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New South Wales Public Holidays

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1 January1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
26 January26 JanuaryAustralia Day
3 April25 MarchGood Friday
5 April27 MarchEaster (see dates)
6 April28 MarchEaster Monday
27 April*25 AprilANZAC Day
8 June13 JuneQueen's Birthday
3 August1 AugustBank Holiday**
5 October3 OctoberLabor Day
25 December26 December*Christmas Day
28 December*27 December*Boxing Day
* If public holiday is in a Sunday or Saturday the next working day is free
** Only for the financial sector.


Private home decorated for Christmas
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In NSW if a public holiday is in a Saturday or Sunday, in general, the following Monday is declared public holiday.

The above table is computer generated and does not contain official data. For the official list of the public holidays please check the Office of Industrial Relations, NSW Department of Commerce.

Sydney A to Z can not be held responsible for any potential inaccuracy. Please also check the disclaimer found on the right hand column of the Sydney A to Z home page.

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Contact details:
Office of Industrial Relations,
NSW Department of Commerce
McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Place,
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 131 628
Web site: NSW Industrial Relations/Department of Commerce

Trading during public holidays:
Large shops and public venues are opened for most of the public holidays, except Christmas and Good Friday. When there is a public holiday, would be best to check if the place you wish to visit is opened to the public.
30 March
1816 - After arriving in Sydney as a convict Francis Greenway was appointed the government's first Civil Architect. See: Hyde Park Barracks, Queen Victoria Building.

1932 - The Grey Street Bridge, later renamed the William Jolly Bridge, was opened in Brisbane.
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