Embassy of Australia
United States of America

Embassy Public Holidays

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

2017 Public holidays - Washington DC

New Year's Day (in lieu)

2 January 2017

Washington's Birthday

20 February 2017

Good Friday

14 April 2017

Easter Monday

17 April 2017

Memorial Day

29 May 2017

Queen's Birthday

12 June 2017

Independence Day

4 July 2017

Labor Day

4 September 2017

Columbus Day

9 October 2017

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


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 will be essential between Christmas and New Year 2017/2018.  We are not currently taking appointments.


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.