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The public holiday provisions under the National Employment Standards (the NES) include a list of 8 public holidays, plus any day, or part day, declared under State or Territory law.

Refer to our Public Holiday Planner 2020 for all public holidays from the 2019 Christmas period and for all of 2020.

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Grand Final public holiday has been proclaimed. If it is altered in response to COVID-19, we will update the date on this page.


Grand Final public holiday is based on the AFL playing schedule which may be altered due to the response to COVID-19. We will update the dates on this page if new information becomes available.

14/07/2020This planner has been updated to include the additional public holiday for the 2020 People's Long Weekend in QLD.
21/02/2020This planner has been updated to include the additional public holiday for Boxing Day in QLD and a footnote explaining the Bank Holiday in NSW.
14/01/2020This planner has been updated to include an additional public holiday declared for ANZAC Day in the ACT.
28/11/2019This planner has been updated to reflect an amendment to the Holidays Act 1983 (Qld) regarding a part-day public holiday on Christmas Eve in QLD.




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