Public Holidays In Australia

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You can use the Quote Calculator on the right side of the page to find available vehicles for your chosen dates. Simply enter your pick up and return dates to get a list of campervans. A note will appear beside the vehicle details if the depot is closed on the chosen dates.

For your convenience, below are the list of public holidays in Australia for 2017:

New Year’s Day - January 1,2017
Additional Day- January 2,2017
Australia Day - January 26,2017
Canberra Day- March 13,2017
Good Friday – April 14,2017
Easter Saturday- April 15,2017
Easter Sunday- April 16,217
Easter Monday - April 17,2017
ANZAC Day -  April 25,2017
Queen's Birthday- June 12,2017
Family and Community Day- September 25,2017
Labor Day- October 2,2017
Christmas Day - December 25,2017
Boxing Day - December 26,2017


The Queen’s Birthday holiday and Labor Day are also celebrated, but on different days depending on the state or territory. Some states may celebrate Easter Saturday.

There are also regional holidays listed below.



New South Wales
Queen's Birthday -  June 12, 2017
Labor Day - October 2, 2017
Easter Saturday - April 15, 2017
Bank Holiday- August 7,2017

Northern Territory
Queen's Birthday - June 12,2017
Labor Day/May Day - May 1, 2017
Easter Saturday - April 15,2017 
Picnic Day - August 7,2017

Queensland
Queen's Birthday - October 2,2017
Easter Saturday - April 15,2017
Labor Day -  May 1,2017
Royal Queensland Show- August 16,2017 (Brisbane Only)

South Australia
March Public Holiday- March 13,2017
Queen's Birthday - June 12,2017
Labor Day - October 2,2017
Easter Saturday - April 15,2017

Tasmania
Queens Birthday - June 12,2017
Labor Day/Eight Hour Day - March 13,2017
Easter Tuesday - April 18,2017
Recreation Day- November 6,2017

Victoria
Queens Birthday  -  June 12, 2017 
Labor Day - March 13,2017
Easter Saturday  - April 15,2017
Melbourne Cup- November 7,2017

Western Australia
Queens Birthday - September 25, 2017
Labor Day - March 6,2017
Western Australia Day - June 5, 2017

Special Holidays in Australian Cities



Brisbane
Royal Queensland Show: August 16, 2017

Adelaide
Adelaide Cup Day: March 13, 2017

Melbourne
Melbourne Cup Day: November 7, 2017

Alice Springs
Alice Springs Show Day: July 7, 2017

Darwin
Darwin Show Day: July 28, 2017

Devonport
Devonport Cup: January 11, 2017  

Launceston
Launceston Cup: February 22, 2017

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