Daylight Saving and Public Holidays in the ACT


The ACT's Daylight Saving arrangements are in line with New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

The Daylight Saving period in the ACT commences on the first Sunday in October and finishes on the first Sunday in April.

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2019

The following public holidays will be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2019.

Date to be observed - 2019 Public Holiday -  2019
Tuesday 01 January 2019 New Year's Day
Monday 28 January 2019 Public holiday for Australia Day Saturday 26 January       
Monday 11 March 2019 Canberra Day
Friday 19 April 2019  Good Friday
Saturday 20 April 2019 Easter Saturday
Sunday 21 April 2019 Easter Sunday
Monday 22 April 2019 Easter Monday
Thursday 25 April 2019 ANZAC Day
Monday 27 May 2019 Reconciliation Day
Monday 10 June 2019 Queen's Birthday 
Monday 07 October 2019 Labour Day
Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing Day

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change. Information is sourced from the Holidays Act 1958 (ACT).

(Information correct as at 7 February 2018)
Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations
Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Email:  wsir@act.gov.au

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2020

The following public holidays will be  observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2020.

Date to be observed - 2020 Public Holiday -  2020
Wednesday 1 January 2020 New Year’s Day
Monday 27 January 2020 Public holiday for Australia Day Sunday 26 January
Monday 9 March 2020 Canberra Day
Friday 10 April 2020 Good Friday
Saturday 11 April 2020 Easter Saturday
Sunday 12 April 2020 Easter Sunday
Monday 13 April 2020 Easter Monday
Saturday 25 April 2020 ANZAC Day
Monday 1 June 2020 Reconciliation Day
Monday 8 June 2020 Queen’s Birthday
Monday 5 October 2020 Labour Day
Friday 25 December 2020 Christmas Day
Saturday 26 December 2020 Boxing Day
Monday 28 December 2020 Additional public holiday for Saturday 26 December

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change. Information is sourced from the Holidays Act 1958 (ACT).

(Information correct as at 30 November 2017)
Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations
Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Email: wsir@act.gov.au

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2021

The following public holidays will be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2021.

Date to be observed - 2021 Public Holiday -  2021
Friday 1  January  2021 New Year's Day
Tuesday 26 January 2021 Australia Day       
Monday 8 March 2021 Canberra Day
Friday 2 April 2021  Good Friday
Saturday 3 April 2021 Easter Saturday
Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Sunday
Monday 5 April 2021 Easter Monday
Monday 26 April 2021 Public holiday for ANZAC Day Sunday 25 April 2021
Monday 31 May 2021 Reconciliation Day
Monday 14 June 2021 Queen's Birthday 
Monday 4 October 2021 Labour Day
Saturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day
Sunday 26 December 2021 Boxing Day
Monday 27 December 2021Additional public holiday for Saturday 25 December
Tuesday 28 December 2021Additional public holiday for Sunday 26 December

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change. Information is sourced from the Holidays Act 1958 (ACT).

(Information correct as of 21 January 2019)
Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations Division
Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Email: wsir@act.gov.au

Previous Years

Information on previous ACT Public Holidays: 2018, 20172016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

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