2020 Australian Public Holidays and Special Occasions.


Here is a 2020 calendar listing of Public Holidays and Special Occasions celebrated in Australia. This is the place to come to plan your next holiday!  All public holidays for Australia are accurate at the time of publishing but are subject to change depending on what state you live in. Please make sure you check any listed public holidays dates with your own states public holidays before booking any holidays.

2020 Australian Public Holidays and Special Occasions.

Public Holiday/ OccasionDateState of Australia
January 2020
New Year’s DayWednesday 1 JanuaryNational
Devonport CupWednesday 8 JanuaryTAS
Australia DayMonday 27 JanuaryNational
February 2020
Royal Hobart RegattaMonday 10 FebruaryTAS
Valentine's DayFriday 14 FebruaryCelebration
Launceston CupWednesday 26 FebruaryTAS
March 2020
Labour DayMonday 2 MarchWA
King Island ShowTuesday 3 MarchTAS
Canberra DayMonday 9 MarchACT
March Public HolidayMonday 9 MarchSA
Eight Hours DayMonday 9 MarchTAS
Labour DayMonday 9 MarchVIC
Saint Patrick’s DayTuesday 17 MarchCelebration
April 2020
Easter 2020  
Good FridayFriday 10 AprilNational
Day following Good FridaySaturday 11 AprilNational except TAS & WA
Easter SundaySunday 12AprilACT, NSW, QLD & VIC
Easter MondayMonday 13 AprilNational
Easter Tuesday *Tuesday 14 AprilTAS
Anzac DaySaturday 25 AprilNational
Anzac Day HolidayMonday 27 AprilWA
May 2020 
May DayMonday 4 MayNT
Labour DayMonday 4 MayQLD
Mother’s DaySunday 10 MaySpecial Occasion
June 2020
Reconciliation DayMonday 1 JuneACT
Western Australia DayMonday 1 JuneWA
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 8 JuneNational except QLD & WA
Borroloola Show DayFriday 26 JuneNT
July 2020
Alice Springs Show DayFriday 3 JulyNT
Tennant Creek Show DayFriday 10 JulyNT
Katherine Show DayFriday 17 JulyNT
Darwin Show DayFriday 24 JulyNT
August 2020
Picnic DayMonday 3 AugustNT
Ekka Wednesday *Wednesday 12 AugustQLD
September 2020
Father’s DaySunday 6 SeptemberSpecial Occasion
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 28 SeptemberWA
October 2020
Burnie ShowFriday 2 OctoberTAS
Day Light SavingsSunday 4 October, 2:00 am
1 hour Forward
In some States of Australia
Labour DayMonday 5 OctoberACT, NSW & SA
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 5 OctoberQLD
Royal Launceston ShowThursday 8 OctoberTAS
Flinders Island ShowFriday 16 OctoberTAS
Royal Hobart ShowThursday 22 OctoberTAS
AFL Grand Final Friday ( Thank You Day!) Friday 23 OctoberVIC
HalloweenSaturday 31 OctoberSpecial Occasion
November 2020
Recreation DayMonday 2 NovemberTAS
Melbourne Cup DayTuesday 3 NovemberVIC
Devonport ShowFriday 27 NovemberTAS
December 2020
Christmas Eve *Thursday 24 DecemberSA
Christmas DayFriday 25 DecemberNational
Boxing DaySaturday 26 DecemberNational except SA
Boxing Day HolidayMonday 28 DecemberNational except SA
Proclamation DaySaturday 26 DecemberSA
Proclamation Day HolidayMonday 28 DecemberSA
New Year’s Eve *Thursday 31 DecemberSA

South Australia has a part-day public holiday for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 7 pm to 12 midnight.
Easter Tuesday is a restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service.
Ekka Wednesday is observed in the Brisbane area only.
Melbourne Cup Day is observed in all of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.

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