Published online on 1 December 2015

On 10 November 2015, the Director General of IP Australia declared under the close-down provisions the days when the Canberra offices will not be open for business.

The close-down provisions in the Designs, Olympic Insignia protection, Patents, Plant Breeder's Rights and Trade Marks legislation provide for the effect of Designs Office, the Patent Office, the PBR Office and the Trade Marks Office not being open for business.

The Canberra offices will not be open for business on the following days in the period

1 January 2016 to 2 January 2017.

All the Canberra offices:

All Saturdays and Sundays in the period

The Canberra office

Friday, 1 January 2016    New Year's Day
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 Australia Day
Monday, 14 March 2016  Canberra Day
Friday, 25 March 2016   Good Friday
Monday, 28 March 2016   Easter Monday
Monday, 25 April 2016   ANZAC Day 
Monday, 13 June 2016 Queen's Birthday Holiday
Monday, 26 September 2016 Family & Community Day
Monday, 3 October 2016  Labour Day
Monday, 26 December 2016 to
Monday, 2 January 2017              
Christmas Close Down

Contact:          IP Australia

Phone:            1300 651 010


Publish online date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015