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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 2026October 5, 2026 Monday411465
Labour Day 2027October 4, 2027 Monday401829
Labour Day 2028October 2, 2028 Monday402193
Labour Day 2029October 1, 2029 Monday402557
Labour Day 2030October 7, 2030 Monday412928
Labour Day 2031October 6, 2031 Monday413292
Labour Day 2032October 4, 2032 Monday413656
Labour Day 2033October 3, 2033 Monday404020
Labour Day 2034October 2, 2034 Monday404384
Labour Day 2035October 1, 2035 Monday404748
Labour Day 2036October 6, 2036 Monday415119
Labour Day 2037October 5, 2037 Monday415483
Labour Day 2038October 4, 2038 Monday405847
Labour Day 2039October 3, 2039 Monday406211
Labour Day 2040October 1, 2040 Monday406575

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