Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

It's important to know when public holidays are because employees can get different entitlements on these days.

DateHolidayStates Affected
Sunday, 24th December Christmas Eve
(from 7pm till midnight)
Northern Territory & South Australia
Monday, 25th December Christmas Day National
Tuesday, 26th December Boxing Day
*Proclamation Day
*South Australia
Sunday, 31st December New Year's Eve
(from 7pm till midnight)
Northern Territory & South Australia
Monday, 1st January New Year's Day National
Friday, 26th January Australia Day National
Monday, 12th February Royal Hobart Regatta* Tasmania
*only observed in certain areas of the state
Wednesday, 28th February Launceston Cup*

For a complete list of public holidays in 2018:

For further information on public holidays:

  • 20th December, 2017