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Holidays Australia

Queen's Birthday

The Queen's birthday is a public holiday celebrated throughout Australia to honor the Queen. Although the intention is the same in each territory, the holiday is actually celebrated on different days. All citizens take part in the celebration in some way. Although, often times it's just using the long weekend to spend an extra day relaxing with the family. Upcoming …

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Easter Day

Easter Day celebrates the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. For those with religious affiliations, there are many church related festivities to take part in. For many, it is just a good chance to spend some well-needed time with the family. This is usually accomplished through trips or meals. Upcoming Dates For Easter Day Sunday, April 16, 2017 …

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Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is a house race held annually on the first Tuesday of November. It celebrates horse racing and the unity of horse lovers and everyone else in the scene. From those who love races, to those who love betting grounds, there's something for everyone to get excited about. It's observed everywhere in Victoria. It's one of the biggest …

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Labour Day

Labour Day is celebrated on different dates in different territories. In different areas, it is celebrated with a different name, as well. Labour Day always falls on a Monday, ending a long weekend. Largely, families choose to spend time with one another. They take a vacation or go camping. Or they stay in and enjoy the extra time. It is …

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Canberra Day

Canberra Day is a public holiday. It takes place annually on the second Monday of March. The holiday is a celebration of the founding of Canberra in 1913. It is one of the major festivals in the area. It's largely a celebration of culture and diversity. It celebrates the European settlement, as well as how far Canberra has grown over …

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Good Friday

Good Friday is celebrated to commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is a religious holiday that is celebrated all over the world. There are many different festivities that families will take part in. Some of them with religious affiliation, others just to spend extra time together. Good Friday is always on the Friday before Easter weekend and the weekend …

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day is public holiday that is celebrated throughout all of Australia (and most other parts of the world too!). It is the day that follows Christmas. Most families use Boxing Day to relax from the holiday festivities. Feeling full from the Christmas meal and just lounging around, enjoy each others' company. Some families use Boxing Day to mark the …

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Australia Day

Australia Day is celebrated to mark the first fleet of British ships. The British landed at Port Jackson on January 26th, 1788. Although the name of the celebration has varied over the years, it is widely said as Australia Day in present time. It's observed by all of Australia and anyone visiting. It is also celebrated throughout different places in …

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AFL Grand Final Friday

The AFL Grand Finale is an annual football match (by Australian rules!). It's celebrated on the last week of September or the first week of October. It determines the Champions for the year. It's a terrific sporting event that recognizes athletes for their superior skills in the competition. It also marks the start of a long weekend for those living in Victoria. …

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Public Holidays in Australia - Best free holiday calendar!

All holidays per states in Australia can be found here: Holiday Calendars Australia: 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Holidays in Australia: Adelaide Cup Australia Day Labour Day Canberra Day Good friday Easter ANZAC Day Anzac day Queens birthday AFL Grand Final Friday Melbourne cup Boxing day

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