The Official List of Tasmania Public Holidays 2021

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Holiday Date Holiday Type Area
New Year's DayFriday, 1 January 2021PublicTAS Wide
Australia DayTuesday, 26 January 2021PublicTAS Wide
Eight Hours DayMonday, 8 March 2021PublicTAS Wide
Good FridayFriday, 2 April 2021PublicTAS Wide
Easter MondayMonday, 5 April 2021PublicTAS Wide
Easter Tuesday (Public Service)Tuesday, 6 April 2021PublicTAS Wide
ANZAC DaySunday, 25 April 2021PublicTAS Wide
Queen's BirthdayMonday, 14 June 2021PublicTAS Wide
Recreation Day**Monday, 1 November 2021Regional Northern Tasmania (except Oatlands and Swansea)
Christmas DaySaturday, 25 December 2021PublicTAS Wide
Boxing DaySunday, 26 December 2021PublicTAS Wide
Christmas Day Public HolidayMonday, 27 December 2021PublicTAS Wide
Boxing Day Public HolidayTuesday, 28 December 2021PublicTAS Wide

View Tasmanian School Holiday Dates here.


*Royal Hobart Regatta Public Holiday is observed in regions south of & including Oatlands and Swansea excluding Bronte Park, Catagunya, Strathgordon, Tarraleah, Wayatinah & West Coast.

**Recreation Day is observed by all areas in Northern Tasmania excluding Oatlands & Swansea. Recreation Day is intended to offset Royal Hobart Regatta Day which is observed in Hobart.

***Devonport Cup Public Holiday is observed from 11.00 a.m. in the municipal area of Devonport - generally State Public Service only. Launceston Cup Public Holiday is generally for Public Service only. All Day - Municipal areas of Break O'Day, Dorset, George Town, Glamorgan-Spring Bay (north of and including Cranbrook), Launceston excluding Launceston City centre and suburbs specified below, Meander Valley excluding suburbs and townships specified below, Northern Midlands, Southern Midlands north of but not including Oatlands, West Tamar excluding townships specified below. From 11.00 a.m. - Launceston City centre and the following suburbs and townships Alanvale, Blackstone Heights, East Launceston, Elphin, Franklin Village, Glen Dhu, Inveresk, Invermay, Killafaddy, Kings Meadows, Mayfield, Mowbray, Mowbray Heights, Newnham, Newstead, North Riverside, Norwood, Prospect, Prospect Vale, Punchbowl, Ravenswood, Riverside, Rocherlea, St Leonards, Sandhill, South Launceston, Summerhill, Trevallyn, Vermont, Waverley, West Launceston, West Riverside, Youngtown.

Information presented is from Tasmania Government sources

Tasmania Public Holiday Information

In Tasmania, Public Holidays can basically be divided into two groups:

    Public Holidays - State Wide
    Local Regional / Event Holidays

Public Holidays - State Wide

These are the holidays that we all know and love such as Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Queen's Birthday, Labour Day and so on. These holidays are generally held on the same day throughout NSW. "Eight Hours Day" is a state wide holiday that is unique to Tasmania, commemorating the introduction of the 8 hour working day in Australia.

Local Regional / Event Holidays

Tasmania, like many other states in Australia, has a number of local public holidays that celebrate specific local events or that hold special significance. Holidays are held for local shows, racing cup days or other reasons.

Other Holidays

From time to time there are one off holidays added to our holiday calendar in special circumstances.

You may also find our other websites helpful:
School Holidays - Tasmania and Other States
Tasmania School Holidays
NSW School Holidays (includes Schoolies dates)
Queensland School Holidays (includes Schoolies dates)
South Australia School Holidays
Victoria School Holidays
Western Australia School Holidays
Northern Territory School Holidays
Australian Capital Territory School Holidays
Public Holidays
A.C.T. Public Holidays
NSW Public Holidays
Northern Territory Public Holidays
Queensland Public Holidays
SA Public Holidays
Victoria Public Holidays
Western Australia Public Holidays

Disclaimer: The Tasmania 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.