International borders are should open by Christmas if Tourism Minister Dan Tehan has what he wants, and Australians are now eagerly planning their overseas vacations or national getaways.
If you want to save your annual leave sooner, we’ve taken a look at the 2022 national holidays and figured out how you can turn 11 days of annual leave into 30 days off, just by capitalizing on the holidays and weekends.
Here’s how to do it.
January 2022 – 9 days off with 4 days off
(January 22 – January 30)
Take 9 vacation days by reserving 4 days off, using both the weekend and the January 26 public holiday in Australia.
April 2022 – 11 days off with 4 days off
(April 15 – April 25)
Take 11 days off by reserving 4 days off using the Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac holidays.
If you want an even longer break, you can extend your break by an additional 6 days, using 4 days off, either by starting your break on Saturday April 9 or postponing it to Sunday May 1.
If you took an extended break from April 9 to May 1, you will get 23 days off using 12 days off.
December / January 2023 – 10 days off with 3 days off
(December 24 – January 2)
Take 10 days of vacation by reserving 3 days off, using the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years holidays.
As Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on Monday or Tuesday 26 and 27, varying by Australian state or territory.
And since New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is considered a public holiday.
Bonus tip – December / January 2022
Fancy a break earlier? Here’s a bonus tip on how to make the most of the upcoming Christmas season.
(Dec 25 – Jan 2)
Take 10 days of vacation by reserving 3 days of vacation.
Use Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Years holidays.