Holidays in Australia

Holidays in Australia are different than the United States, in that the seasons of the year are reversed! Christmas is in the summer time, instead of the winter.  We had the privilege of living in Canberra, Australia for four years growing up, while our Dad was in the U.S. Army.  It is a fantastic country, and we got to do quite a bit of traveling around Australia while we lived there. We pretty much toured every State except for Tasmania.

Watching the New Years Eve firework show in Sydney Harbor in Australia is one of the best firework shows around the World!

Watching the New Years Eve firework show in Sydney Harbor is one of the best firework shows around the World!

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Holidays and Observances in Australia

All the Holidays in Australia information below, will give the 2023 Date, Holiday Name, and Holiday Type. Ultimately, we will have a Daily Holidays Page for each of the Days of the Year, and a devoted page for each of the Holidays and Observances.  Pages completed will be linked up below once they are done.

If a Holiday does not have 2023 after it below, that means that it is observed annually on the same day.  Those with 2023 listed after the date, are movable holidays that are observed on different days each year.

January Holidays in Australia

February Holidays in Australia

March Holidays in Australia

April Holidays in Australia

  • April 2, 2023 - Daylight Savings Time Ends 
  • April 2, 2023 - Palm Sunday - Christian Holiday
  • Evening of April 3, 2022 - Evening of May 3, 2022 - Ramadan - Muslim Holiday
  • April 6, 2023 - Maundy Thursday - Christian Holiday
  • April 6 - April 13, 2023 - Passover - Jewish Holiday
  • April 7, 2023 - Good Friday - National Holiday and Christian Holiday
  • April 8, 2023 - Holy Saturday
  • April 9, 2023 - Easter Day - National Holiday and Christian Holiday (See also Easter Food Tips)
  • April 10, 2023 - Easter Monday - National Holiday and Christian Holiday
  • April 11, 2023 - Easter Tuesday - Local Holiday in Tasmania
  • April 14, 2023- Orthodox Good Friday - Orthodox
  • April 15, 2023 - Orthodox Holy Saturday - Orthodox
  • April 16, 2023 - Orthodox Easter - Orthodox
  • April 17, 2023 - Orthodox Easter Monday - Orthodox
  • April 18, 2023 - Yom HaShoah - Jewish Holiday
  • April 22, 2023 - Hari Raya Puasa - State Holiday in Christmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
  • April 25 - Anzac Day - National Holiday
  • April 26 - Hug an Australian Day

May Holidays in Australia

  • May 1, 2023 - May Day - State Holiday in Northern Territory
  • May 9, 2023- Lag B'Omer - Jewish Holiday
  • May 14, 2023 - Mother's Day - Observance
  • May 18, 2023 - Ascension Day - Christian Holiday
  • May 26 - National Sorry Day - Observance
  • May 26, 2023 - Shavuot - Jewish Holiday
  • May 28, 2023 - Pentecost - Christian Holiday
  • May 29, 2023 - Whit Monday - Christian Holiday

June Holidays in Australia

  • June 4, 2023 - Trinity Sunday - Christian Holiday
  • June 5, 2023 - Western Australia Day - State Holiday in Western Australia
  • June 6 - Queensland Day - Local Observance
  • June 8, 2023 - Corpus Christi - Christian Holiday
  • June 12, 2023 - King's Birthday - State Holiday - All except Christmas Island, Western Australia and Queensland
  • June 22, 2023 - June Solstice - Season
  • June 29, 2023 - Hari Raya Haji - State Holiday in Christmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands

July Holidays in Australia

  • July 2-9, 2023 - National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee Week - (8 Day Starting the First Sunday in July) (In Australia)
  • July 27, 2023 - Tisha B'Av - Jewish Holiday

August Holidays in Australia

  • August 7, 2023 - New South Wales Bank Holiday - Local Holiday in New South Wales
  • August 7, 2023 - Northern Territory Picnic Day - Local Holiday in Northern Territory
  • August 15 - Assumption of Mary - Christian Holiday
  • August 16, 2023 - Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland - State Holiday in Queensland

September Holidays in Australia

October Holidays in Australia

  • September 30, 2023 to October 6, 2023 - Sukkot - Jewish Holiday
  • October 1, 2023 - Daylight Saving Time Starts - Daylight Saving Time
  • October 2, 2023 - King's Birthday - Common State Holiday in Queensland
  • October 2, 2023 - Labour Day - Common Local Holidays in Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia
  • October 2, 2023 - Territory Day - State Holiday in Christmas Island
  • October 4 - Feast of St. Francis of Assisi - Christian Holiday
  • October 7, 2023 - Shemini Atzeret - Jewish Holiday
  • October 8, 2023 - Simchat Torah - Jewish Holiday
  • October 10, 2023 - Headspace Day (Australia) - (Second Tuesday in October)
  • October 31Halloween - Observance

November Holidays in Australia

  • November 1 - All Saints' Day - Christian Holiday
  • November 2 - All Souls' Day - Christian Holiday
  • November 6, 2023 - Recreation Day - Local Holiday in Tasmania
  • November 7, 2023 - Melbourne Cup Day - Local Holiday in Victoria
  • November 11 - Remembrance Day - Observance
  • November 12, 2023 - Diwali / Deepavali - Observance
  • November 29, 2023 - Thanksgiving Day - State Holiday 

December Holidays in Australia

Overview of Australia

This video below...Australia: A Snap Shot was done by the Australia Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who says, "This video provides a snap-shot of Australia in the new millennium; our role in international relations, our vibrant economy and trade, and our unique places and people."

Fun Facts About Australia

  • As of 2017, Australia's population is approximately 24.6 million people
  • The most populous states are New South Wales and Victoria, with their capitals, Sydney and Melbourne, being the largest cities in Australia.
  • The center of Australia is sparsely populated. Most of the population is concentrated along the coastal region of Australia from Adelaide to Cairns, with a small concentration around Perth, Western Australia.
  • Australia is an island continent and the world's sixth largest country.
  • Canberra is Australia's capital city, and has a population of approximately 320,000 people. It is located in the Australian Capital Territory, midway between Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Captain James Cook is credited with Australia's European discovery in 1770.
  • Waltzing Matilda is as the best-known, best-loved and most iconic national song.
  • Australia's National Gemstone is the opal, a rare and beautiful precious stone.
  • Australia’s best-known animals are the kangaroo, koala, echidna, dingo, platypus, wallaby and wombat. There are more than 378 species of mammals, with almost half being marsupials. (those born under developed and continue to grow in a pouch)
  • Uluru (Ayer's Rock) is one of Australia's most recognizable natural landmarks in the outback near Alice Springs, in the southern area of the Northern Territory. It is a large sandstone rock formation that is 1,142 ft high and has a total circumference 5.8 miles.  (We climbed to the top of it during our travels around the Country - I'm terribly afraid of heights, so this was a big accomplishment for me!)
  • The earliest known people in Australia were the Aborigines.

Travel Information

Many people travel during the longer holidays for vacations, or to spend time with family living in a different area.  I highly recommend visiting Australia, and I am hoping that one day, I am able to go back to visit.  It is an awesome Country with so many unique, and fun things to do.

To book hotels, I love to use Hotels Combined which is a world leading hotel comparison site.  You can enter the City that you are traveling to below in the Search box, and you can find availability and the best hotel prices by comparing all the major travel sites with just the one search! Find the Hotel and Price that works best for your budget, and book your room!

Top 10 Things to Do in Australia

Info Coming Soon - because we spent four years in Australia, and traveled to all of the States, except for Tasmania, I may do a detailed page for this with lots of pictures and videos!

Australian Music

This is an Australian band called, Empire of the Sun, that my daughter Brie listens to.  The song is We Are the People, and the video was shot in Mexico. I've heard her playing this song before, and had really liked it, but I wasn't aware that they were from Australia.

Australian Resources

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Holidays in Africa

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Holidays in Asia

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates

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Holidays in Europe

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom - England, Ireland, Scotland

Holidays in North America

  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • United States

Holidays in South America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chili
  • Columbia
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

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