In addition to annual holidays, employees are entitled to 11 public holidays each year, if the public holidays fall on days the employee would normally work.
There are two types of public holidays; the Christmas and New Year period, and other holidays. Special rules apply to the Christmas and New Year holidays. These rules do not apply to all other public holidays. If the Christmas and New Year holidays fall on the weekend and your employees do not normally work on the weekend, the holiday is transferred to the following Monday or Tuesday so that the employee is still entitled to a paid day off if they normally work those days. Please see the public holiday dates information factsheet for details.