Public Holidays in NSW

Listed below are the NSW public holidays for 2018 to 2020.



2019 2020

New Year’s Day

Monday, 1 January

Tuesday, 1 January Wednesday, 1 January

Australia Day

Friday, 26 January

*Monday, 28 January *Monday, 27 January
Good Friday Friday, 30 March Friday, 19 April Friday, 10 April

Easter Saturday – the Saturday following Good Friday

Saturday, 31 March

Saturday, 20 April Saturday, 11 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 1 April

Sunday, 21 April Sunday, 12 April

Easter Monday

Monday, 2 April

Monday, 22 April Monday, 13 April

Anzac Day

Wednesday, 25 April

Thursday, 25 April Saturday, 25 April

Queen’s Birthday

Monday, 11 June

Monday, 10 June Monday, 8 June

Labour Day

Monday, 1 October

Monday, 7 October Monday, 5 October

Christmas Day

Tuesday, 25 December

Wednesday, 25 December Friday, 25 December
Boxing Day Wednesday, 26 December Thursday, 26 December Saturday, 26 December
Additional Day     **Monday, 28 December

*From 31/12/11 when Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no public holiday on that day as the following Monday will be declared a public holiday.

** Additional public holiday for Saturday 26 December 2020, pursuant to section 4(a) of the Public Holidays Act 2010 (NSW).

Councils will be notified of any further additions to public holidays through the Local Government Weekly. This page will also be updated.

Councils are advised that employees required to work on public holidays are entitled to be paid according to Clause 20A - Holidays of the Local Government (State) Award 2017.

More detailed information on public holidays for individual council areas and the table above can be found online at the Office of Industrial Relations.