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RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Public & Bank Holidays – 2012

Holidays observed in Australia and our offices in London, New York and China during 2012:

Date Holiday Location Observed
1 January New Year's Day Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales
2 January New Year's Day
(in lieu of Sunday, 1 January)
All States and Territories, London, New York, China
16 January Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York
23–25 January Chinese Spring Festival China
26 January Australia Day All States and Territories
20 February Washington's Birthday New York
5 March Labour Day Western Australia
12 March Adelaide Cup Day South Australia
12 March Canberra Day Australian Capital Territory
Labour Day Victoria
Eight Hours Day Tasmania
6 April Good Friday All States and Territories, London, China
7 April Easter Saturday All States and Territories (except Western Australia)
8 April Easter Sunday New South Wales only
9 April Easter Monday All States and Territories, London, China
10 April Easter Tuesday Tasmania (not a state-wide public holiday)
25 April Anzac Day All States and Territories
1 May Labour Day China
7 May May Day Northern Territory
Labour Day Queensland
Early May Bank Holiday London
28 May Memorial Day New York
4 June Foundation Day Western Australia
Spring Bank Holiday London
5 June Queen's Diamond Jubilee London
11 June Queen's Birthday Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Victoria
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Queensland
Queen's Birthday/
Volunteer's Day
South Australia
25 June Dragon Boat Festival China
4 July Independence Day New York
6 August Bank Holiday New South Wales (not a state-wide public holiday), Australian Capital Territory
Picnic Day Northern Territory
15 August Royal Queensland Show Day Queensland (Brisbane area only)
27 August Summer Bank Holiday London
3 September Labor Day New York
1 October Labour Day Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia
Queen's Birthday Western Australia, Queensland
1–3 October Chinese National Day China
8 October Family & Community Day Australian Capital Territory
Columbus Day New York
6 November Melbourne Cup Day Victoria (Melbourne metropolitan area only)
12 November Veterans Day New York
22 November Thanksgiving Day New York
24 December Christmas Eve South Australia (part-day public holiday from 7.00 pm until 12 midnight), China
25 December Christmas Day All States and Territories, London, New York, China
26 December Boxing Day All States and Territories (excluding South Australia), London, China
Proclamation Day South Australia
31 December New Year's Eve South Australia (part-day public holiday from 7.00 pm until 12 midnight)