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AUSTRALIA DAY

When is Australia Day in 2023?

Australia Day in 2023 is on the Thursday, 26th of Jan (1/26/2023).

Australia Day is on the 26th day of 2023. There are 339 days left in the year.

Australia Day Facts

  • Date: Jan 26, 2023
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  • 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
  • Sun
  • Jan 26, 2020
  • Tue
  • Jan 26, 2021
  • Wed
  • Jan 26, 2022

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Australia in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 03, 2022Jan 03New Year's Day Holiday
WednesdayWedJan 26, 2022Jan 26Australia Day
MondayMonMar 07, 2022Mar 07Labour Day (WA)
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14Canberra Day (ACT)
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14Eight Hours Day (TAS)
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14Labour Day (VIC)
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
MondayMonApr 25, 2022Apr 25Anzac Day
MondayMonMay 02, 2022May 02May Day (NT)
MondayMonJun 06, 2022Jun 06Western Australia Day (WA)
MondayMonJun 13, 2022Jun 13Queen's Birthday (Most region)
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01Picnic Day (NT)
MondayMonSep 26, 2022Sep 26Queen's Birthday (WA)
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03Labour Day (Most Region)
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03Queen's Birthday (QLD)
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Christmas Day Holiday
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Boxing Day
TuesdayTueDec 27, 2022Dec 27Boxing Day Holiday
SaturdaySatDec 31, 2022Dec 31New Year's Eve