Christmas - New Year 2018/19 public holiday information

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Employee / workerEmployer

The Christmas/ New Year period is rapidly approaching and it is important to understand public holiday obligations for the festive season. This season's public holidays are:

  • Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December 2018
  • Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 2018
  • New Year's Day, Tuesday 1 January 2019

Employers and employees should be aware of their employment obligations on these public holidays.

The Christmas New Year 2018/19 public holiday arrangements page provides:

  • An overview of the Christmas/ New Year public holiday arrangements
  • Detailed information on public holiday arrangements for
    • State system award free employees
    • Shop and Warehouse Award
    • Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award
    • Hairdressers Award

For more information about employment obligations and entitlements on the upcoming public holidays contact Wageline on 1300 655 266 or via

Please note Wageline will be closed Monday 24 December to Wednesday 2 January 2019 and reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Labour Relations
Department News
06 Nov 2018

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