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 Day1322
January 26MondayAustralia Day1347
February 14SaturdayValentine's Day1366
March 2MondayLabour Day Western Australia1382
March 9MondayLabour Day Victoria1389
March 9MondayEight Hours Day Tasmania1389
March 9MondayCanberra Day1389
March 9MondayMarch Public Holiday or Adelaide Cup Day1389
April 3FridayGood Friday1414
April 5SundayEaster Sunday1416
April 6MondayEaster Monday1417
April 25SaturdayAnzac Day1436
May 4MondayLabour Day Queensland1445
May 4MondayMay Day Northern Territory1445
May 10SundayMother's Day1451
June 1MondayWestern Australia Day1473
June 8MondayQueen's Birthday1480
August 3MondayPicnic Day1536
September 6SundayFather's Day1570
October 5MondayLabour Day South Australia1599
October 5MondayLabour Day1599
October 5MondayLabour Day New South Wales1599
October 5MondayLabour Day Australian Capital Territory1599
October 31SaturdayHalloween1625
November 3TuesdayMelbourne Cup Day1628
December 24ThursdayChristmas Eve1679
December 25FridayChristmas Day1680
December 28MondayBoxing Day1683
December 31ThursdayNew Year's Eve1686
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