NT public holidays

Public and regional holidays for the NT are listed below. Regional holidays are held in the regions on their annual show days.

For more information about your obligations, rights and entitlements regarding public holidays, go to the Australian Government's Fair Work Ombudsman website.

New Year's Day Saturday 1 January and Monday 3 January Sunday 1 January and Monday 2 January
Australia Day Wednesday 26 January Thursday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 15 April Friday 7 April
Easter Saturday Saturday 16 April Saturday 8 April
Easter SundaySunday 17 April 
Easter Monday Monday 18 April Monday 10 April
Anzac Day Monday 25 April Tuesday 25 April
May Day Monday 2 May Monday 1 May
June public holiday Monday 13 June Monday 12 June
Picnic Day Monday 1 August Monday 7 August
National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth the Second Thursday 22 September 
Christmas Eve

part-day holiday
7pm to midnight
Saturday 24 December Sunday 24 December
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December and Monday 26 December Monday 25 December
Boxing Day Tuesday 27 December Tuesday 26 December
New Year's Eve
part-day holiday
7pm to midnight
Saturday 31 December  Sunday 31 December

Substitute and additional public holidays

When Anzac Day (25 April) falls on a Sunday - the following Monday will be the public holiday.

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.

For 2022, Easter Sunday (17 April) has been added as an extra public holiday.

Thursday 22 September 2022 has been added as an extra public holiday to recognise the National Day of Mourning for the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Regional holidays

Public holiday20222023
Borroloola Show Day
Friday 19 August Friday 18 August
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

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

NT public holidays are administered by the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet.

To find out more, go to the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet website.

Last updated: 23 November 2022

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