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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 2025October 6, 2025 Monday41976
Labour Day 2026October 5, 2026 Monday411340
Labour Day 2027October 4, 2027 Monday401704
Labour Day 2028October 2, 2028 Monday402068
Labour Day 2029October 1, 2029 Monday402432
Labour Day 2030October 7, 2030 Monday412803
Labour Day 2031October 6, 2031 Monday413167
Labour Day 2032October 4, 2032 Monday413531
Labour Day 2033October 3, 2033 Monday403895
Labour Day 2034October 2, 2034 Monday404259
Labour Day 2035October 1, 2035 Monday404623
Labour Day 2036October 6, 2036 Monday414994
Labour Day 2037October 5, 2037 Monday415358
Labour Day 2038October 4, 2038 Monday405722
Labour Day 2039October 3, 2039 Monday406086

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