List of Australian 2014 Public Holidays

Each state and territory in Australia regulate their own public holidays. There are only three national public holidays in Australia i.e. Good Fridays, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Every worker in Australia is granted time off with regular pay on public holidays. Those who are required to work during Australian public holidays should be paid at penalty rate of one and a half or two times the regular pay. However, such regulation was faded over time. Many employees in Australia are entitled to less or no penalty pay for working on one of these public holidays.

Through the implementation of Fair Work Act 2009 and the modern awards 2010, the penalty rate for working on public holidays has been increased dramatically. Employees working on public holidays in Australia must be paid 2,5 times their regular payment. In this case, workers will not be in disadvantageous position whenever there is a public holiday.

Many countries observe a substitute holiday when a public holiday falls on weekend. In Australia, the decision whether there is or there isn’t a substitute holiday is taken by each state/territory.

Here is a table from Wikipedia for such arrangement

Name WA Tas Vic ACT NSW SA Qld NT
New Year Yes Sun^ Yes Sun^ Yes Sun^ Yes
Australia Day Yes Sun^ Yes
Good Friday Not applicable (always on a Friday)
Day before Easter No
Easter Monday Not applicable (always on a Monday)
Labour Day Not applicable (always on a Monday)
Anzac Day Yes No Yes Sun^
Queen’s Birthday Not applicable (always on a Monday)
Christmas Yes Sun^ Yes Sun^ Yes
Boxing Day / Proclamation Day Yes Sun^ Yes Sun^ Yes

^Will be replaced to Monday only if the holiday falls on Sunday

Australian state public holiday dates in 2014
Here is the list of Australian States public holiday dates for year 2014.

Queensland Public Holidays 2014
New Year’s Day: Wednesday, 1 January 2014
^Australia Day: ^Monday, 27 January 2014
Good Friday: Friday, 18 April 2014
Easter Saturday: Saturday, 19 April 2014
Easter Monday: Monday, 21 April 2014
Anzac Day: Friday, 25 April 2014
Labour Day: Monday, 5 May 2014
Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 9 June 2014
Royal Queensland Show (# Brisbane Area Only): Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Christmas Day: Thursday, 25 December 2014
Boxing Day: Friday, 26 December 2014

New South Wales Public Holidays 2014
New Year’s Day: Wednesday, 1 January 2014
^Australia Day: Monday, 27 January 2014
Good Friday: Friday, 18 April 2014
Easter Saturday: Saturday, 19 April 2014
Easter Monday: Monday, 21 April 2014
Anzac Day: Friday, 25 April 2014
Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 9 June 2014
Labour Day: Monday, 6 October 2014
Christmas Day: Thursday, 25 December 2014
Boxing Day: Friday, 26 December 2014

Victoria Public Holidays 2014
New Year’s Day: Wednesday, 1 January 2014
^Australia Day: Monday, 26 January 2012
Labour Day: Monday, 10 March 2014
Good Friday: Friday, 18 April 2014
Easter Monday: Monday, 21 April 2014
ANZAC Day: Friday, 25 April 2014
Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 9 June 2014
Melbourne Cup Day: Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Christmas Day: Thursday, 25 December 2014
Boxing Day: Friday, 26 December 2014

Western Australia Public Holidays 2014
New Year’s Day: Wednesday, 1 January 2014
^Australia Day: Thursday, 26 January 2012
Labour Day: Monday, 3 March 2014
Good Friday: Friday, 18 April 2014
Easter Monday: Monday, 21 April 2014
Anzac Day: Friday, 25 April 2014
Foundation Day: Monday, 2 June 2014
*Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 29 September 2014
Christmas Day: Thursday, 25 December 2014
Boxing Day: Friday, 26 December 2014

South Australian Public Holidays 2014
New Year’s Day: Wednesday, 1 January 2014
^Australia Day: Monday, 27 January 2014
Adelaide Cup: Monday, 10 March 2014
Good Friday: Friday, 18 April 2014
The day after Good Friday: Saturday, 19 April 2014
Easter Monday: Monday, 21 April 2014
Anzac Day: Friday, 25 April 2014
Queen’s Birthday / Volunteer’s Day: Monday, 9 June 2014
Labour Day: Monday, 5 October 2014
Christmas Day: Thursday, 25 December 2014
Proclamation Day: Friday, 26 December 2014

Northern Territory Public Holidays 2014
New Year’s Day: Wednesday, 1 January 2014
^Australia Day: Monday, 27 January 2014
Good Friday: Friday, 18 April 2014
Easter Saturday: Saturday, 19 April 2014
Easter Monday: Monday, 21 April 2014
Anzac Day: Friday, 25 April 2014
May Day: Monday, 5 May 2014
Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 9 June 2014
Picnic Day: Monday, 1 August 2014
Christmas Day: Thursday, 25 December 2014
Boxing Day: Friday, 26 December 2014

Tasmania Public Holidays 2014
New Years Day: Wednesday, 1 January 2014
^Australia Day: Monday, 27 January 2014
Royal Hobart Regatta (Except North Tas. Area): Monday, 10 February 2014
Eight Hours Day: Monday, 10 March 2014
Good Friday: Friday, 18 April 2014
Easter Monday: Monday, 21 April 2014
Easter Tuesday: Tuesday, 22 April 2014
ANZAC Day: Friday, 25 April 2014
Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 9 June 2014
Recreation Day (North Tas. area only): Monday, 3 November 2014
Christmas Day Holiday: Thursday, 25 December 2014
Boxing Day Holiday: Friday, 26 December 2014

Australian Capital Territory Public Holidays 2014
New Years Day: Wednesday, 1 January 2014
^Australia Day: Monday, 27 January 2014
Canberra Day: Monday, 10 March 2014
Good Friday: Friday, 18 April 2014
Holy Saturday: Saturday, 19 April 2014
Easter Monday: Monday, 21 April 2014
ANZAC Day: Friday, 25 April 2014
Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 9 June 2014
Labour Day: Monday, 6 October 2014
Family & Community Day: Monday, 29 September 2014
Christmas Day Holiday: Thursday, 25 December 2014
Boxing Day: Friday, 26 December 2014

^Since Australia Day falls on Sunday, 26 January 2014, the following Monday, 27 January 2014, will be considered a substitute holiday.

Happy Australian Holiday 2014 !