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Easter, ANZAC Day and end of daylight saving

Easter, ANZAC Day and end of daylight saving

Easter and Anzac Day public holidays and end of daylight saving

Daylight saving will end at 2am on Sunday 7 April.  At 3am move clocks back one hour to 2am.

I am rostered to work night duty when daylight saving ends on Sunday 7 April. How do I calculate my pay?

Public sector members should be paid ordinary time for the time actually worked (e.g. a 10 hour shift will in this case be 11 hours). Members in other sectors will need to check their EBA, as they may be paid for rostered hours, not actual hours worked.

Public holidays

The public holidays for Easter and Anzac Day 2019 are:

Good Friday 19 April
Easter Saturday 20 April
Easter Sunday 21 April
Easter Monday 22 April
Anzac Day 25 April (Thursday)


I work in the public sector, what should I be paid to work on a public holiday?

Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac Day

Full and part-time employees working are entitled to double time, or twice your hourly rate. Casual employees are entitled to double the casual rate.

Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday

Full and part-time employees working are entitled to double time, plus the weekend penalty – therefore 250 per cent.

*Casual employees are entitled to double the casual weekend rate. There are some variations in the private sector, particularly for enrolled nurses and personal care workers, so private sector employees should check their enterprise agreements.

What if I am on a day off when the public holiday falls?

Monday to Friday employees are not eligible for payment for Easter Saturday or Easter Sunday.

All other employees may be entitled to some benefit dependent on your EBA.

If your work area doesn’t open on public holidays, you are entitled to take the day off on pay, as is a full-time employee.

However if you are a part time employee, and you are simply on a day off, you are entitled to either:

  • In the public sector – If working a day that is considered a day you would normally work then you will be paid the hours you would normally have been rostered. If it is not a day you would normally work, a pro-rata payment depending on how many hours per week you work.
  • In the private sector – a day’s pay, but only if you would ‘ordinarily work’ on the day of the week that the holiday falls. The mechanism for determining this varies, dependent on your EBA.

Night shift

(General public sector)

The public holiday rate applies for each hour worked on the public holiday. You are also entitled to the pro rata rostered off benefit for that part of a shift that you are not rostered to work.

(Public mental health)

Public holiday rates apply to the whole shift that ends on the public holiday. Shifts commencing on Easter Monday will only attract public holiday rates until midnight.

If you are rostered off on that night shift you will receive the applicable rostered off benefit.

*Private sector: Please check specific agreements.

Public holidays occurring during annual leave

Where a public holiday occurs during annual leave, you are taken to not be on annual leave on that day and the day is not deducted from your annual leave credit.

Public holidays occurring during a period of sick leave

If you are sick on a public holiday you are’ deemed’ not to be on sick leave on that day and get paid for the public holiday, without deduction from your sick leave credit.

For further information, ANMF members can contact Member Assistance.