What are the statutory public holidays in Australia?

Public holidays in Australia can vary depending on the state or territory where an employee works. Those states and territories are as follows: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia. 


These 13 public holidays are generally recognised:  


  • New Year's Day 
  • Australia Day 
  • Canberra Day 
  • Good Friday 
  • Easter Saturday 
  • Easter Sunday 
  • Easter Monday 
  • Anzac Day  
  • Reconciliation Day 
  • Queen's Birthday 
  • Labour Day 
  • Christmas Day 
  • Boxing Day 

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