Tasmania Public Holidays 2020

Holiday TitleDateHoliday TypeArea
New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1 2020PublicTAS Wide
Devonport Cup***Wednesday, January 8 2020Regional Davenport
Australia DaySunday, 26 January 2020PublicTAS Wide
Australia Day Holiday****Monday, 27 January 2020PublicTAS Wide
Royal Hobart Regatta*Monday, 10 February 2020Regional Hobart
Launceston Cup***Wednesday, 26 February 2020Regional Launceston
King Island ShowTuesday, 3 March 2020Regional King Island
Eight Hours DayMonday, 9 March 2020PublicTAS Wide
Good FridayFriday, 10 April 2020PublicTAS Wide
Easter MondayMonday, 13 April 2020PublicTAS Wide
Easter Tuesday (Public Service)Tuesday, 14 April 2020PublicTAS Wide
ANZAC DaySaturday, 25 April 2020PublicTAS Wide
AGFESTFriday, 8 May 2020Regional Circular Head
Queen’s BirthdayMonday, 8 June 2020PublicTAS Wide
Burnie ShowFriday, 2 October 2020Regional Burnie
Royal Launceston ShowThursday, 8 October 2020Regional Launceston
Flinders Island ShowFriday, 16 October 2020Regional Flinders Island
Royal Hobart ShowThursday, 22 October 2020Regional Hobart
Recreation Day**Monday, 2 November 2020Regional Northern Tasmania (except Oatlands and Swansea)
Devonport ShowFriday, 27 November 2020Regional Devonport
Christmas DayFriday, 25 December 2020PublicTAS Wide
Boxing DaySaturday, 26 December 2020PublicTAS Wide
Boxing Day Public HolidayMonday, 28 December 2020PublicTAS Wide


*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.

****In 2020 Australia Day falls on a Sunday. As a result there is an additional holiday on Monday, 27 January 2020.

In 2020 Boxing Day falls on a Saturday. As a result there is an additional public holiday on Monday, 28 December 2020.

Information presented is from Tasmania Government sources.