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: January 1st
26th of January (but if it falls on a weekend, then the following Monday is a public holiday)
Four days long holiday from Friday until Monday, the date varies every year: 19-22 April 2019
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)
The first Monday in October (in NSW, ACT and SA)
25-26th of December – Christmas Day and Boxing Day