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Australian Public Holidays and Special Days

January

1st - New Year's day

26th - Australia Day / Invasion Day

March

First Monday - Western Australia: Labour Day; Tasmania: Eight Hour Day.

Second Monday - Victoria: Labour day; Australian Capital Territory: Canberra Day

Canberra War Memorial - Anzac DayApril

Easter Holidays begin on Good Friday and continue until following Monday (in some states Easter Tuesday is also a public holiday.

25th - Anzac Day (pictured right: Canberra's War Memorial).

May

First Monday - Queensland: Labour Day; Northern Territory: May Day

June

Second Monday - Queen's Birthday (except Western Australia)

July

First Full Week - NAIDOC Week

August

First Monday - New South Wales: Bank Holiday

Features of the Australian FlagSeptember

1st - National Wattle Day (some states)

3rd - National Australia Flag Day

October

First Monday - New South Wales and Australian Capital territory: Labour Day

6th - Western Australia: Queen's birthday

10th - World Homeless Day

Second Monday - South Australia: Labour Day

November

First Tuesday - Melbourne, Victoria: Melbourne Cup Day

11th - Rememberance Day

December

25th - Christmas Day

26th - Boxing Day (except South Australia)

28th - South Australia: Proclamation Day

Major Festivals & Events in Australia