Public Holidays in Darwin, Northern Territory

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
May Day 1st Monday in May
Queen’s Birthday 2nd Monday in June
Picnic Day 1st Monday in August
Christmas Day 25-Dec
Boxing Day 26-Dec
Total Holidays 12


Picnic Day is a public holiday in the Northern Territory of Australia which takes place every year on the first Monday of August. It was originally declared a public holiday to enable Darwin’s railway workers to go to Adelaide River for a picnic.