How to turn 20 days of annual leave into 49 days of holiday time in NSW

NSW, here's how to get 49 days of holiday time in 2019, from only 20 days of annual leave.

Do you wish you could have more than one holiday a year? Are you keen for an extended trip to Asia, but also want a couple of city breaks as well? With a bit of holiday-hacking know-how and clever annual leave planning, you can be on holidays for a whopping 49 days of 2019, with no unpaid leave.

20 days is the legal minimum amount of annual leave for full-time employees in Australia, so this hack is doable for any full-time workers. Just book your days off early, before your colleagues discover this idea too!

When to plan your holidays:

Book in annual leave for the days in italics. The other days are either weekends or public holidays.



Tuesday 1 January (Public holiday: New Year's Day)

Wednesday 2 January

Thursday 3 January

Friday 4 January

Saturday 5 January

Sunday 6 January

Saturday 26 January

Sunday 27 January

Monday 28 January (Public holiday: Australia Day)


Saturday 13 April

Sunday 14 April

Monday 15 April

Tuesday 16 April

Wednesday 17 April

Thursday 18 April

Friday 19 April (Public holiday: Good Friday)

Saturday 20 April

Sunday 21 April

Monday 22 April (Public holiday: Easter Monday)

Tuesday 23 April

Wednesday 24 April

Thursday 25 April (Public holiday: ANZAC Day)

Friday 26 April

Saturday 27 April

Sunday 28 April

Want to be inspired? See where you could go over these public holiday breaks


Friday 7 June

Saturday 8 June

Sunday 9 June

Monday 10 June (Public holiday: Queen’s Birthday)


Saturday 5 October

Sunday 6 October

Monday 7 October (Public holiday: Labour Day)

Tuesday 8 October

Wednesday 9 October

Thursday 10 October

Friday 11 October

Saturday 12 October

Sunday 13 October


Saturday 21 December

Sunday 22 December

Monday 23 December

Tuesday 24 December

Wednesday 25 December (Public holiday: Christmas Day)

Thursday 26 December (Public holiday: Boxing Day)

Friday 27 December

Saturday 28 December

Sunday 29 December

Monday 30 December

Tuesday 31 December


  • Total holiday days: 49 days
  • Annual leave used: 20 days

That's a lot of travelling. Keep an eye on our Boxing Day flight sales to get these holidays booked.

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