ACT Public Holidays 2024 & 2025

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 2024 and 2025:

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 2024Date in 2025
New Year’s DayMonday 1 JanuaryWednesday 1 January
Australia DayFriday 26 JanuaryMonday 27 January
Canberra DayMonday 11 MarchMonday 10 March
Good FridayFriday 29 MarchFriday 18 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 30 MarchSaturday 19 April
Easter SundaySunday 31 MarchSunday 20 April
Easter MondayMonday 1 AprilMonday 21 April
ANZAC DayThursday 25 AprilFriday 25 April
Reconciliation DayMonday 27 MayMonday 2 June
King’s BirthdayMonday 10 JuneMonday 9 June
Labour DayMonday 7 OctoberMonday 6 October
Christmas DayWednesday 25 DecemberThursday 25 December
Boxing DayThursday 26 DecemberFriday 26 December

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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