The public holidays over Easter are:
- 30 March – Good Friday
- 31 March – Easter Saturday
- 2 April – Easter Monday
Payment for shifts worked on a public holiday (public sector)
Where an employee, other than a casual employee or an employee on no fixed hours of duty, works on any public holiday they must be paid at the rate of 250% of the equivalent hourly rate for all time worked.
Public holidays on rostered days off (public sector)
All employees working across a 7-day week roster will receive a day’s ordinary pay for public holidays that occur on weekdays if they are on a rostered day off. Monday–Friday employees (on a 5-day week roster) are not paid for public holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
Payment for public holidays (Private Sector and Aged Care)
Members are encouraged to refer to their specific Enterprise Agreements for details relating to penalty rates applied to shifts worked on public holidays.
Members are encouraged to refer to their specific Enterprise Agreements for details relating to part time employees and payment for public holidays not worked.
Payment for working during the Daylight-Saving change-over
Daylight saving will end at 2am on Sunday 1 April. Don’t forget from 3am you will need to move the clocks back one hour to 2am.
Employees will be paid at ordinary Sunday penalty rates for the extra hour worked.
Private sector and aged care
Please refer to your specific Enterprise Agreements for details relating to payments for the night shift worked during daylight saving changes, as they may be paid for rostered hours, not actual hours worked.