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New South Wales Public Holidays

the list ...

20172018Event
2 January*1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
26 January26 JanuaryAustralia Day
14 April30 MarchGood Friday
16 April1 AprilEaster (see dates)
17 April2 AprilEaster Monday
25 April25 AprilANZAC Day
12 June11 JuneQueen's Birthday
7 August6 AugustBank Holiday**
2 October1 OctoberLabor Day
25 December25 DecemberChristmas Day
27 December*26 DecemberBoxing Day
* If public holiday is in a Sunday or Saturday the next working day is free
** Only for the financial sector.

disclaimer...

Private home decorated for Christmas
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
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.
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1912 - Indefatigable, the first direct convict transport from Britain to Tasmania arrives in Hobart.

1979 - The Australian Federal Police is established.

2001 - SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sank in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
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