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Labour Day Australia : Various Dates

 On Labour Day in Australia, people celebrate the improved social and economic conditions of employees in Australia and the achievements of the labour movement in Australia in general. The introduction of a working day limited by 8 hours is considered to be the most important milestone of the movement.


The Labour Day public Holiday in Australia is set individually by each state or territory and for that reason varies in date and name. Below an overview of the Labour Day public holiday dates per state and territory in Australia:


State / Territory Name Date
Australian Capital Territory Labour Day First Monday in October
New South Wales Labour Day First Monday in October
Northern Territory May Day First Monday in May
Queensland Labour Day First Monday in October
South Australia Labour Day First Monday in October
Tasmania Eight Hours Day Second Monday in March
Victoria Labour Day Second Monday in March
Western Australia Labour Day First Monday in March


HolidayDateWeek numberDays to go
Labour Day 2016October 3, 2016 Monday40-
Labour Day 2017October 2, 2017 Monday40128
Labour Day 2018October 1, 2018 Monday40492
Labour Day 2019October 7, 2019 Monday41863
Labour Day 2020October 5, 2020 Monday411227
Labour Day 2021October 4, 2021 Monday401591
Labour Day 2022October 3, 2022 Monday401955
Labour Day 2023October 2, 2023 Monday402319
Labour Day 2024October 7, 2024 Monday412690
Labour Day 2025October 6, 2025 Monday413054
Labour Day 2026October 5, 2026 Monday413418
Labour Day 2027October 4, 2027 Monday403782
Labour Day 2028October 2, 2028 Monday404146
Labour Day 2029October 1, 2029 Monday404510
Labour Day 2030October 7, 2030 Monday414881

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