Australia Day 2021

Published January 2021

Tuesday 26th January 2021, is Australia Day. This is a public holiday country-wide and must be paid accordingly.

Generally, this means permanent employees are paid for the day (if it is a day they usually work), or penalty rates will apply if they work.

Remember, some Awards also contain substitution provisions that allow an employee to work then take a paid day off another time.

Need a hand? Feel free to get in touch with Emma Edwards or Cindy Bennett – we will be available all week except Australia Day.

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