National public holidays

2016

Christmas Day - Sunday 25 December

Boxing Day - Monday 26 December

Christmas Day holiday - Tuesday 27 December

2017

New Year's Day - Sunday 1 January

New Year’s Day holiday – Monday 2 January

Australia Day - Thursday 26 January

Good Friday - Friday 14 April

Easter Monday - Monday 17 April

Anzac Day - Tuesday 25 April

Christmas Day - Monday 25 December

Boxing Day - Tuesday 26 December

State, regional and local public holidays

Public holidays other than those listed above under national public holidays can vary in each state or territory. This includes holidays such as Labour Day and Queen's Birthday.

See the Australian Government website for a handy reference of public holidays in each state and territory.

Retail trading

  • National public holidays
    Our Post Offices are generally closed. Selected Post Offices may be open on some public holidays. This may include some larger outlets in major metropolitan locations or large shopping centres.
  • State, regional or local public holidays
    Some Post Offices may be open depending on the nature of the public holiday and local arrangements.

Please check local newspapers and in your local Post Offices for notices of upcoming public holiday closures or changes to trading hours.

Delivery operations

  • National public holidays
    No mail or parcel deliveries will take place, including Express Post items.
  • State, regional or local public holidays
    No local mail or parcel deliveries will take place, including Express Post items, during state, regional or local public holidays.

The next guaranteed day of delivery for Express Post items posted before closing time on the business day before a public holiday will be the next business day after a public holiday. This applies for all items sent to and from locations within the national, state and Saturday Delivery Express Post networks.

Please allow for additional delivery time if you're sending time-sensitive material around the time of national, state, regional or local public holidays.