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How to Maximise Your Annual Leave in 2024 – and What to Do With It

With a little bit of clever planning, Australians can work their magic and turn a few days of annual leave into some epic holiday periods with their family and friends over the next 12 months or so.

Whether it’s for festive celebrations, long weekends, or special occasions, strategic use of leave days can turn a handful of days into an abundance of relaxation and adventure.

Of course, the success of these hacks depends on factors like job flexibility and how quickly you can secure your leave — many workplaces have restrictions on concurrent leave requests.

But for those fortunate enough to seize the opportunity, extra freedom awaits. So, let’s get into how you can make the most out of the public holidays this year.

How to maximise your leave around the public holidays

Here’s how clever Aussies are getting some extra time with their family and friends, for minimal annual leave.

March 2024

Holiday Length: 6 days | Annual Leave Used: 2 days

  • March 28: Annual Leave
  • March 29: Good Friday
  • March 30: Weekend
  • March 31: Weekend
  • April 1: Easter Monday
  • April 2: Annual Leave (Easter Tuesday for government employees)

April 2024

Holiday Length: 4 days | Annual Leave Used: 1 day

  • April 25: Anzac Day
  • April 26: Annual Leave
  • April 27: Weekend
  • April 28: Weekend

June 2024

Holiday Length: 5 days | Annual Leave Used: 2 days

  • June 7: Annual Leave
  • June 8: Weekend
  • June 9: Weekend
  • June 10: King’s Birthday
  • June 11: Annual Leave

December 2024 — January 2025

Holiday Length: 14 days | Annual Leave Used: 7 days

  • December 23: Annual Leave
  • December 24: Annual Leave
  • December 25: Christmas
  • December 26: Boxing Day
  • December 27: Annual Leave
  • December 28: Weekend
  • December 29: Weekend
  • December 30: Annual Leave
  • December 31: Annual Leave
  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 2: Annual Leave
  • January 3: Annual Leave
  • January 4: Weekend
  • January 5: Weekend

Public Holidays

If you’re looking to make the most of the public holidays, why not take a road trip to Maitland?

At the birthplace of the iconic Arnott’s brand, the Historic Arnott Bakehouse, our guests are just a short stroll from cafes and restaurants, making it a vibrant yet peaceful location for your holiday weekends.

Couples will feel right at home in our Monte Carlo Penthouse, and if you’re bringing the whole family then the Family Assorted is exactly what you need. In addition, if you’re a solo traveller then our SAO Studio has got your name written all over it! Reach out to the friendly hosts with any questions, or if you’re ready to dive in, book now. 

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