Australia Day is on the 26th January and this day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales in 1788. It is a day for celebrating Australian culture and identity, often with barbecues, beach parties, and fireworks.

Labour Day varies by state and territory: This holiday celebrates the achievements of workers and the labor movement.

Ekka Show Day varies by state: This holiday is unique to Queensland and is observed in August. It celebrates the annual Royal Queensland Show, which is a showcase of agriculture, entertainment, and community spirit.

Melbourne Cup Day – Victoria: This holiday is observed in November and celebrates the Melbourne Cup, which is Australia’s most famous horse race. Many people attend race meetings or hold their own Melbourne Cup parties.

Picnic Day – Northern Territory: This holiday is observed in August and is a day for relaxation and leisure activities. Many people take the opportunity to go on picnics or attend community events.

Foundation Day – Western Australia: This holiday is observed in June and celebrates the founding of the Swan River Colony in 1829. Many people attend community events and festivals to mark the occasion.


Maundy Thursday

national dayMaundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is a significant day in the Christian calendar, observed worldwide. This solemn occasion, which falls on the Thursday before Easter Sunday, holds great significance for Christians. Likewise it reminds us the events that took place on the night before Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. Let’s explore the customs and observances associated with Maundy Thursday, as well as where it is celebrated.

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Tasmania Public Holidays

national dayThese are the Tasmania Public Holidays which have been listed by the Australian Government. Check this site for any updates to public holidays in Australia the next time you want to know what holidays are coming up.

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Northern Territory Public Holidays

national daySee the Northern Territory Public Holidays here. These are the public holidays in Australia for the Northern Territory. The holidays are not always the same in each area of Australia so check with your local office as to which public holidays are applicable to your area. We cannot be held responsible for providing an incorrect date and therefore advice you to always check with your local airline or hotel reservation service.

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