Embassy of Australia
United States of America

Embassy Public Holidays

The following holidays will be observed by the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC:

Public holidays - Washington DC

Thanksgiving Day

23 November 2017

Day after Thanksgiving

24 November 2017

Christmas Day

25 December 2017

Boxing Day

26 December 2017

Additional DFAT holiday

27 December 2017

New Year's Day

1 January 2018

Washington's Birthday

19 February 2018

Good Friday

30 March 2018

Easter Monday

2 April 2018

Memorial Day

28 May 2018

Independence Day

4 July 2018

Labor Day

3 September 2018

Columbus Day

8 October 2018

Thanksgiving Day

22 November 2018

Day after Thanksgiving

23 November 2018

Christmas Day

25 December 2018

Boxing Day

26 December 2018

Additional DFAT holiday

27 December 2018

Additional DFAT holiday

28 December 2018


For a list of public holidays at Consulates-General in the United States, please click here.

Passport Interview Hours


Monday to Friday

9:00 am-12:00 pm


2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Walk-in service - no appointments taken, except as below.  Average wait time is 0-30 minutes.

Please note that passport appointments for Washington are essential between Christmas and New Year 2017/2018.  There are no appointments remaining.  Standard interview hours resume on 2 January 2018.


All other US locations

Please check the Passport Office details where you are lodging your passport application find out whether you need to make an appointment.

You should also check the website for each office to determine what public holidays are observed.