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Queensland public holiday dates for 2014-2016

Holiday201420152016
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January Friday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January Monday 26 January Tuesday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April Friday 25 March
Easter Saturday Saturday 19 April Saturday 4 April Saturday 26 March
Easter Monday Monday 21 April Monday 6 April Monday 28 March
Anzac Day Friday 25 April Saturday 25 April Monday 25 April
Labour Day Monday 6 October2 Monday 5 October2 Monday 2 May5
Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1
Other show holidays
Wednesday 13  August Wednesday 12 August Wednesday 10 August
Queen’s Birthday Monday 9 June2 Monday 8 June2 Monday 3 October5
G20 (Brisbane area only) Friday 14 November3    
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December Friday 25 December Sunday 25 December
Tuesday 27 December4
Boxing Day Friday 26 December Saturday 26 December
Monday 28 December 4
Monday 26 December
  1. The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is held on the Wednesday during the RNA Show period. The RNA Show commences on the first Friday in August, unless the first Friday is prior to 5 August, then it commences on the second Friday of August.
  2. On Tuesday, 30 October 2012, amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2013, the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the second Monday in June and the Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October.
  3. For 2014 only, an additional public holiday has been granted for the purpose of the Group of Twenty Leaders’ Summit (G20) for the Brisbane Area Only.
  4. From Christmas Day 2011, the Holidays Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.
  5. On 13 October 2015 amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2016, Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in May and the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October.

Note: The Holidays Act 1983 permits the Minister to substitute another day for any public holiday. A list of public holidays for the next year is published in the Government Gazette in October/November each year.

Public holiday dates for previous years

Gazettal notices

A selection of gazettal publications for public, special and show holidays can be accessed on the Queensland Government’s publications portal.

Labour Day public holiday changes

From 2016 Labour Day celebrations will revert back to the first Monday in May and the Queen's Birthday public holiday on the first Monday in October.

Legislation making the necessary changes was introduced to Parliament on 3 June 2015 and passed on 13 October 2015.

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15 December 2015

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