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 2020

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

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

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publication.

*As 26 January (Australia Day) falls on a Sunday in 2020, the following Monday is observed as the public holiday.
**Monday, 27 April 2020 has been declared a public holiday for all Canberrans by the Minister for Employment and Workplace Safety. The 27 April 2020 public holiday is in addition to the ANZAC Day public holiday on 25 April 2020.
***As 26 December (Boxing Day) falls on a Saturday in 2020, there is an additional public holiday on the Monday.
****The Holidays Act 1958 also provides for bank holidays in the ACT. In addition to the above public holidays, there is a bank holiday on the first Monday in August. Bank holidays do not apply to everyone. Employers and employees are advised to check the Holidays Act 1958 for all bank holidays and refer to their relevant Enterprise Agreement or Award.

Information is sourced from the Holidays Act 1958 (ACT).

(Information correct as at 6 December 2019)
Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations Division
Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Email: wsir@act.gov.au

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2019

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

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

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publication.

*As 26 January (Australia Day) falls on a Saturday in 2019, the following Monday is observed as the public holiday.

Information is sourced from the Holidays Act 1958 (ACT).

(Information correct as at 7 February 2019)
Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations Division
Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Email:  wsir@act.gov.au

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2018

The following public holidays will be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2018.

Date to be observed - 2018 Public Holiday -  2018
Monday 01 January 2018 New Year's Day
Friday 26 January 2018 Australia Day
Monday 12 March 2018 Canberra Day
Friday 30 March 2018  Good Friday
Saturday 31 March 2018 Easter Saturday
Sunday 01 April 2018 Easter Sunday
Monday 02 April 2018 Easter Monday
Wednesday 25 April 2018 ANZAC Day
Monday 28 May 2018 Reconciliation Day
Monday 11 June 2018 Queen's Birthday 
Monday 01 October 2018 Labour Day
Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December 2018 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 19 September 2017)
Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations
Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Email:  oir@act.gov.au

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2017

The following public holidays will be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2017.

Date to be observed - 2017 Public Holiday -  2017
Sunday 1 January 2017 New Year's Day
Monday 2 January 2017 Additional holiday for Sunday 1 January
Thursday 26 January 2017 Australia Day
Monday 13 March 2017 Canberra Day
Friday 14 April 2017 Good Friday
Saturday 15 April 2017 Easter Saturday
Sunday 16 April 2017 Easter Sunday
Monday 17 April 2017 Easter Monday
Tuesday 25 April 2017 ANZAC Day
Monday 12 June 2017 Queen's Birthday 
Monday 25 September 2017 Family and Community Day
Monday 2 October  2017 Labour Day
Monday 25 December 2017 Christmas Day
Tuesday 26 December 2017       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 1 December 2016)
Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations
Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Email:  oir@act.gov.au

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2016

The following public holidays will be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2016.

Date to be observed - 2016 Public Holiday - 2016
 Friday 1 January 2016 New Year's Day
Tuesday 26 January 2016 Australia Day
Monday 14 March 2016 Canberra Day
Friday 25 March 2016 Good Friday
Saturday 26 March 2016 Easter Saturday
Sunday 27 March 2016 Easter Sunday
Monday 28 March 2016 Easter Monday
Monday 25 April 2016 ANZAC Day
Monday 13 June 2016 Queen's Birthday 
Monday 26 September 2016 Family and Community Day
Monday 3 October 2016 Labour Day
Sunday 25 December 2016 Christmas Day
Monday 26 December 2016 Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December 2016 Additional holiday for Sunday 25 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).

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2015

The following public holidays will be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2015.

Date to be observed - 2015 Public Holiday - 2015
Thursday 1 January 2015 New Year's Day
Monday 26 January 2015 Australia Day
Monday 9 March 2015 Canberra Day
Friday 3 April 2015 Good Friday
Saturday 4 April 2015 Easter Saturday
Monday 6 April 2015 Easter Monday
Saturday 25 April 2015 ANZAC Day
Monday 8 June 2015 Queen's Birthday
Monday 28 September 2015 Family & Community Day
Monday 5 October 2015 Labour Day
Friday 25 December 2015 Christmas Day
Saturday 26 December 2015 Boxing Day
Monday 28 December 2015 Boxing Day Holiday
*Additional 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).

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2014

The following public holidays were observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2014.

Date to be observed - 2014 Public Holiday - 2014
Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year's Day
Monday 27 January 2014 Australia Day Public Holiday
*Substitute for Sunday 26 January
Monday 10 March 2014 Canberra Day
Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
Saturday 19 April 2014 Easter Saturday
Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
Friday 25 April 2014 Anzac Day
Monday 9 June 2014 Queen's Birthday
Monday 29 September 2014 Family & Community Day
Monday 6 October 2014 Labour Day
Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day

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

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2013

The following public holidays were observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2013.

Date to be observed Public Holiday
Tuesday 1 January 2013 New Year's Day
Monday 28 January 2013 Australia Day
*Substitute for Saturday 26 January 2013
Monday 11 March 2013 Canberra Day
Friday 29 March 2013 Good Friday
Saturday 30 March 2013 Easter Saturday
Monday 1 April 2013 Easter Monday
Thursday 25 April 2013 Anzac Day
Monday 10 June 2013 Queen's Birthday
Monday 30 September 2013 Family & Community Day
Monday 7 October 2013 Labour Day
Wednesday 25 December 2013 Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December 2013 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).

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