Public holidays

Public Holiday Dates 2021-2022 

Holiday 2021 2022
New Year's Day Friday, 1 January  Saturday, 1 January (Additional Day Monday, 3 January )
Australia Day Tuesday, 26 January Wednesday, 26 January
Good Friday Friday, 2 April Friday, 15 April
Holy Saturday Saturday, 3 April Saturday, 16 April
Easter Sunday Sunday, 4 April Sunday, 17 April
Easter Monday  Monday, 5 April Monday, 18 April
Anzac Day  Sunday, 25 April Monday, 25 April
Queen's Birthday  Monday, 14 June Monday, 13 June
October Long Weekend (Labour Day) Monday, 4 October Monday, 3 October
Christmas Day public holiday Saturday, 25 December (Additional Day Monday, 27 December) Sunday, 25 December (Additional Day Tuesday, 27 December)
Boxing Day Sunday, 26 December (Additional Day Tuesday, 28 December) Monday, 26 December

Sydney public holiday FAQs

Is everything closed on public holidays?

Depending on which public holiday it is, most major stores, supermarkets and retailers will remain open. Often they will have reduced hours, therefore always double-check by contacting the venue, store or place you want to visit.

What time do things close/open generally?

Places generally operate with reduced hours and will open later and close earlier. Make sure you contact or call ahead before visiting a venue, location or store. You can also check their website or social media for public holiday opening hours.

What can you do on a public holiday?

Public Holidays in Sydney are full of celebrations, entertainment and excitement, here are some ideas on what you can do on a public holiday:
- Attend an event, there are always special events being held including festivals, concerts, markets, performances. Check out
upcoming events here.
- Go to the
beach or an ocean pool.
- Enjoy a
picnic in the park.
- Go for a walk or hike in one of Sydney's stunning
National Parks.
Explore more ideas of what you could do on a public holiday in Sydney.