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List of public holidays in Australia in 2020 by states

A complete list of public holidays in Australia for 2020. Australia home to a population of twenty-six million people celebrates a number of public holidays in each calendar year. Popular as a diverse and multicultural country, Australia celebrates seven national public holidays and each state and territories have their own public holidays date.

This article contains details on public holidays in Australia in 2020. As different states have different public holidays and some in common, this information will be divided into states and territories for ease.

Public holidays in the ACT in 2020

Australian Capital Territory – ACT celebrates 15 total public holidays in the calendar of the year 2020. ACT has a population of 426,709, 2% of Australia’s total population (Jun 2019, source) and Canberra is its capital city. Canberra is also the federal capital city of Commonwealth of Australia.

Australian Capital Territory – ACTS’s public holidays for 2020 are listed below:

Wednesday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
Monday 27 JanuaryAustralia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
Monday 9 MarchCanberra Day
Friday 10 AprilGood Friday
Saturday 11 AprilEaster Saturday
Sunday 12 AprilEaster Sunday
Monday 13 AprilEaster Monday
Saturday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Monday 27 AprilAdditional public holiday for Anzac Day
Monday 1 JuneReconciliation Day
Monday 8 JuneQueen’s Birthday
Monday 5 OctoberLabour Day
Friday 25 DecemberChristmas Day
Saturday 26 DecemberBoxing Day
Monday 28 DecemberAdditional public holiday for Boxing Day
Total public holidays in ACT15

Public Holidays in News South Wales (NSW)

News South Wales is the most populated state across all Australia as more than 32% (8,089,526) of the Australian people reside here. Sydney is the capital city of NSW, which is also the most densely populated among all states capital in Australia. NSW people enjoy 14 (fourteen) public holidays in the year 2020.

Listed below are the public holidays in NSW for 2020:

Wednesday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
Monday 27 JanuaryAustralia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
Friday 10 AprilGood Friday
Saturday 11 AprilEaster Saturday
Sunday 12 AprilEaster Sunday
Monday 13 AprilEaster Monday
Saturday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Monday 8 JuneQueen’s Birthday
Monday 3 AugustBank Holiday (applies to banks and certain financial institutions)
Monday 5 OctoberLabour Day
Friday 25 DecemberChristmas Day
Saturday 26 DecemberBoxing Day
Monday 28 DecemberAdditional public holiday for Boxing Day
Total public holidays in NSW in 202014

Northern Territory (NT) Public Holidays 2020

Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory (NT). NT is lightly populated as only 1% (245,869, Jun 2019) of the total population live here. NT has 13 (thirteen) public holidays in 2020.

Following table gives detail on the various public holidays declared for 2020 in NT:

Wednesday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
Monday 27 JanuaryAustralia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
Friday 10 AprilGood Friday
Saturday 11 AprilEaster Saturday
Monday 13 AprilEaster Monday
Saturday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Monday 4 MayMay Day
Monday 8 JuneQueen’s Birthday
Monday 3 AugustPicnic Day
Thursday 24 DecemberChristmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
Friday 25 DecemberChristmas Day
Monday 28 DecemberBoxing Day (substitute day as Boxing Day falls on a weekend)
Thursday 31 December – New Year’s Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
Total public holidays in NT in 202013

Queensland Public Holidays 2020

Queensland (QLD) is the third densely populated state in Australia after NSW and Victoria. A total of 5,095,100 population live here in Queensland which is 20% of Australia’s population. Having capital city Brisbane, QLD has declared fourteen (14) total public holidays in 2020.

Wednesday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
Monday 27 JanuaryAustralia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
Friday 10 AprilGood Friday
Saturday 11 AprilThe day after Good Friday
Sunday 12 AprilEaster Sunday
Monday 13 AprilEaster Monday
Saturday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Monday 4 MayLabour Day
Friday 14 AugustRoyal Queensland Show Brisbane Area Only
Monday 5 OctoberQueen’s Birthday
Thursday 24 DecemberChristmas Eve (from 6pm to midnight)
Friday 25 DecemberChristmas Day
Saturday 26 DecemberBoxing Day
Monday 28 DecemberAdditional public holiday for Boxing Day
Total public holidays in Queensland in 202014

Public Holidays in SA 2020

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Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia

South Australia celebrates a total of fourteen (14) public holidays in the year 2020. With a total of 1,751,693, 7% (Jun 2010) people living, SA is the fourth densely populated states in Australia. Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia.

You can find the dates for public holidays in South Australia in 2020 below:

Wednesday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
Sunday 26 JanuaryAustralia Day
Monday 27 JanuaryAdditional public holiday for Australia Day
Monday 9 MarchAdelaide Cup Day (March Public Holiday)
Friday 10 AprilGood Friday
Saturday 11 AprilEaster Saturday
Monday 13 AprilEaster Monday
Saturday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Monday 8 JuneQueen’s Birthday and Volunteer’s Day
Monday 5 OctoberLabour Day
Thursday 24 DecemberChristmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
Friday 25 DecemberChristmas Day
Monday 28 DecemberBoxing Day/Proclamation Day
Thursday 31 DecemberNew Year’s Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
Total public holidays in SA 202014

Public Holidays in Tasmania (TAS) 2020

Tasmania (TAS) is lightly populated as it is home to around 2%, 534,281 (Jun 2019) of the Australian population. The capital city of Tasmania is Hobart. People in Hobart celebrate a total of twelve public holidays in 2020.

Following tables lists the public holidays in Tasmania (TAS) for 2020:

Wednesday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
Monday 27 JanuaryAustralia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
Monday 10 FebruaryRoyal Hobart Regatta (only observed in certain areas of the state)
Monday 9 MarchEight Hours Day
Friday 10 AprilGood Friday
Monday 13 AprilEaster Monday
Tuesday 14 AprilEaster Tuesday (only applies under certain awards or registered agreements and to the state public service)
Saturday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Monday 8 JuneQueen’s Birthday
Monday 2 NovemberRecreation Day (all parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
Friday 25 DecemberChristmas Day
Monday 28 DecemberBoxing Day (substitute day as Boxing Day falls on a weekend)
Total TAS public holidays 202012

Victoria (VIC) Public Holidays 2020

6,594,804 people live in Victoria. VIC’s capital is Melbourne and has a total of fourteen (14) public holidays declared in 2020 by the VIC government.

Public holidays in VIC for 2020 are:

Wednesday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
Monday 27 JanuaryAustralia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
Monday 9 MarchLabour Day
Friday 10 AprilGood Friday
Saturday 11 AprilSaturday before Easter Sunday
Sunday 12 AprilEaster Sunday
Monday 13 AprilEaster Monday
Saturday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Monday 8 JuneQueen’s Birthday
Friday 25 SeptemberFriday before AFL Grand Final
Tuesday 3 NovemberMelbourne Cup
Friday 25 DecemberChristmas Day
Saturday 26 DecemberBoxing Day
Monday 28 DecemberAdditional public holiday for Boxing Day
Total public holidays in VIC 202014

WA Public Holidays in 2020

10%, 2,621,680 (Jun 2019) of the Australians live in Western Australia (WA). Perth is the capital city of WA. WA has declared twelve total public holidays in 2020.

List of public holidays in Western Australia (WA):

Wednesday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
Monday 27 JanuaryAustralia Day (substitute day as Australia Day falls on a weekend)
Monday 2 MarchLabour Day
Friday 10 AprilGood Friday
Monday 13 AprilEaster Monday
Saturday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Monday 27 AprilAdditional public holiday for Anzac Day
Monday 1 JuneWestern Australia Day
Monday 28 SeptemberQueen’s Birthday (Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on a different date)
Friday 25 DecemberChristmas Day
Saturday 26 DecemberBoxing Day
Monday 28 DecemberAdditional public holiday for Boxing Day
Total number of public holidays in WA 202012

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many public holidays are there in Australia in 2020?

The total number of public holidays in Australia varies with each state and territories. There are seven national public holidays and including states’ public holidays the total number ranges from 12 to 14 across the different states and territories.

Which state has the most public holidays?

Australian Capital Territory has the most public holidays among all the states and territories in Australia. ACT celebrates 15 (fifteen) total public holidays in 2020.

Is today a public holiday in Australia?

To make sure, please scroll above for public holiday dates in Australia.

Which state has the lowest public holidays in Australia?

Almost all states and territories have a similar number of public holidays in 2020. However, Western Australia (WA) and Tasmania (TAS) have the lowest among all with total public holidays of 12 in 2020.

How many public holidays are there in South Australia in 2020?

There are a total of fourteen (14) public holidays in South Australia (SA) in 2020.

This article is compiled from source: https://www.fairwork.gov.au and https://info.australia.gov.au/