All Australia public holidays are accurate at the time of publishing but are subject to change depending on what state you live in.Please make sure you check an dates with your own states public holidays before booking any holidays.
Example of Public Holidays and special occasions
Australia day is celebrated in every state of Australia.Its great to be Australian and on this public holiday there are pienty of events held around the country to celebrate.
In Australia there is a public holiday on Good Friday and Easter Monday providing families with the time to have fun toghther, do family activities and travel away on holidays.On Good Friday,every shop is closed and it is the only day of the year that newspapers are unavailable.In Australia there are many Easter festivals held throughout the Easter break.
Anzac-Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.Anzac day is when Australians come together and spend time remembering the sacrifices of those who died in war protecting our country.Anzac day in Australia is the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
Melbourne Cup Day
Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday for the Melbourne metropolitan area,and is Australia’s major horse racing event.
Christmas Day in Australia is often spent with family.Gatherings of Friends and families centred around food-whether it is a traditional christmas lunch or an Aussie style event with prawns on the BBQ everyone looks forward to this time of year.
Boxing Day in Australia is a public holiday that falls the day after Christmas.Boxing Day originated in England where the day after Christmas Day was spent “boxing”gifts and giving them to the less fortunate.A quiet day is often spent recovering from the lead up to Christmas and the festivities of Christmas Day by watching the Cricket(Boxing Day Test Match) or the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race on TV.
Canberra Day is a public holiday in the Australian Capital Territory and is observed on the second Monday of March each year.The day commemorates Canberra’s official founding way back in 1913.It is highlighted by a major festival that takes part in Canberra. Canberra Day is a public holiday in the ACT with many business closing for the day.