Australia Public Holiday 2012

Australia Public Holiday Dates 2012
Note: Please see the individual States for information about Special Events and Holidays in that particular State.
National and School holiday dates for 2012:

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

JANUARY 2012:
New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1
New Year’s Day Holiday – Monday, January 2
Australia Day – Thursday, January 26

MARCH 2012:
Labour Day (WA) – Monday, March 5
Labour Day (VIC) – Monday, March 12
Eight Hour Day (TAS) – Monday, March 12
Canberra Day (ACT) – Monday, March 12

APRIL 2012:
Good Friday – Friday, April 6
Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 8
Easter Monday – Monday, April 9
Anzac Day – Wednesday, April 25

MAY 2012:
Labour Day (QLD) – Monday, May 7
May Day (NT) – Monday, May 7

JUNE 2012:
Foundation Day (WA) – Monday, June 4
Queen’s Birthday Holiday (all States except WA) – Monday, June 11

AUGUST 2012:
Bank Holiday (NSW & ACT) – Monday, August 6(Not Public Holiday)

SEPTEMBER 2012:
Australian National Flag Day – Monday, September 3 (not Public Holiday)

OCTOBER 2012:
Labour Day (NSW, ACT & SA) – Monday, October 1
Queen’s Birthday Holiday (WA) – Monday, October 1

NOVEMBER 2012:
Melbourne Cup Day (Melb Metropolitan only) – Tuesday November 6

DECEMBER 2012:
Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25
Boxing Day – Wednesday, December 26
(New Years Day 2013 – Tuesday, January 1)

For more useful information, check out our self compiled trip planning tools.

SCHOOL TERMS – 2012:

Australian Capital Territory:
1st Term: Feb 3 – Apr 13
2nd Term: Apr 30 – Jul 6
3rd Term: Jul 23 – Sep 28
4th Term: Oct 15 – Dec 21
(resumes Feb 1, 2013)

New South Wales:
1st Term: Jan 27 – Apr 5
2nd Term: Apr 23 – Jun 29
3rd Term: Jul 16 – Sep 21
4th Term: Oct 8 – Dec 21
(resumes Jan 29, 2013)

Northern Territory:
1st Term: Jan 30 – Apr 5
2nd Term: Apr 16 – Jun 22
3rd Term: Jul 23 – Sep 28
4th Term: Oct 8 – Dec 14
(resumes Jan – , 2013)

Queensland:
1st Term: Jan 23 – Mar 30
2nd Term: Apr 10 – Jun 22
3rd Term: Jul 9 – Sep 21
4th Term: Oct 8 – Dec 14
(resumes Jan – , 2013)

South Australia:
1st Term: Jan 30 – Apr 5
2nd Term: Apr 23 – Jun 29
3rd Term: Jul 16 – Sep 21
4th Term: Oct 8 – Dec 14
(resumes Jan 29, 2013)

Tasmania:
1st Term: Feb 14 – Jun 1
2nd Term: Jun 18 – Sep 7
3rd Term: Sep 24 – Dec 20
(resumes Feb 12, 2013)

Victoria:
1st Term: Feb 1 – Mar 30
2nd Term: Apr 16 – Jun 29
3rd Term: Jul 16 – Sep 21
4th Term: Oct 8 – Dec 21
(resumes Jan 29, 2013)

Western Australia:
1st Term: Feb 1 – Apr 5
2nd Term: Apr 23 – Jul 6
3rd Term: Jul 23 – Sep 28
4th Term: Oct 15 – Dec 18
(resumes Feb 4, 2013)

Plan wisely, and book your flights and hotels early to avoid peak/rush period prices!

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