Like other regions in Australia, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) observes a set of public holidays that are recognized throughout the territory. Additionally, the ACT aligns its Daylight Saving arrangements with several other Australian states. Here’s what you need to know about the ACT’s public holidays and Daylight Saving time for the years 2023 and 2024:
Daylight Saving Time in the ACT: The ACT follows Daylight Saving Time practices that are consistent with New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania. Specifically:
- The Daylight Saving period in the ACT begins on the first Sunday in October and concludes on the first Sunday in April.
Keep these dates and arrangements in mind, ensuring you’re always on local time and aware of the region’s public holidays.
|Holiday||Date in 2023||Date in 2024|
|New Year’s Day||Sunday 1 January & Monday 2 January*||Monday 1 January|
|Australia Day||Thursday 26 January||Friday 26 January|
|Canberra Day||Monday 13 March||Monday 11 March|
|Good Friday||Friday 7 April||Friday 29 March|
|Easter Saturday||Saturday 8 April||Saturday 30 March|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday 9 April||Sunday 31 March|
|Easter Monday||Monday 10 April||Monday 1 April|
|ANZAC Day||Tuesday 25 April||Thursday 25 April|
|Reconciliation Day||Monday 29 May**||Monday 27 May|
|King’s Birthday||Monday 12 June||Monday 10 June|
|Labour Day||Monday 2 October||Monday 7 October|
|Christmas Day||Monday 25 December||Wednesday 25 December|
|Boxing Day||Tuesday 26 December||Thursday 26 December|
*As 1 January (New Year’s Day) falls on a Sunday in 2023, an additional public holiday is observed on the Monday.
** As 27 May (Reconciliation Day) does not fall on a Monday in 2023, the public holiday is observed on the following Monday.
The information provided above regarding the ACT’s public holidays and Daylight Saving Time is sourced from the official ACT Government website at https://www.cmtedd.act.gov.au/communication/holidays