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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 2002October 7, 2002 Monday41-
Labour Day 2003October 6, 2003 Monday41-
Labour Day 2004October 4, 2004 Monday41-
Labour Day 2005October 3, 2005 Monday40-
Labour Day 2006October 2, 2006 Monday40-
Labour Day 2007October 1, 2007 Monday40-
Labour Day 2008October 6, 2008 Monday41-
Labour Day 2009October 5, 2009 Monday41-
Labour Day 2010October 4, 2010 Monday40-
Labour Day 2011October 3, 2011 Monday40-
Labour Day 2012October 1, 2012 Monday40-
Labour Day 2013October 7, 2013 Monday41-
Labour Day 2014October 6, 2014 Monday41-
Labour Day 2015October 5, 2015 Monday41-
Labour Day 2016October 3, 2016 Monday40-

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