Christmas and NY public holiday guide

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As businesses eagerly anticipate a well-earned Christmas break, the uncertainty surrounding public holidays comes to the fore, with each state making up its own schedule.

 

To ensure you’re up to date, StartupSmart has compiled a comprehensive guide to the Christmas and New Year public holidays and trading restrictions:

 

New South Wales

With Christmas Day falling on a Sunday, December 26 (Monday) is declared a public holiday in lieu of the Sunday. But this year, December 25 has been declared an additional public holiday.

 

With Boxing Day falling on a Monday, December 27 (Tuesday) is declared a public holiday. And with January 1 falling on a Sunday, January 2 (Monday) is declared a public holiday.

 

Victoria

Christmas Day on Sunday, December 25 is not a public holiday. A substitute public holiday will be held on Tuesday, December 27. Meanwhile, Boxing Day on December 26 is a public holiday.

 

Sunday, January 1 is declared a public holiday, while an additional public holiday will be held on Monday, January 2.

 

Queensland

Christmas Day on Sunday, December 25 is a public holiday, as is Boxing Day on December 26, with an additional public holiday to be held on Tuesday, December 27.

 

Sunday, January 1 is declared a public holiday, while an additional public holiday will be held on Monday, January 2.

 

Western Australia

Christmas Day on Sunday, December 25 is a public holiday, as is Boxing Day on December 26, with an additional public holiday to be held on Tuesday, December 27.

 

Sunday, January 1 is declared a public holiday, while an additional public holiday will be held on Monday, January 2.

 

South Australia

Christmas Day on Sunday, December 25 is a public holiday, with an additional public holiday on Tuesday, December 27. Boxing Day on December 26 is also a public holiday.

 

Sunday, January 1 is declared a public holiday, while an additional public holiday will be held on Monday, January 2.

 

Tasmania

Christmas Day on Sunday, December 25 is a public holiday, with an additional public holiday on Tuesday, December 27. Boxing Day on December 26 is also a public holiday.

 

Sunday, January 1 is not a public holiday, with a substitute holiday to be held on Monday, January 2.

 

Northern Territory

Christmas Day on Saturday, December 25 is a public holiday, with an additional holiday on Monday, December 26. A substitute holiday for Boxing Day will be held on December 27.

 

Sunday, January 1 is a public holiday, with an additional public holiday on Monday, January 2.

 

Australian Capital Territory

Christmas Day on Sunday, December 25 is a public holiday, with an additional holiday on Monday, December 26. A substitute holiday for Boxing Day will be held on December 27.

 

Sunday, January 1 is a public holiday, with an additional public holiday on Monday, January 2.

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