Australia Day Public Holiday rules

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To clarify a number of enquiries from MTA members, the public holiday for Australia Day on Saturday, 26 January 2019 will be observed on Monday, 28 January 2019.

Please note the following:

  • Saturday, 26 January 2019 will be considered as a normal trading day and the normal Saturday payment conditions will apply.
  • The relevant public holiday provisions in Awards will apply to any work that is undertaken by an employee on Monday, 28 January.
  • Any permanent employee who does not work on Monday, 28 January but would ordinarily do so will need to be paid for the hours they would have worked that day at their ordinary rate.
  • Casual employees will not be entitled to any payment for this day, if not required to work.
Please contact the MTA's Workplace Relations Department if you require further assistance on the above by clicking here or by calling 8291 2000.