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Public holidays

2022 holidays

1. 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 2022:

Date NSW holidays Queensland holidays
1 January New Year's Day New Year's Day
3 January New Year's Day (Observed) New Year's Day (Observed)
26 January Australia Day Australia Day
15 April Good Friday Good Friday
16 April Easter Saturday Easter Saturday
17 April Easter Sunday Easter Sunday
18 April Easter Monday Easter Monday
25 April ANZAC Day ANZAC Day
2 May - Labour Day
13 June Queen's Birthday -
August Bank holiday (to be taken the first working day after Boxing Day)
22 September National Day of Mourning National Day of Mourning
3 October Labour Day Queen's Birthday
25 December Christmas Day Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day Boxing Day
27 December Christmas Day (Observed) Christmas Day (Observed)

Christmas/New Year 2022-23

2. The University will officially be closed from the close of business Friday, 23 December 2022 and reopen on Tuesday, 3 January 2023.

Details of the closure are:

Sunday 25 December 2022 Christmas Day
Monday 26 December 2022 Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December 2022 Christmas Day (Observed)
Wednesday 28 December 2022 Public Holiday (in lieu of August Bank Holiday)
Thursday 29 December 2022 University leave day
Friday 30 December 2022 University leave day
Sunday 1 January 2023 New Year's Day
Monday 2 January 2023 New Year's Day (Observed)

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

  • Sunday 25 December, Monday 26 December, Tuesday 27 December, Sunday 1 January and Monday 2 January will be eligible for normal penalties applying to work on public holidays;
  • Wednesday 28 December, Thursday 29 December and Friday 30 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.

Local public holidays

4. Local public holidays gazetted for 2022:

Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Thursday, 4 August
Part day from 12 midday to 5.30pm
Gold Coast Annual Show Friday, 26 August  
Lismore Cup* Thursday, 22 September Part day from 12 midday to 6.00pm

*No public holiday has been gazetted for Lismore Cup race day.