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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

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Australia in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriJan 26, 2018Jan 26Australia Day
MondayMonMar 05, 2018Mar 05Labour Day (WA)
MondayMonMar 12, 2018Mar 12Labour Day (VIC)
MondayMonMar 12, 2018Mar 12Eight Hours Day (TAS)
MondayMonMar 12, 2018Mar 12Canberra Day (ACT)
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Easter Monday
WednesdayWedApr 25, 2018Apr 25Anzac Day
MondayMonMay 07, 2018May 07May Day (NT)
MondayMonJun 04, 2018Jun 04Western Australia Day (WA)
MondayMonJun 11, 2018Jun 11Queen's Birthday (Most region)
MondayMonAug 06, 2018Aug 06Picnic Day (NT)
MondayMonOct 01, 2018Oct 01Labour Day (Most Region)
MondayMonOct 01, 2018Oct 01Queen's Birthday (QLD)
MondayMonOct 08, 2018Oct 08Family & Community Day (ACT)
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day
WednesdayWedDec 26, 2018Dec 26Boxing Day