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Find Out Which States Get An Anzac Day Public Holiday This Year

By Ben Tyers
14th Apr 2020


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 Saturday. Although, at this point in isolation, it is hard to tell what day it is.

Anzac Day will look a little different in 2020, with no traditional Anzac Day parade for us to celebrate the men and women who have served Australia at war.

Dawn services will take place online, and there are plans for many Australians to play the Last Post from their driveways around the country.

As for the public holiday, only two parts of Australia will have a public holiday on the Monday post Anzac Day in 2020. Those being Western Australia and the ACT.

This means there will be no Anzac Day long weekend for Victoria, NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory, 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, but not Saturday as it is this year.

Both Western Australia and the ACT have legislation in place for a public holiday where Anzac Day falls on a weekend.

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