The Official List of ACT Public Holidays 2018

Below are the public holidays that will be observed within the Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T.) in 2018.

Holiday Date Holiday Type Area
New Year's DayMonday, 1 January 2018PublicACT Wide
Australia DayFriday, 26 January 2018PublicACT Wide
Canberra DayMonday, 12 March 2018PublicACT Wide
Good FridayFriday, 30 March 2018PublicACT Wide
Easter SaturdaySaturday, 31 March 2018PublicACT Wide
Easter SundaySunday, 1 April 2018PublicACT Wide
Easter MondayMonday, 2 April 2018PublicACT Wide
ANZAC DayWednesday, 25 April 2018PublicACT Wide
Reconciliation DayMonday, 28 May 2018PublicACT Wide
Queen's BirthdayMonday, 22 June 2018PublicACT Wide
Labour DayMonday, 1 October 2018PublicACT Wide
Christmas DayTuesday, 25 December 2018PublicACT Wide
Boxing DayWednesday, 26 December 2018PublicACT Wide

ACT Public Holiday Information

There are some public holidays that are unique to the Australian Capital Territory.

Family and Community Day

The last Family and Community Day public holiday was held in 2017. As of 2018 this public holiday has been replaced by Reconciliation Day. The Family and Community Day public holiday was unique to the ACT and was generally held on the first Monday of the September / October school holidays.

Reconciliation Day

2018 marks the first year that the ACT will include Reconciliation Day as a public holiday. Held on May 28, 2018 the ACT is the first Australian jurisdiction to include Reconciliation Day as a public holiday. The May date was chosen to recognise 27th of May, 1967. On this date the Australian population voted to amend the Australian constitution, with immediate effect, to include Aboriginal Australians in determinations of population, and also empowered the Federal Parliament to legislate specifically for the Aboriginal population.

There is a possibility that this date may be considered to replace Australia Day throughout Australia at some point in the future, however no formal changes have been suggested at this point.

Canberra Day

Canberra Day is a public holiday that is unique to the ACT. This public holiday recognises the official naming of Canberra which occured on the 12th of March 1913. The Canberra Day holiday generally falls on the second Monday of March each year.

Information presented is from ACT Government sources.

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Disclaimer: The ACT Public Holidays website is operated as a service to those looking to get an idea of when holidays are occurring. Whilst all care is taken to ensure the data presented on this site is accurate we won't be held accountable for inaccuracies within this website. It is recommended that visitors cross reference the info on this site with other Government websites also.