Public Holidays 2021
Public Holidays 2022

TAS Public holidays 2021

Public Holiday Day/Date

New Year's Day

Friday, 1 January

Devonport Cup

Wednesday, 6 January

Australia Day

Tuesday, 26 January

Royal Hobart Regatta

Monday, 8 February

Launceston Cup

Wednesday, 24 February

King Island Show

Tuesday, 2 March

Eight Hours Day

Monday, 8 March

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

AGFEST

Friday, 7 May

Queen’s Birthday

Monday, 14 June

Burnie Show

Friday, 1 October

Royal Launceston Show

Friday, 8 October

Flinders Island Show

Friday, 15 October

Royal Hobart Show

Thursday, 21 October

Recreation Day

Monday, 1 November

Devonport Show

Friday, 26 November

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

TAS Public holidays 2022

Public Holiday Day/Date

New Year's Day         

Saturday, 1 January

New Year Holiday (additional public holiday)

Monday, 3 January

Devonport Cup

Wednesday, 5 January

Australia Day

Tuesday, 26 January

Royal Hobart Regatta

Monday, 14 February

Launceston Cup

Wednesday, 23 February

King Island Show

Tuesday, 1 March

Eight Hours Day

Monday, 14 March

Good Friday

Friday, 15 April

Easter Saturday

Saturday, 16 April

Easter Monday

Monday, 18 April

Easter Tuesday

Tuesday, 19 April

ANZAC Day   

Monday, 25 April

AGFEST

Friday, 6 May

Queen’s Birthday

Monday, 13 June

Burnie Show

Friday, 30 September

Royal Launceston Show

Thursday, 6 October

Flinders Island Show  

Friday, 14 October

Royal Hobart Show

Thursday, 20 October

Recreation Day

Monday, 7 November

Devonport Show

Friday, 25 November

Christmas Day

Sunday, 25 December

Boxing Day

Monday, 26 December

Christmas Holiday (additional public holiday)

Tuesday, 27 December

School Holidays 2021
School Holidays 2022

TAS School holidays 2021

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Leave Maximiser 2021
Leave Maximiser 2022

How to maximise your work leave

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

December/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: 3 Days off: 7
Royal Hobart Show
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Thursday, 21 October     
Friday, 22 October     
Saturday, 23 October     
Sunday, 24 October      
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 1 Days off: 3
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, 1st January    
Sunday, 2nd January    
Monday, 3rd January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6

How to maximise your work leave

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

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: 3 Days off: 8
Total leave days: 11
Royal Hobart Show
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Thursday, 20 October     
Friday, 21 October     
Saturday, 22 October     
Sunday, 23 October      
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 1 Days off: 3
Total leave days: 4
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

TAS Public holidays in detail

Devonport Cup Wednesday, 5th January

*This public holiday is observed only in the Devonport region of Tasmania.

Held on the second Wednesday of January, the Devonport Cup has been celebrated in Tasmania since 1902, with only a short disruption during World War Two. The event welcomes over 6,500 visitors each year and is considered to be one of the premier races in Tasmania.

Royal Hobart Regatta Monday, 14th February

*This public holiday is observed only in the southern region of Tasmania.

Held on the second Monday each February, the Royal Hobart Regatta has been celebrated since 1838 and is Tasmania’s oldest sporting event. The Regatta runs for three days and hosts events in sailing, rowing, open water swimming, wood chopping, Jet Ski and dragon boat racing.

The Regatta also includes sideshow entertainment, amusement park rides, live music and firework displays over the long weekend.

Launceston Cup Wednesday, 23rd February

*This public holiday is observed only in the Launceston and the surrounding regions in Tasmania and has further time restrictions for specific areas.

The Launceston Cup is held on the third Wednesday of each February and dates back to 1865. The Cup is classified as a Group 3 open handicap thoroughbred horse race run over a distance of 2,400 meters. 16,000 attendees witness the race each year and partake in the food and drink marquees as well as compete for the cash and travel prizes that are awarded for the best dressed men and women.

King Island Show Tuesday, 1st March

*This public holiday is observed only in the King Island region of Tasmania.

The King Island Show is held in the first Tuesday of March each year to showcase the region’s agricultural, horticultural and pastoral accomplishments. The Show has been running since 1910 and the 2000 people living on the island welcome visitors from the mainland to showcase their wares in the various exhibitions and contests the show holds.

King Island is famous for the quality of their cheese and beef which form a large portion of the competitions, in addition to wool judging and horse-riding displays.

Eight Hours Day Monday, 14th March

Known as Labour Day in other states and territories, Eight Hour Day is the annual celebration of the modern eight hour working day, implemented in the 19th century. The public holiday recognises the workers who struggled to improve the working conditions for all Australians. 

Easter Tuesday Tuesday, 6th April

*This public holiday is observed only by the state’s public sector in Tasmania.

Tasmania is the only state in Australia to observe the Tuesday after Easter as a public holiday. It is considered a trade-off day, as Easter Sunday is not recognised as a public holiday in the state. There is significant debate as to whether the public holiday should be removed from the calendar or implemented across all working sectors in Tasmania.

AGFEST Friday, 6th May

*This public holiday is observed only in the Circular Head region of Tasmania.

AGFEST is filled with four multi-award-winning agricultural field days organised by members of the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania.

The field day has grown to attract over 60,000 visitors each year with over 750 exhibitions spread across the three-day long weekend. Things to do and see include dairy exhibitions, horse jumping, four-wheel driving, sheep dog trials and arts and craft exhibitions.

Burnie Show Friday, 30th September

*This public holiday is observed only in the Burnie region of Tasmania.

Originating in 1913 the Burnie Show is held across the first Friday and Saturday of October, with over 12,000 visitors passing through the Show each year.

The Show takes place at the Wivenhoe Showgrounds on Smith Street. The show’s exhibitions showcase the best the region has to offer in categories such as produce, animals, home arts, cultural and commercial fields.

Royal Launceston Show Thursday, 6th October

*This public holiday is observed only in the Launceston region of Tasmania.

The Royal National Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Tasmania Limited has held an agricultural show in Launceston since 1873. But it was only in 1984, that event was named The Royal Launceston Show. The Show is held across the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but only the Thursday is a public holiday.

The Show holds events such as livestock judging, equestrian events, animal breeders’ competitions, produce competitions and wood chopping.

Flinders Island Show Friday, 14th October

*This public holiday is observed only in the Flinders Island region of Tasmania.

The Flinders Island Show is held on the third Friday of October each year and is primarily a demonstration of the best the Island has to offer in agriculture and offers many other attractions as well.

The most popular sporting events are the equestrian and wood chopping competitions, while the exhibitions showcase local produce, cooking, and other home goods.

Royal Hobart Show Thursday, 20th October

*This public holiday is observed only in Hobart and the surrounding region in Tasmania.

Held on the last Thursday of October, the public holiday is held in honour of the Royal Hobart Show which has been celebrated since 1822. Stretching across four days, Wednesday through to Saturday, the show is the largest of the Royal Shows held in the state and is often compared to the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The Show boasts a wide range of attractions from livestock competitions and judging to carnival rides and games.

Recreation Day Monday, 7th November

*This public holiday is observed only in the northern region of Tasmania.

Recreation Day is held on the first Monday of November in the northern regions of Tasmania to offset Regatta Day held in the southern regions. There has been much dispute over whether the two public holidays should be aligned. There is no historical or cultural significance attached to this day.

Devonport Show Friday, 25th November

*This public holiday is observed only in the Devonport region of Tasmania.

The public holiday is held on the final Friday of November to celebrate the Devonport Show held across the Friday and Saturday. The Show has been celebrated since 1907 on the Devonport Showgrounds. The Show offers a variety of attractions from carnival rides, fireworks, and fashion parades.

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