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    capital city

    Capital

    Canberra

    currency

    Currency

    Australian Dollar (AUD)

    date format

    Date format

    dd/mm/yyyy

    region

    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.