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 Day1063
January 26MondayAustralia Day1088
February 14SaturdayValentine's Day1107
March 2MondayLabour Day Western Australia1123
March 9MondayLabour Day Victoria1130
March 9MondayEight Hours Day Tasmania1130
March 9MondayCanberra Day1130
March 9MondayMarch Public Holiday or Adelaide Cup Day1130
April 3FridayGood Friday1155
April 5SundayEaster Sunday1157
April 6MondayEaster Monday1158
April 25SaturdayAnzac Day1177
May 4MondayLabour Day Queensland1186
May 4MondayMay Day Northern Territory1186
May 10SundayMother's Day1192
June 1MondayWestern Australia Day1214
June 8MondayQueen's Birthday1221
August 3MondayPicnic Day1277
September 6SundayFather's Day1311
October 5MondayLabour Day South Australia1340
October 5MondayLabour Day1340
October 5MondayLabour Day New South Wales1340
October 5MondayLabour Day Australian Capital Territory1340
October 31SaturdayHalloween1366
November 3TuesdayMelbourne Cup Day1369
December 24ThursdayChristmas Eve1420
December 25FridayChristmas Day1421
December 28MondayBoxing Day1424
December 31ThursdayNew Year's Eve1427
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