New South Wales Public Holidays 2023 & 2024

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.

HolidayDate in 2023Date in 2024
New Year’s DaySunday 1 January & Monday 2 January*Monday 1 January
Australia DayThursday 26 JanuaryFriday 26 January
Good FridayFriday 7 AprilFriday 29 March
Easter SaturdaySaturday 8 AprilSaturday 30 March
Easter SundaySunday 9 AprilSunday 31 March
Easter MondayMonday 10 AprilMonday 1 April
ANZAC DayTuesday 25 AprilThursday 25 April
King’s BirthdayMonday 12 JuneMonday 10 June
Bank Holiday**Monday 7 AugustMonday 5 August
Labour DayMonday 2 OctoberMonday 7 October
Christmas DayMonday 25 DecemberWednesday 25 December
Boxing DayTuesday 26 DecemberTuesday 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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