ACT Public Holidays 2023 & 2024

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.

HolidayDate in 2023Date in 2024
New Year’s DaySunday 1 January & Monday 2 January*Monday 1 January
Australia DayThursday 26 JanuaryFriday 26 January
Canberra DayMonday 13 MarchMonday 11 March
Good FridayFriday 7 AprilFriday 29 March
Easter Saturday Saturday 8 AprilSaturday 30 March
Easter SundaySunday 9 AprilSunday 31 March
Easter MondayMonday 10 AprilMonday 1 April
ANZAC DayTuesday 25 AprilThursday 25 April
Reconciliation DayMonday 29 May**Monday 27 May
King’s BirthdayMonday 12 JuneMonday 10 June
Labour DayMonday 2 OctoberMonday 7 October
Christmas DayMonday 25 DecemberWednesday 25 December
Boxing DayTuesday 26 DecemberThursday 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



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