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2016 School & Public Holidays

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Byron Bay is a popular destination for families during school holidays, particularly for families from New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Following are the dates of all Australian school holidays, including the popular Easter and Summer breaks to help you plan your next trip.

Australian Public Holiday Dates - 2016

National Public Holidays 2016

Friday 1 January: New Year's Day
Tuesday 26 January: Australia Day
Friday 25 March: Good Friday
Saturday 26 March: Easter Saturday
Monday 28 March: Easter Monday
Monday 25 April: Anzac Day
Monday 26 December: Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December**: Christmas Day

New South Wales Public Holidays 2016

Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday
Monday 3 October: Labour Day

Australian Capital Territory Public Holidays 2016

Monday 14 March: Canberra Day
Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday
Monday 26 September: Family & Community Day
Monday 3 October: Labour Day

Victoria Public Holidays 2016

Monday 14 March: Labour Day
Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday
Tuesday 1 November: Melbourne Cup Day

Queensland Public Holidays 2016

Monday 2 May: Labour Day
Wednesday 10 August: Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane only)
Monday 3 October: Queen's Birthday

South Australia Public Holidays 2016

Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday
Monday 3 October: Labour Day
Saturday 24 December**: Christmas Eve**
Saturday 31 December***: New Year's Eve***

**Part-day public holiday from 7 pm to 12 midnight.
***Part-day public holiday from 7 pm to 12 midnight.

Northern Territory Public Holidays 2016

Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday
Monday 1 August: Picnic Day

Friday 24 June: Borroloola Show Day
Friday 1 July: Alice Springs Show Day
Friday 8 July: Tennant Creek Show Day
Friday 15 July: Katherine Show Day
Friday 22 July: Darwin Show Day

Tasmania Public Holidays 2016

Monday 14 March: Eight Hours Day
Tuesday 29 March*: Easter Tuesday
Monday 13 June: Queen's Birthday

*Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service.

Tasmania also has a number of public holidays and ‘show days’ which are observed in local regional areas.

Wednesday 6 January: Devonport Cup
Monday 8 February: Royal Hobart Regatta
Wednesday 24 February: Launceston Cup
Tuesday 1 March: King Island Show
Friday 6 May: AGFEST Circular Head
Friday 30 September: Burnie Show
Thursday 6 October: Royal Launceston Show
Friday 14 October: Flinders Island Show
Thursday 20 October: Royal Hobart Show
Monday 7 November: Recreation Day Launceston (all parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
Friday 25 November: Devonport Show

Western Australia Public Holidays 2016

Monday 7 March: Labour Day
Monday 6 June: Western Australia Day
Monday 26 September*: Queen's Birthday

* Regional areas in Western Australia may celebrate the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday on an alternative date.

Australian School Holiday Dates - 2016

New South Wales School Holiday Calendar 2016
Term 1 holiday:  9 April to 26 April
Term 2 holiday: 2 July to 18 July
Term 3 holiday: 24 September to 9 October
Term 4 holiday: 17 December to 29 January 2017

Western Australia School Holiday Calendar 2016
Term 1 holiday: 9 April to 25 April
Term 2 holiday: 2 July to 17 July
Term 3 holiday: 24 September to 9 October
Term 4 holiday: 16 December to 31 January 2017

South Australia School Holiday Calendar 2016
Term 1 holiday: 16 April to 1 May
Term 2 holiday: 9 July to 24 July
Term 3 holiday: 1 October to 16 October
Term 4 holiday: 17 December to 29 January 2017

Northern Territory School Holiday Calendar 2016
Term 1 holiday: 2 April to 10 April
Term 2 holiday: 25 June to 24 July
Term 3 holiday: 1 October to 9 October
Term 4 holiday: 16 December to 26 January 2017

Victoria School Holiday Calendar 2016
Term 1 holiday: 25 March to 10 April
Term 2 holiday: 25 June to 10 July
Term 3 holiday: 17 September to 2 October
Term 4 holiday: 21 December to 29 January 2017

Australian Capital Territory School Holiday Calendar 2016
Term 1 holiday: 9 April to 25 April
Term 2 holiday: 2 July to 17 July
Term 3 holiday: 24 September to 9 October
Term 4 holiday: 17 December to 26 January 2017

Queensland School Holiday Calendar 2016
Term 1 holiday: 25 March to 10 April
Term 2 holiday: 24 June to 5 July 
Term 3 holiday: 17 September to 3 October
Term 4 holiday: 10 December to 22 January 2017

Tasmania School Holiday Calendar 2016
Term 1 holiday: 9 April to 25 April
Term 2 holiday: 2 July to 17 July
Term 3 holiday: 24 September to 9 October
Term 4 holiday: 22 December to 7 February 2017

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