Public Holidays Australian Capital Territory 2022

Public Holidays Canberra 2022

Canberrans, you love a good public holiday. But who wouldn’t love ditching work to commemorate something that you may or may not give a flop about? Bring on the public holidays in Canberra in 2022! Whatever the date, we’ve got unions (and Queen Lizzy having a birthday) to thank for the amount of annual leave and public holidays Aussies enjoy.

Anyway… you’re here, you’re smart and it looks like you’re planning ahead! Be it the result of some long weekend getaway forethought, or for fair public holiday wage planning, these dates will be a big help for an optimised 2022. 

Perhaps you’re a savvy planner and you’re here to figure out which days to request off to turn seven days of annual leave into 18 or so days of holiday. Let this list help you. To beat the rest of the office to the manager with annual leave forms? Well… you’re on your own for that. 

Also, you might want to consider moving to Victoria because there they have the most public holidays. Those lucky devils.

Just a note on additional public holidays…

As New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is a public holiday. Likewise, as Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, the following Tuesday is a public holiday.

These are the public holidays in Canberra in 2022:

New Year’s DaySat, 1 January
New Year HolidayMon, 3 January
January 26Wed, 26 January
Canberra DayMon, 14 March
Good FridayFri, 15 April
Day following Good FridaySat, 16 April
Easter SundaySun, 17 April
Easter MondayMon, 18 April
Anzac DayMon, 25 April
Reconciliation DayMon, 30 May
Queen’s BirthdayMon, 13 June
Labour DayMon, 3 October
Christmas DaySun, 25 December
Boxing DayMon, 26 December
Christmas HolidayTue, 27 Dec

It’s important to note that all public holiday dates mentioned above are accurate at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change. Head to for up-to-date information of public holidays in the ACT.

For public holiday dates in other states around Australia, head to this ultimate guide. Know all the dates with Australia’s Best Calendar!