Country Holidays

Holidays in Australia

Australian public holidays

National flag of AustraliaAustralia is a sovereign country consisting of the Australian Continent, Tasmania Island, and other smaller groups of Islands. It is officially called the Commonwealth of Australia.  With an estimated area of over 7.692 million sq. Kilometers it stands on the sixth rank among the world’s largest countries. It shares its border with New Zealand in the southeast, Vanuatu and Solomon Island in the northeast, and Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor in the north. Some of the most popular cities in Australia are Sydney, Albury, Armidale, Blue Mountains, and Brisbane.

Public Holidays List Australia

Date Holiday Comment
January 01 New Year’s Day
January 26 Australia Day 26 January or, if the Day falls on a weekend, the following Monday
March 01 Labour Day 1st Monday in March. WA Only
March 08 Adelaide Cup 2nd Monday in March. SA Only
March 08 Canberra Day 2nd Monday in March, ACT Only
March 08 Labour Day 2nd Monday in March, VIC, ACT Only
April 02 Good Friday Friday Before Easter Sunday
April 03 Easter Saturday Public Holiday in all State exc. Tasmania and WA
April 04 Easter Sunday Public Holiday in ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC
April 05 Easter Monday Monday After Easter Sunday
April 06 Easter Tuesday Tasmania Government Only
April 25 Anzac Day
May 01 Labour Day 1st Monday in May. QLD, NT Only
May 09 Mother’s Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
May 31 Reconciliation Day ACT Only. Monday on or After 27 May
June 07 Western Australia Day First Monday in June. WA only
June 14 Queens Birthday 2nd Monday in June. Except QLD, WA
August 02 Picnic Day 1st Monday in August. NT Only
August 05 Bank Holiday New South Wales Bank only
August 11 Ekka People’s Day Royal Queensland Show. Brisbane Only
September 06 Father’s Day 1st Sunday in September. Not a Public Holiday
September 24 Grand Final Eve Victoria
September 27 Queens Birthday Last Monday in Sep, or 1st Monday in Oct. WA Only
October 04 Labour Day 1st Monday in October. NSW/ACT/SA
October 04 Queens Birthday 1st Monday in October. QLD
November 02 Melbourne Cup Day 1st Tuesday in November. VIC Only
December 24 Christmas Eve South Australia. From 7pm-midnight
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day Except for South Australia
December 26 Proclamation Day South Australia. First Working Day after Christmas
December 31 New Year’s Eve South Australia. From 7pm-midnight


Capital of Australia

In 1901, the initial capital of Australia was Melbourne but then in 1927, it moved to a new city Canberra. Canberra is serving as the current national capital.

President of Australia

The current President of Australia is Scott Ryan who is elected by Senate in 2017, on November 13. The President of the Senate is the Presiding officer of the Upper House (Senate) of the Australian Parliament.

Prime Minister of Australia

The acting Prime Minister of Australia is Scott Morrison who is elected in , on August 24. In Australia, the Prime Minister serves as the Head of Government and the Leader of the Federal Cabinet.

Check out March 21st, Harmony Day in Australia

Population of Australia

In 2017, the estimated population of Australia was over 24.6 million which is equivalent to 0.33% of the total world’s population. Among the most populated countries, it ranked 55th number.

Flag of Australia

The Australian flag is a defaced Blue Ensign along with 6 seven-pointed Commonwealth Stars.

Currency of Australia

The Australian Dollar is the national currency. The currency code is AUD and the commonly used symbol is $.

Religion of Australia

51.2% of the total population is Christian, 13.3% are Anglican, 22.6% are Catholic and 8.2% are non-Christian.

Dialing code of Australia

The international dialing code of Australia is +61.

Crime Rate of Australia

Australia has a crime index of 42.63 and a safety index of 57.37 in the world.

Crime Rates Index Number Comments
Crime Level 44.86 Moderate
Crime Increasing Rate in Past 3 Years 63.33 High
Thing stolen & Home Broken cases 42.17 Moderate
Being Mugged & Robbed cases 35.78 Low
Car stolen cases 34.14 Low
Thing from car stolen cases 41.60 Moderate
Being Attacked worries 40.09 Moderate
Being insulted worries 43.61 Moderate
Being attacked based on Religion & color worries 29.99 Low
Using & Dealing in Drugs Cases 53.73 Moderate
Property Crimes 52.05 Moderate
Violent Crimes such as Armed Robbery 41.85 Moderate

Airports of Australia

The airport in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is Canberra Airport which serves Canberra city. Some of the busiest New South Wales Airports are Albury Airport, Armidale Airport, Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, Balranald Airport, Bourke Airport, etc.

Area of Australia

The total area of Australia is 7,692,024 sq. Kilometers and it has 6th rank among the most populated countries in the world.

GDP of Australia

In 2017, the estimated GDP of Australia is 1323.42 billion US Dollars which is 2.13% of the total world’s economy.

Sports of Australia

The most popular and loved sport in Australia is Cricket. This country has won the most cricket cups in history. Other sports such as Rugby, Australian Rules football, and Horse racing are also very popular here.