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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 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 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 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 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 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 Day||Jan 01, 2025||Wednesday||National Holiday|
|Australia Day||Jan 26, 2025||Sunday||National Holiday|
|Labour Day||Mar 03, 2025||Monday||WA|
|Adelaide Cup Day||Mar 10, 2025||Monday||SA|
|Canberra Day||Mar 10, 2025||Monday||ACT|
|Eight Hours Day||Mar 10, 2025||Monday||TAS|
|Labour Day||Mar 10, 2025||Monday||VIC|
|Good Friday||Apr 18, 2025||Friday||National Holiday|
|Easter Saturday||Apr 19, 2025||Saturday||All except TAS, WA|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 20, 2025||Sunday||ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC, WA|
|Easter Monday||Apr 21, 2025||Monday||National Holiday|
|Easter Tuesday||Apr 22, 2025||Tuesday||TAS|
|ANZAC Day||Apr 25, 2025||Friday||National Holiday|
|May Day||May 05, 2025||Monday||NT|
|Labour Day||May 05, 2025||Monday||QLD|
|Reconciliation Day||Jun 02, 2025||Monday||ACT|
|Western Australia Day||Jun 02, 2025||Monday||WA|
|King's Birthday||Jun 09, 2025||Monday||All except QLD, WA|
|Picnic Day||Aug 04, 2025||Monday||NT|
|Royal Queensland Show||Aug 13, 2025||Wednesday||QLD (Brisbane only)|
|Friday before the|
AFL Grand Final
|Sep 26, 2025||Friday||VIC|
|King's Birthday||Sep 29, 2025||Monday||WA|
|Labour Day||Oct 06, 2025||Monday||ACT, NSW, SA|
|King's Birthday||Oct 06, 2025||Monday||QLD|
|Melbourne Cup||Nov 04, 2025||Tuesday||VIC|
|Christmas Eve (evening)||Dec 24, 2025||Wednesday||NT, QLD, SA|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2025||Thursday||National Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2025||Friday||National Holiday|
|New Year's Eve (evening)||Dec 31, 2025||Wednesday||NT, SA|
Please also check the working days in Australia in 2025.