Local Public Holidays in NSW

Local public holidays declared after 31 December 2011 are now made under the Public Holidays Act 2010 by ministerial order and published on the NSW legislation website. In determining local public holiday entitlements, employees/employers should consider the terms of the relevant industrial instrument (ie award, agreement or employment contract) and the National Employment Standards under the Fair Work Act 2009.

Local public holidays and half day holidays that have been declared by Order are published on the NSW legislation website and are listed below. As the declared local public holidays are published, this list will be updated to reflect the additional holidays.

 

Local Public Holidays in NSW 2021

Date Locality Event

1 Friday, 5 February 2021

Part-day from 12 midday to 6.00 pm

Walcha Council area.  Walcha Cup

Friday, 19 March 2021

Half-day from 12 midday

Albury City Council area.

Albury Gold Cup

Friday, 26 March 2021

Half-day from 12 midday

Muswellbrook Shire Council area. Muswellbrook Cup

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Part-day from 12 midday to 5 pm

Police Patrol Districts of Maclean, Yamba and Iluka within the Clarence Valley local government area. Maclean Show

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Part-day from 8.30 am to 7 pm

That part of Yeoval that is situated within the Cabonne Shire Council area. Yeoval Show

Monday, 10 May 2021

Half-day from 12 midday

Bogan Shire Council area. Nyngan Show 

Friday, 14 May 2021

Half-day from 12 midday

Aberdeen, Blandford, Bunnan, Ellerston, Gundy, Moonan Brook, Moonan Flat, Murrurundi, Parkville, Scone, Rouchel, Timor and Wingen within the Upper Hunter Shire local government area. Scone Cup

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Coonamble Shire Council area

Coonamble Show

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Part-day from 1 pm to 5 pm

Grafton City within the Clarence Valley local government area Ramornie Handicap

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Part-day from 1 pm to 5 pm

Grafton City within the Clarence Valley local government area. Grafton Cup

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Part-day from 12 midday to 5:30pm

Coffs Harbour City Council area. Coffs Harbour Gold Cup

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Part-day from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

The order creating this local public holiday has been revoked2

Trundle, Bogan Gate and Bruie Plains (suburbs), as shown edged red on the map marked “Trundle Show Boundaries” deposited in the office of Parkes Shire Council.

Trundle Show

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Part-day from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

The order creating this local public holiday has been revoked2

Peak Hill (suburb), as shown edged blue on the map marked “Peak Hill Show Boundaries” deposited in the office of Parkes Shire Council.

Peak Hill Show

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Part-day from 12 midday to 5.00 pm

The order creating this local public holiday has been revoked2

Parkes, Tichborne, Nelungaloo, Gunningbland, Cooks Myall, Goonumbla, Alectown, part of Mandagery and part of Cookamidgera (suburbs), as shown edged pink on the map marked “Parkes Show Boundaries” deposited in the office of Parkes Shire Council.

Parkes Show

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Part-day from 12 midday to 6pm

The order creating this local public holiday has been revoked3

Town improvement districts of West Wyalong, Wyalong and Tallimba, as shown edged black on the maps marked “Town Improvement District Wyalong/West Wyalong” and “Town improvement District Tallimba” deposited in the office of Bland Shire Council.West Wyalong Show

West Wyalong Show

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Part-day from 12 midday to 6.00 pm

The order creating this local public holiday has been revoked4

Lismore City Council area.

Lismore Cup

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Part-day from 1 pm to 5 pm

The order creating this local public holiday has been amended from 4 November 20215

Grafton City within the Clarence Valley local government area.

Jacaranda Festival

 

Please visit the link here for Local Public Holidays 2013 to 2020. (PDF, 125 KB)

Public Holidays Act 2010 - Public Holidays Amendment Order 2021 published on the Legislation website on 15 February 2021

Public Holidays Act 2010 - Public Holidays Amendment Order 2019 published on the Legislation website on 17 December 2019.

2 https://legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/pdf/asmade/sl-2021-440 - published on the Legislation website on 11 August 2021.

https://legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/pdf/asmade/sl-2021-503 - published on the Legislation website on 31 August 2021.

https://legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/pdf/asmade/sl-2021-536 - published on the Legislation website on 15 September 2021.

https://legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/pdf/asmade/sl-2021-626 - published on the Legislation website on 27 October 2021.

Local Public Holidays in NSW 2022

Date Locality Event

Friday 4 February 2022

Part-day from midday to 6pm

Walcha local government area

Walcha Cup

Friday 11 February 2022

Part-day from 9am to 5pm

The order creating this local public holiday has been revoked1

The Parish of Cambewarra and the parts of the Parishes of Bugong, Burrawang, Wallawa and Yarrawa within the County of Camden that are also within the City of Shoalhaven local government area

Kangaroo Valley Show

Friday 25 March 2022

Half-day from midday

City of Albury local government area

Albury Gold Cup

Friday 1 April 2022 

Half-day from midday

Muswellbrook local government area

Muswellbrook Cup

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Part-day from midday to 5pm

Police Patrol Districts of Iluka, Maclean and Yamba within the Clarence Valley local government area

Maclean Show

Friday 13 May 2022

Half-day from midday

Aberdeen, Blandford, Bunnan, Ellerston, Gundy, Moonan Brook, Moonan Flat, Murrurundi, Parkville, Rouchel, Scone, Timor and Wingen within the Upper Hunter Shire local government area

Scone Cup

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Part-day from 8.30 am to 7 pm

The part of Yeoval within the Cabonne Shire Council area.

Yeoval Show

Monday, 23 May 2022

Bogan local government area.

Nyngan Show2

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Coonamble local government area

Coonamble Show

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Part-day from 1pm to 5pm

Grafton City within the Clarence Valley local government area

Ramornie Handicap

Thursday 14 July 2022

Part-day from 1pm to 5pm

Grafton City within the Clarence Valley local government area

Grafton Cup

Thursday 4 August

2022

Part-day from midday to 5.30pm

City of Coffs Harbour local government area

Coffs Harbour Gold Cup

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Part-day from 9am to 5pm

Bogan Gate, Bruie Plains and Trundle, as shown edged red on the map marked “Trundle Show Boundaries” deposited in the office of Parkes Shire Council Trundle Show

Wednesday 24 August 2022

Part-day from 9am to 5pm

Peak Hill, as shown edged blue on the map marked “Peak Hill Show Boundaries” deposited in the office of Parkes Shire Council

Peak Hill Show

Tuesday 30 August 2022 

Part-day from midday to 5pm

Alectown, Cooks Myall, Goonumbla, Gunningbland, Nelungaloo, Parkes, Tichborne, part of Cookamidgera and part of Mandagery, as shown edged pink on the map marked “Parkes Show Boundaries” deposited in the office of Parkes Shire Council

Parkes Show

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Part-day from midday to 6 pm

Town improvement districts of West Wyalong, Wyalong and Tallimba, as shown edged black on the maps marked “Town Improvement District Wyalong/West Wyalong” and “Town improvement District Tallimba” deposited in the office of Bland Shire Council.

West Wyalong Show

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Part-day from 1 pm to 5 pm

Grafton City within the Clarence Valley local government area.

Jacaranda Festival

Public Holidays Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 published on the NSW legislation website on 17 December 2021

1 Public Holidays Amendment (City of Shoalhaven) Order 2022 under the Public Holidays Act 2010

Public Holidays Amendment (Bogan Shire Council) Order 2022

 

Local Public Holidays in NSW 2023

Date Locality Event

Friday 3 February 2023

Part-day from midday to 6pm

Walcha local government area

Walcha Cup

Friday 17 February 2023

Part-day from 9am to 5pm

The Parish of Cambewarra and the parts of the Parishes of Bugong, Burrawang, Wallawa and Yarrawa within the County of Camden that are also within the City of Shoalhaven local government area

Kangaroo Valley Show

Friday 24 March 2023

Half-day from midday

City of Albury local government area

Albury Gold Cup

Friday 31 March 2023

Half-day from midday

 Muswellbrook local government area Muswellbrook Cup

Wednesday 26 April 2023

Part-day from 1pm to 5pm 

Police Patrol Districts of Iluka, Maclean and Yamba within the Clarence Valley local government area, as shown on the “Police Patrol District Map” published on the Clarence Valley Council website

Maclean Show

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Part-day from 8:30am to 7pm

 

The part of Yeoval within the Cabonne local government area

Yeoval Show

Friday 12 May 2023

Half-day from midday

Aberdeen, Blandford, Bunnan, Ellerston, Gundy, Moonan Brook, Moonan Flat, Murrurundi, Parkville, Rouchel, Scone, Timor and Wingen within the Upper Hunter Shire local government area

Scone Cup

Monday 15 May 2023

Bogan local government area

Nyngan Show

Wednesday 24 May 2023

Coonamble local government area

Coonamble Show

Wednesday 12 July 2023

Part-day from 1pm to 5pm

 

City of Grafton within the Clarence Valley local government area, as shown on the “City of Grafton Map” published on the Clarence Valley Council website

Ramornie Handicap

Thursday 13 July 2023

Part-day from 1pm to 5pm

City of Grafton within the Clarence Valley local government area, as shown on the “City of Grafton Map” published on the Clarence Valley Council website

Grafton Cup

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Part-day from 9am to 5pm

Bogan Gate, Bruie Plains and Trundle, as shown edged red on the map marked “Trundle Show Boundaries” deposited in the office of Parkes Shire Council

Trundle Show

Wednesday 23 August 2023

Part-day from 9am to 5pm

Peak Hill, as shown edged blue on the map marked “Peak Hill Show Boundaries” deposited in the office of Parkes Shire Council

Peak Hill Show

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Part-day from midday to 5pm

Alectown, Cooks Myall, Goonumbla, Gunningbland, Nelungaloo, Parkes, Tichborne, part of Cookamidgera and part of Mandagery, as shown edged pink on the map marked “Parkes Show Boundaries” deposited in the office of Parkes Shire Council

Parkes Show

Wednesday 6 September 2023

Part-day from midday to 6pm

 

Town improvement districts of Tallimba, West Wyalong and Wyalong, as shown edged black on the maps marked “Town Improvement District Tallimba” and “Town Improvement District Wyalong/West Wyalong” deposited in the office of Bland Shire Council

West Wyalong Show

Thursday 2 November 2023

Part-day from 1pm to 5pm

City of Grafton within the Clarence Valley local government area, as shown on the “City of Grafton Map” published on the Clarence Valley Council website

Jacaranda Festival

Public Holidays Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 published on the NSW legislation website on 17 December 2021

Public Holidays Amendment Order 2022 published on the NSW Legislation website on 16 December 2022

 

Local Public Holidays in NSW 2024

Part-day from midday to 6pm on 9 February
2024
Walcha local government area

Walcha Cup

Part day from 9am to 5pm on 16 February 2024

Locality – The localities of Barrengarry, Kangaroo Valley and Upper Kangaroo River within the Shoalhaven City Council area, as highlighted on the map published on the Shoalhaven City Council website.

Kangaroo Valley Show

Half-day from midday on 22 March 2024

City of Albury local government area

Albury Gold Cup

Half-day from midday on 5 April 2024

Muswellbrook local government area

Muswellbrook Cup

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Part-day from 1pm to 5pm

Police Patrol Districts of Iluka, Maclean and Yamba within the Clarence Valley local government area, as shown on the “Police Patrol District Map” published on the Clarence Valley Council website

Maclean Show

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Part-day from 8:30am to 7pm

The part of Yeoval within the Cabonne local government area

Yeoval Show

6 May 2024

Bogan local government area

Nyngan Show

15 May 2024

Coonamble local government area

Coonamble Show

Half-day from midday on 17 May 2024

Aberdeen, Blandford, Bunnan, Ellerston,
Gundy, Moonan Brook, Moonan Flat,
Murrurundi, Parkville, Rouchel, Scone, Timor
and Wingen within the Upper Hunter Shire local
government area

Scone Cup

Part-day from 1pm to 5pm on 17 July 2024 Area shaded blue and marked “Area within City
of Grafton” on the “City of Grafton Map”
published on the Clarence Valley Council
website

Ramornie Handicap

Part-day from 1pm to 5pm on 18 July 2024 Area shaded blue and marked “Area within City
of Grafton” on the “City of Grafton Map”
published on the Clarence Valley Council
website

Grafton Cup

Part-day from 9am to 5pm on 14 August 2024

 

Bogan Gate, Bruie Plains and Trundle, as shown
edged red on the map marked “Trundle Show
Boundaries” published on the Parkes Shire
Council website

Trundle Show

Part-day from 9am to 5pm on 21 August 2024

Peak Hill, as shown edged blue on the map
marked “Peak Hill Show Boundaries” published
on the Parkes Shire Council website

Peak Hill Show

Part-day from midday to 5pm on 27 August
2024

Alectown, Cooks Myalls, Goonumbla,
Gunningbland, Nelungaloo, Parkes, Tichborne,
part of Cookamidgera and part of Mandagery, as
shown edged pink on the map marked “Parkes
Show Boundaries” published on the Parkes
Shire Council website

Parkes Show

Wednesday 4 September 2024

Part-day from midday to 6pm

 

Town improvement districts of Tallimba, West Wyalong and Wyalong, as shown edged black on the maps marked “Town Improvement District Tallimba” and “Town Improvement District Wyalong/West Wyalong” deposited in the office of Bland Shire Council

West Wyalong Show

Thursday 31 October 2024

Part-day from 1pm to 5pm

Area shaded blue and marked “Area within City
of Grafton” on the “City of Grafton Map”
published on the Clarence Valley Council
website

Jacaranda Festival

Public Holidays Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 published on the NSW legislation website on 17 December 2021

Public Holidays Amendment Order 2022 published on the NSW Legislation website on 16 December 2022

Public Holidays Amendment Order 2023 (PDF, 213 KB) published on the NSW Legislation website on 20 December 2023

 

 

Local Public Holidays in NSW 2025

Date Locality Event
Part-day from midday to 6pm on 7 February
2025
Walcha local government area

Walcha Cup

Part-day from 9am to 5pm on 14 February 2025 The localities of Barrengarry, Kangaroo Valley
and Upper Kangaroo River and within the
Shoalhaven City Council area, as highlighted on
the map and published on the Shoalhaven City
Council website

Kangaroo Valley Show

Half-day from midday on 21 March 2025 City of Albury local government area

Albury Gold Cup

Half-day from midday on 16 May 2025 Aberdeen, Blandford, Bunnan, Ellerston,
Gundy, Moonan Brook, Moonan Flat,
Murrurundi, Parkville, Rouchel, Scone, Timor
and Wingen within the Upper Hunter Shire local
government area

Scone Cup

4 June 2025 Coonamble local government area

Coonamble Show

Part-day from 9am to 5pm on 13 August 2025 Bogan Gate, Bruie Plains and Trundle, as shown
edged red on the map marked “Trundle Show
Boundaries” published on the Parkes Shire
Council website

Trundle Show

Part-day from 9am to 5pm on 20 August 2025 Peak Hill, as shown edged blue on the map
marked “Peak Hill Show Boundaries” published
on the Parkes Shire Council website

Peak Hill Show

Part-day from midday to 5pm on 26 August
2025
Alectown, Cooks Myalls, Goonumbla,
Gunningbland, Nelungaloo, Parkes, Tichborne,
part of Cookamidgera and part of Mandagery, as
shown edged pink on the map marked “Parkes
Show Boundaries” published on the Parkes
Shire Council website

Parkes Show

Public Holidays Amendment Order 2022 published on the NSW Legislation website on 16 December 2022

Public Holidays Amendment Order 2023 (PDF, 213 KB) published on the NSW Legislation website on 20 December 2023