NSW Public Holidays 2023

NSW Public Holidays 2023

To assist you to plan your holiday and day trips to Sydney and the rest of New South Wales, here are the long weekends and public holidays for 2022.

The first Monday of the month in August is a bank holiday in New South Wales, but it does not apply statewide. It is only applicable to certain financial situations and lucky bank employees.

We have also included a summary of NSW school holidays for your convenience.

NSW public holidays 2022

The following is the NSW public holiday calendar for 2022:

Holiday Date Holiday Type Area
New Year’s Day* Sunday, 1 January 2023 Public NSW Wide
New Year’s Day Additional Day Monday, 2 January 2023 Public NSW Wide
Australia Day Thursday, 26 January 2023 Public NSW Wide
Good Friday Friday, 7 April 2023 Public NSW Wide
Easter Saturday Saturday, 8 April 2023 Public NSW Wide
Easter Sunday Sunday, 9 April 2023 Public NSW Wide
Easter Monday Monday, 10 April 2023 Public NSW Wide
Anzac Day Tuesday, 25 April 2023 Public NSW Wide
King’s Birthday Monday, 12 June 2023 Public NSW Wide
Bank Holiday** Monday, 7 August 2023 Public NSW Wide
Labour Day Monday, 2 October 2023 Public NSW Wide
Christmas Day Monday, 25 December 2023 Public NSW Wide
Boxing Day Tuesday, 26 December 2023 Public NSW Wide

Some financial institutions and banks observe bank holidays.

Can you tell me what these public holidays mean?

Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons behind these public holidays.

Good Friday and Easter 

On Good Friday, the day before Easter Sunday, Christians commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion. In this context, “Good” means “holy”.

Often called Holy Saturday, Easter Saturday is the day following Easter Sunday. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is celebrated on Easter Sunday, the following Sunday.

An Easter long weekend consists of Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday.

Anzac Day

Every year on 25 April, Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day by commemorating the first major battle in the First World War fought by their forces.

German allies the Ottoman Empire, which was an ally of the British Empire, fiercely resisted the landing of the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli, Turkey, on 25 April. The eight-month war cost thousands of lives on both sides.

Australian and New Zealand army corps, or Anzacs, was the acronym for Australian and New Zealand army corps.

There is no doubt that Anzac Day is one of the most important national events in Australia. 

Labour day

It commemorates the granting of nine hours of work in the 19th century and is an annual public holiday in NSW.

8 hours of labor, 8 hours of recreation, and 8 hours of rest was the idea behind the 8-hour working day. The first Monday of October is Labour Day each year in New South Wales, the ACT, and South Australia.