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Daylight Saving and Public Holidays in the ACT

The ACT's Daylight Saving arrangements are in line with New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

The Daylight Saving period in the ACT commences on the first Sunday in October and finishes on the first Sunday in April.

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2015

The following public holidays will be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2015.

Date to be observed Public Holiday
Thursday 1 January 2015 New Year's Day
Monday 26 January 2015 Australia Day
Monday 9 March 2015 Canberra Day
Friday 3 April 2015 Good Friday
Saturday 4 April 2015 Easter Saturday
Monday 6 April 2015 Easter Monday
Saturday 25 April 2015 ANZAC Day
Monday 8 June 2015 Queen's Birthday
Monday 28 September 2015 Family & Community Day
Monday 5 October 2015 Labour Day
Friday 25 December 2015 Christmas Day
Saturday 26 December 2015 Boxing Day
Monday 28 December 2015 Boxing Day Holiday
*Additional holiday for Saturday 26 December

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change.
Information is sourced from the Holidays Act 1958 (ACT).

2015 Public Holidays [icn_pdf PDF 138KB]

Public Holidays observed in the ACT during 2016

The following public holidays will be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2016.

Date to be observed Public Holiday
Friday 1 January 2016 New Year's Day
Tuesday 26 January 2016 Australia Day Public Holiday
Monday 14 March 2016 Canberra Day
Friday 25 March 2016 Good Friday
Saturday 26 March 2016 Easter Saturday
Monday 28 March 2016 Easter Monday
Monday 25 April 2016 ANZAC Day
Monday 13 June 2016 Queen's Birthday
Monday 26 September 2016 Family & Community Day
Monday 3 October 2016 Labour Day
Sunday 25 December 2016 Christmas Day
Monday 26 December 2016 Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December 2016 Christmas Day Holiday
*Additional holiday for Saturday 25 December 2016

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change.
Information is sourced from the Holidays Act 1958 (ACT).

2016 Public Holidays [icn_pdf PDF 399KB]

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Previous years

2014

The following public holidays were observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2014.

Date to be observed Public Holiday
Wednesday 1 January 2014 New Year's Day
Monday 27 January 2014 Australia Day Public Holiday
*Substitute for Sunday 26 January
Monday 10 March 2014 Canberra Day
Friday 18 April 2014 Good Friday
Saturday 19 April 2014 Easter Saturday
Monday 21 April 2014 Easter Monday
Friday 25 April 2014 Anzac Day
Monday 9 June 2014 Queen's Birthday
Monday 29 September 2014 Family & Community Day
Monday 6 October 2014 Labour Day
Thursday 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
Friday 26 December 2014 Boxing Day

Note: All public holidays are accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change.

Information is sourced from the Holidays Act 1958 (ACT).

2014 Public Holidays [icn_pdf PDF 300 KB]

2013

The following public holidays were observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2013.

Date to be observed Public Holiday
Tuesday 1 January 2013 New Year's Day
Monday 28 January 2013 Australia Day
*Substitute for Saturday 26 January 2013
Monday 11 March 2013 Canberra Day
Friday 29 March 2013 Good Friday
Saturday 30 March 2013 Easter Saturday
Monday 1 April 2013 Easter Monday
Thursday 25 April 2013 Anzac Day
Monday 10 June 2013 Queen's Birthday
Monday 30 September 2013 Family & Community Day
Monday 7 October 2013 Labour Day
Wednesday 25 December 2013 Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December 2013 Boxing Day

Note: All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change.
Information is sourced from the Holidays Act 1958 (ACT).

2013 Public Holidays [icn_pdf PDF 42 KB]

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