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Public Holidays in Tasmania

Dates of public holidays change each year and vary by state. Some dates more than 12 months in advance may not yet be officially approved. While we believe the following to be correct, please check locally for the latest information.

 

— 2016 —  
Statewide Public Holidays
Fri 01 Jan New Year's Day Tues 29 Mar Easter Tuesday
Tues 26 Jan Australia Day Mon 25 Apr ANZAC Day
Mon 14 Mar Eight Hours Day Mon 13 Jun Queen's Birthday
Fri 25 Mar Good Friday Sun 25 Dec Christmas Day
Sun 27 Mar Easter Mon 26 Dec Boxing Day
Mon 28 Mar Easter Monday Tues 27 Dec Christmas Day Holiday*
Local Public Holidays (see details at bottom of page)
Wed 06 Jan Devonport Cup Thurs 06 Oct Royal Launceston Show
Mon 08 Feb Royal Hobart Regatta Fri 14 Oct Flinders Island Show
Wed 24 Feb Launceston Cup Thurs 20 Oct Royal Hobart Show
Tues 01 Mar King Island Show Mon 07 Nov Recreation Day (N. TAS only)
Fri 06 May AGFEST (Circular Head only) Fri 25 Nov Devonport Show
Fri 30 Sep Burnie Show

 

— 2017 —  
Statewide Public Holidays
Sun 01 Jan New Year's Day Mon 17 Apr Easter Monday
Mon 02 Jan New Year's Day Holiday* Tues 18 Apr Easter Tuesday
Thurs 26 Jan Australia Day Tues 25 Apr ANZAC Day
Mon 13 Mar Eight Hours Day Mon 12 Jun Queen's Birthday
Fri 14 Apr Good Friday Mon 25 Dec Christmas Day
Sun 16 Apr Easter Tues 26 Dec Boxing Day
Local Public Holidays (see details at bottom of page)
Wed 11 Jan Devonport Cup Thurs 12 Oct Royal Launceston Show
Mon 13 Feb Royal Hobart Regatta Fri 20 Oct Flinders Island Show
Wed 22 Feb Launceston Cup Thurs 26 Oct Royal Hobart Show
Tues 07 Mar King Island Show Mon 06 Nov Recreation Day (N. TAS only)
Fri 05 May AGFEST (Circular Head only) Fri 1 Dec Devonport Show
Fri 6 Oct Burnie Show

*An additional public holiday is added
The Holidays Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.

Areas Affected By These Tasmanian Statutory Holidays

Christmas Statewide Good Friday Statewide Queen's Birthday Statewide
Boxing Day Statewide Easter Monday Statewide ANZAC Day Statewide
New Year's Day Statewide Australia Day Statewide Eight Hours Day Statewide
Easter Tuesday Restricted public holiday currently observed by certain awards/agreements and the State Public Service. To check ring Fair Work Infoline on 131394
Devonport Cup From 11am for the Municipal area of Devonport (generally Public Service only)
Royal Hobart
Regatta
All parts of Tasmania south of And including Oatlands and Swansea excluding Bronte Park Catagunya, Strathgordon, Tarraleah, Wayatinah and the West Coast
Launceston Cup All day - Municipal areas of Break O’Day, Dorset, George Town, Glamorgan-Spring Bay (north of and including Cranbrook), Launceston excluding Launceston City centre and suburbs specified in Item 2 of Part 2, Meander Valley excluding suburbs and townships specified in Item 2 of Part 2, Northern Midlands, Southern Midlands North of but not including Oatlands, West Tamar excluding townships specified in Item 2 Part 2.

From 11am
- Launceston City centre and the following suburbs and townships: Alanvale, Blackstone Heights, East Launceston, Elphin, Franklin Village, Glen Dhu, Inveresk, Invermay, Killafaddy, Kings Meadows, Mayfield, Mowbray, Mowbray Heights, Newnham, Newstead,North Riverside, Norwood,Prospect, Prospect Vale, Punchbowl, Ravenswood, Riverside, Rocherlea, St Leonards, Sandhill, South Launceston, Summerhill, Trevallyn, Vermont, Waverley, West Launceston, West Riverside, Youngtown
King Island Show Municipal area of King Island
AGFEST Municipal area of Circular Head
Burnie Show Municipal areas of Burnie, Waratah-Wynyard and West Coast
Royal Launceston
Show
Municipal areas of Break O’ Day, Dorset, George Town, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands and West Tamar
Flinders Island Show Municipal area of Flinders Island
Royal Hobart
Show
All that part of Tasmania south of an including Oatlands and Swansea, also Bronte Park, Strathgordon, Tarraleah and Wayatinah, excluding the West Coast
Recreation Day All parts of Tasmania in which a statutory holiday is not observed for the Royal Hobart Regatta (Northern Tasmania only)
Devonport Show Municipal areas of Devonport, Kentish and Latrobe
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