Australia

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Australia for 2021 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.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Friday New Year's Day Long weekend.
January 26th Tuesday Australia Day
February 8th Monday Royal Hobart Regatta Only in certain states.
February 14th Sunday Valentine's Day
March 1st Monday Labor Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 3rd Wednesday World Wildlife Day
March 8th Monday Canberra Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 8th Monday Adelaide Cup Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 8th Monday Eight Hours Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 17th Wednesday Saint Patrick's Day
March 18th Thursday National Close the Gap Day
March 20th Saturday March Equinox
March 21st Sunday Harmony Day
April 2nd Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 3rd Saturday Holy Saturday Only in certain states.
April 4th Sunday Easter Only in certain states.
April 5th Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
April 6th Tuesday Easter Tuesday Only in certain states.
April 25th Sunday ANZAC Day Only in certain states.
May 3rd Monday May Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
May 9th Sunday Mother's Day
May 31st Monday Reconciliation Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
June 7th Monday Western Australia Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
June 14th Monday Queen's Birthday Only in certain states. Long weekend.
June 14th Monday Volunteer's Day Only in certain states.
June 21st Monday June Solstice
June 25th Friday Borroloola Show Day Only in certain states.
June 30th Wednesday International Asteroid Day
July 2nd Friday Alice Springs Show Day Only in certain states.
July 9th Friday Tennant Creek Show Day Only in certain states.
July 16th Friday Katherine Show Day Only in certain states.
July 18th Sunday Nelson Mandela International Day
July 23rd Friday Darwin Show Day Only in certain states.
August 2nd Monday Bank Holiday Only in certain states. Long weekend.
August 2nd Monday Picnic Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
August 11th Wednesday Royal National Agricultural Show Day Only in certain states.
September 5th Sunday Father's Day
September 22nd Wednesday September Equinox
September 24th Friday Friday before AFL Grand Final Only in certain states. Long weekend.
September 25th Saturday AFL Grand Final Only in certain states.
November 1st Monday Recreation Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
November 2nd Tuesday Melbourne Cup Only in certain states.
December 21st Tuesday December Solstice
December 24th Friday Christmas Eve Only in certain states. Long weekend.
December 25th Saturday Christmas Day Long weekend.
December 27th Monday Christmas Day (Observed) Long weekend.
December 26th Sunday Boxing Day Long weekend.
December 27th Monday Boxing Day (Observed) Long weekend.
December 26th Sunday Proclamation Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
December 27th Monday Proclamation Day (Observed) Only in certain states. Long weekend.
December 31st Friday New Year's Eve Only in certain states. Long weekend.
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
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$ curl -G -d country="AU" -d year="2021" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"
import "github.com/joshtronic/go-holidayapi"
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "AU",
  "year": "2021",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'AU',
  year: '2021',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'AU',
  'year' => '2021',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "AU"
$Body.year = "2021"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
$Result.holidays
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'AU',
  'year': '2021',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'AU',
  'year': '2021',
})