List of national public holidays of Australia in 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Australia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

Day Date Holiday Notes
Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2018 New Year's Day
Jan. 26, 2018 Jan. 26, 2018 Australia Day 26 January or, if that day falls on weekend, the following Monday
March 5, 2018 March 5, 2018 Labour Day 1st Monday in March. WA only
March 12, 2018 March 12, 2018 Canberra Day 2nd Monday in March. ACT
March 12, 2018 March 12, 2018 Labour Day 2nd Monday in March. Victoria
March 12, 2018 March 12, 2018 Eight Hours Day 2nd Monday in March. Tasmania
March 12, 2018 March 12, 2018 Adelaide Cup 2nd Monday in March. South Australia
March 30, 2018 March 30, 2018 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
March 31, 2018 March 31, 2018 Easter Saturday Public Holiday in all states exc. Tasmania and WA
April 1, 2018 April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday Public Holiday in ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC
April 2, 2018 April 2, 2018 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
April 3, 2018 April 3, 2018 Easter Tuesday Tasmania. Government only
April 25, 2018 April 25, 2018 Anzac Day
May 7, 2018 May 7, 2018 Labour Day 1st Monday in May. QLD, NT Only
May 13, 2018 May 13, 2018 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
May 28, 2018 May 28, 2018 Reconciliation Day ACT Only. Monday on or after 27 May
June 4, 2018 June 4, 2018 Western Australia Day First Monday in June. WA only
June 11, 2018 June 11, 2018 Queens Birthday 2nd Monday in June. except QLD, WA
Aug. 6, 2018 Aug. 6, 2018 Picnic Day 1st Monday in August. NT Only
Aug. 6, 2018 Aug. 6, 2018 Bank Holiday New South Wales. Banks only
Aug. 15, 2018 Aug. 15, 2018 Ekka People's Day Royal Queensland Show. Brisbane only
Sept. 2, 2018 Sept. 2, 2018 Father's Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a public holiday
Sept. 24, 2018 Sept. 24, 2018 Queens Birthday Last Monday in Sep, or 1st Monday in Oct. WA Only
Sept. 28, 2018 Sept. 28, 2018 Grand Final Eve Victoria
Oct. 1, 2018 Oct. 1, 2018 Labour Day 1st Monday in October. NSW/ACT/SA
Oct. 1, 2018 Oct. 1, 2018 Queens Birthday 1st Monday in October. QLD
Nov. 6, 2018 Nov. 6, 2018 Melbourne Cup Day 1st Tuesday in November. VIC Only
Dec. 25, 2018 Dec. 25, 2018 Christmas Day
Dec. 26, 2018 Dec. 26, 2018 Proclamation Day South Australia. First working day after Christmas Day
Dec. 26, 2018 Dec. 26, 2018 Boxing Day Except South Australia