🇦🇺 2022 Public Holidays & Special Occasions


List of Australian Public Holidays, Special Occasions & School Holidays 2021
List of Australian Public Holidays,
Special Occasions & School Holidays 2022

Below you will find a listing of 2022 public holidays and special occasions (such as Mother’s Day, Fathers’s Day)  for each state and territory in Australia. Public holidays dates may be different depending on the state or territory you live in.

2022 – All States public holidays and special occasions

2022 – Individual States – Public holidays & school holiday & term breaks:


All 2021 Public Holidays & Special Occasions AustraliaAll 2022 Public Holidays & Special Occasions Australia

Public Holiday/ OccasionDateState of Australia
January 2022
New Year’s DaySaturday 1 JanuaryNational
New Year’s HolidayMonday 3 JanuaryNational
Devonport CupWednesday 5 JanuaryTAS
Australia DayWednesday 26 JanuaryNational
February 2022
Royal Hobart RegattaMonday 14 FebruaryTAS
Valentine's DayMonday 14 FebruaryCelebration
Launceston CupWednesday 23 FebruaryTAS
March  2022
King Island ShowTuesday 1 MarchTAS
Labour DayMonday 7 MarchWA
Canberra DayMonday 8 MarchACT
Labour DayMonday 14 MarchVIC
Saint Patrick’s DayThursday 17 MarchCelebration
April 2022
Easter 2022  
Good FridayFriday 15 AprilNational
Day following Good FridaySaturday 16 AprilNational except TAS & WA
Easter SundaySunday 17 AprilACT, NSW, QLD & VIC
Day Light Savings EndSunday 4 April, 2:00 am
1 hour Forward
In some States of Australia
(NOT - WA, QLD, NT)
Easter MondayMonday 18 AprilNational
Easter Tuesday *Tuesday 19 AprilTAS
Anzac DayMonday 25 AprilNational
May 2022 
Labour DayMonday 2 MayQLD
May DayMonday 2 MayNT
AGFESTMonday 6 MayTAS
Mother’s DaySunday 8 MaySpecial Occasion
Reconciliation DayMonday 30 MayACT
June 2022
Western Australia DayMonday 6 JuneWA
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 13 JuneNational except QLD & WA
July 2022
Alice Springs Show DayFriday 1 JulyNT
Tennant Creek Show DayFriday 8 JulyNT
Katherine Show DayFriday 15 JulyNT
Darwin Show DayFriday 22 JulyNT
August 2022
Picnic DayMonday 1 AugustNT
Ekka Wednesday *Wednesday 10 AugustQLD
Borroloola Show DayFriday 19 AugustNT
September 2022
Father’s DaySunday 4 SeptemberSpecial Occasion
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 26 OctoberWA
Burnie ShowFriday 30 SeptemberTAS
AFL Grand Final Friday ( Thank You Day!) TBCVIC
October 2021
Labour DayMonday 3 OctoberACT, NSW & SA
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 3 OctoberQLD
Royal Launceston ShowThursday 6 OctoberTAS
Flinders Island ShowFriday 14 OctoberTAS
Royal Hobart ShowThursday 20 OctoberTAS
HalloweenMonday 31 OctoberSpecial Occasion
November 2022
Melbourne Cup DayTuesday 1 NovemberVIC*
Recreation DayMonday 7 NovemberTAS
Devonport ShowFriday 25 NovemberTAS
December 2022
Christmas Eve *Saturday 24 DecemberNT, QLD, SA
Christmas DaySunday 25 DecemberNational
Boxing DayMonday 26 DecemberNational except SA
Proclamation DayMonday 26 DecemberSA
Boxing Day HolidayTuesday 27 DecemberNational except SA
Proclamation Day HolidayTuesday 27 DecemberSA
New Year’s Eve *Saturday 31 DecemberNT, SA

🇦🇺 Australian Capital Territory Public Holidays 2022

  • New Year’s Day Saturday, 1 January 2022 and Monday, 3 January 2022*
  • Australia Day Wednesday, 26 January 2022
  • Canberra Day Monday, 14 March 2022
  • Good Friday Friday, 15 April 2022
  • Easter Saturday Saturday, 16 April 2022
  • Easter Sunday Sunday, 17 April 2022
  • Easter Monday Monday, 18 April 2022
  • ANZAC Day Monday, 25 April 2022
  • Reconciliation Day Monday, 30 May 2022
  • Queen’s Birthday Monday, 13 June 2022
  • Labour Day Monday, 3 October 2022
  • Christmas Day Sunday, 25 December 2022 and Tuesday, 27 December 2022**
  • Boxing Day Monday, 26 December 2022

*As 1 January 2022 falls on a Saturday in 2022, the following Monday is observed as an additional public holiday.
**As 25 December (Christmas Day) falls on a Sunday in 2022, there is an additional public holiday on the Tuesday.
***The Holidays Act 1958 also provides for bank holidays in the ACT. In addition to the above public holidays, there is a bank holiday on the first Monday in August. Bank holidays do not apply to everyone. Employers and employees are advised to check the Holidays Act 1958 for all bank holidays and refer to their relevant Enterprise Agreement or Award.

Information on public holidays in the ACT  including regional holidays see here.

ACT School Holidays 2022

🏖 Australian Capital Territory School Holiday and Term Breaks

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🇦🇺 New South Wales Public Holidays 2022

  • New Year’s Day Saturday, 1 January
  • 3Additional Day Monday, 3 January
  • 2 Australia Day Wednesday, 26 January
  • Good Friday Friday, 15 April
  • Easter Saturday – the Saturday following Good Friday Saturday, 16 April
  • Easter Sunday Sunday, 17 April
  • Easter Monday Monday, 18 April
  • Anzac Day Monday, 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday Monday, 13 June
  • 1 Bank Holiday Monday, 1 August
  • Labour Day Monday, 3 October
  • Christmas Day public holiday Sunday, 25 December
  • 3 Additional Day Tuesday, 27 December
  • Boxing Day Monday, 26 December
  • 3 Additional Day

1 Retail bank branches and certain financial institutions are required to remain closed on the first Monday in August (Bank Holiday) unless otherwise exempt – see Part 3A of the Retail Trading Act 2008. ‘Bank Holiday’ is included in this list because it has implications for the staffing of these institutions. See the Banks and Financial Institutions page of the Fair Trading website. Bank Holiday is not a declared public holiday.

2 The public holiday standard in the Public Holidays Act 2010 provides that when Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no public holiday on that day and instead the following Monday is to be the public holiday.

3 The public holiday standard in the Act provides that when New Year’s Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday there is to be an additional public holiday on the following Monday or Tuesday.

For more information on public holidays in NSW including regional holidays, see here.

NSW School Holidays 2022

🏖 New South Wales School Holiday and Term Breaks

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🇦🇺 Northern Territory Public Holidays 2022

  • Sunday 1 January and Monday 2 January – New Year’s Day
  • Thursday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Friday 7 April- Good Friday
  • Saturday 8 April – Easter Saturday
  • Monday 10 April- Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April – Anzac Day
  • Monday 1 May – May Day
  • Monday 12 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday 7 August – Picnic Day
  • Sunday 24 December- Christmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight)
  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Sunday 31 December – New Year’s Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

For more information on public holidays in the NT including regional holidays, see here.

NT School Holidays 2022

🏖 Northern Territory School Holiday and Term Breaks

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🇦🇺 Queensland Public Holidays 2022

Saturday 1 January –  New Year’s Day
Monday 3 January –  New Year Holiday
Wednesday 26 January –  Australia Day
Friday 15 April –  Good Friday
Saturday 16 April –  Day following Good Friday
Sunday 17 April –  Sunday Easter Sunday
Monday 18 April – Easter Monday
Monday 25 April –  Anzac Day
Monday 2 May –  Labour Day
Monday 3 October – Queen’s Birthday
Saturday 24 December – Christmas Eve *
Sunday 25 December- Christmas Day
Monday 26 December – Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December- Christmas Holiday

For more information on public holidays in QLD including regional holidays, see here.

QLD School Holidays 2022

🏖 Queensland School Holiday and Term Breaks

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🇦🇺 South Australia Public Holidays 2022

  • Monday 3 January – New Year’s Day
  • Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 14 March – Adelaide Cup Day (subject to proclamation)
  • Friday 15 April – Good Friday
  • Saturday 16 April – Easter Saturday
  • Monday 18 April – Easter Monday
  • Monday 25 April – Anzac Day
  • Monday 26 April – Additional public holiday for Anzac Day
  • Monday 13 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday 3 October – Labour Day
  • Saturday 24 December – Christmas Eve (from 7pm to 12 midnight)
  • Monday 26 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 27 December – Boxing Day/Proclamation Day
  • Saturday 31 December – New Year’s Eve (from 7pm to midnight)

For more information on public holidays in SA including regional holidays, see here

SA School Holidays 2022

🏖 South Australia  School Holiday and Term Breaks

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🇦🇺 Tasmania Public Holidays 2022 ( Statewide)

  • Monday 3 January – New Year’s Holiday
  • Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 14 Mar – Eight Hours Day
  • Friday 15 Apr – Good Friday
  • Monday 18 Apr – Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 19 Apr – Easter Tuesday (generally Public Service only)
  • Monday 25 Apr – Anzac Day
  • Monday 13 Jun – Queen’s Birthday
  • Sun 25 Dec – Christmas Day
  • Monday 26 Dec – Boxing Day
  • Tuesday 27 Dec – Christmas Holiday

For more information on public holidays in TAS including regional holidays, see here

TAS School Holidays 2022

🏖 Tasmania  School Holiday and Term Breaks

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🇦🇺 Victoria Public Holidays 2022

  • Saturday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 3 January – New Year’s Holiday
  • Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 14 March – Labour Day
  • Friday 15 April – Good Friday
  • Saturday 16 April – Saturday before Easter Sunday
  • Sunday 17 April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 18 April – Easter Monday
  • Monday 25 April – Anzac Day
  • Monday 13 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • TBC – Friday before AFL Grand Final (subject to AFL schedule)
  • Tuesday 1 November – Melbourne Cup
  • Sunday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Monday 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Tuesday 27 December – Additional public holiday for Christmas Day

For more information on public holidays in VIC including regional holidays, see here.

VIC School Holidays 2022

🏖 Victoria School Holiday and Term Breaks

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🇦🇺 Western Australia Public Holidays 2022

  • Saturday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Monday 3 January – New Year’s Day Holiday
  • Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day
  • Monday 7 March – Labour Day
  • Friday 15 April – Good Friday
  • Monday 18 April – Easter Monday
  • Monday 25 April – Anzac Day
  • Monday 6 June – Western Australia Day
  • Monday 26 September – Queen’s Birthday (Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on a different date)
  • Sunday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Sunday 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Monday 26 December – Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 27 December – Additional public holiday for Boxing Day

For more information on public holidays in WA including.regional holidays, see here.

WA School Holidays 2022

🏖 Western Australia School Holiday and Term Breaks

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