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ANZAC Day – when is the public holiday?

04/14/2021

ANZAC Day – when is the public holiday?

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There are different observance practices for ANZAC Day for NSW and the ACT.

In NSW, ANZAC Day is observed on 25 April each year and an additional public holiday is not gazetted if the date falls on a weekend. In 2021, for NSW, ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday. Consequently, rates of pay for employees who work on Sunday, 25 April 2021 will be those set under the General Retail Industry Award 2020 for public holidays.

In the ACT, ANZAC Day is observed on 25 April and if the date falls on a weekend an additional public holiday will be applied. In 2021, for the ACT, ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday. Consequently, both Sunday 25th and Monday 26th of April 2021 are public holidays and employees who work on either day are entitled to the public holiday rates of pay as set by the General Retail Industry Award 2020.

Full or part time employees normally rostered to work on a public holiday and who are not required to work on the day are entitled to payment at their base rate/ordinary time rate (without penalties).

The applicable rates for work on public holidays are contained in NANA’s wage rates schedules which can be downloaded from the Member only section of NANA’s website at www.nana.com.au.

Click HERE for a full list of Public Holidays in NSW and ACT in 2021.

Any NANA Member who requires assistance with any employment matter is invited to contact NANA on 1300 113 044 or by email to nana@nana.com.au.