Australia: Holidays                                                              

 January 1                           New Year’s Day  

January 26                        Australia Day commemorates the landing and first settlement of the country by Governor Philip at Sydney in 1788  

Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday  

April 25                            Anzac Day honors the combined Australian and New Zealand army corps on the date of a disastrous defeat they suffered in World War I in Turkey. Anzac Day also commemorates Australian World War I veterans.  

May 24                             Commonwealth Day  

December 25                   Christmas Day  

December 26                   Boxing Day  

Labor Day                        A holiday that is celebrated on a different date in each state.


The Queen’s Birthday   HM’s birthday is celebrated in June, except in Western Australia, where it is celebrated in November.