Australia

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Australia for 2020 ready to be integrated into your application.

For nearly 65,000 years, Indigenous Australians, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, lived on the Australian continent. Although Australia is the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia is a megadiverse country with various landscapes ranging from deserts, tropical rainforests and mountain ranges. In early 17th century, Dutch explorers began to explore this region. In 1770, Great Britain claimed the eastern half of Australia, using it as a penal colony for convicted criminal relocation. Circa the 1850’s, Australia experienced a gold rush, leading to further exploration of this land. On January 1, 1901, Australia, officially became known as the Commonwealth of Australia, consisting of the continent of Australia, the island of Tasmania and the surrounding smaller islands. This sovereign country is the 6th largest country by total land area.

Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
January 27th Monday Australia Day (Observed)
February 10th Monday Royal Hobart Regatta Only in certain states / provinces
February 14th Friday Valentine's Day
March 2nd Monday Labor Day Only in certain states / provinces
March 9th Monday Canberra Day Only in certain states / provinces
March 9th Monday Adelaide Cup Only in certain states / provinces
March 9th Monday Eight Hours Day Only in certain states / provinces
March 17th Tuesday Saint Patrick's Day
March 19th Thursday National Close the Gap Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
March 21st Saturday Harmony Day
April 10th Friday Good Friday
April 11th Saturday Holy Saturday Only in certain states / provinces
April 12th Sunday Easter Only in certain states / provinces
April 13th Monday Easter Monday
April 14th Tuesday Easter Tuesday Only in certain states / provinces
April 27th Monday ANZAC Day (Observed) Only in certain states / provinces
May 4th Monday May Day Only in certain states / provinces
May 10th Sunday Mother's Day
June 1st Monday Reconciliation Day Only in certain states / provinces
June 1st Monday Western Australia Day Only in certain states / provinces
June 8th Monday Volunteer's Day Only in certain states / provinces
June 8th Monday Queen's Birthday Only in certain states / provinces
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 26th Friday Borroloola Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
July 3rd Friday Alice Springs Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
July 10th Friday Tennant Creek Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
July 17th Friday Katherine Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
July 24th Friday Darwin Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
August 3rd Monday Bank Holiday Only in certain states / provinces
August 3rd Monday Picnic Day Only in certain states / provinces
August 12th Wednesday Royal National Agricultural Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
September 6th Sunday Father's Day
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
September 25th Friday Friday before AFL Grand Final Only in certain states / provinces
September 26th Saturday AFL Grand Final Only in certain states / provinces
November 2nd Monday Recreation Day Only in certain states / provinces
November 3rd Tuesday Melbourne Cup Only in certain states / provinces
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 24th Thursday Christmas Eve Only in certain states / provinces
December 25th Friday Christmas Day
December 28th Monday Boxing Day (Observed)
December 28th Monday Proclamation Day (Observed) Only in certain states / provinces
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve Only in certain states / provinces
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="AU" -d year="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"