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.

Tasmania Public Holidays

Areas of Tasmania affected by Statutory Holidays per occasion.

Royal Hobart Regatta

(second Monday of February)

All that part of Tasmania south of and including Oatlands and Swansea excluding Bronte Park, Catagunya, Strathgordon, Tarraleah, Wayatinah and the West Coast.

The Royal Hobart Regatta is a public holiday in Tasmania. This is celebrated on the second Monday of February. It is a major event in the state. Accordingly note that many businesses and schools are closed for the day to allow people to attend or participate in the festivities.

The Royal Hobart Regatta is a celebration of Tasmania’s maritime history and culture. This also features a range of water-based activities such as boat races, swimming events, and water polo matches.

Launceston Cup All Day

(third Wednesday of February)

The Launceston Cup is a major horse racing event in Tasmania. This is held annually on the third Wednesday of February. Although it is not an official public holiday in Tasmania, the Launceston Cup is a very popular event and many businesses and schools in the Launceston area may choose to close for the day or allow their employees/students to attend the races.

Municipal areas of Break O’Day, Dorset, George Town, Glamorgan-Spring Bay (north of and including Cranbrook), Launceston excluding Launceston City centre and suburbs specified in Item 2 of Part 2, Meander Valley excluding suburbs and townships specified in Item 2 of Part 2, Northern Midlands, Southern Midlands north of but not including Oatlands, West Tamar.

See also  Maundy Thursday

Also excluding townships specified in Item 2 of Part 2. From 11 am for – Launceston City centre and the following suburbs and townships: Alanvale, Blackstone Heights, East Launceston, Elphin, Franklin Village, Glen Dhu, Inveresk, Invermay, Killafaddy, Kings Meadows, Mayfield, Mowbray, Mowbray Heights, Newnham, Newstead, North Riverside, Norwood, Prospect, Prospect Vale, Punchbowl, Ravenswood, Riverside, Rocherlea, St Leonards, Sandhill, South Launceston, Summerhill, Trevallyn, Vermont, Waverley, West Launceston, West Riverside, Youngtown. King Island Show Municipal area of King Island

Flinders Island Show

(first Friday and Saturday in October)

The Flinders Island Show is an annual agricultural show held on Flinders Island. This is part of Tasmania however it is not a public holiday. As you will note that the Flinders Island Show is not an official public holiday in Tasmania. However it is an important event for the local community. So  many businesses may choose to close for the day. See also the National Day of Australia as well as the Western Australia Public Holidays and the Queensland Public Holidays.

Here are the public holidays observed in Tasmania, Australia:

  • New Year’s Day – 1st January
  • Australia Day – 26th January
  • Eight Hours Day – 2nd Monday in March
  • Good Friday – Friday before Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday – Monday after Easter Sunday
  • Anzac Day – 25th April
  • Queen’s Birthday – 2nd Monday in June
  • Christmas Day – 25th December
  • Boxing Day – 26th December


In addition to these, some regions of Tasmania may also observe local public holidays. See also the NSW Public Holidays as well as the Northern Territory Public Holidays.

See also  Public Holidays in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines



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