Public holidays in Australia are declared on a state and territory basis, so they may differ from state to state.
Shops, banks, offices and schools are usually closed, or have unusual opening hours on public holidays, so keep an eye out for them.
Australian employees usually have the right to take a public holiday off work with regular pay, or if they choose to work, they will usually receive a higher wage for the day.
Here is a list of Australian public holidays that are celebrated in Sydney
The first day of the new year: 1st of January
26th of January (but if it falls on a weekend, then the following Monday is a public holiday)
Four days long holiday from Friday to Monday, the exacts dates vary every year. In 2023 it was 7-10 April.
25th of April – National day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand
In most of Australia, it is celebrated on the second Monday of June (except QLD and WA). In 2023 it was 12th of June.
The first Monday in October (in NSW, ACT and SA): 2nd of October in 2023
25-26th of December – Christmas Day and Boxing Day