Public Holidays in Adelaide, South Australia

Name Date
New Year 1-Jan
Australia Day 26-Jan
Good Friday variable date
Easter Saturday variable date
Easter Sunday variable date
Easter Monday variable date
Anzac Day 25-Apr
Queen’s Birthday 2nd Monday in June
Labour Day 1st Monday in October
Christmas Day 25-Dec
Boxing Day 26-Dec
Adelaide Cup 2nd Monday in March
Total Holidays 12


Adelaide Cup Day is held on the second Monday in March in South Australia (held in May before 2006).

Proclamation Day is the South Australian public holiday that celebrates the proclamation of South Australia as a British province. The proclamation was made by Captain John Hindmarsh, beside The Old Gum Tree at Glenelg, on 28 December 1836. The proclamation included the same protection under the law for the local native population as for the settlers. It is now a public holidayin South Australia, although this holiday is held on the first otherwise working day after the Christmas Day public holiday (usually 26 December). Formal ceremonies and celebrations are always held on 28 December.