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How to stretch 20 days of leave into 55 days of holidays in the NT

Territorians, here’s how you can make the most of your annual leave in 2022.

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With the closest Australian city to Asia and all those cheap flights to Bali and Singapore, we want you Northern Territorians to take advantage of your holidays as much as you can.

We've done the maths and figured out how you can plan your 20 days of annual leave around public holidays and long weekends to get 55 days of holidays. So you better get booking!

When to plan your holidays:

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

The Bungle Bungles landmark. Bundles of black and orange sandstone.


Saturday 1 January (New Year's Day)

Sunday 2 January

Monday 3 January (Public holiday: New Year's Day observed)

Saturday 22 January

Sunday 23 January

Monday 24 January

Tuesday 25 January

Wednesday 26 January (Public holiday: Australia Day)

Thursday 27 January

Friday 28 January

Saturday 29 January

Sunday 30 January

  • Holiday length: 9 days
  • Annual leave used: 4 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Fly to Singapore for some good grub.

April and May:

Saturday 9 April

Sunday 10 April

Monday 11 April

Tuesday 12 April

Wednesday 13 April

Thursday 14 April

Friday 15 April (Public holiday: Good Friday)

Saturday 16 April

Sunday 17 April

Monday 18 April (Public holiday: Easter Monday)

Tuesday 19 April

Wednesday 20 April

Thursday 21 April

Friday 22 April

Saturday 23 April

Sunday 24 April

Monday 25 April (Public holiday: Anzac Day)

Tuesday 26 April

Wednesday 27 April

Thursday 28 April

Friday 29 April

Saturday 30 April

Sunday 1 May

Monday 2 May (Public holiday: Labour Day)

  • Holiday length: 24 days
  • Annual leave used: 12 days
  • Holiday suggestion: With just over 3 weeks of travelling time locked in with this hack you can't not head overseas. Find the perfect Asia getaway with G Adventures

June, July and August:

Saturday 11 June

Sunday 12 June

Monday 13 June (Public holiday: Queen's Birthday)

Saturday 30 July

Sunday 31 July

Monday 1 August (Public holiday: Picnic Day)

  • Holiday length: 3 days
  • Annual leave used: 0 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Stay close to home and explore your own backyard. Go bush for a few days and enjoy a tour of Kakadu.

December and January:

Saturday 17 December

Sunday 18 December

Monday 19 December

Tuesday 20 December

Wednesday 21 December

Thursday 22 December

Friday 23 December

Saturday 24 December

Sunday 25 December (Christmas Day)

Monday 26 December (Public holiday: Christmas Day observed)

Tuesday 27 December (Public holiday: Boxing Day observed)

Wednesday 28 December

Thursday 29 December

Friday 30 December

Saturday 31 December

Sunday 1 January 2023 (New Year's Day)

Monday 2 January 2023 (Public holiday: New Year's Day observed)


  • Total holiday days: 55 days
  • Annual leave used: 20 days

Keep an eye on our Boxing Day flight sales to get these holidays booked.

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