Australia

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Australia for 2026 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 the 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 Thursday New Year's Day
January 26th Monday Australia Day Long weekend.
February 9th Monday Royal Hobart Regatta Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
February 14th Saturday Valentine's Day
March 2nd Monday Labor Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
March 9th Monday Canberra Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
March 9th Monday Labor Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
March 9th Monday Adelaide Cup Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
March 9th Monday Eight Hours Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
March 17th Tuesday Saint Patrick's Day
March 19th Thursday National Close the Gap Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox Long weekend.
March 21st Saturday Harmony Day
April 3rd Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 4th Saturday Holy Saturday Only in certain areas.
April 5th Sunday Easter Only in certain areas.
April 6th Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
April 7th Tuesday Easter Tuesday Only in certain areas.
April 25th Saturday ANZAC Day
April 27th Monday ANZAC Day (Observed) Long weekend.
May 4th Monday Labor Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
May 4th Monday May Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
May 10th Sunday Mother's Day
June 1st Monday Reconciliation Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
June 1st Monday Western Australia Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
June 8th Monday Volunteer's Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
June 8th Monday King's Birthday Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
June 21st Sunday June Solstice
June 26th Friday Borroloola Show Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
July 3rd Friday Alice Springs Show Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
July 10th Friday Tennant Creek Show Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
July 17th Friday Katherine Show Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
July 24th Friday Darwin Show Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
August 3rd Monday Bank Holiday Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
August 3rd Monday Picnic Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
August 12th Wednesday Royal National Agricultural Show Day Only in certain areas.
September 6th Sunday Father's Day
September 23rd Wednesday September Equinox
September 25th Friday Friday before AFL Grand Final Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
September 26th Saturday AFL Grand Final Only in certain areas.
September 28th Monday King's Birthday Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
October 5th Monday King's Birthday Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
October 5th Monday Labor Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
November 2nd Monday Recreation Day Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
November 3rd Tuesday Melbourne Cup Only in certain areas.
December 21st Monday December Solstice Long weekend.
December 24th Thursday Christmas Eve Only in certain areas.
December 25th Friday Christmas Day Long weekend.
December 26th Saturday Boxing Day
December 26th Saturday Proclamation Day Only in certain areas.
December 28th Monday Boxing Day (Observed) Long weekend.
December 28th Monday Proclamation Day (Observed) Only in certain areas. Long weekend.
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve Only in certain areas.
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="2026" -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": "2026",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'AU',
  year: '2026',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'AU',
  'year' => '2026',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "AU"
$Body.year = "2026"
$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': '2026',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'AU',
  'year': '2026',
})