The close-down provisions in the Designs Act 2003, Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987, Patents Act 1990, Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 and Trade Marks Act 1995 each state when the Designs Office, the Patent Office, the Plant Breeder's Rights Office and the Trade Marks Office are not open for business.
During the period 1 January 2024 – 1 January 2025, the Canberra office will not be open for business on all Saturdays and Sundays in this period and the following dates:
|Monday 1 January 2024||New Year's Day|
|Friday 26 January 2024||Australia Day|
|Monday 11 March 2024||Canberra Day|
|Friday 29 March 2024||Good Friday|
|Monday 1 April 2024||Easter Monday|
|Thursday 25 April 2024||ANZAC Day|
|Monday 27 May 2024||Reconciliation Day|
|Monday 10 June 2024||King's Birthday|
|Monday 7 October 2024||Labour Day|
Wednesday 25 December 2024 to Wednesday 1 January 2025 (inclusive)
|Christmas close down|
Please refer to the following provisions in the relevant intellectual property legislation to determine the effect of the close-down period: Designs Act 2003 – Section 136A, Olympia Insignia Protection Act 1987 – Section 14A, Patents Act 1990 – Section 222A, Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 – Section 76A, and the Trade Marks Act 1995 – Section 223A.