Public holidays

2023 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 2023:

Date NSW holidays Queensland holidays
1 January New Year's Day New Year's Day
2 January New Year's Day (Observed) New Year's Day (Observed)
26 January Australia Day Australia Day
7 April Good Friday Good Friday
8 April Easter Saturday Easter Saturday
9 April Easter Sunday Easter Sunday
10 April Easter Monday Easter Monday
25 April ANZAC Day ANZAC Day
1 May - Labour Day
12 June King's Birthday -
August Bank holiday (to be taken the first working day after Boxing Day)
2 October Labour Day King's Birthday
25 December Christmas Day Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day Boxing Day

Christmas/New Year 2023-24

2. The University will officially be closed from the close of business Friday, 22 December 2023 and reopen on Tuesday, 2 January 2024.

Details of the closure are:

Monday 25 December 2023 Christmas Day
Tuesday 26 December 2023 Boxing Day
Wednesday 27 December 2023 Public Holiday (in lieu of August Bank Holiday)
Thursday 28 December 2023 University leave day
Friday 29 December 2023 University leave day
Monday 1 January 2024 New Year's Day

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

  • Monday 25 December, Tuesday 26 December and Monday 1 January will be eligible for normal penalties applying to work on public holidays;
  • Wednesday 27 December, Thursday 28 December and Friday 29 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 2023:

Coffs Harbour Gold Cup   TBC
Gold Coast Annual Show Friday, 1 September  
Lismore Cup    TBC