Public Holidays NSW

Public Holidays NSW

Public Holiday information for New South Wales residents and visitors.

Public Holidays NSW 2016

2016 Regional/Local Public Holidays are yet to be released but the statewide public holidays are shown below. We hope to have the regional holidays available soon, please check back.
Below is a list of the statewide New South Wales Public Holidays for 2016.

Statewide Public Holidays NSW 2016

Holiday Date Holiday Type Area
New Year's DayFriday, 1 January 2016PublicNSW Wide
Australia DayTuesday, 26 January 2016PublicNSW Wide
Good FridayFriday, 25 March 2016PublicNSW Wide
Easter SaturdaySaturday, 26 March 2016PublicNSW Wide
Easter SundaySunday, 27 March 2016PublicNSW Wide
Easter MondayMonday, 28 March 2016PublicNSW Wide
Anzac DayMonday, 25 April 2016PublicNSW Wide
Queen's BirthdayMonday, 13 June 2016PublicNSW Wide
Bank Holiday**Monday, 1 August 2016PublicNSW Wide
Labour DayMonday, 3 October 2016PublicNSW Wide
Christmas Day*Sunday, 25 December 2016PublicNSW Wide
Boxing DayMonday, 26 December 2016PublicNSW Wide
Additional Christmas HolidayTuesday, 27 December 2016PublicNSW Wide

*Christmas falls on a Sunday in 2016 and as a result there is an additional public holiday on Tuesday 27 December 2016. Boxing Day holiday remains on Monday 26 December. Sunday 25 December will also be a holiday for Christmas Day.
**Only banks and certain financial institutions receive the Bank Holiday.



In New South Wales, public holidays can be divided into two groups - Statewide and Regional.

Statewide NSW Public Holidays are recognised by all regions throughout New South Wales. Some examples of statewide public holidays include Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Queen's Birthday and Boxing Day.

Regional NSW Public Holidays are special holidays that are only recognised in specific regions of New South Wales. The majority of the time these regional public holidays are held for local shows or on some occasions for horse racing events. Some regions even have part day public holidays, such as Grafton which has a half day holiday for the Ramornie Race Day and a half day holiday for the Grafton Cup Day.