Public Holidays in Tasmania
The Statutory Holidays Act 2000 identifies certain days that are to be public holidays in Tasmania. A full listing of public holidays and the dates on which they fall in each year is provided below.
When New Year’s Day, or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday the next following Monday is also a public holiday.
When Boxing Day falls on a Saturday the next following Monday is also a public holiday, and when Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday the next following Tuesday is also a public holiday.
When Anzac Day falls on Saturday or Sunday, no substitute or additional holiday is observed.
Employment entitlements for public holidays
Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on the terms of your award or agreement and employment arrangements.
If you are unclear whether your award or agreement provides for a paid day off, please ring the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.
The Shop Trading Hours Act 1984 provides for trading restrictions to retailers on certain statutory holidays.
School Term Dates
School term and school holiday dates for Tasmania are on the Department of Education website.
The period of daylight saving in Tasmania can be found on the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s website.