Embassy Closures

Holidays & Embassy Closures 2016


    The Embassy is closed on weekends and Australian public holidays. It is also closed or open for limited hours on Jewish and Israeli holidays. 


    Please see below for day-by-day information.​

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    Australia Day

    Tuesday, January 26       

    Canberra Day

    Monday, March 14

    Good Friday

    Friday, March 25

    Easter Monday

    Monday, March 28

    Passover eve (1pm close)

    Friday, April 22

    Passover/ ANZAC Day

    Monday, April 25


    Thursday, April 28

    Second Passover

    Friday, April 29

    Israel Independendence Day eve (1pm close)

    Wednesday, May 11

    Independence Day

    Thursday, May 12

    Shavout- Pentecost/ Queen's Birthday

    Monday, June 13

    Family & Community Day

    Monday, September 26

    Rosh Hashanah 1st day/ Labour Day

    Monday, October 3

    Rosh Hashanah 2nd day

    Tuesday, October 4

    Yom Kippur eve (12pm close)

    Tuesday, October 11

    Yom Kippur

    Wednesday, October 12

    Sukkot 1st day

    Monday, October 17

    Sukkot 2nd day

    Tuesday, October 18

    Simchat Torah 1st day 

    Monday, October 24

    Simchat Torah 2nd day​

    Tuesday, October 25

    Boxing Day

    Monday, Decmeber 26

    Christmas Day Holiday 

    Tuesday, December 27