There's been a lot of discussion in homes around Australia as to whether we get the Anzac Day public holiday this year given the 25th of April falls on a Sunday. It's even more confusing this year than the last, because some states grant a public holiday when it falls on a Sunday but not if it falls on a Saturday. Honestly, who makes these rules?
Luckily, we're here to spell it out for you. In 2021, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, ACT and Northern Territory will have a public holiday on the Monday post-Anzac Day, which this year is Monday 26 April.
However, there will be no Anzac Day long weekend for Victoria, NSW or Tasmania.
Most States have legislation that states that the majority of public holidays will get an extra day, with Anzac Day being the one exception. In Queensland, they would get a public holiday on a Monday if Anzac Day were to fall on a Sunday, as it is this year, but not Saturday as it was last year.
Both Western Australia and the ACT have legislation in place for a public holiday where Anzac Day falls on a weekend.
Want to know how to get the most out of your leave this year? Check this article out.
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