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New South Wales Public Holidays

the list ...

1 January2 January*New Year's Day
26 January26 JanuaryAustralia Day
25 March14 AprilGood Friday
27 March16 AprilEaster (see dates)
28 March17 AprilEaster Monday
25 April25 AprilANZAC Day
13 June12 JuneQueen's Birthday
1 August7 AugustBank Holiday**
3 October2 OctoberLabor Day
26 December*25 DecemberChristmas Day
27 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
©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.

tourist information ...

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.
25 August
1824 - The Legislative Council of New South Wales sits for the first time.

1903 - The Judiciary Act 1903 receives Royal Assent, creating the High Court of Australia.

- The Rembrant Hotel fire kills 19 people in Kings Cross, Sydney.
Australian slang
  • cut snake, mad as a very angry
  • billy teapot used when camping in the bush
  • idiot box tv
  • croc crocodile, load of rubbish, nonsense
  • bluey australian cattle dog (aka Blue Heeler)
  • feral 4WD, hippie
  • mull marijuana
  • cleanskin unmarked cattle
  • chuck a Uey do a u turn
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