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 Day1529
January 26MondayAustralia Day1554
February 14SaturdayValentine's Day1573
March 2MondayLabour Day Western Australia1589
March 9MondayLabour Day Victoria1596
March 9MondayEight Hours Day Tasmania1596
March 9MondayCanberra Day1596
March 9MondayMarch Public Holiday or Adelaide Cup Day1596
April 3FridayGood Friday1621
April 5SundayEaster Sunday1623
April 6MondayEaster Monday1624
April 25SaturdayAnzac Day1643
May 4MondayLabour Day Queensland1652
May 4MondayMay Day Northern Territory1652
May 10SundayMother's Day1658
June 1MondayWestern Australia Day1680
June 8MondayQueen's Birthday1687
August 3MondayPicnic Day1743
September 6SundayFather's Day1777
October 5MondayLabour Day South Australia1806
October 5MondayLabour Day1806
October 5MondayLabour Day New South Wales1806
October 5MondayLabour Day Australian Capital Territory1806
October 31SaturdayHalloween1832
November 3TuesdayMelbourne Cup Day1835
December 24ThursdayChristmas Eve1886
December 25FridayChristmas Day1887
December 28MondayBoxing Day1890
December 31ThursdayNew Year's Eve1893
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