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5.12.1 Public holidays


APS employees of the Department of Defence are eligible for other specified leave days and a Christmas stand-down, as well as public holidays. This subsection only refers to those days listed as public holidays.


Example: A member posted to Wagga Wagga travels to Melbourne on temporary duty from 1 to 7 November. The member observes Melbourne Cup Day while in Melbourne.


The state and territory websites that show which public holidays are observed at the location where the member is performing duty can be found on the public holidays page.

5.12.2 Substitution of public holidays

5.12.3 Christmas stand-down

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