Wish you had more holidays in your life? We get it! Everyone could always do with more holidays in our opinion. In 2024, here’s our reminder to strategically utilise your annual leave to maximise your holiday time. It’s not groundbreaking stuff, but by strategically planning your time off around public holidays, you can unlock substantial extra holiday time. After all, any way you can maximise your annual leave and enjoy a bit of extra time of well-deserved rest and rejuvenation is a good thing right?

The Hack:

Start with Public Holidays: Kickstart your extended break by strategically aligning your annual leave with public holidays. In 2024, key dates include Australia Day on January 26th, Good Friday on March 29th, and the Kings’s Birthday on June 10th. Mark these on your calendar as the foundation for your extended getaway.

Plan Around Weekends: Choose your annual leave days wisely to leverage long weekends. For instance, by taking leave on Friday, January 27th, you can enjoy a four-day weekend with Australia Day on Thursday. Similarly, consider taking leave on Friday, April 26th after Anzac Day, to enjoy a four-day break.

Utilise Easter Break: The Easter long weekend offers a golden opportunity for an extended holiday. Consider taking leave on Thursday, March 28th and Tuesday April 2nd, to enjoy a six-day break around Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Extend Your Winter Holiday: Make the most of the King’s Birthday on June 10th by taking leave on Friday, June 7th and Tuesday June 11th. This strategic move allows you to enjoy a delightful five-day weekend and extend your Winter getaway.

Just be aware that some public holidays differ per state…but you get the idea! By aligning your time off with public holidays and cleverly leveraging weekends, you can maximise your leave…So what are you waiting for? Be Hampshire happy in 2024 and make it your best year for holidays yet! Start planning now!

2023/2024 Public holidays by State:

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