Like other regions in Australia, New South Wales (NSW) observes a set of public holidays that are recognized throughout the state. Additionally, NSW aligns its Daylight Saving arrangements with several other Australian states. Here’s what you need to know about the NSW’s public holidays and Daylight Saving time for the years 2023 and 2024:
Daylight Saving Time in NSW: New South Wales follows Daylight Saving Time practices that are consistent in the ACT, Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania. Specifically:
- The Daylight Saving period in NSW 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|
|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|
|King’s Birthday||Monday 12 June||Monday 10 June|
|Bank Holiday**||Monday 7 August||Monday 5 August|
|Labour Day||Monday 2 October||Monday 7 October|
|Christmas Day||Monday 25 December||Wednesday 25 December|
|Boxing Day||Tuesday 26 December||Tuesday 26 December|
*From 31.12.11 the Holiday Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when New Year’s Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend.
** Applies to banks and certain financial institutions, see the Retail Trading Act 2008.
The information provided above regarding NSW’s public holidays and Daylight Saving Time is sourced from the official NSW Government website at: