New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day or simply called New Year or New Year’s is observed on 1st of January, the first day of the year each year. This day is a public holiday in Australia.

Due to Australia’s geographical positions close to the International Date Line, Australia is one of the first countries in the world to welcome the New Year with great fireworks.

New Year’s Eve 2000, Sydney Harbour Bridge

Is New Year’s Day a public holiday in Australia?
New Year’s Day is a public holiday and school holiday. It is a national holiday and day off for Australia and schools and most businesses are closed in New Year.

If New Year’s Day, 1st of January falls on Saturday or Sunday, the public holiday moves to Monday, 2nd January or 3rd January.

Public Holidays in SYDNEY
New Year’s Day
Australia Day
Good Friday
Easter Saturday (the Saturday following Good Friday)
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
Anzac Day
Queen’s Birthday
Bank Holiday *
Labour Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day