There’s no better feeling than switching on holiday relaxation mode, whether it be soaking in the sun on one of Europe’s best beaches, island hopping in Bali, indulging in one of the world’s most luxurious hotels or exploring your own backyard, only to have to return to work just a few days later.
You spend more time travelling to your holiday destination than relaxing and unwinding.
With COVID restrictions finally starting to ease, travel is on the forefront of everyone’s minds, so to get the best deal, it’s best to come prepared and definitely plan early.
After a few long years of being stuck at home, with nothing to do but go to work, you may have stacked up a fair few hours of annual leave.
But imagine getting 47 days of holidays, for only 19 days of annual leave?
We’ve worked out the best annual leave hack 2023, and how you can sneak a few extra days, to make the most of your time away.
Here’s how to get more annual leave in 2023
- Saturday 21 January to Sunday 29 January: Book four annual leave days before and after Australia day on January 23rd to 25th and January 27th for nine days off.
- Saturday 1 April to Tuesday 11 April: Book only four annual leave days, from April 3rd to 6th, and get an upgraded 10-day Easter break.
- Saturday 22 April to Sunday 30 April: If you book four annual leave days on April 24 and April 26th to 28th, get up to nine days off around ANZAC day.
- Saturday 10 June to Sunday 18 June (Not applicable for WA + QLD): Book four annual leave days after the Queen’s Birthday holiday from June 13th to 16th for nine days off.
- Saturday 23 December 2023 to Tuesday 2 January 2024: Upgrade to a 10-day Christmas/New Year break, by booking 3 days of annual leave on December 27th to 29th.