Public holidays

2021 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 2021:

Date NSW holidays Queensland holidays
1 January New Year's Day New Year's Day
26 January Australia Day (observed) Australia Day (observed)
2 April Good Friday Good Friday
3 April Easter Saturday The day after Good Friday
4 April Easter Sunday Easter Sunday
5 April Easter Monday Easter Monday
25 April ANZAC Day -
26 April - ANZAC Day
3 May - Labour Day
14 June Queen's Birthday -
August Bank holiday (to be taken the first working day after Boxing Day)
4 October Labour Day Queen's Birthday
24 December - Christmas Eve (6pm - midnight)
25 December Christmas Day Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day Boxing Day
27 December Christmas Day (Additional Day) In lieu Boxing Day
28 December Boxing Day (Additional Day)  

Christmas/New Year 2021-22

2. The University will officially be closed from the close of business Friday, 17 December 2021 and reopen on Tuesday, 4 January 2022.

Details of the closure are:

Monday-Friday 20 December 2021 - 24 December 2021 University leave days
Saturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day
Sunday 26 December 2021 Boxing Day
Monday 27 December 2021 Christmas Day (Additional Day)
Tuesday 28 December 2021 Boxing Day (Additional Day)
Wednesday 29 December 2021 Public Holiday (in lieu of August Bank Holiday)
Thursday 30 December 2021 University leave day
Friday 31 December 2021 University leave day
Monday 3 January 2022 New Year's Day (additional day)

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

  • Saturday 25 December, Sunday 26 December, Monday 27 December, Tuesday 28 December and Monday 3 January will be eligible for normal penalties applying to work on public holidays;
  • Wednesday 29 December, Thursday 30 December and Friday 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.

Local public holidays

4. Local public holidays gazetted for 2021:

Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Thursday, 5 August
Part day from 12 midday to 5.30pm
Gold Coast Annual Show Friday, 27 August  
Lismore Cup Thursday, 23 September Part day from 12 midday to 6.00pm