Public Holidays 2017
Before the year sets in, know the dates of all public holidays 2017. All states in Australia have common national and religious holidays. However, each state individually decides when to substitute holiday falling on weekends. Some holidays are state based and followed in state only. This information comprises a complete list of public holidays 2017 dates. Public holidays 2017 list will help you to plan your outings.You should also keep school holidays 2017 dates in mind as well if you are planning your vacation. The public holidays are observed by all the government offices as well private offices. Extra holidays are added if festivals like New Year, Boxing Day or Australia Day falls on Saturday or Sunday. The following Monday is declared as a holiday to substitute the holiday falling on weekends which are already off.
Along with the list of public holidays 2017, we have given information on some state-specific holidays too. All states follow the national and religious holidays on New Year, Christmas, Boxing Day, and Australia Day. The Anzac day and Labour Day are other common holidays among all states. Some holidays like Melbourne Cup Day are provided on a regional basis. The sports related and cultural shows are marked with holidays for a specific region only.
National Public Holidays 2017
Find below the list of all the national and religious public holiday 2017 which are common to all the Australian states. In order to make it simple for you to keep list of public holidays 2017, there is a PDF version made available at the bottom. Do not forget to download that too.
List of National Public Holidays 2017
Following is the national public holidays 2017 list. It is common for everyone in Australia.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year’s Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year’s Day – Additional Holiday|
|26 Jan||Thu||Australia Day|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|15 Apr||Sat||Easter Saturday (national holiday except for Tasmania and Western Australia)|
|16 Apr||Sun||Easter Sunday (national holiday for ACT, NSW, and VIC)|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|25 Apr||Tue||Anzac Day|
|12 Jun||Mon||Queen’s Birthday (national holiday except Western Australian and Queensland)|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||Boxing Day (national holiday except for South Australia)|
State Based Public Holidays 2017
Here is the list of public holidays 2017 which are state specific. These holidays are restricted to one or more states. The public holiday 2017 mentioned in below list are not mandatory in all the Australian states. They are mostly substitute holidays or regional holidays related to some local event or local festival.
Regional State Specific Public Holiday 2017
Know all regional state specific public holidays 2017 from the below table. All the states do not have the same holidays. You can check the same in the states column below. There is a PDF version available at the end of the table in case if you prefer to save a local copy of the public holiday 2017 in Australia.
|11 Jan||Wed||TAS||Devonport Cup (a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|13 Feb||Mon||TAS||(a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|22 Feb||Wed||TAS||Launceston Cup (a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|6 Mar||Mon||WA||Labour Day|
|7 Mar||Tue||TAS||King Island Show (a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|13 Mar||Mon||ACT||Canberra Day|
|13 Mar||Mon||SA||March Public Holiday|
|13 Mar||Mon||TAS||Eight Hour Day|
|13 Mar||Mon||VIC||Labour Day|
|18 Apr||Tue||TAS||Easter Tuesday (a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|5 May||Fri||TAS||AGFEST (a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|1 May||Mon||NT||May Day|
|1 May||Mon||QLD||Labour Day|
|5 Jun||Mon||WA||Western Australia Day|
(Except WA & QLD)
|30 Jun||Fri||NT||Borroloola Show Day|
|7 Jul||Fri||NT||Alice Springs Show Day|
|14 Jul||Fri||NT||Tennant Creek Show Day|
|21 Jul||Fri||NT||Katherine Show Day|
|28 Jul||Fri||NT||Darwin Show Day|
|7 Aug||Mon||NT||Picnic Day|
|25 Sep||Mon||ACT||Family and Community Day|
|25 Sep||Mon||WA||Queen’s Birthday|
|6 Oct||Fri||TAS||Burnie Show (a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|2 Oct||Mon||ACT, NSW & SA||Labour Day|
|2 Oct||Mon||QLD||Queen’s Birthday|
|12 Oct||Thu||TAS||Royal Launceston Show (a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|20 Oct||Fri||TAS||Flinders Island Show (a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|26 Oct||Thu||TAS||Royal Hobart Show (a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|6 Nov||Mon||TAS||Recreation Day (a holiday for selected regions of Tasmania)|
|7 Nov||Tue||VIC||Melbourne Cup Day **|
|1 Dec||Fri||TAS||Devonport Show ^|
|24 Dec||Sun||SA||Christmas Eve (part public holiday 2017 from 7 PM to 12 AM)|
|26 Dec||Tue||SA||Proclamation Day|
|31 Dec||Sun||SA||New Year’s Eve (a part public holiday 2017 from 7 PM to 12 AM)|
You can also download school holidays 2017 calendar in a PDF format as well. We have made it simple for you so you can enjoy it easily
Besides above regular holidays, some special events and days like elections are also declared as a public holiday.
Before the New Year begins, you must be eager to know when the public holiday 2017 for the national and regional days is. The list of public holidays 2017 is important to know on which dates and days the major celebrations will fall this year. Some holidays like Labour Day and Queens Birthday fall on different dates every year. Knowing the office holiday dates in advance will enable you to plan your celebrations and outings. If you are looking to plan for outdoors during your children’s school vacations, refer to our lists of school holidays 2017. All four breaks and term dates are posted separately for each of the states. Share our list of public holidays 2017 with your friends and colleagues. Keep visiting us to know the holidays of your state and some wonderful holiday ideas for adventurous outdoors.