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New South Wales Public Holidays

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20182019Event
1 January1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
26 January28 January*Australia Day
30 March19 AprilGood Friday
1 April21 AprilEaster (see dates)
2 April22 AprilEaster Monday
25 April25 AprilANZAC Day
11 June10 JuneQueen's Birthday
6 August5 AugustBank Holiday**
1 October7 OctoberLabor Day
25 December25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 December26 DecemberBoxing 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
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
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.
18 December
1894 - South Australia is the first colony to give women equal franchise with men.

1900 - The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia opened for traffic.
Australian slang
  • inked drunk
  • come good turn out alright
  • port suitcase
  • hottie hot water bottle
  • Crown Jewels the testicles
  • mickey mouse excellent, very good
  • shout to buy a round of drinks
  • gobful, give a to abuse
  • game up for it
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