Holidays in Australia 2025

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There are seven national holidays in Australia in 2025. However, the number of public holidays differs in each state or territory.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2025, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Australia Day
Australia Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in New South Wales and raised the British flag for the first time at Sydney Cove on January 26, 1788. It is observed on January 26, 2025.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. In 2024, Good Friday is celebrated on March 29 in Western churches and May 03 in Eastern churches.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 21, 2025.

The acronym ANZAC stands for "Australian and New Zealand Army Corps"; the soldiers were known as Anzacs. ANZAC Day is one of the most important national occasions in Australia and New Zealand, and it commemorates all those who served and died in wars and peacekeeping operations. The holiday is observed on April 25, 2025.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2025, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is a sharing holiday; people exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2025.

The following is the list of public holidays in Australia 2025.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2025WednesdayNational Holiday
Australia DayJan 26, 2025SundayNational Holiday
Labour DayMar 03, 2025MondayWA
Adelaide Cup DayMar 10, 2025MondaySA
Canberra DayMar 10, 2025MondayACT
Eight Hours DayMar 10, 2025MondayTAS
Labour DayMar 10, 2025MondayVIC
Good FridayApr 18, 2025FridayNational Holiday
Easter SaturdayApr 19, 2025SaturdayAll except TAS, WA
Easter SundayApr 20, 2025SundayACT, NSW, QLD, VIC, WA
Easter MondayApr 21, 2025MondayNational Holiday
Easter TuesdayApr 22, 2025TuesdayTAS
ANZAC DayApr 25, 2025FridayNational Holiday
May DayMay 05, 2025MondayNT
Labour DayMay 05, 2025MondayQLD
Reconciliation DayJun 02, 2025MondayACT
Western Australia DayJun 02, 2025MondayWA
King's BirthdayJun 09, 2025MondayAll except QLD, WA
Picnic DayAug 04, 2025MondayNT
Royal Queensland ShowAug 13, 2025WednesdayQLD (Brisbane only)
Friday before the
AFL Grand Fina
Sep 26, 2025FridayVIC
King's BirthdaySep 29, 2025MondayWA
Labour DayOct 06, 2025MondayACT, NSW, SA
King's BirthdayOct 06, 2025MondayQLD
Melbourne CupNov 04, 2025TuesdayVIC
Christmas Eve (evening)Dec 24, 2025WednesdayNT, QLD, SA
Christmas DayDec 25, 2025ThursdayNational Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2025FridayNational Holiday
New Year's Eve (evening)Dec 31, 2025WednesdayNT, SA

Please also check the working days in Australia in 2025.

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