Public holidays are determined by each state, which allows holidays to be declared at the state or local (city, town, region) level. There are holidays which are celebrated across Australia, the major public holidays include:

  • 1 January: New Year's Day

  • 26 January: Australia Day

  • Variable: Labour Day / Eight Hour Day / May Day

  • March / April : Good Friday
  • March / April: Easer Saturday

  • March / April: Easter Monday

  • 25 April: Anzac Day

  • June (Second Monday): Queen's Birthday

  • September (Last Monday): Queen's Birthday - Westen Australia
  • October (First Monday): Queen's Birthday - Queensland

  • 25 December: Christmas Day

  • 26 December: Boxing Day

On public holidays all banks, post offices and government services will be closed. Retail trading hours are reduced or  closed. Public transport normally operates to a Sunday timetable.

 

Examples of local holidays include:

March ( First Monday ) : Moomba & Formula 1 Grand Prix : ( Melbourne & Victoria )

November ( First Tuesday ) : Melbourne Cup Day : ( Melbourne & Victoria )