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RoundAbout Travel - Australia

How To Make The Most Of Your Annual Leave In 2021

For many of us 2020 was the year we stayed home and delayed our holidays, now we’re looking forward to 2021 and making the most of our annual leave to get out and see Australia.

Whether you are looking to visit Uluru for the first time, relax with a cocktail in hand on a tropical island, or just escape the city for a staycation, travelling at key times throughout the year means you can make the most of the public holidays and maximise your Annual leave. Below we’ve highlighted the public holidays for each state to help you plan your holidays and make the most of your time!

Australia Wide

Just by planning your getaways around the national public holidays, you could get up to 37  days off from only 15 annual leave days.

South Australia

Along with the national public holidays, South Australians have three additional long weekends spread throughout the year. South Australians can take advantage of travelling in different seasons to see the most of Australia.


Victorias have the most public holidays out of all of the states including the AFL Grand Final and the Melbourne Cup.

New South Wales

New South Wales has an additional two public holidays along with the four national holidays, the June and October long weekends give residents the chance to take a mid-year break!


Along with the May long weekend, Queenslanders can enjoy a break before the end of the year around the October long weekend.

Northern Territory

Make the most of the dry season in the Northern Territory with extra public holidays in May and August.

Westen Australia

The public holidays in Western Australia are spread out throughout the year, making it even easier to take multiple breaks!

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT is luckily enough to have the most public holidays in Australia with a total of seven long weekends through out the year. Its central location makes it even easier for quick weekend trips along the east coast.


Tasmanians can make the most of their annual leave in the first six months of the year with six public holidays falling in the first half of the year.

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