NSW Public Holidays

Holiday Dates
Christmas Day 25 Dec 2016
New Year's Day 1 Jan 2017
Additional Day 2 Jan 2017
Australia Day 26 Jan 2017
Good Friday 14 Apr 2017
Easter Saturday 15 Apr 2017
Easter Sunday 16 Apr 2017
Easter Monday 17 Apr 2017
ANZAC Day 25 Apr 2017
Queen's Birthday 12 Jun 2017
Bank Holiday 7 Aug 2017
Labour Day 2 Oct 2017

NSW School Holidays

Holiday Dates
Summer School Holidays - Eastern Division 21 Dec 2016 - 26 Jan 2017
Term 1 School Holidays 8 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Autumn Holidays 10 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Term 2 School Holidays 14 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Term 2 School Holidays 1 Jul 2017 - 17 Jul 2017
Winter Holidays 3 Jul 2017 - 17 Jul 2017
Term 3 Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Term 3 School Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Spring Holidays 25 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017

Public holidays in NSW

Everyone loves a public holiday and it is no different in New South Wales. There are over 10 public holidays in NSW, each with its own history and traditional activities that take place on the day.

Use the table of dates provided to check when your next public holiday is, then check out what you can do on those days in NSW. We've provided some helpful guides to get you started - just click the button below.

School holidays in NSW

The school holidays are a perfect chance to get away as a family, and spend some quality time together. If you live in New South Wales but don't want to travel too far from home, then you're in luck - NSW has a plethora of fantastic destinations to visit that cater for both kids and parents. From the big smoke of Sydney, to dazzling beaches on the South Coast, the choices are endless.

To learn more, just click the button below to read our NSW school holidays guide.

QLD Public Holidays

Holiday Dates
Christmas Day 25 Dec 2016
New Year's Day 1 Jan 2017
Additional Day 2 Jan 2017
Australia Day 26 Jan 2017
Good Friday 14 Apr 2017
Easter Saturday 15 Apr 2017
Easter Monday 17 Apr 2017
ANZAC Day 25 Apr 2017
Labour Day 1 May 2017
Queen's Birthday 2 Oct 2017

QLD School Holidays

Holiday Dates
Summer School Holidays 10 Dec 2016 - 22 Jan 2017
Autumn Holidays 3 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
Term 2 School Holidays 14 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Winter Holidays 26 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Spring Holidays 18 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
Term 3 Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Term 3 School Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017

Public holidays in QLD

Queensland mostly follows the national public holiday schedule, although there are a couple of public holidays that are reserved just for the Brisbane area.

So if you live in Queensland, check out the public holiday dates we've provided and then read all about them with our helpful guides - just click the button below!

School holidays in QLD

School holidays in the sunshine state - what better excuse to take the family on a well-deserved holiday? Visit the Gold Coast for some sun and surf, go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, or head north to Cairns. Each destination is beautiful in its own way.

To learn more, click on the button below to read our QLD school holidays guide.

VIC Public Holidays

Holiday Dates
Christmas Day 25 Dec 2016
New Year's Day 1 Jan 2017
Additional Day 2 Jan 2017
Australia Day 26 Jan 2017
Labour Day 13 Mar 2017
Good Friday 14 Apr 2017
Easter Saturday 15 Apr 2017
Easter Sunday 16 Apr 2017
Easter Monday 17 Apr 2017
ANZAC Day 25 Apr 2017
Queen's Birthday 12 Jun 2017
Melbourne Cup 7 Nov 2017

VIC School Holidays

Holiday Dates
Summer School Holidays 21 Dec 2016 - 30 Jan 2017
Autumn Holidays 3 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
Term 2 School Holidays 14 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Winter Holidays 3 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Term 3 Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Term 3 School Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Spring Holidays 25 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017

Public holidays in VIC

In Victoria, public holidays are often related to sporting events - the Melbourne Cup and the AFL Grand Final both have public holidays attributed to them. So if you're a sports nut, being in Victoria for these events is a must.

Check out the table of dates to find out when the public holidays are, then read our helpful guides to understand what each day means.

School holidays in VIC

If you love taking family trips away during the school holidays, then Victoria is the place to be. You can explore the sights of Melbourne, take a trip to the Yarra Valley, or perhaps head for the Great Ocean Road - anything is possible!

To learn more, click the button below to read our VIC school holidays guide.

SA Public Holidays

Holiday Dates
Christmas Day 25 Dec 2016
Proclamation Day 27 Dec 2016
New Year's Day 1 Jan 2017
Additional Day 2 Jan 2017
Australia Day 26 Jan 2017
March Public Holiday 13 Mar 2017
Good Friday 14 Apr 2017
Easter Saturday 15 Apr 2017
Easter Monday 17 Apr 2017
ANZAC Day 25 Apr 2017
Queen's Birthday / Volunteer Day 12 Jun 2017
Labour Day 2 Oct 2017

SA School Holidays

Holiday Dates
Summer School Holidays 17 Dec 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
Term 2 School Holidays 14 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Autumn Holidays 14 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Winter Holidays 10 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Term 3 Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Term 3 School Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Spring Holidays 2 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Summer Holidays 18 Dec 2017 - 26 Jan 2017

Public holidays in SA

South Australian public holidays are a little different from the rest of Australia - some of the days are only part-day holidays, lasting from 7pm 'til midnight. But fear not, that just means that the nightly festivities make up for the late start!

Find out which days on the calendar are public holidays, and then check out the Stayz public holiday guides to learn more about each day.

School holidays in SA

There are many choices for where to go in South Australia during the school holidays. Are the kids animal lovers? Take them to the Adelaide Zoo! Beaches more their thing? South Australia has that covered, with stunning beaches in Glenelg. The options don't end there.

To learn more, click the button below to read our SA school holidays guide.

WA Public Holidays

Holiday Dates
Christmas Day 25 Dec 2016
New Year's Day 1 Jan 2017
Additional Day 2 Jan 2017
Australia Day 26 Jan 2017
Labour Day 6 Mar 2017
Good Friday 14 Apr 2017
Easter Monday 17 Apr 2017
ANZAC Day 25 Apr 2017
Western Australia Day 5 Jun 2017
Queen's Birthday 25 Sep 2017

WA School Holidays

Holiday Dates
Summer School Holidays 16 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
Autumn Holidays 10 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Term 2 School Holidays 14 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Winter Holidays 3 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Term 3 Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Term 3 School Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Spring Holidays 25 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017

Public holidays in WA

Western Australia doesn't have as many public holidays as some other states, but when those days come around; there are some fantastic celebrations that take place across the state.

Check out the table of dates to find out which days are holidays, and then find out what you can do at each, with our helpful guides below.

School holidays in WA

School holidays in Western Australia can mean only thing - it's time for a family getaway! What does your perfect holiday look like? Getting up close and personal with the dolphins at Monkey Mia, visiting Rottnest Island, or taking in the picturesque Margaret River region - all beautiful destinations.

To learn more, click the button below to read our WA school holidays guide.

ACT Public Holidays

Holiday Dates
Summer Holidays 19 Dec 2016 - 30 Jan 2017
Christmas Holidays 25 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
Christmas Day 25 Dec 2016
Additional Day 2 Jan 2017
Australia Day 26 Jan 2017
Canberra Day 13 Mar 2017
Good Friday 14 Apr 2017
Easter Saturday 15 Apr 2017
Easter Sunday 16 Apr 2017
Easter Monday 17 Apr 2017
ANZAC Day 25 Apr 2017
Queen's Birthday 12 Jun 2017
Term 2 School Holidays 1 Jul 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Family and Community Day 25 Sep 2017
Labour Day 2 Oct 2017

ACT School Holidays

Holiday Dates
Term 2 School Holidays 8 Apr 2017 - 26 Apr 2017
Autumn Holidays 10 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Term 2 School Holidays 14 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Winter Holidays 3 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Term 3 Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Term 3 School Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Spring Holidays 25 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017

Public holidays in ACT

The Australian Capital Territory has, on average, 13 public holidays per calendar year. That means you have thirteen chances to get involved in the local culture, festivities and celebrations, including Family & Community Day in September of every year.

Check out the table of dates to find your next public holiday. If you want to know more, just click on the button below to read some handy guides.

School holidays in ACT

If the school holidays are sneaking up on you, don't panic. The ACT has plenty of fantastic activities to keep the kids entertained. From exploring space in Canberra, to stepping back in time with the dinosaurs, you are sure to find something for the family to do.

To learn more, click the button below to read our ACT school holidays guide.

NT Public Holidays

Holiday Dates
Christmas Day 25 Dec 2016
New Year's Day 2 Jan 2017
Australia Day 26 Jan 2017
Good Friday 14 Apr 2017
Easter Saturday 15 Apr 2017
Easter Monday 17 Apr 2017
ANZAC Day 25 Apr 2017
May Day 1 May 2017
Queen's Birthday 12 Jun 2017
Borroloola Show Day 30 Jun 2017
Alice Springs Show Day 7 Jul 2017
Tennant Creek Show Day 14 Jul 2017
Katherine Show Day 21 Jul 2017
Darwin Show Day 28 Jul 2017
Picnic Day 7 Aug 2017

NT School Holidays

Holiday Dates
Summer Holidays 16 Dec 2016 - 30 Jan 2017
Autumn Holidays 10 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Term 2 School Holidays 14 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Winter Holidays 26 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Term 3 Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Term 3 School Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Spring Holidays 2 Oct 2017 - 6 Oct 2017

Public holidays in NT

The majority of public holidays in the NT correlate with national public holidays. That means you can plan your day in the NT with ease! There are a couple of specific NT holidays as well, so be sure to check the dates in our table.

If you want to know more about any of these public holidays, just click the button below.

School holidays in NT

The Northern Territory differs slightly to other states & territories in Australia, when it comes to school holidays. Traditionally in most states, schools will break for an average of 2-3 weeks four times per year - but not so in the NT. At the end of term 1 and term 3, school holidays last for just four days. Term 2 and term 4 school holidays then last for several months!

Use the school holidays to visit some classic NT destinations; from Uluru, to Darwin and Kakadu National Park, the family will have a ball in the Northern Territory.

TAS Public Holidays

Holiday Dates
Christmas Day 25 Dec 2016
New Year's Day 1 Jan 2017
Additional Day 2 Jan 2017
Australia Day 26 Jan 2017
Royal Hobart Regatta 13 Feb 2017
Eight Hours Day 13 Mar 2017
Good Friday 14 Apr 2017
Easter Monday 17 Apr 2017
Easter Tuesday 18 Apr 2017
ANZAC Day 25 Apr 2017
Queen's Birthday 12 Jun 2017
Recreation Day 6 Nov 2017

TAS School Holidays

Holiday Dates
Summer Holidays 22 Dec 2016 - 7 Feb 2017
Term 2 School Holidays 14 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
Autumn Holidays 14 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Winter Holidays 10 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Term 3 Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Term 3 School Holidays 23 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Spring Holidays 2 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017

Public holidays in TAS

Tasmania has 10 public holidays per year across the year, including a Show Day holiday in different areas of the state. Take the chance to kick back and put your feet up on one of the public holidays in the table provided.

If you want to learn more about these public holidays, just click the button below.

School holidays in TAS

The Tasmania school holidays offer the chance to explore some of Australia's most beautiful scenery. So round up the family, jump in the car and get going! You can see the stunning Cradle Mountain in all its beauty, the Cataract Gorge in Launceston, or perhaps the stalagmites in Hastings.

To learn more, click the button below to read our TAS school holidays guide.