2021 AUSTRALIA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Australia is
26th January, TuesdayAustralia Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Australia in 2021
|FridayFri||Jan 01, 2021Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|TuesdayTue||Jan 26, 2021Jan 26||Australia Day|
|MondayMon||Mar 01, 2021Mar 01||Labour Day (WA)|
|MondayMon||Mar 08, 2021Mar 08||Labour Day (VIC)|
|MondayMon||Mar 08, 2021Mar 08||Eight Hours Day (TAS)|
|MondayMon||Mar 08, 2021Mar 08||Canberra Day (ACT)|
|FridayFri||Apr 02, 2021Apr 02||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 04, 2021Apr 04||Easter Sunday|
|MondayMon||Apr 05, 2021Apr 05||Easter Monday|
|SundaySun||Apr 25, 2021Apr 25||Anzac Day|
|MondayMon||May 03, 2021May 03||May Day (NT)|
|MondayMon||Jun 07, 2021Jun 07||Western Australia Day (WA)|
|MondayMon||Jun 14, 2021Jun 14||Queen's Birthday (Most region)|
|MondayMon||Aug 02, 2021Aug 02||Picnic Day (NT)|
|MondayMon||Sep 27, 2021Sep 27||Queen's Birthday (WA)|
|MondayMon||Oct 04, 2021Oct 04||Labour Day (Most Region)|
|MondayMon||Oct 04, 2021Oct 04||Queen's Birthday (QLD)|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 25, 2021Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|SundaySun||Dec 26, 2021Dec 26||Boxing Day|
|MondayMon||Dec 27, 2021Dec 27||Christmas Day Holiday|
|TuesdayTue||Dec 28, 2021Dec 28||Boxing Day Holiday|
Public Holidays in Australia
Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
The upcoming Australia holiday Australia Day is in 9 days from today.
Labour Day (WA)
Monday Mar 01, 2021
The upcoming Australia holiday Labour Day (WA) is in 43 days from today.
Labour Day (VIC)
Monday Mar 08, 2021
The upcoming Australia holiday Labour Day (VIC) is in 50 days from today.
2021 Public Holidays Australia Service
The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Australia which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Australia holiday calendar for 2021 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.