Site Map

Contact

Search

Home

Australia Public Holidays 2014

Home
Q++ Studio

World Holidays

Downloads
References

About Us
Subscribe
Site Map
Contact
Search

News
Blog

FAQ

Bank and Public Holidays for Australia

Related countries: Oceania Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands New Zealand Norfolk Island

Australia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
* Mon Labour Day/May Day (NT) Regional
* Mon Western Australia Day (WA) Regional
Mon Queen's Birthday (except WA)
* Mon August Bank Holiday (NSW) Reg+Bnk
* Mon Picnic Day (NT) Regional
* Mon Family and Community Day (ACT) Regional
* Mon Queen's Birthday (WA) Regional
* Mon Labour Day (ACT NSW QLD SA) Regional
* Tue Melbourne Cup Day (VIC) Regional
* Fri Public Holiday (G20 Leaders Summit) (Brisbane) Mun+Reg
Thu Christmas Day
Fri Boxing Day / Proclamation Day
To professionally license our full database of worldwide public holidays and bank holidays for the year 2014 as well as for past dates (2007-2013) and for future years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and beyond), please contact us.

 © 1989-2014 Alter Ego Services

Recent News and Updates

22 Jul 2014 Australia Rules-Out Victorian Extra ANZAC 2015 Public Holiday (State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) A spokesperson for Premier Denis Napthine's Small Business Minister of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Russell Northe, has announced that Monday, April 27, 2015, the Monday following ANZAC Day, would not be a non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria.  24 May 2014 Western Australia 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has amended it previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2016, by releasing the official date of the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2016.  08 May 2014 Australia 2015 ACT Public Holidays Amendments (ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate-Canberra) The Government of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has introduced legislation into the ACT Legislative Assembly which would amend the annual list of non-working public holidays in the ACT by declaring additional non-working public holidays in the ACT for years when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day fall on either Saturday or Sunday.  25 Mar 2014 Western Australia 2014 Public Holidays Updated (Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) The Government of Western Australia has updated its list of annual non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2014, with the release of the list of non-metropolitan local authorities which will celebrate the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on an alternative date.  21 Mar 2014 South Australia March Public Holiday Move Blocked (The Australian-Adelaide) South Australian Independent MP, Geoff Brock, has decided to support the minority State Government in its refusal to move the annual Adelaide Cup Public Holiday, back to May, thus ending the hopes of returning the Adelaide Cup Day public holiday to May, for the froreseeable future.  07 Feb 2014 Austalia 2016 NSW Public Holidays Released (NSW Government-Sydney) The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2016.  11 Jan 2014 South Australian 2016 Public Holidays Released (Government of South Australia SafeWork SA-Adelaide) The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2016.  04 Jan 2014 Australia 2015 ACT Public Holidays Announced (ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate-Canberra) The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has announced the list of annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during the calendar year 2015.  20 Nov 2013 Australian 2016 Queensland Public Holidays Announced (Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2016 in Australia's State of Queensland.  09 Nov 2013 Australian NT 2015 Public Holidays Announced (NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment-Darwin) The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has published the list of non-working public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the calendar year 2015.  07 Nov 2013 Australian 2016 Public Holidays In Tasmania (Tasmanian Government Media Releases-Hobart) The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2016 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2016.  31 Oct 2013 Australian G20 Brisbane Public Holiday Voted (Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) The one-off G20 public holiday announced last June by the Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has been voted into law by the Queensland parliament.  26 Sep 2013 Australian 2014 Brisbane Public Holiday Update (Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) An Australian State of Queensland parliamentary committee examining legislation for the previously-announced G20 2014 one-off non-working public holiday in Brisbane has led the Queensland State Government to announce that it may reconsider the G20 public holiday in Brisbane.  30 Aug 2013 Australia Releases 2015-2017 NT Regional Public Holidays (Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment of the Northern Territory Government-Darwin) The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has announced the dates of the regional public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the years 2015-2017.  09 Jun 2013 Australia Adds 2014 Brisbane Public Holiday (Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) The Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has announced that Friday, November 14, 2014, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday because of the G20 Leaders Summit.  01 Apr 2013 South Australian Easter Public Holiday Update (The Australian Broadcasting Corporation-Adelaide) A spokesman for Industrial Relations Minister of the Australian State of South Australia, John Rau, has announced that despite last year's amendments to the public holidays in South Australia, there is "no intention to remove Sundays as a public holiday in the immediate future".  08 Mar 2013 Australian Victoria 2015 Public Holidays (State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2015.  05 Mar 2013 Austalia 2015 NSW Public Holidays Released (NSW Government-Sydney) The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2015.  18 Feb 2013 South Australia 2015 Public Holidays Released (Government of South Australia SafeWork SA-Adelaide) The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2015.  13 Feb 2013 South Australia March Public Holiday Maintained Until 2015 (The Australian-Adelaide) The Industrial Relations Minister of the Australian State of South Australia, John Rau, has announced that, despite lobbying by the South Australian Jockey Club, the second Monday of March non-working public holiday (often referred to as Adelaide Cup Day) will remain in March until 2015, at least.  24 Jan 2013 Western Australia 2016 Public Holidays Released (Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has followed its recent announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2015, by releasing the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2016.  22 Jan 2013 Western Australia 2015 Public Holidays Released (Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has released the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2015.  07 Jan 2013 Australian 2015 Public Holidays In Tasmania (Tasmanian Government Media Releases-Hobart) The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released the list of 2015 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2015.  30 Oct 2012 Australian Queensland Public Holidays Amended (Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 had finally been passed by the Parliament of Queensland, meaning that from 2013 onward, the dates of the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday and of the Labour Day public holiday would be changed.  04 Sep 2012 Australian 2015 Queensland Public Holidays (Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of its state public holidays for 2015.  23 Jul 2012 South Australian Public Holidays Amendments (The Australian-Adelaide) South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, has announced that the public holidays review he had commissioned, earlier this year, was complete with recommendations on changes to South Australian public holidays to reduce the crowding of events in March.  13 Jul 2012 Australian 2014 Public Holiday For G20 (The Courier-Mail-Brisbane) A spokesperson for the Premier of Australia's State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has announced that a public holiday would also be considered in conjunction with the G20 being held in Brisbane in 2014.  01 Jun 2012 Austalia 2014 NSW Public Holidays Released (NSW Government-Sydney) The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales for the calendar year 2014.  28 May 2012 Western Australia 2014-2015 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday (Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) The Government of the Australian state of Western Australia has proclaimed the dates of the Queen's Birthday public holiday for the calendar years 2014 and 2015, in the State of Western Australia.  10 Apr 2012 Australia 2014 ACT Public Holidays (ACT Government Chief Minister's Department-Canberra) The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has announced the list of public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during the calendar year 2014.  28 Jan 2012 Australian 2014 Public Holidays In Victoria (State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2014.  19 Jan 2012 Western Australia 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) The Government of Western Australia has released the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2014.  03 Jan 2012 Australian 2014 Public Holidays In Tasmania (Tasmanian Government Media Releases-Hobart) The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released the list of 2014 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2014.  15 May 2011 Australia 2014 Queensland Public Holidays (Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of its state public holidays for 2014.  16 Sep 2010 Australian NT Announces 2012-2014 Public Holidays (NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment-Darwin) The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has published the Government Gazette No. G35 which lists public holidays from 2012 to 2014 in Australia's Northern Territory.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Australia public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Overview: Australian is a federal state with each state declaring its own list of public holidays, each list, theoretically, potentially different. In practice, the majority of public holidays in Australia are common to all states, though there are some public holidays that are specific to one or more states only. There are also cases when the same named public holiday is celebrated on different dates in different states. Finally, the rules for moving public holidays that occur on a Saturday or Sunday to the following Monday do vary by state and by holiday.  State Abbreviations: • ACT: Australia Capital Territory. • NSW: New South Wales. • NT: Northern Territory. • QLD: Queensland. • SA: South Australia. • TAS: Tasmania. • VIC: Victoria. • WA: Western Australia.  Labour Day is on various days depending on the region. It is known as Eight Hours Day in TAS.  Canberra Day is a holiday in the ACT.  Holy Saturday is not a holiday in TAS, but TAS is the only territory to celebrate Easter Tuesday, albeit partially.  Easter Sunday is a public holiday in only two states – in New South Wales and in South Australia by virtue of every Sunday being declared a public holiday in the Public Holidays Act 1910 (SA).  Foundation Day is celebrated in WA only.  The Queen's Birthday is celebrated in June everywhere but WA.  Picnic Day in NT was also a public holiday in ACT and NSW in August, but it was removed from the list of ACT public holidays in 2006, and replaced with Family and Community Day (see below).  Melbourne Cup Day is, officially speaking, only celebrated in Melbourne; but the race is seen or heard on television or radio by about 85 percent of Australia's 20 million people, according to the Victoria Racing Club, not only during the race itself, but for most of the afternoon.  Family and Community Day (ACT) was created, beginning in 2007, to compensate for the abrogation of Picnic Day (see above).  Boxing Day is called Proclamation Day in South Australia.  Australia International Codes AU and AUS (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .au (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Australia information and news: Reserve Bank of Australia (Australia central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Australia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Australia), and Wikipedia (includes Australia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
*

Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Australia, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Australia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Australia, before planning any trip to Australia. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



Animated flag graphics courtesy of 3DFlags.com.