How to turn 20 days of leave into 53 days of holidays in Tasmania

Maximise your leave days to get the most out of your holidays in 2019.

With four long weekends and a handful of other public holidays scattered throughout the year, Tasmania boasts the highest number of holidays in Australia. And being a small-yet-diverse state that just begs for weekend road trips, we want you to make the absolute most of it.

While not all of Tasmania gets a bonus day off for the Royal Hobart Regatta, we’ve calculated the holiday days for the parts of the state that do get a public holiday on this day.

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)

Tuesday 29 January

Wednesday 30 January

Thursday 31 January

Friday 1 February

Saturday 2 February

Sunday 3 February

Monday 4 February

Tuesday 5 February

Wednesday 6 February

Thursday 7 February

Friday 8 February

Saturday 9 February

Sunday 10 February

Monday 11 February (Public holiday: Royal Hobart Regatta)

  • Holiday length: 17 days
  • Annual leave used: 9 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Head to the US and make it easier on yourself by booking a tour as well


Friday 8 March

Saturday 9 March

Sunday 10 March

Monday 11 March (Public holiday: Eight Hours Day)


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


Saturday 8 June

Sunday 9 June

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


Thursday 24 October (Public holiday: Royal Hobart Show)

Friday 25 October

Saturday 26 October

Sunday 27 October

  • Holiday length: 4 days
  • Annual leave used: 1 day
  • Holiday suggestion: Join the fun at the Royal Hobart Show


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


  • Total holiday days: 53 days
  • Annual leave used: 20 days

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