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New South Wales Public Holidays

the list ...

1 January1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
27 January*26 JanuaryAustralia Day
18 April3 AprilGood Friday
20 April5 AprilEaster (see dates)
21 April6 AprilEaster Monday
25 April27 April*ANZAC Day
9 June8 JuneQueen's Birthday
4 August3 AugustBank Holiday**
6 October5 OctoberLabor Day
25 December25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 December28 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.

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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.
31 Octomber
1823 - John Oxley explores the Tweed River.

1923 - The start of 160 consecutive days of over 37 degrees Celsius at Marble Bar, Western Australia.

1961 - Parkes Radio Telescope officially opened by the Governor General.
Australian slang
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  • coldie a beer
  • Pommy's towel, as dry as a very dry
  • hoon hooligan
  • croc crocodile, load of rubbish, nonsense
  • matilda sleeping bag
  • shonky dubious
  • give it a burl give it a go
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