Public Holidays NSW 2021
Below is a list of the statewide New South Wales Public Holidays for 2020.
Note: Regional holidays will be added at a later date as they become available.[nswph2021]
**Only banks and certain financial institutions receive the Bank Holiday.
***In 2021 Christmas Day falls on a Saturday. As a result there is an additional public holiday declared on Monday, 27th December 2021.
***In 2021 Boxing Day falls on a Sunday. As a result there is an additional public holiday declared on Tuesday, 28th December 2021.
About the New South Wales Bank Holiday
The NSW Bank Holiday is held on the first Monday in August each year. This holiday is exclusive to New South Wales. It is not a typical statewide public holiday as it only applies to certain employees that work within the banking sector. The Banks and Bank Holidays Act 1912 requires all banks in New South Wales to be closed on the day. Some businesses closely associated with banks will also close for the day, typically if the bank holiday is included as a paid holiday in their award or agreement.