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Australian Capital Territory
Australia Day: January 26. Commemorates the first settlement by the British in 1788 under Captain Arthur Phillip.
ANZAC Day: April 25. A holiday in Australia and New Zealand which honors all who died in wars, and memorializes in particular the troops who were slaughtered at Gallipoli in World War I. ANZAC is an acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. [also observed in Tonga and Western Samoa]
Queen's Birthday: June 8. The actual birthday of the Queen is April 15, and the birthday of the Queen's husband, Prince Phillip, is June 10. The holiday is observed in June to allow a break before winter.
Labour Day: An eight hour work day was established in 1871. The date varies by territory.


New South Wales
Labour Day: October 1. The authorities adjust the spring vacation dates for schools so that Labour Day is the tenth day of the sixteen day break.
Public holidays: New Year's Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Bank Holiday (Aug), Labour Day, Christmas, Boxing Day.


Northern Territory
Public holidays: New Year's Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Labour Day (May), Christmas, Boxing Day.


Queensland
Public holidays: New Year's Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Labour Day (May), Bank Holiday (Aug), Christmas, Boxing Day.


South Australia
Proclamation Day: December 28. South Australia was proclaimed to be a colony on December 28, 1836.
Eight Hour Day: October 11.
Public holidays: New Year's Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Labour Day (Oct), Proclamation Day, Christmas, Boxing Day.


Tasmania
Recreation Day: November 1.
Hobert Regatta Day: February 9. A holiday in southern Tasmania celebrated with two days of water carnivals and sailing races.
Public holidays: New Year's Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Labour Day (Mar), Bank Holiday (Apr), Christmas, Boxing Day.


Victoria
Melbourne Cup Day: first Tuesday in November (Nov 2, 2004). The only public holiday in the world in honor of a horse race. This day has been observed since 1867.
Public holidays: New Year's Day (Jan 1-2), Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Melbourne Cup Day (Melbourne), Labour Day (Mar), Bank Holiday (Apr), Cup Day. Christmas, Boxing Day.


Western Australia
Foundation Day: first Monday in June (Jun 7, 2004). Commemorates the foundation of the Swan River Colony on June 1, 1829.
Public holidays: New Year's Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Labour Day (Mar), Foundation Day, Christmas, Boxing Day.

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