Enter Your Anna Delvey Era and Scam Your Way to Double the Annual Leave in April

You probably already know that you can get heaps more time off if you’re strategic about the annual leave you do take. Taking a few days of leave at the right times can lead to you doubling your time off. And, one of the biggest chunks of time off you can hack yourself is coming up: Anzac Day and Easter.

So, how does it work? Well, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac Day are already public holidays. Good Friday and Easter Monday are towards the start of the month, on Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10, while Anzac Day, this year, falls on Tuesday, April 25. This means that if you take the 11 days in between, you’ll get a whopping 19 off.

The other option, of course, is to split up the two breaks. Maybe you only want the four days over Easter off, and then, if you take Monday, April 24 off, you’ll also get another four days over Anzac Day period. Four days is definitely long enough for a getaway.

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Travel between:
Friday, April 7 – Tuesday, April 25

Book these dates:
Tuesday, April 11
Wednesday, April 12
Thursday, April 13
Friday, April 14
Monday, April 17
Tuesday, April 18
Wednesday, April 19
Thursday, April 20
Friday, April 21
Monday, April 24

Wondering how else you can maximise your leave this year? We’ve got annual leave hacks for June and December 2023 below.

June 2023

Book four days of annual leave for a nine-day holiday. (This one goes for all states except QLD and WA.)

Book annual leave on the days following the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.

Travel between:
Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 18

Book these dates:
Tuesday, June 13
Wednesday, June 14
Thursday, June 15
Friday, June 16

December 2023/January 2024

Book three days of annual leave for a 10-day holiday.

The festive period is brimming with travel opportunities. Get in quick before your colleagues and book these dates for a generous break.

Travel between:
Saturday, December 23 – Monday, January 1

Book these dates:
Wednesday, December 27
Thursday, December 28
Friday, December 29

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