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Planning your year's events and activities? Do you need to know on which day of the week the holiday falls? Are you looking ahead for those long week-ends and the chance for a great getway with pampering to sooth the soul?

The following dates and days of the week have been extracted from the Fair Work government ombudsman and are provided in good faith. However, no responsibility is taken for any inaccuracies that may occur.

The dates shown are the day on which the holiday will be taken which is not necessarily the proclaimed date of the event. eg... If Christmas Day occurs on a Saturday or a Sunday, the public holiday would be taken in the following week.

Queensland 2016 2017   New South Wales 2016 2017
New Year's Day Fri 1 Jan Mon 2 Jan   New Year's Day Fri 1 Jan Mon 2 Jan
Australia Day Tue 26 Jan Thu 26 Jan   Australia Day Tue 26 Jan Thu 26 Jan
Good Friday Fri 25 Mar Fri 14 Apr   Good Friday Fri 25 Mar Fri 14 Apr
Easter Monday Mon 28 Mar Mon 17 Apr   Easter Monday Mon 28 Mar Mon 17 Apr
Anzac Day Mon 25 Apr Tue 25 Apr   Anzac Day Mon 25 Apr Tue 25 Apr
Labour Day Mon 2 May Mon 1 May   Queen's Birthday Mon 13 Jun Mon 12 Jun
Queen's Birthday Mon 13 Jun Mon 12 Jun   Bank Holiday Mon 1 Aug Mon 7 Aug
Royal Q'land Show Wed 10 Aug Wed 16 Aug   Labour Day Mon 3 Oct Mon 2 Oct
Christmas Day Sun 25 Dec Mon 25 Dec   Christmas Day Sun 25 Dec Mon 25 Dec
Boxing Day Holiday Mon 26 Dec Tue 26 Dec   Boxing Day Holiday Mon 26 Dec Tue 26 Dec
Christmas Day Holiday Tue 27 Dec ---   Christmas Day Holiday Tue 27 Dec ---
 
Victoria 2016 2017   South Australia
2016 2017
New Year's Day Fri 1 Jan Mon 2 Jan   New Year's Day Fri 1 Jan Mon 2 Jan
Australia Day Tue 26 Jan Thu 26 Jan   Australia Day Tue 26 Jan Thu 26 Jan
Labour Day xx Mon 13 Mar   Adelaide Cup Day xx Mon 13 Mar
Good Friday Fri 25 Mar Fri 14 Apr   Good Friday Fri 25 Mar Fri 14 Apr
Easter Monday Mon 28 Mar Mon 17 Apr   Easter Monday Mon 28 Mar Mon 17 Apr
Anzac Day Mon 25 Apr Tue 25 Apr   Anzac Day Mon 25 Apr Tue 25 Apr
Queen's Birthday Mon 13 Jun Mon 12 Jun   Queen's Birthday Mon 13 Jun Mon 12 Jun
Melbourne Cup Day Tue 1 Nov Tue 7 Nov   Labour Day Mon 3 Oct Mon 2 Oct
Christmas Day Sun 25 Dec Mon 25 Dec   Christmas Day Sun 25 Dec Mon 25 Dec
Boxing Day Holiday Mon 26 Dec Tue 26 Dec   Boxing Day Holiday Mon 26 Dec Tue 26 Dec
Christmas Day Holiday Tue 27 Dec ---   Christmas Day Holiday Tue 27 Dec ---
 
Western Australia
2016 2017   Northern Territory
2016 2017
New Year's Day Fri 1 Jan Mon 2 Jan   New Year's Day Fri 1 Jan Mon 2 Jan
Australia Day Tue 26 Jan Thu 26 Jan   Australia Day Tue 26 Jan Thu 26 Jan
Good Friday Fri 25 Mar Fri 14 Apr   Good Friday Fri 25 Mar Fri 14 Apr
Easter Monday Mon 28 Mar Mon 17 Apr   Easter Monday Mon 28 Mar Mon 17 Apr
Anzac Day Mon 25 Apr Tue 25 Apr   Anzac Day Mon 25 Apr Tue 25 Apr
WA Day Mon 6 Jun Mon 5 Jun   May Day Mon 2 May Mon 1 May
Queen's Birthday Mon 26 Sep Mon 2 Oct   Queen's Birthday Mon 13 Jun Mon 12 Jun
Christmas Day Sun 25 Dec Mon 25 Dec   Christmas Day Sun 25 Dec Mon 25 Dec
Boxing Day Holiday Mon 26 Dec Tue 26 Dec   Boxing Day Holiday Mon 26 Dec Tue 26 Dec
Christmas Day Holiday Tue 27 Dec ---   Christmas Day Holiday Tue 27 Dec ---
 
Tasmania 2016 2017   ACT 2016 2017
New Year's Day Fri 1 Jan Mon 2 Jan   New Year's Day Fri 1 Jan Mon 2 Jan
Australia Day Tue 26 Jan Thu 26 Jan   Australia Day Tue 26 Jan Thu 26 Jan
Good Friday Fri 25 Mar Fri 14 Apr   Good Friday Fri 25 Mar Fri 14 Apr
Easter Monday Mon 28 Mar Mon 17 Apr   Easter Monday Mon 28 Mar Mon 17 Apr
Anzac Day Mon 25 Apr Tue 25 Apr   Anzac Day Mon 25 Apr Tue 25 Apr
Queen's Birthday Mon 13 Jun Mon 12 Jun   Queen's Birthday Mon 13 Jun Mon 12 Jun
Royal Hobart Show Thu 20 Oct Thu 26 Oct   Bank Holiday Mon 1 Aug Mon 7 Aug
Recreation Day Mon 7 Nov Mon 6 Nov   Labour Day Mon 3 Oct Mon 2 Oct
Christmas Day Sun 25 Dec Mon 25 Dec   Christmas Day Sun 25 Dec Mon 25 Dec
Boxing Day Holiday Mon 26 Dec Tue 26 Dec   Boxing Day Holiday Mon 26 Dec Tue 26 Dec
Christmas Day Holiday Tue 27 Dec ---   Christmas Day Holiday Tue 27 Dec ---
 

 bullet wideSchool Holiday Breaks

Knowing the dates when schools are out can be very important when planning your holidays. If you have children of school age then you need the know the dates the children will be out of school.

School holiday periods are when flights are going to be heavily booked, bus and train seats are going to be in short supply and accommodation is going to cost a lot more because of the mid and high season rates that come into effect at most holiday destinations.

Queensland - 2016
  Queensland - 2017

Term 1: Mon 25 Jan – Thu 24 Mar

Term 2: Mon 11 Apr – Fri 24 Jun

Term 3: Mon 11 Jul – Fri 16 Sep

Term 4: Tue 4 Oct – Fri 9 Dec

 

Term 1: Mon 23 Jan - Fri 31 Mar

Term 2: Tue 18 Apr - Fri 23 Jun

Term 3: Mon 10 Jul - Fri 15 Sep

Term 4: Tue 3 Oct - Fri 8 Dec

New South Wales - 2016
  New South Wales - 2017

Term 1: Thu 28 Jan – Fri 8 Apr (Eastern Division)
Term 1: Thu 4 Feb – Fri 8 Apr (Western Division)

Term 2: Wed 27 Apr – Fri 1 Jul

Term 3: Tue 19 Jul – Fri 23 Sep

Term 4: Mon 10 Oct – Fri 16 Dec

 

Term 1: Mon 30 Jan - Fri 7 April (Eastern Division
Term 1: Mon 6 Feb - Fri 7 Apr (Western Division)

Term 2: Wed 26 Apr - Fri 30 Jun

Term 3: Tue 18 Jul - Fri 22 Sep

Term 4: Mon 9 Oct - Fri 15 Dec

Victoria - 2016
  Victoria - 2017

Term 1: Wed 27 Jan – Thu 24 Mar

Term 2: Mon 11 Apr – Fri 24 Jun

Term 3: Mon 11 Jul – Fri 16 Sep

Term 4: Mon 3 Oct – Tue 20 Dec

 

Term 1: Mon 30 Jan - Fri 31 Mar

Term 2: Tue 18 Apr - Fri 30 June

Term 3: Mon 17 Jul - Fri 22 Sep

Term 4: Mon 9 Oct - 22 Dec

South Australia - 2016
  South Australia - 2017

Term 1: Mon 1 Feb – Fri 15 Apr

Term 2: Mon 2 May – Fri 8 Jul

Term 3: Mon 25 Jul – Fri 30 Sep

Term 4: Mon 17 Oct – Fri 16 Dec

 

Term 1: Mon 30 Jan - Thu 13 Apr

Term 2: Mon 1 May - Fri 7 Jul

Term 3: Mon 24 Jul - Fri 29 Sep

Term 4: Mon 16 Oct - Fri 15 Dec

Western Australia - 2016
  Western Australia - 2017

Term 1: Mon 1 Feb – Fri 8 Apr

Term 2: Tue 26 Apr – Fri 1 Jul

Term 3: Mon 18 Jul – Fri 23 Sep

Term 4: Mon 10 Oct – Thu 15 Dec

 

Term 1: Wed 1 Feb - Fri 7 Apr

Term 2: Mon 24 Apr - Fri 30 Jun

Term 3: Mon 17 Jul - Fri 22 Sep

Term 4: Mon 9 Oct- Thu 14 Dec

Northern Territory - 2016
  Northern Territory - 2017

Term 1: Fri 22 Jan – Fri 1 Apr (Urban schools)
Term 1: Mon 25 Jan – Fri 1 Apr (Remote schools)

Term 2: Mon 11 Apr – Fri 24 Jun

Term 3: Mon 25 Jul – Fri 30 Sep

Term 4: Mon 10 Oct – Thu 15 Dec (Urban schools)
Term 4: Mon 10 Oct – Fri 16 Dec (Remote schools)

 

Term 1: Fri 27 Jan – Fri 7 April (Urban schools)
Term 1: Mon 30 Jan – Fri 7 April (Remote schools)

Term 2: Tue 18 Apr – Fri 23 Jun

Term 3: Mon 24 Jul – Fri 29 Sep

Term 4: Mon 9 Oct – Thu 14 Dec (Urban schools)
Term 4: Mon 9 Oct – Fri 15 Dec (Remote schools)

Tasmania - 2016
  Tasmania - 2017

Term 1: Wed 3 Feb – Fri 8 Apr

Term 2: Tue 26 Apr – Fri 1 Jul

Term 3: Mon 18 Jul – Fri 23 Sep

Term 4: Mon 10 Oct – Wed 21 Dec

 

Term 1: Mon 6 Feb - Thu 13 April​

Term 2: Mon 1 May - Fri 7 Jul

Term 3: Mon 24 July - Fri 29 Sep

Term 4: Mon 16 Oct - Fri 22 Dec

ACT - 2016
  Act-  2017

Term 1: Mon 1 Feb – Fri 8 Apr

Term 2: Tue 26 Apr – Fri 1 Jul

Term 3: Mon 18 Jul – Fri 23 Sep

Term 4: Mon 10 Oct – Fri 16 Dec

 

Term 1: Fri 27 Jan - Friday 7 Apr

Term 2: Wed 26 Apr - Fri 30 Jun

Term 3: Mon 17 Jul - Fri 22 Sep

Term 4: Mon 9 Oct - to Fri 15 Dec

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