Overview 2017 Long Weekends in Australia
There are some state-specific holidays throughout Australia. For the sake of this list, we're compiling only the Australia-wide holidays. If you have long weekends in your state, that's awesome. However, this is a list for only the universal long weekends throughout 2017.
Know The Date & Celebrate!
There are only 3 long weekends throughout Australia in 2017. However, of them, 2 are four-day weekends. You'll want to make sure to get your plans made for those weekends!
Monday, January 2
New Years Day is a holiday for relaxing after the events of New Years Eve. For this reason, it's uncommon that many people will travel. You may choose to travel to enjoy festivities in other locations. If you do, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the lack of traffic congestion. It's a good holiday to plan for traveling. Although New Year's Day lands on the Sunday, it's observation is moved to Monday, allowing a three-day weekend.
Friday, April 14
Good Friday is the beginning of Easter Weekend. This is a four-day weekend in Australia, ending on Easter Monday. It's common that during this weekend, families travel out of town to visit distant relatives. Or, relatives travel to visit. Either way, traveling is common on this weekend. It's important that you plan ahead if you're hoping to see your family. Traditionally, Good Friday is celebrated in churches, listening to special sermons regarding the death of Jesus Christ.
Monday, April 17
Easter Monday ends the Easter weekend. It's a common day of relaxation, though many will choose to spend it in church. After the feast of Easter Sunday, along with the Easter egg hunt in the morning, it can be draining. This is a common day for families to return home from trips to visit relatives. Traffic is likely to be congested on Easter Monday.
Monday, December 25
Christmas is celebrated throughout the world. In Australia, it's a four-day weekend in 2017. Christmas lands on the Monday, with Boxing Day following on the Tuesday. This is another great chance for families who live far away from each other to travel. Christmas is traditionally celebrated around a Christmas tree, with a gift exchange in the morning. In the evening, there is often a feast with family members and even close friends. Some choose to have the meal on Christmas Eve, while others choose to enjoy it on Boxing Day. For some families, it's important to attend church services.
Tuesday, December 26
Boxing Day ends the Christmas weekend in Australia. Families will often be traveling home on this day, so there is likely to be delays in traffic and flights. If you're hoping to avoid the traffic, you're advised to travel home the following day. Plan ahead and book the extra day off work if you can. If you're not planning to travel, Easter Monday will be a nice day off. You may even indulge in leftover food. Unfortunately, not everywhere offers Boxing Day as a day off, so make sure to check with your place of employment!ay even indulge in leftover food.
Holiday planner (calendar per states) 2017
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- Below choose the region and year in which you want to plan your holiday
- Enter as many vacation days at your disposal. Please specify whether weekends & public holidays should be calculated as off days (will public holidays be considered the Holidayomat is able to show you the best possible selection automatically! Try it!)
- Now, with a click on the calendar, set your holidays (click again to remove the selected day). With each selected vacation day, you can see the result in the "Calculation" field. You can also save or print out your plans later.
- Happy Holidays!
Detailed list next long weekends & holidays per states in Australia 2017
|Sunday, 1. January 2017||New Year's Day||National Holiday|
|Monday, 2. January 2017||New Year's Day observed||National Holiday||long weekend|
|Thursday, 26. January 2017||Australia Day||National Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Monday, 13. February 2017||Royal Hobart Regatta||Tasmania||long weekend|
|Monday, 6. March 2017||Labour Day||Western Australia||long weekend|
|Monday, 13. March 2017||Labour Day||Victoria||long weekend|
|Monday, 13. March 2017||Eight Hours Day||Tasmania||long weekend|
|Monday, 13. March 2017||Adelaide Cup||South Australia||long weekend|
|Monday, 13. March 2017||Canberra Day||Australian Capital Territory||long weekend|
|Friday, 14. April 2017||Good Friday||National Holiday||long weekend|
|Saturday, 15. April 2017||Holy Saturday||Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria|
|Sunday, 16. April 2017||Easter Day||Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales|
|Monday, 17. April 2017||Easter Monday||National Holiday||long weekend|
|Tuesday, 18. April 2017||Easter Tuesday||Tasmania||possible long weekend|
|Tuesday, 25. April 2017||ANZAC Day||National Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Monday, 1. May 2017||May Day||Northern Territory, Queensland||long weekend|
|Monday, 5. June 2017||Western Australia Day||Western Australia||long weekend|
|Monday, 12. June 2017||Queen's Birthday||Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria||long weekend|
|Monday, 7. August 2017||New South Wales Bank Holiday||New South Wales||long weekend|
|Monday, 7. August 2017||Northern Territory Picnic Day||Northern Territory||long weekend|
|Wednesday, 16. August 2017||Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland||Queensland|
|Monday, 25. September 2017||Queen's Birthday||Western Australia||long weekend|
|Monday, 25. September 2017||Family & Community Day||Australian Capital Territory||long weekend|
|Monday, 2. October 2017||Queen's Birthday||Queensland||long weekend|
|Monday, 2. October 2017||Labour Day||Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia||long weekend|
|Monday, 6. November 2017||Recreation Day||Tasmania||long weekend|
|Tuesday, 7. November 2017||Melbourne Cup Day||Victoria||possible long weekend|
|Monday, 25. December 2017||Christmas Day||National Holiday||long weekend|
|Tuesday, 26. December 2017||Boxing Day||National Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Australian Capital Territory Holidays 2017||New South Wales Holidays 2017||Victoria Holidays 2017||Queensland Holidays 2017|
|South Australia Holidays 2017||Western Australia Holidays 2017||Tasmania Holidays 2017||Northern Territory Holidays 2017|