• Lodgment and payment dates on weekends or public holidays

    The lodgment program adopts standard due dates that may fall on a weekend or public holiday. When a due date for lodgment of an approved form or payment of a tax debt falls on a day that is not a business day, you can lodge or pay on the next business day. For the purpose of this rule, ‘business day’ means a day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a day that is a public holiday.

    A public holiday is defined as a day that is a public holiday for the whole of any state or territory in Australia. This means if a due date falls on a public holiday that is a public holiday for the whole of a state or territory, taxpayers in all states and territories can lodge or pay on the first business day, even if they don't celebrate that public holiday.

    Public holiday dates may change during the year. We will review and update these tables with the most current information.

    Public holidays and due dates – 2017

    Date of public holiday

    Name of public holiday

    First business day

    7 August (Mon)

    Picnic Day (NT)

    8 August (Tue)

    25 September (Mon)

    Family and Community Day (ACT)

    Queen's Birthday (WA)

    26 September (Tue)

    29 September(Fri)

    Grand Final Friday (VIC)

    3 October (Tue)

    2 October (Mon)

    Labour Day (ACT, NSW, SA)

    Queen's Birthday (QLD)

    3 October (Tue)

    7 November (Tue)

    Melbourne Cup (VIC)

    8 November (Wed)

    25 December (Mon)

    Christmas Day

    27 December (Wed)

    26 December (Tue)

    Boxing Day

    Proclamation Day (SA)

    27 December (Wed)

    Public holidays and due dates – 2018

    Date of public holiday

    Name of public holiday

    First business day

    1 January (Mon)

    New Year's Day

    2 January (Tue)

    26 January (Fri)

    Australia Day

    29 January (Mon)

    5 March (Mon)

    Labour Day (WA)

    6 March (Tue)

    12 March (Mon)

    Eight Hours Day (TAS)

    Labour Day (VIC)

    March Public Holiday (SA)

    Canberra Day (ACT)

    13 March (Tue)

    30 March (Fri)

    Good Friday

    3 April (Tue)

    2 April (Mon)

    Easter Monday

    3 April (Tue)

    25 April (Wed)

    ANZAC Day

    26 April (Thur)

    7 May (Mon)

    May Day (NT)

    Labour Day (QLD)

    8 May (Tue)

    4 June (Mon)

    Western Australia Day

    5 June (Tue)

    11 June (Mon)

    Queen's Birthday (excluding WA and QLD)

    12 June (Tue)

    Last modified: 30 Jun 2017QC 34577