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Public holidays and penalty rates over summer

Public holidays and penalty rates over summer

Members should have received the October-December 2022 issue of The Handover magazine (inserted into the ANMJ national magazine) in their mailboxes in early October. If you’ve not already noticed, the back page can be torn off to pin up on your tearoom noticeboard.

It contains information about all the upcoming public holidays over the summer, and the applicable penalty rates for members who work those days.

As a quick reference, this year Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on weekends, meaning full-time and part-time employees required to work on the actual public holiday will receive double time for each hour worked, and for weekend public holidays double time and a half.

Casual employees are usually entitled to double the casual rate for time worked on a public holiday Monday to Friday. For a casual on a weekend public holiday, it’s 312.5 per cent.

Private and aged care members should check their current agreement.

Christmas Day Sunday 25 December 2022
Boxing Day Monday 26 December 2022
*Christmas Day (additional public holiday) Tuesday 27 December 2022
New Year’s Day Sunday 1 January 2023
*New Year’s Day (additional public holiday) Monday 2 January 2023
Australia Day Thursday 26 January 2023

Full details of the upcoming public holidays and how the penalty rates apply can be found at in this OTR article about the summer 2022-23 public holidays.

ANMF members with further overtime queries can ask via:

If you have not received your copy of The Handover, login to the Member Portal and check or update your preferences under My Details > Resubscribe.