2026 Holidays Australia

All 2026 Holidays of Australia are listed in the table below. In Australia people enjoy an average of 11 paid holidays a year. 7 of them are nation wide public holidays the others are local public holidays. People in the state of Western Australia are the luckiest with 6 additional local public holidays (13 in total) while the habitants of Tasmania and New South Wales are only entitled to 3 additional local public holidays (just 10 free days a year).

 

The overview below contains all common holidays and observances for Australia in 2026. Besides the official national and local public holidays, other holidays and observances (like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day etc.) are included as well. For a printable calendar including all national and local statutory holidays of your state or territory, go to the 2026 calendar page where you can customize your calendar.

 

DateHolidayNumber of days to go
January 1ThursdayNew Year's Day623
January 26MondayAustralia Day648
February 14SaturdayValentine's Day667
March 2MondayLabour Day Western Australia683
March 9MondayLabour Day Victoria690
March 9MondayEight Hours Day Tasmania690
March 9MondayCanberra Day690
March 9MondayMarch Public Holiday or Adelaide Cup Day690
April 3FridayGood Friday715
April 5SundayEaster Sunday717
April 6MondayEaster Monday718
April 25SaturdayAnzac Day737
May 4MondayLabour Day Queensland746
May 4MondayMay Day Northern Territory746
May 10SundayMother's Day752
June 1MondayWestern Australia Day774
June 8MondayQueen's Birthday781
August 3MondayPicnic Day837
September 6SundayFather's Day871
October 5MondayLabour Day South Australia900
October 5MondayLabour Day900
October 5MondayLabour Day New South Wales900
October 5MondayLabour Day Australian Capital Territory900
October 31SaturdayHalloween926
November 3TuesdayMelbourne Cup Day929
December 24ThursdayChristmas Eve980
December 25FridayChristmas Day981
December 28MondayBoxing Day984
December 31ThursdayNew Year's Eve987
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