Public Holidays in 2022

2022 Easter Public Holidays

Easter is coming up and with it it brings many public holidays, which means different trading hours and wage rates for your business. Check out the information below to help with understanding staff entitlements on these days and remember if you need assistance with IR or HR give us a call.

Let’s start by watching this great little video from the Fair Work Ombudsman about public holidays and employee entitlements. 

Public holidays differ from state to state, some even change from year to year or may be moved to a week day due to falling on a weekend. Below is a list of upcoming public holidays for each state or territory in Australia.

ACT

Saturday 1 January – New Year’s Day
Monday 3 January – Additional public holiday for New Year’s Day
Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day
Monday 14 March – Canberra Day
Friday 15 April – Good Friday
Saturday 16 April – Easter Saturday
Sunday 17 April – Easter Sunday
Monday 18 April – Easter Monday
Monday 25 April – Anzac Day

New South Wales

Saturday 1 January – New Year’s Day

Monday 3 January – Additional public holiday for New Year’s Day

Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day

Friday 15 April – Good Friday

Saturday 16 April – Easter Saturday

Sunday 17 April – Easter Sunday

Monday 18 April – Easter Monday

Monday 25 April – Anzac Day

Northern Territory

Saturday 1 January – New Year’s Day

Monday 3 January – Additional public holidays for New Year’s Day

Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day

Friday 15 April – Good Friday

Saturday 16 April – Easter Saturday

Sunday 17 April – Easter Sunday

Monday 18 April – Easter Monday

Monday 25 April – Anzac Day

Queensland

Saturday 1 January – New Year’s Day

Monday 3 January – Additional public holiday for New Year’s Day

Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day

Friday 15 April – Good Friday

Saturday 16 April – The day after Good Friday

Sunday 17 April – Easter Sunday

Monday 18 April – Easter Monday

Monday 25 April – Anzac Day

South Australia

Monday 3 January – New Year’s Day (substitute day as New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday)

Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day

Monday 14 March – Adelaide Cup Day (subject to proclamation)

Friday 15 April – Good Friday

Saturday 16 April – Easter Saturday

Monday 18 April – Easter Monday

Monday 25 April – Anzac Day

Tasmania

Monday 3 January – New Year’s Day (substitute day as New Year’s Day falls on a weekend)

Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day

Monday 14 February – Royal Hobart Regatta (only observed in certain areas of the state)

Monday 14 March – Eight Hours Day

Friday 15 April – Good Friday

Monday 18 April – Easter Monday

Tuesday 19 April – Easter Tuesday – generally Public Service only

Monday 25 April – Anzac Day

Victoria

Saturday 1 January – New Year’s Day

Monday 3 January – Additional public holiday for New Year’s Day

Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day

Monday 14 March – Labour Day

Friday 15 April – Good Friday

Saturday 16 April – Saturday before Easter Sunday

Sunday 17 April – Easter Sunday

Monday 18 April – Easter Monday

Monday 25 April – Anzac Day

Western Australia

Saturday 1 January – New Year’s Day

Monday 3 January – Additional public holiday for New Year’s Day

Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day

Monday 7 March – Labour Day

Friday 15 April – Good Friday

Sunday 17 April – Easter Sunday

Monday 18 April – Easter Monday

Monday 25 April – Anzac Day

Employees don’t have to work on a public holiday, however, an employer can ask an employee to work on a public holiday, if the request is reasonable. The employee can refuse a request to work if they have reasonable grounds and employers need to consider all relevant circumstances when asking. Click here to read more about this.

The Fair Work Ombudsman website has a great selection of tools and resources to help with understanding entitlements for public holidays. Check out the public holiday penalty rates calculator for information tailored to your industry.

If you have any questions about Employee Entitlements or IR/HR in general please call the NBIA Membership Hotline on 1300 557 022 or email the NBIA Membership Officer.