Holidays in Australia 2018

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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2018

DateWeekdayNameHoliday Type
Jan 1MondayNew Year’s DayNational
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphanyChristian
Jan 7SundayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
Jan 14SundayOrthodox New YearOrthodox
Jan 26FridayAustralia DayNational
Jan 31WednesdayTu B’Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish
Feb 12MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState
Feb 13TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian
Feb 14WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian
Feb 14WednesdayValentine’s DayObservance
Feb 16FridayChinese New YearObservance
Mar 1ThursdayPurimJewish
Mar 5MondayLabour DayCommon State
Mar 12MondayLabour DayCommon State
Mar 12MondayEight Hours DayCommon State
Mar 12MondayAdelaide CupState
Mar 12MondayCanberra DayState
Mar 17SaturdaySt Patrick’s DayObservance
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 21WednesdayHarmony DayObservance
Mar 25SundayPalm SundayChristian
Mar 29ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian
Mar 30FridayGood FridayNational
Mar 31SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish
Mar 31SaturdayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Mar 31SaturdayHoly SaturdayCommon State holiday
Apr 1SundayEaster DayState Holiday
Apr 1SundayEaster DayObservance
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayNational
Apr 3TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Holiday
Apr 6FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox
Apr 7SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday
Apr 7SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox
Apr 8SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox
Apr 9MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
Apr 11WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish
Apr 13FridayIsra and Mi’rajMuslim
Apr 19ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday
Apr 25WednesdayANZAC DayNational
May 3ThursdayLag B’OmerJewish
May 7MondayMay DayCommon State holiday
May 10ThursdayAscension DayChristian
May 13SundayMother’s DayObservance
May 16WednesdayRamadan startMuslim
May 20SundayPentecostChristian
May 20SundayShavuotJewish holiday
May 21MondayWhit MondayChristian
May 26SaturdayNational Sorry DayObservance
May 27SundayTrinity SundayChristian
May 28MondayReconciliation DayState Holiday
May 31ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian
Jun 4MondayWestern Australia DayCommon State holiday
Jun 6WednesdayQueensland DayLocal observance
Jun 10SundayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
Jun 11MondayQueen’s BirthdayCommon State holiday
Jun 15FridayEid ul FitrMuslim
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 8SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance
Jul 22SundayTisha B’AvJewish
Aug 6MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Holiday
Aug 6MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState Holiday
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian
Aug 15WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState Holiday
Aug 22WednesdayEid ul AdhaMuslim
Sep 2SundayFather’s DayObservance
Sep 10MondayRosh HashanaJewish
Sep 12WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
Sep 19WednesdayYom KippurJewish
Sep 23SundaySeptember equinoxSeason
Sep 24MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish
Sep 24MondayQueen’s BirthdayCommon State holiday
Sep 28FridayAFL Grand Final FridayState Holiday
Sep 30SundayHoshana RabbahJewish
Oct 1MondayShemini AtzeretJewish
Oct 1MondayQueen’s BirthdayCommon State holiday
Oct 1MondayLabour DayCommon State holiday
Oct 2TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish
Oct 4ThursdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian
Oct 6SaturdayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints’ DayChristian
Nov 2FridayAll Souls’ DayChristian
Nov 5MondayRecreation DayState Holiday
Nov 6TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState Holiday
Nov 7WednesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayObservance
Nov 21WednesdayProphet’s BirthdayMuslim
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance
Dec 3MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish
Dec 8SaturdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian
Dec 10MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayNational
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayNational
Dec 31MondayNew Year’s EveObservance