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  • 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 – 2021

    Date of public holiday

    Name of public holiday

    First business day

    2 August (Mon)

    Picnic Day (NT)

    3 August (Tue)

    24 September (Fri)

    Friday before AFL Grand Final (VIC)

    28 September (Tue)

    27 September (Mon)

    Queen's Birthday (WA)

    28 September (Tue)

    4 October (Mon)

    Labour Day (ACT, NSW, SA)

    Queen's Birthday (QLD)

    5 October (Tue)

    2 November (Tue)

    Melbourne Cup (VIC)

    3 November (Wed)

    27 December (Mon)

    Christmas Day

    29 December (Wed)

    28 December (Tue)

    Boxing Day Holiday

    Proclamation Day Holiday (SA)

    29 December (Wed)

    Public holidays and due dates – 2022

    Date of public holiday

    Name of public holiday

    First business day

    3 January (Mon)

    New Year's Day

    4 January (Tue)

    26 January (Wed)

    Australia Day

    27 January (Thu)

    7 March (Mon)

    Labour Day (WA)

    8 March (Tue)

    14 March (Mon)

    Eight Hours Day (TAS)

    Labour Day (VIC)

    March Public Holiday (SA)

    Canberra Day (ACT)

    15 March (Tue)

    15 April (Fri)

    Good Friday

    19 April (Tue)

    18 April (Mon)

    Easter Monday

    19 April (Tue)

    25 April (Mon)

    ANZAC Day

    26 April (Tue)

    2 May (Mon)

    May Day (NT)

    Labour Day (QLD)

    3 May (Tue)

    30 May (Mon)

    Reconciliation Day (ACT)

    31 May (Tue)

    6 June (Mon)

    Western Australia Day

    7 June (Tue)

    13 June (Mon)

    Queen's Birthday (excluding WA and QLD)

    14 June (Tue)

    Last modified: 01 Jul 2021QC 34577