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Public Holidays / Closures

The Australian Visa Application Centres in GCC stay closed on the following public holidays in 2018

Date DAY Holidays 2018
1 January Monday New Year’s Day
1 February Thursday Australia Day (In Lieu)
1 April Sunday Easter Sunday
2 April Monday Easter Monday
14 June Thursday Eid al Fitr*
17 June Sunday Eid al Fitr*
18 June Monday Eid al Fitr*
21 August Tuesday Eid Al Adha*
22 August Wednesday Eid Al Adha*
23 August Thursday Eid Al Adha*
11 September Tuesday Al Hijri – Islamic New Year *
2 December Sunday National Day
25 December Tuesday Christmas Day
26 December Wednesday Boxing day
27 December Thursday DFAT Holiday

* Subject to sighting of the moon - Please refer to the News and Notices Page for details of VAC Closure for each Country.