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South Australia: How to turn 20 days of leave into 51 of holiday time

South Australia, here’s how to maximise your holidays in 2019.

Let’s face it. Four weeks out of 51 is barely enough holiday time. We thought it was time to help get South Australians crafty with their 20 days of annual leave, and have pieced them perfectly around 2018’s public holidays to make the most out of their little time off.

It turns out you can come up with 51 days worth of long weekends and extended getaways with a little bit of planning.

Take off the following days in italics as annual leave:


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)

Tuesday 29 January

Wednesday 30 January

Thursday 31 January

Friday 1 February

Saturday 2 February

Sunday 3 February


Saturday 10 March

Sunday 11 March

Monday 12 March (Public holiday - March Day)

  • Total run: 3 days / 0 annual leave days
  • Holiday suggestion: Spend the long weekend on Kangaroo Island. Wine in hand, naturally.


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

Don't let this opportunity pass - check out where you could be off to for just 3 annual leave days:


Saturday 8 June

Sunday 9 June

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

  • Total run: 3 days / 0 annual leave days
  • Holiday suggestion: Take it easy and keep it local. You might even like to check out Groupon or Scoopon for a staycation deal.


Saturday 5 September

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

  • Total run: 9 days / 4 annual leave days
  • Holiday suggestion: Give yourself a island escape and hightail it to Fiji for a week.


Saturday 21 December

Sunday 22 December

Monday 23 December

Tuesday 24 December (Public holiday from 7pm until midnight)

Wednesday 25 December (Public holiday - Christmas Day)

Thursday 26 December (Public holiday - Proclamation Day)

Friday 27 December

Saturday 28 December

Sunday 29 December

Monday 30 December

Tuesday 31 December

  • Total run: 11 days / 5 annual leave days
  • Holiday suggestion: We reckon Bali is always a good idea, but especially over Christmas. Book early though!

That's a lot of trips to plan! Keep an eye on our Boxing Day flight sales to get those holidays booked.

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Alex Keshen

Alex takes care of the travel section here at If there's a new sale on tours or cruises, discounted flights or hotels, or anything else that can be on offer, she'll fill you in.

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