Public & Bank Holidays – 2023

Holidays observed in Australia and our offices in Beijing, London and New York during 2023:

Date Holiday Location Observed
1 January New Year's Day All States and Territories, Beijing, London, New York
2 January Day in lieu of New Year's Day All States and Territories, Beijing, London, New York
26 January Australia Day All States and Territories
20 February President's Day New York
23 February Day in lieu of Chinese New Year's Eve Beijing
24–25 February Chinese New Year - Spring Festival Beijing
6 March Labour Day Western Australia
13 March Adelaide Cup Day South Australia
Canberra Day Australian Capital Territory
Labour Day Victoria
Eight Hours Day Tasmania
7 April Good Friday All States and Territories, Beijing, London, New York
8 April Easter Saturday All States and Territories (except Tasmania, Western Australia)
9 April Easter Sunday Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia
10 April Easter Monday All States and Territories, Beijing, London, New York
11 April Easter Tuesday Tasmania(a),(b)
25 April Anzac Day All States and Territories
1 May May Day Northern Territory
Labour Day Queensland
Early May Bank Holiday London
29 May Memorial Day New York
29 May Reconciliation Day Australian Capital Territory
Spring Bank Holiday London
5 June Western Australia Day Western Australia
12 June King's Birthday Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria
22 June Dragon Boat Festival Beijing
4 July Independence Day New York
7 August Bank Holiday New South Wales(a)
Picnic Day Northern Territory
16 August Royal Queensland Show Day Queensland (Brisbane area only)
28 August Summer Bank Holiday London
4 September Labor Day New York
25 September King's Birthday Western Australia
TBC Friday before the AFL Grand Final(e) Victoria
2 October Labour Day Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia
King's Birthday Queensland
In lieu of Chinese National Day Beijing
3–4 October Chinese National Day – Golden Week Beijing
7 November Melbourne Cup Day Victoria
23 November Thanksgiving Day New York
24 November Day after Thanksgiving New York
24 December Christmas Eve Queensland(c), South Australia, Northern Territory(d), Beijing
25 December Christmas Day All States and Territories, Beijing, London, New York
26 December Boxing Day All States and Territories, London, New York, Beijing
Proclamation Day South Australia
27 December Day in lieu of Christmas Eve Beijing
27–29 December Additional post holiday New York
31 December New Year's Eve South Australia and Northern Territory(d)

(a) Not a state-wide public holiday.
(b) Generally Public Service only.
(c) Part-day public holiday from 6.00 pm until midnight.
(d) Part-day public holiday from 7.00 pm until midnight.
(e) Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday in September or the first Friday in October. The exact date is subject to change based on the AFL schedule.