Australia

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Australia for 2019 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 Tuesday New Year's Day
January 28th Monday Australia Day (Observed)
February 11th Monday Royal Hobart Regatta Only in certain states / provinces
February 14th Thursday Valentine's Day
March 4th Monday Labor Day Only in certain states / provinces
March 11th Monday Canberra Day Only in certain states / provinces
March 11th Monday Adelaide Cup Only in certain states / provinces
March 11th Monday Eight Hours Day Only in certain states / provinces
March 17th Sunday Saint Patrick's Day
March 20th Wednesday March Equinox
March 21st Thursday Harmony Day
March 21st Thursday National Close the Gap Day
April 19th Friday Good Friday
April 20th Saturday Holy Saturday Only in certain states / provinces
April 21st Sunday Easter Only in certain states / provinces
April 22nd Monday Easter Monday
April 23rd Tuesday Easter Tuesday Only in certain states / provinces
April 25th Thursday ANZAC Day Only in certain states / provinces
May 6th Monday May Day Only in certain states / provinces
May 12th Sunday Mother's Day
May 27th Monday Reconciliation Day Only in certain states / provinces
June 3rd Monday Western Australia Day Only in certain states / provinces
June 10th Monday Volunteer's Day Only in certain states / provinces
June 10th Monday Queen's Birthday Only in certain states / provinces
June 21st Friday June Solstice
June 28th Friday Borroloola Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
July 5th Friday Alice Springs Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
July 12th Friday Tennant Creek Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
July 19th Friday Katherine Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
July 26th Friday Darwin Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
August 5th Monday Bank Holiday Only in certain states / provinces
August 5th Monday Picnic Day Only in certain states / provinces
August 14th Wednesday Royal National Agricultural Show Day Only in certain states / provinces
September 1st Sunday Father's Day
September 23rd Monday September Equinox
September 27th Friday Friday before AFL Grand Final Only in certain states / provinces
November 4th Monday Recreation Day Only in certain states / provinces
November 5th Tuesday Melbourne Cup Only in certain states / provinces
December 22nd Sunday December Solstice
December 24th Tuesday Christmas Eve Only in certain states / provinces
December 25th Wednesday Christmas Day
December 26th Thursday Boxing Day
December 26th Thursday Proclamation Day Only in certain states / provinces
December 31st Tuesday 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="2019" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"