capital city

Capital

Canberra

currency

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD)

date format

Date format

dd/mm/yyyy

date format

Region

APAC

entitlement

Minimum holiday entitlement

20

paid public holidays

Paid public holidays per year

10

Additional leave compliance rules and complexities

Annual leave

Australian public holidays vary from state to state, but no state observes more than 10 each year.

Sick leave

Australian employees can take up to 10 days’ sick leave each year. They can use this same leave to take care of family members.

Maternity and paternity leave

After 12 months spent working for the same employer, mothers can take up to 12 months of unpaid maternity leave. Fathers can take up to 5 days’ unpaid leave after birth or adoption. Employees in Australia are also entitled to 2 day’s paid leave for bereavement.