Public holidays over Christmas and New Year
There are 4 public holidays over Christmas and New Year.
The 4 public holidays are:
- Christmas Day (25 December)
- Boxing Day (26 December)
- New Year’s Day (1 January)
- 2 January.
When Christmas public holidays fall on a weekend
If Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day or 2 January are on a Saturday or Sunday and you don’t normally work weekends, the next work day (or days) will be the public holidays.
If Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall on a Saturday and Sunday and:
- you usually work Monday to Friday — you’ll get Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 December as paid public holidays
- you usually work weekends — you’ll get Saturday and Sunday as paid days off. Or, if you work, you’ll be paid time and a half and be able to take a paid day off later.
If public holidays fall inside the closedown period, you’ll be paid for them if they’re on days you usually work.