Australian Public Holidays 2016



Public Holidays 2016

If you are planning for a short trip to somewhere or for any outdoors, the list of Public Holidays 2016 in Australian states will apparently help you. Public Holidays in Australia are of two types; either state based or nation based. Barring few national holidays that are followed by all states in consistence, each state decides their own public holiday. In a similar fashion, school holidays are also different accoring to different territories. A detailed school holidays 2016 calendar has already been provided by us before. States also decide individually on substituting the holidays when they are occurring on weekends. Public holiday 2016 list is shared in this post to enable users to make their holiday plans well in advance. We have provided in this post, the listings for the government websites of respective states or all states for holidays. Though the national holidays are observed by all the states in Australia; there some differences in substitute holidays, special public holidays, regional holidays and other holidays as declared by the state.

Click the below link to get the list of public holidays 2016. Proceed by selecting the state for which you wish to know the public holidays. This is the list of public holidays in ACT territory.

Date to be observed Public Holiday
Friday 1 January 2016 New Year’s Day
Tuesday 26 January 2016 Australia Day Public Holiday
Monday 14 March 2016 Canberra Day
Friday 25 March 2016 Good Friday
Saturday 26 March 2016 Easter Saturday
Monday 28 March 2016 Easter Monday
Monday 25 April 2016 ANZAC Day
Monday 13 June 2016 Queen’s Birthday
Monday 26 September 2016 Family & Community Day
Monday 3 October 2016 Labour Day
Sunday 25 December 2016 Christmas Day
Monday 26 December 2016 Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December 2016 Christmas Day Holiday
*Additional holiday for Sunday 25 December 2016

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate, but may be subjected to change.

Mostly, all states give additional holiday on Mondays, if prominent public holidays like New Year Day, Boxing Day, Anzac day, Christmas and Australia Day fall on Sunday or Saturday. Beside public holidays 2016, states also decide on their paid off holidays, annual holiday leaves etc. You can also check the NSW school holidays 2016 to know when is the school holiday in New South Wales region.

public holidays 2016

Victoria Public/ School Holidays 2016

Check out the public holidays 2016 that will be observed in Victoria for all employees. We have also captioned the link that will give all the Victoria school holidays 2016 list to know your kids’ vacation dates.

Victoria Public Holidays 2016 Calendar

A listing of public holidays in Victoria for 2016

Public Holiday Dates to be observed
New Year’s Day Fri 1 Jan
Australia Day Tues 26 Jan
Labour Day Mon 14 Mar
Good Friday* Fri 25 Mar
Saturday before
Easter Sunday
Sat 26 Mar
Easter Sunday Sun 27 Mar
Easter Monday Mon 28 Mar
ANZAC Day* Mon 25 Apr
Queen’s Birthday Mon 13 Jun
Friday before the AFL Grand Final Date TBC
Melbourne Cup Tue 1 Nov
Christmas Day* Tue 27 Dec

(Substitute for Sun 25 Dec)

Boxing Day  Mon 26 Dec

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate, but may be subjected to change.

The public holidays in Victoria are governed by the Victorian Public Holidays Act 1993. In Victoria, the restricted shop trading laws are implied for holidays of Good Friday, Christmas and also on Anzac day and hence only exempted businesses are allowed to remain open for trading. Banks in Victoria observe all the public and substitute public holidays. Recently in August 2015, Victoria State has also gazetted the day prior to Australian Football League Grand Final and day prior to Easter Sunday as public holidays in Victoria.

Queensland Holidays 2016

Queensland Holidays are determined by the state authorities of Queensland State. Besides usual Queensland public holidays, special public holidays are also provided like Brisbane area holiday.

Queensland holidays 2016 calendar

A listing of public holidays in Queensland for 2016

Public Holidays Dates to be observed
New Year’s Day Friday 1 January
Australia Day Tuesday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 25 March
Easter Saturday Saturday 26 March
Easter Monday Monday 28 March
Anzac Day Monday 25 April
Queen’s Birthday Monday 13 June 4
Royal Queensland Show(Brisbane Area Only) 1 Wednesday 10 August
Labour Day Monday 3 October 4
G20(Brisbane Area Only)
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December

Tuesday 27 December

Boxing Day Monday, 26 December

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate, but may be subjected to change.

Referto Queensland government website to get the complete list of religious, national and regional public holidays 2016 in Queensland. Queensland too follows tradition of declaring additional public holiday on Monday if the holiday happens to fall on the weekend days of Saturday or Sunday.

Follow atarcalculatorscore.net website for more useful information about Australia and education system in AU. The prominent public holidays 2016 common in Australia among all states are Queen’s Birthday, Christmas, New Year Day, Labour Day, Boxing Day, Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Since Easter is on Sunday, the succeeding Monday is declared as public holiday as a substitute holiday. Melbourne cup day is also observed as public holiday in majority of Australian states. Moreover, States also declare restricted trading days on some public holidays like Anzac day and others. Selling of alcohol is also restricted on Public holiday like Good Friday. We have also detailed regarding school holidays and public holidays 2016 observed in New South Wales and interesting tips for holidays and school holiday ideas by separate posts. Surely our information will help you to plan your vacations and holiday trips efficiently.

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