About Australia

Public Holidays

Our National Public Holidays are New Year's Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

All other public holidays such as Queen's Birthday and Labour Day are individually declared by the state and territory governments.

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

School terms

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

Timezones and daylight saving

With a land mass close to 7.7 million square kilometres, Australia is the world's sixth largest country and is divided into three separate time zones.

Timezones
Timezone State or Territory City UTC
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland, New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra UTC +10
Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Nothern Territory and the town of Broken Hill in New South Wales Adelaide, Darwin, Broken Hill UTC +9.5
Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia Perth UTC +8

Telephone country and area codes

Geography