How to make the most of your annual leave in 2019

How to make the most of your annual leave in 2019

Get in quick before your colleagues do!

BY Business Chicks, 16 min READ
 

If you went back to work after the long weekend feeling like you already need another holiday, you’re not alone.

In today’s hyper connected world our down time is more important than ever. That’s why we’re going to run through how you can maximise your leave in 2019 by making the most of your 20 annual leave days. Side note: you might want to book your leave in now, before your colleagues cotton on too!

NSW

April

Seven days of annual leave gets you a 16-day Easter break

Holiday period: Saturday, 13 April – Sunday, 28 April

Public holidays: Friday, 19 April (Good Friday); Monday, 22 April (Easter Monday); Thursday, 25 April (ANZAC Day)

Days off: 16 days

Annual leave days: 7 – Monday 15 April; Tuesday, 16 April; Wednesday, 17 April; Thursday, 18 April; Tuesday, 23 April; Wednesday, 24 April; Friday, 26 April.

June

Four days of annual leave gets you a nine-day winter break

Holiday period – Saturday, 8 June – Sunday, 16 June

Public holidays – Monday, 10 June (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9 days

Annual leave days: 4  – Tuesday, 11 June; Wednesday, 12 June; Thursday, 13 June; Friday, 14 June

October

Four days annual leave gets you a nine-day break

Holiday period: Saturday, 5 October – Sunday, 13 October

Public holiday: Monday, 7 October (Labour Day)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Tuesday, 8 October; Wednesday, 9 October; Thursday, 10 October; Friday, 11 October

December

Seven days annual leave gets you a 16-day Chrissy break

Holiday period: Saturday, 21 December – Sunday, 6 January

Public holidays: Wednesday, 25 December (Christmas Day); Thursday, 26 December (Boxing Day); Wednesday, 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Days off: 16

Annual leave days:  7 – Monday, 23 December; Tuesday, 24 December; Friday, 27 December; Monday, 30 December; Tuesday, 31 December; Thursday, 2 January; Friday, 3 January.

VIC

March

Get in quick to take nine days off next month.

Holiday period: Saturday, 9 March – Sunday, 17 March

Public holiday: Monday, 11 March (Labour Day)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Tuesday, 12 March; Wednesday, 13 March; Thursday, 14 March; Friday, 15 March

April

Seven days of annual leave gets you a 16-day Easter break

Holiday period – Saturday 13 April – Sunday 28 April

Public holidays – Friday 19 April (Good Friday), Monday 22 April (Easter Monday), Thursday 25 April (ANZAC Day)

Days off: 16 days

Annual leave days: 7 days – Monday 15 April, Tuesday 16 April, Wednesday 17 April, Thursday 18 April, Tuesday 23 April; Wednesday 24 April; Friday 26 April

June

Four days of annual leave gets you a nine-day winter break

Holiday period – Saturday, 8 June – Sunday, 16 June

Public holidays – Monday, 10 June (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9 days

Annual leave days: 4  – Tuesday, 11 June; Wednesday, 12 June; Thursday, 13 June; Friday, 14 June

September

Thanks to the footy, taking four days annual leave will get you a nine-day break in September

Holiday period – Saturday, 21 September – Sunday, 29 September

Public holiday – Friday, 27 September (Grand Final Friday)

Days off: 9 days

Annual leave days: 4  – Monday, 23 September; Tuesday, 24 September; Wednesday, 25 September; Thursday, 26 September

November

Take a four day getaway from one day of annual leave

Holiday period: Saturday, 2 November – Tuesday, 5 November

Public holiday: Tuesday, 5 November (Melbourne Cup Day)

Days off: 4 days

Annual leave days: 1 day  – Monday, 4 November

December

Seven days annual leave gets you a 16-day Chrissy break

Holiday period: Saturday, 21 December – Sunday, 6 January

Public holidays: Wednesday, 25 December (Christmas Day); Thursday, 26 December (Boxing Day); Wednesday, 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Days off: 16

Annual leave days:  7 – Monday, 23 December; Tuesday, 24 December; Friday, 27 December; Monday, 30 December; Tuesday, 31 December; Thursday, 2 January; Friday, 3 January.

QLD

April

Seven days of annual leave gets you a 16-day Easter break

Holiday period: Saturday 13 April – Sunday 28 April

Public holidays: Friday 19 April (Good Friday), Monday 22 April (Easter Monday), Thursday 25 April (ANZAC Day)

Days off: 16 days

Annual leave days: 7 – Monday 15 April, Tuesday 16 April, Wednesday 17 April, Thursday 18 April, Tuesday 23 April; Wednesday 24 April; Friday 26 April

May

Four days annual leave buys you a nine-day break in May

Holiday period – Saturday, 4 May – Sunday, 12 May

Public holiday  – Monday, 6 May (Labour Day)

Days off: 9 days

Annual leave days: 4  – Tuesday, 7 May; Wednesday, 8 May; Thursday, 9 May; Friday, 10 May

August

Thanks to the Ekka (if you’re in Brissie) you can swap four days annual leave for a nine-day break

Holiday period: Saturday, 10 August – Sunday, 18 August

Public holiday: Wednesday, 14 August (Royal Queensland Show)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Monday, 12 August; Tuesday, 13 August; Thursday, 15 August; Friday, 16 August

October

Book four days of annual leave for a nine-day break in October

Holiday period: Saturday, 5 October– Sunday, 13 October

Public holiday: Monday, 7 October (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days:  4 – Tuesday, 8 October; Wednesday, 9 October; Thursday, 10 October; Friday, 11 October

December

Seven days annual leave gets you a 16-day Chrissy break

Holiday period: Saturday, 21 December – Sunday, 6 January

Public holidays: Wednesday, 25 December (Christmas Day); Thursday, 26 December (Boxing Day); Wednesday, 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Days off: 16

Annual leave days:  7 – Monday, 23 December; Tuesday, 24 December; Friday, 27 December; Monday, 30 December; Tuesday, 31 December; Thursday, 2 January; Friday, 3 January.

WA

March

Book in four days of annual leave for a nine-day break next month

Holiday period: Saturday, 2 March – Sunday, 10 March

Public holiday: Monday, 4 March (Labour Day)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Tuesday, 5 March; Wednesday, 6 March; Thursday, 7 March; Friday, 8 March

April

Seven days of annual leave gets you a 16-day Easter break

Holiday period: Saturday, 13 April – Sunday, 28 April

Public holidays: Friday 19 April (Good Friday), Monday 22 April (Easter Monday), Thursday 25 April (ANZAC Day)

Days off: 16 days

Annual leave days: 7 – Monday 15 April, Tuesday 16 April, Wednesday 17 April, Thursday 18 April, Tuesday 23 April; Wednesday 24 April; Friday 26 April

June

Four days of annual leave gets you a nine-day break

Holiday period: Saturday, 8 June – Sunday, 16 June

Public holiday: Monday, 10 June (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9 days

Annual leave days: 4  – Tuesday, 11 June; Wednesday, 12 June; Thursday, 13 June; Friday, 14 June

September

Take four days to get a nine-day Spring break

Holiday period: Saturday, 28 September – Sunday, 6 October

Public holiday: Monday, 30 September (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Tuesday, 1 October; Wednesday, 2 October; Thursday, 3 October; Friday, 4 October

December

Seven days annual leave gets you a 16-day Chrissy break

Holiday period: Saturday, 21 December – Sunday, 6 January

Public holidays: Wednesday, 25 December (Christmas Day); Thursday, 26 December (Boxing Day); Wednesday, 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Days off: 16

Annual leave days:  7 – Monday, 23 December; Tuesday, 24 December; Friday, 27 December; Monday, 30 December; Tuesday, 31 December; Thursday, 2 January; Friday, 3 January.

NT

April

Seven days of annual leave gets you a 16-day Easter break

Holiday period: Saturday, 13 April – Sunday, 28 April

Public holidays: Friday, 19 April (Good Friday), Monday, 22 April (Easter Monday), Thursday, 25 April (ANZAC Day)

Days off: 16 days

Annual leave days: 7 – Monday, 15 April, Tuesday, 16 April, Wednesday, 17 April, Thursday, 18 April, Tuesday, 23 April; Wednesday, 24 April; Friday, 26 April

May

Fancy a mid-year break? Swap four days annual leave for nine days off!

Holiday period: Saturday, 4 May – Sunday, 12 May

Public holiday: Monday, 6 May (May Day)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Tuesday, 7 May; Wednesday, 8 May; Thursday, 9 May; Friday, 10 May

June

Do it all again in June! Take four days annual leave for another nine-day winter break

Holiday period: Saturday, 8 June – Sunday, 16 June

Public holiday: Monday, 10 June (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Tuesday, 11 June; Wednesday, 12 June; Thursday, 13 June; Friday, 14 June

August

Thanks to Picnic Day, you can take four days annual leave for another nine-day break. If it wasn’t so hot, we’d move to the NT!

Holiday period: Saturday, 3 August – Sunday, 11 August

Public holiday: Monday, 5 August (Picnic Day)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Tuesday, 6 August; Wednesday, 7 August; Thursday, 8 August; Friday, 9 August

December

Seven days annual leave gets you a 16-day Chrissy break


Holiday period: Saturday, 21 December – Sunday, 6 January

Public holidays: Wednesday, 25 December (Christmas Day); Thursday, 26 December (Boxing Day); Wednesday, 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Days off: 16

Annual leave days:  7 – Monday, 23 December; Tuesday, 24 December; Friday, 27 December; Monday, 30 December; Tuesday, 31 December; Thursday, 2 January; Friday, 3 January.

SA

March

SA’s version of the Melbourne Cup means you can swap four days annual leave for nine consecutive days off.

Holiday period: Saturday, 9 March – Sunday, 17 March

Public holiday: Monday, 11 March (March Public Holiday)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Tuesday, 12 March; Wednesday, 13 March; Thursday, 14 March; Friday, 15 March

April

Seven days of annual leave gets you a 16-day Easter break

Holiday period – Saturday 13 April – Sunday 28 April

Public holidays – Friday 19 April (Good Friday), Monday 22 April (Easter Monday), Thursday 25 April (ANZAC Day)

Days off: 16 days

Annual leave: 7 days – Monday, 15 April, Tuesday, 16 April, Wednesday, 17 April, Thursday, 18 April, Tuesday, 23 April; Wednesday, 24 April; Friday, 26 April

June

Four days of annual leave gets you a nine-day Winter break

Holiday period – Saturday, 8 June – Sunday, 16 June

Public holidays – Monday, 10 June (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9 days

Annual leave used: 4 days  – Tuesday, 11 June; Wednesday, 12 June; Thursday, 13 June; Friday, 14 June

October

Book four days of annual leave for a nine-day Spring break in October

Holiday period: Saturday, 5 October– Sunday, 13 October

Public holiday: Monday, 7 October (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days:  4 – Tuesday, 8 October; Wednesday, 9 October; Thursday, 10 October; Friday, 11 October

December

Seven days annual leave gets you a 16-day Chrissy break

Holiday period: Saturday, 21 December – Sunday, 6 January

Public holidays: Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day); Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day); Wednesday 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Days off: 16

Annual leave days:  7 – Monday, 23 December; Tuesday, 24 December; Friday, 27 December; Monday, 30 December; Tuesday, 31 December; Thursday, 2 January; Friday, 3 January.

ACT

March

Nine days off next month? Better book it in now!

Holiday period: Saturday, 9 March – Sunday, 17 March

Public holiday: Monday, 11 March (Canberra Day)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Tuesday, 12 March; Wednesday, 13 March; Thursday, 14 March; Friday, 15 March

April

Seven days of annual leave gets you a 16-day Easter break

Holiday period – Saturday 13 April – Sunday 28 April

Public holidays – Friday 19 April (Good Friday), Monday 22 April (Easter Monday), Thursday 25 April (ANZAC Day)

Days off: 16 days

Annual leave used: 7 days – Monday, 15 April, Tuesday, 16 April, Wednesday, 17 April, Thursday, 18 April, Tuesday, 23 April; Wednesday, 24 April; Friday, 26 April

May

Take four days in late May to get nine consecutive days off

Holiday period: Saturday, 25 May – Sunday, 2 June

Public holiday: Monday, 27 May (Reconciliation Day)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 Tuesday, 28 May; Wednesday, 29 May; Thursday, 30 May; Friday, 31 May

June

Four days of annual leave gets you a nine-day Winter break

Holiday period: Saturday, 8 June – Sunday, 16 June

Public holiday: Monday, 10 June (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9 days

Annual leave days: 4  – Tuesday, 11 June; Wednesday, 12 June; Thursday, 13 June; Friday, 14 June

October

Book four days of annual leave for another nine days off in October

Holiday period: Saturday, 5 October– Sunday, 13 October

Public holiday: Monday, 7 October (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days:  4 – Tuesday, 8 October; Wednesday, 9 October; Thursday, 10 October; Friday, 11 October

December

Seven days of annual leave gets you a 16-day Chrissy break

Holiday period: Saturday, 21 December – Sunday, 6 January

Public holidays: Wednesday, 25 December (Christmas Day); Thursday, 26 December (Boxing Day); Wednesday, 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Days off: 16

Annual leave days:  7 – Monday, 23 December; Tuesday, 24 December; Friday, 27 December; Monday, 30 December; Tuesday, 31 December; Thursday, 2 January; Friday, 3 January.

TAS

February

If you’re quick, you can take advantage of the upcoming Royal Hobart Regatta holiday. NB: Launceston Cup on Monday, 27 February is also a holiday for much of the state.

Holiday period: Saturday, 9 February – Sunday, 17 February

Public holidays: Monday, 11 February (Royal Hobart Regatta)

Days off: 9 days

Annual leave used: 4 days  – Tuesday, 12 February; Wednesday, 13 February; Thursday, 14 February; Friday, 15 February

March

Nine days off next month? We’ll take it.

Holiday period: Saturday, 9 March – Sunday, 17 March

Public holiday: Monday, 11 March (Eight Hours’ Day)

Days off: 9

Annual leave days: 4 – Tuesday, 12 March; Wednesday, 13 March; Thursday, 14 March; Friday, 15 March

April

Seven days of annual leave gets you a 16-day Easter break

Holiday period: Saturday 13 April – Sunday 28 April

Public holidays:  Friday 19 April (Good Friday), Monday 22 April (Easter Monday), Thursday 25 April (ANZAC Day)

Days off: 16 days

Annual leave used: 7 days – Monday, 15 April, Tuesday, 16 April, Wednesday, 17 April, Thursday, 18 April, Tuesday, 23 April; Wednesday, 24 April; Friday, 26 April

June

Four days of annual leave gets you a nine-day Winter break

Holiday period: Saturday, 8 June – Sunday, 16 June

Public holidays: Monday, 10 June (Queen’s Birthday)

Days off: 9 days

Annual leave days: 4  – Tuesday, 11 June; Wednesday, 12 June; Thursday, 13 June; Friday, 14 June

December

Seven days annual leave gets you a 16-day Chrissy break

Holiday period: Saturday, 21 December – Sunday, 6 January

Public holidays: Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day); Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day); Wednesday 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Days off: 16

Annual leave days:  7 – Monday 23 December; Tuesday 24 December; Friday 27 December; Monday 30 December; Tuesday 31 December; Thursday 2 January; Friday 3 January.

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