NT Public Holidays 2026

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 statewide and regional Northern Territory public holidays.

New Year’s DayThursday, 1 January 2026PublicNT Wide
Australia DayMonday, 26 January 2026PublicNT Wide
Good FridayFriday, 3 April 2026PublicNT Wide
Day following Good FridaySaturday, 4 April 2026PublicNT Wide
Easter SundaySunday, 5 April 2026PublicNT Wide
Easter MondayMonday, 6 April 2026PublicNT Wide
ANZAC DaySaturday, 25 April 2026PublicNT Wide
May DayMonday, 4 May 2026PublicNT Wide
King’s BirthdayMonday, 8 June 2026PublicNT Wide
Alice Springs Show DayFriday, 3 July 2026RegionalAlice Springs
Tennant Creek Show DayFriday, 10 July 2026RegionalTennant Creek
Katherine Show DayFriday, 17 July 2026RegionalKatherine
Darwin Show DayFriday, 24 July 2026RegionalDarwin
Picnic DayMonday, 3 August 2026PublicNT Wide
Borroloola Show DayFriday, 21 August 2026RegionalBorroloola
Christmas Eve*Thursday, 24 December 2026PublicNT Wide
Christmas DayFriday, 25 December 2026PublicNT Wide
Boxing Day**Saturday, 26 December 2026PublicNT Wide
Boxing Day Additional HolidayMonday, 28 December 2026PublicNT Wide
New Year’s Eve (Part Day)Thursday, 31 December 2026PublicNT Wide


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

**In 2026, Boxing Day falls on a Saturday. As a result there is an additional holiday on Monday, 28 December 2026.

In 2026, ANZAC Day falls on a Saturday. In the Northern Territory, there is no additional holiday when ANZAC Day falls on a weekend.

Information presented is from NT Government sources.