The state of New South Wales has a number of “Bank Holidays” – also known as Public Holidays – throughout the year.
With religious holidays, state specific holidays and national celebration holidays, there are a total of 10 Bank Holidays observed in Sydney.
In chronological order, NSW has the following public holidays each year: New Year’s Day (1 January); Australia Day (26 January); Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday (varies, March/April); Anzac Day 25 April; Queen’s Birthday (varies, early June); Bank Holiday (first Monday in August); Labour Day (varies, September/October); Christmas Day (25 December); Boxing Day (26 December).
The New South Wales Bank Holiday that is held on the first Monday of August each year is exclusive to New South Wales. It only applies to certain employees that work within the banking sector and therefore all banks in NSW are closed on this day.
On other public holidays, public transport still runs, albeit on a Sunday schedule, so why not take the opportunity to get out and explore Sydney. Head up to Bondi or Manly or check out one of the attractions in the CBD. There are a range of other Sydney attractions remain open on public holidays including the Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb, Taronga Zoo, SEA Life Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
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