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 Day1188
January 26MondayAustralia Day1213
February 14SaturdayValentine's Day1232
March 2MondayLabour Day Western Australia1248
March 9MondayLabour Day Victoria1255
March 9MondayEight Hours Day Tasmania1255
March 9MondayCanberra Day1255
March 9MondayMarch Public Holiday or Adelaide Cup Day1255
April 3FridayGood Friday1280
April 5SundayEaster Sunday1282
April 6MondayEaster Monday1283
April 25SaturdayAnzac Day1302
May 4MondayLabour Day Queensland1311
May 4MondayMay Day Northern Territory1311
May 10SundayMother's Day1317
June 1MondayWestern Australia Day1339
June 8MondayQueen's Birthday1346
August 3MondayPicnic Day1402
September 6SundayFather's Day1436
October 5MondayLabour Day South Australia1465
October 5MondayLabour Day1465
October 5MondayLabour Day New South Wales1465
October 5MondayLabour Day Australian Capital Territory1465
October 31SaturdayHalloween1491
November 3TuesdayMelbourne Cup Day1494
December 24ThursdayChristmas Eve1545
December 25FridayChristmas Day1546
December 28MondayBoxing Day1549
December 31ThursdayNew Year's Eve1552
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