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The next public holiday in Australia is

28th September, MondayQueen's Birthday (WA)

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Australia in 2020

WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
SundaySunJan 26, 2020Jan 26Australia Day
MondayMonMar 02, 2020Mar 02Labour Day (WA)
MondayMonMar 09, 2020Mar 09Labour Day (VIC)
MondayMonMar 09, 2020Mar 09Eight Hours Day (TAS)
MondayMonMar 09, 2020Mar 09Canberra Day (ACT)
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 13, 2020Apr 13Easter Monday
SaturdaySatApr 25, 2020Apr 25Anzac Day
MondayMonMay 04, 2020May 04May Day (NT)
MondayMonJun 01, 2020Jun 01Western Australia Day (WA)
MondayMonJun 08, 2020Jun 08Queen's Birthday (Most region)
MondayMonAug 03, 2020Aug 03Picnic Day (NT)
MondayMonSep 28, 2020Sep 28Queen's Birthday (WA)
MondayMonOct 05, 2020Oct 05Labour Day (Most Region)
MondayMonOct 05, 2020Oct 05Queen's Birthday (QLD)
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas Day
SaturdaySatDec 26, 2020Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Australia

Queen's Birthday (WA)

Queen's Birthday (WA)

Monday Sep 28, 2020

The upcoming Australia holiday Queen's Birthday (WA) is in 4 days from today.

Labour Day (Most Region)

Labour Day (Most Region)

Monday Oct 05, 2020

The upcoming Australia holiday Labour Day (Most Region) is in 11 days from today.

Queen's Birthday (QLD)

Queen's Birthday (QLD)

Monday Oct 05, 2020

The upcoming Australia holiday Queen's Birthday (QLD) is in 11 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.