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New South Wales Public Holidays

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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.

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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.
18 January
1788 - The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay.

1977 - Australia's worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.

1849 - Edmund Barton is born, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)

1944 - Paul Keating is born, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia.
Australian slang
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  • captain Cook look
  • oldies parents
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  • clucky feeling maternal
  • larrikin a joker, prankster
  • root vulgar synonym for sex
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