Tasmania Public Holidays 2024 & 2025

Like other regions in Australia, Tasmania observes a set of public holidays that are recognized throughout the state. Additionally, Tasmania aligns its Daylight Saving arrangements with several other Australian states. Here’s what you need to know about the Tasmania’s public holidays and Daylight Saving time for the years 2024 and 2025:

Daylight Saving Time in Tasmania: Tasmania follows Daylight Saving Time practices that are consistent in the ACT, Victoria, NSW’s and South Australia. Specifically:

  • The Daylight Saving period in Tasmania 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.

State Wide Tasmania Public Holidays

HolidayDate in 2024Date in 2025
New Year’s DayMonday 1 JanuaryWednesday 1 January
Australia DayFriday 26 JanuaryMonday 27 January
Eight Hours DayMonday 11 MarchMonday 10 March
Good FridayFriday 29 MarchFriday 18 April
Easter MondayMonday 1 AprilMonday 21 April
Easter Tuesday (generally Tasmania Public Service only)Tuesday 2 AprilTuesday 22 April
ANZAC DayThursday 25 AprilFriday 25 April
King’s BirthdayMonday 10 JuneMonday 9 June
Christmas DayWednesday 25 DecemberThursday 25 December
Boxing DayThursday 26 DecemberFriday 26 December

Regional Holidays

Holiday Date in 2024 Date in 2025 Notes
Devonport Cup – generally Tasmanian Public Service only Wednesday 10 January Wednesday 8 January Half day holiday from 11am in the municipal areas of Devonport, Latrobe, Kentish, City of Burnie, Waratah/Wynyard, Circular Head, Central Coast and West Coast
Royal Hobart Regatta Monday 12 February Monday 10 February South of and including Oatlands and Swansea excluding Bronte Park, Catagunya, Strathgordon, Tarraleah, Wayatinah & West Coast
Launceston Cup – generally Tasmanian Public Service only Wednesday 28 February Wednesday 26 February

All Day: Municipal areas of Break O’Day, Dorset, George Town, Glamorgan-Spring Bay (north of and including Cranbrook), Launceston excluding Launceston City centre and suburbs specified below, Meander Valley excluding suburbs and townships specified below, Northern Midlands, Southern Midlands north of but not including Oatlands, West Tamar excluding townships specified below

From 11am: Launceston City centre and the following suburbs and townships Alanvale, Blackstone Heights, East Launceston, Elphin, Franklin Village, Glen Dhu, Inveresk, Invermay, Killafaddy, Kings Meadows, Mayfield, Mowbray, Mowbray Heights, Newnham, Newstead, North Riverside, Norwood, Prospect, Prospect Vale, Punchbowl, Ravenswood, Riverside, Rocherlea, St Leonards, Sandhill, South Launceston, Summerhill, Trevallyn, Vermont, Waverley, West Launceston, West Riverside, Youngtown

King Island Show Tuesday 5 March Tuesday 4 March King Island only
AGFEST Friday 3 May Friday 2 May Municipal area of Circular Head only
Burnie Show Friday 4 October Friday 3 October Municipal areas of Burnie, Waratah-Wynyard and West Coast
Royal Launceston Show Thursday 10 October Thursday 9 October Municipal areas of Break O’Day, Dorset, George Town, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, West Tamar
Flinders Island Show Friday 18 October Friday 17 October Municipal area of Flinders Island
Royal Hobart Show Thursday 24 October Thursday 23 October All of Tasmania south of and including Oatlands and Swansea also Bronte Park, Strathgordon, Tarreleah and Wayatinah. Excludes West Coast
Recreation Day Monday 4 November Monday 3 November All parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta
Devonport Day Friday 29 December Friday 28 November Municipal areas of Devonport, Kentish and Latrobe

The information provided above regarding Tasmania’s public holidays and Daylight Saving Time is sourced from the WorkSafe Tasmania Government website at:
https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/topics/laws-and-compliance/public-holidays

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