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New South Wales Public Holidays

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20192020Event
1 January1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
28 January*27 January*Australia Day
19 April10 AprilGood Friday
21 April12 AprilEaster (see dates)
22 April13 AprilEaster Monday
25 April27 April*ANZAC Day
10 June8 JuneQueen's Birthday
5 August3 AugustBank Holiday**
7 October5 OctoberLabor Day
25 December25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 December28 December*Boxing Day
* If public holiday is in a Sunday or Saturday the next working day is free
** Only for the financial sector.

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Private home decorated for Christmas
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In NSW if a public holiday is in a Saturday or Sunday, in general, the following Monday is declared public holiday.

The above table is computer generated and does not contain official data. For the official list of the public holidays please check the Office of Industrial Relations, NSW Department of Commerce.

Sydney A to Z can not be held responsible for any potential inaccuracy. Please also check the disclaimer found on the right hand column of the Sydney A to Z home page.

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Contact details:
Office of Industrial Relations,
NSW Department of Commerce
McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Place,
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 131 628
Web site: NSW Industrial Relations/Department of Commerce

Trading during public holidays:
Large shops and public venues are opened for most of the public holidays, except Christmas and Good Friday. When there is a public holiday, would be best to check if the place you wish to visit is opened to the public.
19 April
1818 - Phillip Parker King discovers Port Essington, it becomes the site of one of several failed attempts to establish a settlement in the Northern Territory.

1984 - Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
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