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How to turn 20 days of annual leave into up to 58 days off

We've done the maths, and this is how to make the most of your annual leave in 2022.

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Ever wished you could have more time on holiday? Or that you didn't have to choose between a 3-week Euro trip and an Asian getaway?

With a bit of clever annual leave booking, you can maximise your days off and get 50 days or more of holiday time per year no matter which Australian state you live in.

It all comes down to careful planning around existing public holidays and long weekends. That and maxing out your 20 days of annual leave, which is the legal minimum for full-time employees in Australia.

Choose your state to see the complete guide to maximising your annual leave:

What we found:

  • Those living in the ACT, Victoria or Tasmania are the luckiest and can get the most days off this year (58). This is followed by Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia with 55 days.
  • Those living in New South Wales get the least.
  • You can have a whopping 23-day holiday with only 12 days of annual leave across Australia over the Easter long weekend.

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