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 Day944
January 26MondayAustralia Day969
February 14SaturdayValentine's Day988
March 2MondayLabour Day Western Australia1004
March 9MondayLabour Day Victoria1011
March 9MondayEight Hours Day Tasmania1011
March 9MondayCanberra Day1011
March 9MondayMarch Public Holiday or Adelaide Cup Day1011
April 3FridayGood Friday1036
April 5SundayEaster Sunday1038
April 6MondayEaster Monday1039
April 25SaturdayAnzac Day1058
May 4MondayLabour Day Queensland1067
May 4MondayMay Day Northern Territory1067
May 10SundayMother's Day1073
June 1MondayWestern Australia Day1095
June 8MondayQueen's Birthday1102
August 3MondayPicnic Day1158
September 6SundayFather's Day1192
October 5MondayLabour Day South Australia1221
October 5MondayLabour Day1221
October 5MondayLabour Day New South Wales1221
October 5MondayLabour Day Australian Capital Territory1221
October 31SaturdayHalloween1247
November 3TuesdayMelbourne Cup Day1250
December 24ThursdayChristmas Eve1301
December 25FridayChristmas Day1302
December 28MondayBoxing Day1305
December 31ThursdayNew Year's Eve1308
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