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Here’s How You Can More Than Double Your Annual Leave In 2023

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger
26th Sep 2022

We all know that feeling we get at the end of a few days off. Just as you’re slipping into a state of relaxation, where pages of a book are finally turned, midday naps go uninterrupted, and cocktails are shaken and stirred before 2pm, the morning alarm sounds its unwelcome buzz and you’re forced to go back to the daily grind.

Thanks to those long couple of years we were grounded at home, we’re guessing plenty of you have clocked some serious annual leave days, so why not start thinking ahead and planning your next big adventure? That's right, we're talking about how to maximise your annual leave in Australia in 2023.

Now, what if we told you that you could take 19 annual leave days for a whopping 47 days off?

 We’ve peeked ahead at the 2023 calendar to see how you can gain some sneaky extra leave, meaning you can head off on those overdue trips away without using up too many sick days or getting in trouble with your boss.

Read on for how to maximise your leave in 2023.

How To Maximise Your Annual Leave Days In 2023 (Australia)

  • Saturday 21 January to Sunday 29 January: Book four annual leave days (January 23 - 25 and January 27) for nine days off.
  • Saturday 1 April to Tuesday 11 April : Book four annual leave days (April 3-6) and get a 10-day break over Easter.
  • Saturday 22 April to Sunday 30 April: Book four annual leave days (April 24 and April 26-28) for nine days off over ANZAC weekend.
  • Saturday 10 June to Sunday 18 June (does not include WA + QLD): Book four annual leave days (June 13-June 16) for nine days off.
  • Saturday 23 December 2023 to Tuesday 2 January 2024: Book three annual leave days (Decemeber 27-29) to get a 10-day Christmas/New Year break.

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