Canberra Public Holidays in 2023/24

Here are all the Canberra Public Holidays for 2023. If you’re looking to book in travel and accomodation or just looking to plan our your year, we have you covered.

I’ve updated this post with the Canberra Public Holidays in 2024 as well.

Canberra Public Holidays for 2023

Canberra Public Holidays for 2023

DateDayPublic Holiday
1 January 2023SundayNew Years Day
2 January 2023MondayNew Years Holiday
26 January 2023ThursdayAustralia Day
13 March 2023MondayCanberra Day
7 April 2023FridayGood Friday
9 April 2023SundayEaster Sunday
10 April 2023MondayEaster Monday
25 April 2023TuesdayANZAC Day
29 May 2023MondayReconciliation Day
12 June 2023MondayKing’s Birthday
2 October 2023MondayLabour Day
25 December 2023MondayChristmas Day
26 December 2023TuesdayBoxing Day

Canberra Public Holidays for 2024

Looking to plan ahead – here are the public holidays in Canberra for 2024:

DateDayPublic Holiday
1 January 2024MondayNew Years Day
26 January 2024FridayAustralia Day
11 March 2024MondayCanberra Day
29 March 2024FridayGood Friday
30 March 2024SaturdayEaster Saturday
31 March 2024SundayEaster Sunday
1 April 2024MondayEaster Monday
25 April 2024ThursdayANZAC Day
27 May 2024MondayReconciliation Day
10 June 2024MondaySovereign’s Birthday
7 October 2024MondayLabour Day
25 December 2024WednesdayChristmas Day
26 December 2024ThursdayBoxing Day

How Many Public Holidays Does Canberra Get?

There are 13 Public Holidays in Canberra during 2023 and 2024. Two of those public holidays fall on a weekend. Because New Years Day falls on Sunday in 2023, there is a bonus “long weekend”.

Canberra has two unique public holidays – Canberra Day and Reconciliation Day.

What is the Canberra Day Public Holiday

Canberra Day celebrates the founding of Canberra. It falls on the second weekend in March. There are usually celebration events held throughout the day. The Enlighten Festival overlaps with Canberra Day which makes it a perfect time to visit the city.

Will There be a Queen’s Birthday Holiday in Canberra 2023?

Yes, but it will most likely be known as the King’s Birthday holiday from now on. Other states have already made that change but we’re not aware of Canberra changing the public holiday so far.

What is The Reconciliation Day Public Holiday in Canberra?

Reconciliation Day is a Canberra Public Holiday that is designed to foster a greater understanding of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.


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