NT public holidays

Public and regional holidays for the Northern Territory (NT) are listed below. Regional holidays are held for districts throughout the NT on their annual show days.

Public holidays

From December 2016, the following days and times will be observed as public holidays for employment purposes

  • Christmas Eve, 24 December 2016 -  7pm to midnight
  • New Year's Eve, 31 December - 7 pm to midnight

When Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1) fall on weekends, those days and the following Mondays will be public holidays.

When Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is the public holiday. If Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday, the following Tuesday is the public holiday.

Go to the Fairwork website for more information about your obligations, rights and entitlements regarding public holidays.

Public holiday 2016 2017
New Year's Day Friday 1 January Sunday January 1
Monday 2 January
Australia Day Tuesday 26 January Thursday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 25 March Friday 14 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 26 March Saturday 15 April
Easter Monday Monday 28 March Monday 17 April
Anzac Day Monday 25 April Tuesday 25 April
May Day Monday 2 May Monday 1 May
Queen's Birthday Monday 13 June Monday 12 June
Picnic Day Monday 1 August Monday 7 August
Christmas Eve
 7pm - midnight 
Saturday 24 December Sunday24 December 
Christmas Day Sunday December 25
Monday 26 December
Monday 25 December
Boxing Day Tuesday 27 December Tuesday 26 December
New Year's Eve
7pm to midnight 
Saturday 31 DecemberSunday 31 December

Regional holidays

Public holiday 2016 2017

Borroloola Show Day

Friday 24 June Friday 30 June

Alice Springs Show Day

Friday 1 July Friday 7 July

Tennant Creek Show Day

Friday 8 July Friday 14 July

Katherine Show Day

Friday 15 July Friday 21 July

Darwin Show Day

Friday 22 July Friday 28 July

Get a map of Northern Territory Show Day regions (1.4 mb)

NT public holidays are administered by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (OCPE).

To find out more go to the OCPE website.

Last updated: 01 December 2016