Already thinking about your next holiday?
Yep, us too. And while we were thinking about those precious annual leave days, we were also thinking about how to make the most of them. Because it turns out, with a little planning, you can actually create 47 days of holidays.
How? Well, it’s a matter of working with the annual leave you have – if you’re an average Aussie worker, that’s four weeks or 20 days, plus the public holidays you’re owed and your weekends.
Some public holidays vary state-to-state, so we’ve tried to mostly focus on the ones common to each state: Christmas, Good Friday etc.
So let’s start in January.
Total leave taken = 1 day.
Total break = 4 days.
Given that Australia Day falls on a Friday, you could take either Thursday 25th or Monday 29th off as annual leave and create a nice little four-day weekend for yourself. Perfect for a mini break.
Moving on to March and April, there's a way to carve out a 16-day break and then another nine-day one using Easter and Anzac Day. Two holidays in the same month? Why not? Bonus points if you've got an extra two weeks up your sleeve from the previous year and can turn this into a 37-day mega break.