Tasmania Public Holidays 2023 & 2024

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 2023 and 2024:

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

Holiday Date in 2023 Date in 2024
New Year’s Day Monday 2 January Monday 1 January
Australia Day Thursday 26 January Friday 26 January
Eight Hours Day Monday 13 March Monday 11 March
Good Friday Friday 7 April Friday 29 March
Easter Monday Monday 10 April Monday 1 April
Easter Tuesday (generally Tasmania Public Service only) Tuesday 11 April Tuesday 2 April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April Thursday 25 April
King’s Birthday Monday 12 June Monday 10 June
Christmas Day Monday 25 December Wednesday 25 December
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December Tuesday 26 December

Regional Holidays

HolidayDate in 2023Date in 2024Notes
Devonport Cup – generally Tasmanian Public Service onlyWednesday 11 JanuaryWednesday 10 JanuaryHalf 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 RegattaMonday 13 FebruaryMonday 12 FebruarySouth of and including Oatlands and Swansea excluding Bronte Park, Catagunya, Strathgordon, Tarraleah, Wayatinah & West Coast
Launceston Cup – generally Tasmanian Public Service onlyWednesday 22 FebruaryWednesday 28 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 ShowTuesday 7 MarchTuesday 5 MarchKing Island only
AGFESTFriday 5 MayFriday 3 MayMunicipal area of Circular Head only
Burnie ShowFriday 6 OctoberFriday 4 OctoberMunicipal areas of Burnie, Waratah-Wynyard and West Coast
Royal Launceston ShowThursday 12 OctoberThursday 10 OctoberMunicipal areas of Break O’Day, Dorset, George Town, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, West Tamar
Flinders Island ShowFriday 20 OctoberFriday 18 OctoberMunicipal area of Flinders Island
Royal Hobart ShowThursday 26 OctoberThursday 24 OctoberAll of Tasmania south of and including Oatlands and Swansea also Bronte Park, Strathgordon, Tarreleah and Wayatinah. Excludes West Coast
Recreation DayMonday 6 NovemberMonday 4 NovemberAll parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta
Devonport DayFriday 1 DecemberFriday 29 NovemberMunicipal 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:



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