Australia

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Australia for 2023 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 Sunday New Year's Day Long weekend.
January 2nd Monday New Year's Day (Observed) Long weekend.
January 26th Thursday Australia Day
February 13th Monday Royal Hobart Regatta Only in certain states.
February 14th Tuesday Valentine's Day
March 6th Monday Labor Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 13th Monday Canberra Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 13th Monday Adelaide Cup Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 13th Monday Eight Hours Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 16th Thursday National Close the Gap Day
March 17th Friday Saint Patrick's Day
March 20th Monday March Equinox
March 21st Tuesday Harmony Day
April 7th Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 8th Saturday Holy Saturday Only in certain states.
April 9th Sunday Easter Only in certain states.
April 10th Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
April 11th Tuesday Easter Tuesday Only in certain states.
April 25th Tuesday ANZAC Day
May 1st Monday May Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
May 14th Sunday Mother's Day
May 29th Monday Reconciliation Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
June 5th Monday Western Australia Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
June 12th Monday Queen's Birthday Only in certain states. Long weekend.
June 12th Monday Volunteer's Day Only in certain states.
June 21st Wednesday June Solstice
June 30th Friday Borroloola Show Day Only in certain states.
July 7th Friday Alice Springs Show Day Only in certain states.
July 14th Friday Tennant Creek Show Day Only in certain states.
July 21st Friday Katherine Show Day Only in certain states.
July 28th Friday Darwin Show Day Only in certain states.
August 7th Monday Bank Holiday Only in certain states. Long weekend.
August 7th Monday Picnic Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
August 16th Wednesday Royal National Agricultural Show Day Only in certain states.
September 3rd Sunday Father's Day
September 23rd Saturday September Equinox
September 29th Friday Friday before AFL Grand Final Only in certain states. Long weekend.
September 30th Saturday AFL Grand Final Only in certain states.
November 6th Monday Recreation Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
November 7th Tuesday Melbourne Cup Only in certain states.
December 22nd Friday December Solstice
December 24th Sunday Christmas Eve Only in certain states.
December 25th Monday Christmas Day Long weekend.
December 26th Tuesday Boxing Day
December 26th Tuesday Proclamation Day Only in certain states.
December 31st Sunday New Year's Eve Only in certain states.
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="2023" -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": "2023",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'AU',
  year: '2023',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'AU',
  'year' => '2023',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "AU"
$Body.year = "2023"
$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': '2023',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'AU',
  'year': '2023',
})