NT public holidays

Public and regional holidays for the Northern Territory (NT) are listed below. Regional holidays are held in the regions 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 - 7pm to midnight
  • New Year's Eve, 31 December - 7pm to midnight.

When Christmas Day (25 December) or New Year's Day (1 January) 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 holiday2020
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January
Good Friday Friday 10 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 11 April
Easter Monday Monday 13 April
Anzac Day Saturday 25 April
May Day Monday 4 May
Queen's Birthday Monday 8 June
Picnic Day Monday 3 August
Christmas Eve
7pm - midnight
Thursday 24 December
Christmas Day Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Monday 28 December
New Year's Eve
7pm to midnight
Thursday 31 December

Regional holidays

Public holiday2020

Borroloola Show Day

Friday 26 June

Alice Springs Show Day

Friday 3 July

Tennant Creek Show Day

Friday 10 July

Katherine Show Day

Friday 17 July

Darwin Show Day

Friday 24 July

Check which public holiday applies to you on the map of show day regions.

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: 30 January 2020


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