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AUSTRALIA DAY

When is Australia Day in 2019?

Australia Day in 2019 is on the Saturday, 26th of Jan (1/26/2019).

Australia Day is on the 26th day of 2019. There are 339 days left in the year.

Australia Day Facts

  • Date: Jan 26, 2019
  • National
  • Also Called:
  • Celebrations: Fireworks, Parades, Outing
Australia Day iImage Credit: CIA World Factbook

Australia Day is a public holiday in every state and territory of Australia, celebrated every year, on 26th January. This Day is celebrated as the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet from England at Sydney Cove in 1788 and the hoisting of the British flag there.

On 13th May, 1787, British Captain Arthur Phillip with his team started the voyage from Portsmouth, England, to establish a convict colony in Australia and on 26th January, 1788 they arrived at Sydney Cove. The first Australia Day was officially celebrated by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1818.

Australia Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm in all over Australia. This Day is considered as a Public Day with outings, picnics, barbeques and lots of outdoor events like parades, air shows, fireworks and concerts. This is an opportunity to reflect nation's history, heritage and to think how to make Australia an even better place to live.

Australia Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sat
  • Jan 26, 2008
  • Australia Day
  • Mon
  • Jan 26, 2009
  • Australia Day
  • Tue
  • Jan 26, 2010
  • Australia Day
  • Wed
  • Jan 26, 2011
  • Australia Day
  • Thu
  • Jan 26, 2012
  • Australia Day
  • Sat
  • Jan 26, 2013
  • Sun
  • Jan 26, 2014
  • Mon
  • Jan 26, 2015
  • Tue
  • Jan 26, 2016
  • Thu
  • Jan 26, 2017
  • Fri
  • Jan 26, 2018
  • Sat
  • Jan 26, 2019

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