New South Wales Public Holidays 2024 & 2025

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 2024 and 2025:

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.

HolidayDate in 2024Date in 2025
New Year’s DayMonday 1 JanuaryWednesday 1 January
Australia DayFriday 26 JanuaryMonday 27 January
Good FridayFriday 29 MarchFriday 18 April
Easter SaturdaySaturday 30 MarchSaturday 19 April
Easter SundaySunday 31 MarchSunday 20 April
Easter MondayMonday 1 AprilMonday 21 April
ANZAC DayThursday 25 AprilFriday 25 April
King’s BirthdayMonday 10 JuneMonday 9 June
Bank Holiday**Monday 5 AugustMonday 4 August
Labour DayMonday 7 OctoberMonday 6 October
Christmas DayWednesday 25 DecemberThursday 25 December
Boxing DayThursday 26 DecemberFriday 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:



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