How to hack Easter Holiday and Anzac Day annual leave – The Latch


Here at The Latch, it’s all about free time. Well, who doesn’t enjoy free time? But for us – we really know how important it is to take a break from work or everyday life to come back to it with renewed appreciation. To feel energized again and ready to get back in.

That’s why we’re always keen on a good leave hack. A way to get more of that precious free time with the least annual leave. Of course, we were overjoyed when we realized that one of the biggest Leave hacks of the year was about to happen. It’s over the Easter holidays and Anzac Day and if done right you can see that you only need eight days of holiday to take a 17 day holiday.

How does it work? Well, you make the most of the last few warm days by booking roughly three public holidays: Good Friday (Friday April 15), Easter Monday (Monday April 18) and Anzac Day (Monday April 25). And in return, you’ll be free from Friday April 15th to Monday May 2nd.

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The exact booking dates are:

Tuesday, April 19th
Wednesday, April 20th
Thursday, April 21st
Friday, April 22nd
Tuesday, April 26th
Wednesday, April 27th
Thursday, April 28th
Friday, April 29th

So another eight days of vacation to give you 17 days off. It’s also worth noting that you can still get 11 days of vacation if you come back to work after Anzac Day.

And if April and May are too early for you to organize the downtime and you’re curious about other best annual vacation hacks for the rest of the year.

June 2022

Book four days annual leave for a nine day holiday. (This applies to all states except QLD and WA.)

Book your annual leave for the days after the Queen’s Birthday bank holiday.

Travel between:
Saturday 11 June – Sunday 20 June

Book these appointments:
Tuesday 14 June
Wednesday June 15th
Thursday, June 16th
Friday June 17th

December 2022/January 2023

Book three days annual leave for a 10 day holiday.

The festive season is full of travel opportunities. Get on quickly before your colleagues and book these appointments for a generous downtime. Since Christmas and New Year’s Eve fall on a weekend, we have public holidays during the week.

Travel between:
Saturday 24 December – Monday 2 January

Book these appointments:
Wednesday, 12/28
Thursday, 12/29
Friday December 30th

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