There’s no denying that figuring out how to maximise the amount of holiday time you can get with your 20 days annual leave is an art form.
In Australia, full-time employees are legally entitled to 20 days of annual leave, however, with a little clever manoeuvring, you could see that figure double to 55 days of holiday.
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Public holidays do differ depending on state and territory, but according to Finder, Aussies living in Western Australia, the ACT and Victoria are best placed to increase their time off without hindering their annual leave balance, with those living in NSW and Queensland getting the least.
Despite this, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to maximise your time off, no matter where you live – it all involves craftily scheduling your annual leave around public holidays that fall next to weekends.
Just make sure to mark these dates in your diary, stat.
Australia Day long weekend
Public holiday: Monday, January 27.
States and territories exempt: None.
Beat the January blues with a cheeky extended long weekend, by taking either the Friday or Tuesday off. Take advantage of the summer weather with a seaside retreat and spend your days laying on a beach towel, or sitting pool-side with a cocktail. How luxe.