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Australian public holidays

Following is a list of public holidays observed in Australia

In addition to the holidays listed in the table below, Remembrance Day is also observed on November 11, but it is not a public holiday. Depending on the state, holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday may be moved to Monday.

Additionally, there are a number of regional public holidays—for example, Melbourne Cup day is a public holiday in the Melbourne metropolitan region, whilst March 18 is celebrated as Canberra Day and is a public holiday within the Australian Capital Territory.

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
26 JanuaryAustralia Day
EasterGood Friday
EasterEaster Saturday[?] (except Victoria and WA)
EasterEaster Monday[?]
25 AprilAnzac Day
first Monday on or after 9 JuneQueen's Birthday[?] except WA
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberBoxing Day except South Australia

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