Public Holidays 2020
Public Holidays 2021

NSW Public holidays 2020

Public Holiday Day/Date
New Year's Day Wednesday, 1 January
Australia Day Monday, 27 January
Good Friday Friday, 10 April
Easter Saturday Saturday, 11 April
Easter Sunday Sunday, 12 April
Easter Monday Monday, 13 April
ANZAC Day Saturday, 25 April
Queen’s Birthday Monday, 8 June
Bank Holiday1 Monday, 3 August
Labour Day Monday, 5 October
Christmas Day Friday, 25 December
Boxing Day Saturday, 26 December
Boxing Day Holiday Monday, 28 December

1 Applies to banks and certain financial institutions, see the Retail Trading Act 2008.

NSW Public holidays 2021

Public Holiday Day/Date
New Year's Day Friday, 1 January 
Australia Day Tuesday, 26 January 
Good Friday Friday, 2 April 
Easter Saturday Saturday, 3 April
Easter Sunday Sunday, 4 April 
Easter Monday Monday, 5 April 
ANZAC Day Sunday, 25 April 
Queen’s Birthday Monday, 14 June
Bank Holiday Monday, 2 August
Labour Day Monday, 4 October
Christmas Day Saturday, 25 December
Boxing Day Sunday, 26 December
Christmas Day (additional public holiday) Monday, 27 December 
Boxing Day (additional public holiday) Tuesday, 28 December 
School Holidays 2020
School Holidays 2021

NSW School holidays 2020

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School Holidays Friday, 10 April 2020 Monday, 27 April 2020
Term 2 Start Finish
School Holidays Saturday, 4 July 2020 Monday, 20 July 2020
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School Holidays Saturday, 26 September 2020 Sunday, 11 October 2020
Term 4 Start Finish
School Holidays Thursday, 17 December 2020 Tuesday, 26 January 2021

NSW School holidays 2021

Term 1 Start Finish
School Holidays Friday, 2 April 2021 Sunday, 18 April 2021
Term 2 Start Finish
School Holidays Saturday, 26 June 2021 Sunday, 11 July 2021
Term 3 Start Finish
School Holidays Saturday, 18 September 2021 Monday, 4 October 2021
Term 4 Start Finish
School Holidays (Eastern) Saturday, 18 December 2021 Thursday, 27 January 2022
School Holidays (Western)  Saturday, 18 December 2021 Thursday, 3 February 2022
Leave Maximiser 2020
Leave Maximiser 2021

How to maximise your work leave

By strategically taking time off work you could enjoy longer periods of time off.

January - New Years, Australia Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Wednesday, 1 January    
Thursday, 2 January    
Friday, 3 January    
Saturday, 4 January    
Sunday, 5 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 2 Days off: 3
Friday, 24 January    
Saturday, 25 January    
Sunday, 26 January    
Monday, 27 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 1 Days off: 3
April - Easter
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 4 April    
Sunday, 5 April    
Monday, 6 April    
Tuesday, 7 April    
Wednesday, 8 April    
Thursday, 9 April    
Friday, 10 April    
Saturday, 11 April    
Sunday, 12 April    
Monday, 13 April    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6
December - Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 19 December    
Sunday, 20 December    
Monday, 21 December    
Tuesday, 22 December    
Wednesday, 23 December    
Thursday, 24 December    
Friday, 25 December    
Saturday, 26 December    
Sunday, 27 December    
Monday, 28 December    
Tuesday, 29 December    
Wednesday, 30 December    
Thursday, 31 December    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 7 Days off: 6

How to maximise your work leave

By strategically taking time off work you could enjoy longer periods of time off.

January - New Years, Australia Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Monday, 28 December    
Tuesday, 29 December    
Wednesday, 30 December    
Thursday, 31 December    
Friday, 1 January     
Saturday, 2 January     
Sunday, 3 January     
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 3 Days off: 4
Saturday, 23 January     
Sunday, 24 January     
Monday, 25 January     
Tuesday, 26 January     
Wednesday, 27 January    
Thursday, 28 January    
Friday, 29 January    
Saturday, 30 January    
Sunday, 31 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 5
Easter holidays
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 2 April    
Saturday, 3 April    
Sunday, 4 April    
Monday, 5 April     
Tuesday, 6 April    
Wednesday, 7 April     
Thursday, 8 April     
Friday, 9 April     
Saturday, 10 April    
Sunday, 11 April    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6
December - Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 25 December     
Sunday, 26 December    
Monday, 27 December    
Tuesday, 28 December     
Wednesday, 29 December    
Thursday, 30 December    
Friday, 31 December     
Saturday, 1 January     
Sunday, 2 January     
Monday, 3 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6

NSW Public holidays in detail

Bank Holiday - Monday 2nd August

This public holiday is exclusive to New South Wales and only to employees working within the banking and financial sectors. It falls on the first Monday of August each year, forming a three-day weekend and has been in operation since 1875. The holiday came about as a result of the extra work counting house staff were required to perform in the June 30 balances, in an effort to compensate them for their efforts.

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