mar 09||Canberra Day (ACT)|
|FridayFri||Apr 10, 2020Apr 10||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 12, 2020Apr 12||Easter Sunday|
|MondayMon||Apr 13, 2020Apr 13||Easter Monday|
|SaturdaySat||Apr 25, 2020Apr 25||Anzac Day|
|MondayMon||May 04, 2020May 04||May Day (NT)|
|MondayMon||Jun 01, 2020Jun 01||Western Australia Day (WA)|
|MondayMon||Jun 08, 2020Jun 08||Queen's Birthday (Most region)|
|MondayMon||Aug 03, 2020Aug 03||Picnic Day (NT)|
|MondayMon||Sep 28, 2020Sep 28||Queen's Birthday (WA)|
|MondayMon||Oct 05, 2020Oct 05||Labour Day (Most Region)|
|MondayMon||Oct 05, 2020Oct 05||Queen's Birthday (QLD)|
|FridayFri||Dec 25, 2020Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 26, 2020Dec 26||Boxing Day|
Public Holidays in Australia
Picnic Day (NT)
Monday Aug 03, 2020
The upcoming Australia holiday Picnic Day (NT) is in 32 days from today.
Queen's Birthday (WA)
Monday Sep 28, 2020
The upcoming Australia holiday Queen's Birthday (WA) is in 88 days from today.
Labour Day (Most Region)
Monday Oct 05, 2020
The upcoming Australia holiday Labour Day (Most Region) is in 95 days from today.
2020 Public Holidays Australia Service
The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Australia which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Australia holiday calendar for 2020 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.