In the spirit of giving this Christmas, we want to give you the hottest tip for 2017… and it all has to do with your annual leave!

While we may all be thinking about our upcoming holidays, it’s time to look forward because with some nifty work you could turn just 17 days annual leave into 42 days of holiday!

And according to Mamamia, it’s actually pretty easy…

To start, you need to mark out all the public holidays for each state (a quick Google will tell you).

Once you know the dates, it’s time to plan your holidays around them.

For example, we know that Australia Day falls on Thursday 26 January. So if you take off the Wednesday and Friday on either side, you get a five day holiday – with just two days annual leave!


Easter is another prime example of where you can make the most of your leave.

Friday 14 till Monday 17 April are all public holidays, as is the 25 April – Anzac Day. That leaves five work days in between that you can use as annual leave to score a total of 12 days holiday.

Once you start looking they’re really easy to spot!

But you better get in quick before everyone else books them out…

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