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Australia Public Holidays 2020

See also: 2020 public holidays in ANZ, APEC, New Zealand, Oceania, OECD and worldwide.

Australia public holidays by region: Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New South Wales (NSW), Northern Territory (NT), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA), Tasmania (TAS), Victoria (VIC), Western Australia (WA).

This page contains the list of Australia 2020 official public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays. The public holidays listing on this page is also accessible via our free Android and iPhone/iPad mobile apps. The full qppstudio worldwide public holidays database for 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of Australia official public holidays in 2020 is:


Date Weekday Public Holiday Observance
Wednesday New Year's Day
Sunday Australia Day (National Day)
Monday Australia Day Holiday
Monday Labour Day (WA) regional
Monday Adelaide Cup Day (SA) regional
Monday Labour Day (VIC) regional
Monday Canberra Day (ACT) regional
Monday Eight Hours Day (TAS) regional
Friday Good Friday
Saturday Holy Saturday (except TAS)
Sunday Easter Sunday (ACT NSW QLD VIC) regional
Monday Easter Monday
Tuesday Easter Tuesday (TAS) regional banks government
Saturday ANZAC Day
Monday ANZAC Day Holiday (WA) regional
Monday Public Holiday (ACT) regional
Monday May Day/Labour Day (NT QLD) regional
Monday Western Australia Day (WA) regional
Monday Reconciliation Day (ACT) regional
Monday Queen's Birthday (except QLD WA)
Monday August Bank Holiday (NSW) regional banks
Monday Picnic Day (NT) regional
Wednesday Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only) (QLD) municipal regional
Friday Public Holiday (AFL Grand Finale Parade) (VIC) regional
Monday Queen's Birthday (WA) regional
Monday Labour Day (ACT NSW SA) regional
Monday Queen's Birthday (QLD) regional
Tuesday Melbourne Cup Day (VIC) regional
Thursday Christmas Eve (from 6pm to midnight) (QLD) regional evening
Thursday Christmas Eve (from 7pm to midnight) (NT SA) regional evening
Friday Christmas Day
Saturday Boxing Day / Proclamation Day
Monday Christmas Holiday
Thursday New Year's Eve (from 7pm to midnight) (NT SA) regional evening

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Recent Australia Public Holidays News and Updates


Below is a list of recent news and updates related to Australia public holidays, national holidays, government holidays and bank holidays (note that this newsfeed is delayed by 30 days).

Global Holidays Observed in Australia


Below is the list of global holidays observed as non-working public holidays in Australia, with the dates of these global holidays for the next 10 years (2020-2030).

Australia Background Information and Links



Australia Regional Abbreviations


Below is a list of the Australia regional abbreviations, used for regional public holidays, in the table above.