Public Holidays 2022

SA Public holidays 2022

Public Holiday Day/Date

New Year's Day         

Saturday, 1 January

New Year Holiday (additional public holiday)

Monday, 3 January

Australia Day

Wednesday, 26 January

Adelaide Cup

Monday, 14 March

Good Friday

Friday, 15 April

Easter Saturday

Saturday, 16 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 17 April

Easter Monday

Monday, 18 April

ANZAC Day   

Monday, 25 April

Queen’s Birthday

Monday, 13 June

Labour Day

Monday, 3 October

Christmas Eve (from 7pm to 12 midnight)

Saturday, 24 December

Christmas Day

Sunday, 25 December

Boxing Day/Proclamation Day

Monday, 26 December

Christmas Holiday (additional public holiday)

Tuesday, 27 December

New Year’s Eve (7pm to midnight)

Saturday, 31 December

School Holidays 2022

SA School holidays 2022

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School Holidays

Friday, 15 April 2022

Sunday, 1 May 2022 

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School Holidays

Saturday, 9 July 2022

Sunday, 24 July 2022

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School Holidays

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Sunday, 16 October 2022

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School Holidays

Saturday, 17 December 2022

Sunday, 29 January 2023

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December/January - New Years, Australia 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: 3 Days off: 7
Total leave days: 10
Saturday, 22 January    
Sunday, 23 January    
Monday, 24 January    
Tuesday, 25 January    
Wednesday, 26 January    
Thursday, 27 January    
Friday, 28 January    
Saturday, 29 January    
Sunday, 30 January    
Totals Days of Annual leave: 4 Days off: 5
Total leave days: 9
Easter holidays
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 15 April    
Saturday, 16 April    
Sunday, 17 April    
Monday, 18 April    
Tuesday, 19 April    
Wednesday, 20 April    
Thursday, 21 April    
Friday, 22 April    
Saturday, 23 April    
Sunday, 24 April    
Monday, 25 April    
Totals Days of annual leave: 4 Days off: 7
Total leave days: 11
December - Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 24 December    
Sunday, 25 December    
Monday, 26 December    
Tuesday, 27 December    
Wednesday, 28 December    
Thursday, 29 December    
Friday, 30 December    
Saturday, 31 December    
Sunday, 1 January    
Monday, 2 January    
Totals Days of annual leave: 3 Days off: 7
Total leave days: 10

SA Public holidays in detail

Adelaide Cup - Monday 14th March

The Adelaide Cup is always held on the second Monday each March and is celebrated exclusively in South Australia since 1973.

It is one of the largest sporting and social events that takes place in South Australia with the total prize money coming in at $400,000. The Cup used to be held in May but was rescheduled in 2006 in an effort to draw more people to the Cup in the warmer weather.

Proclamation Day Holiday - Tuesday 27th December

Proclamation Day falls on the first weekday following Christmas Day. While all other states and territories in Australia celebrate this day as Boxing Day, South Australia celebrates the day to commemorate the establishment of their government in 1836.

Besides a formal ceremony, including a re-enactment of the first ready of the proclamation, held by senior level officials and politicians, most South Australians do not partake in any specific celebratory measures for Proclamation Day.

To mark the state’s historical significance, many people venture to see some of South Australia’s most notable cultural heritage sites. Another popular choice is to follow the Living Heritage Trail to see a selection of important historic sites and museums.

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