WITH some intelligent planning, Canberrans can greater than double their break day work subsequent yr.

In line with comparability web site Finder, by reserving depart days strategically, staff within the ACT can maximise their days off and get 59 days of vacation time subsequent yr.

Canberra staff are among the luckiest in the case of public holidays with 12 days off. That’s along with the usual 20 days of annual depart.

Right here’s how one can do it

E book in annual depart for the times in italics. The opposite days are both weekends or public holidays.


Sunday 1 January (New Yr’s Day)

Monday 2 January (Public vacation: New Yr’s Day noticed)

Thursday 26 January (Public vacation: Australia Day)

Friday 27 January

Saturday 28 January

Sunday 29 January

  • Vacation size: 4 days
  • Annual depart used: 1 day


Saturday 11 March

Sunday 12 March

Monday 13 March (Public vacation: Canberra Day)

  • Vacation size: 3 days
  • Annual depart used: 0 days


Saturday 1 April

Sunday 2 April

Monday 3 April

Tuesday 4 April

Wednesday 5 April

Thursday 6 April

Friday 7 April (Public vacation: Good Friday)

Saturday 8 April

Sunday 9 April

Monday 10 April (Public vacation: Easter Monday)

Tuesday 11 April

Wednesday 12 April

Thursday 13 April

Friday 14 April

Saturday 15 April

Sunday 16 April

  • Vacation size: 16 days
  • Annual depart used: 8 days

Saturday 22 April

Sunday 23 April

Monday 24 April

Tuesday 25 April (Public vacation: Anzac Day)

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Wednesday 26 April

Thursday 27 April

Friday 28 April

Saturday 29 April

Sunday 30 April


Saturday 27 Could

Sunday 28 Could

Monday 29 Could (Public vacation: Reconciliation Day)


Saturday 10 June

Sunday 11 June

Monday 12 June (Public vacation: Queens Birthday)

  • Vacation size: 3 days
  • Annual depart used: 0 days


Saturday 30 September

Sunday 1 October

Monday 2 October (Public vacation: Labour Day)

Tuesday 3 October

Wednesday 4 October

Thursday 5 October

Friday 6 October

Saturday 7 October

Sunday 8 October

  • Vacation size: 9 days
  • Annual depart used: 4 days

December and January:

Saturday 23 December

Sunday 24 December

Monday 25 December (Public vacation: Christmas Day)

Tuesday 26 December (Public vacation: Boxing Day)

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 29 December

Saturday 30 December

Sunday 30 December

Monday 1 January 2024 (Public vacation: New Yr’s Day)

  • Vacation size: 10 days, together with New Yr’s Day in 2024.
  • Annual depart used: 3 days


  • Whole vacation days: 59 days (together with 1 day in 2024)
  • Annual depart used: 20 days

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Ian Meikle, editor