NT Public Holidays 2023

The Northern Territory has a combination of statewide public holidays and regional public holidays for local shows in some areas. The areas of the NT that have regional public holidays are Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Darwin and Borroloola.

The holiday list below shows both statewide and regional Northern Territory public holidays.

Holiday TitleDateHoliday TypeArea
New Year’s DaySunday, 1 January 2023PublicNT Wide
New Year’s Day Additional DayMonday, 2 January 2023PublicNT Wide
Australia DayThursday, 26 January 2023PublicNT Wide
Good FridayFriday, 7 April 2023PublicNT Wide
Day following Good FridaySaturday, 8 April 2023PublicNT Wide
Easter MondayMonday, 10 April 2023PublicNT Wide
Anzac DayTuesday, 25 April 2023PublicNT Wide
May DayMonday, 1 May 2023PublicNT Wide
King’s BirthdayMonday, 12 June 2023PublicNT Wide
Alice Springs Show DayFriday, 7 July 2023RegionalAlice Springs
Tennant Creek Show DayFriday, 14 July 2023RegionalTennant Creek
Katherine Show DayFriday, 21 July 2023RegionalKatherine
Darwin Show DayFriday, 28 July 2023RegionalDarwin
Borroloola Show DayFriday, 18 August 2023RegionalBorroloola
Picnic DayMonday, 7 August 2023PublicNT Wide
Christmas Eve*Sunday, 24 December 2023PublicNT Wide
Christmas DayMonday, 25 December 2023PublicNT Wide
Boxing DayTuesday, 26 December 2023PublicNT Wide
New Year’s Eve (Part Day)Sunday, 31 December 2023PublicNT Wide


*In the Northern Territory, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are part-day public holidays (7 pm til midnight).

The Queen’s Birthday public holiday has been replaced by the King’s Birthday public holiday.

Information presented is from NT Government sources.