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Public holidays

Christmas/New Year 2019-20

1. The University will officially be closed from the close of business Tuesday, 24 December 2019 and reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Details of the closure are:

Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing Day
Friday 27 December 2019 Public Holiday (in lieu of August Bank Holiday)
Monday 30 December 2019 University leave day
Tuesday 31 December 2019 University leave day
Wednesday 1 January 2020 New Years Day

2. Professional employees required to work during this time in order to attend to students or maintain other critical services on:

  • Wednesday 25 December, Thursday 26 December, Friday 27 December and Wednesday 1 January will be eligible for normal penalties applying to work on public holidays;
  • Monday 30 December and Tuesday 31 December will be paid as the public holiday rate or employees may elect to take a day off in lieu at another time during the year, subject to operational requirements.

2019 holidays

3. In addition to the Christmas/New Year closure, employees located at campuses within New South Wales and Queensland will observe the following public holidays in 2019:

Date NSW holidays Queensland holidays
28 January Australia Day (observed) Australia Day (observed)
19 April Good Friday Good Friday
20 April Easter Saturday Easter Saturday
21 April Easter Sunday Easter Sunday
22 April Easter Monday Easter Monday
25 April ANZAC Day ANZAC Day
6 May - Labour Day
10 June Queen's Birthday -
August Bank holiday (to be taken the first working day after Boxing Day)
7 October Labour Day Queen's Birthday
25 December Christmas Day Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day Boxing Day
27 December In lieu August Bank Holiday In lieu August Bank Holiday

Local public holidays

4. Local public holidays gazetted for 2019:

Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Day Thursday, 1 August (12 midday to 5:30pm) 
Gold Coast Annual Show Friday, 30 August 
Lismore Cup Day Thursday, 19 September (12 midday to 6:00pm)