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Special holiday dates

Special holidays are appointed for special events or commemorative days in certain districts throughout Queensland. These special holidays are known as 'bank' holidays and are not public holidays.

2014 special holiday dates

Date of event in 2014 Districts by city, shire or community Name of event
4 November Barcaldine Region - Muttaburra and Aramac Areas. Melbourne Cup Day
4 November Blackall-Tambo Region Melbourne Cup Day
6 June Community of Palm Island Strike 57 Commemoration Day
13 June Community of Palm Island BWGCOLMAN Day
18 July Community of Palm Island NAIDOC
5 September Community of Palm Island Spring Fair Festival Day
3 June  Northern Peninsula Area  Mabo Day 
2 October  Northern Peninsula Area  Northern Peninsula Area Cultural Festival 
3 October  Northern Peninsula Area  Northern Peninsula Area Cultural Festival  
31 October  Northern Peninsula Area  Northern Peninsula Area Carnival 
4 August Shire of Aurukun Aurukun Day
21 July Shire of Boulia Boulia Camel Races
4 November Shire of Bulloo Melbourne Cup Day
4 November Shire of Burke Melbourne Cup Day Festivities
11 July Shire of Cherbourg NAIDOC Day
8 October Shire of Cherbourg Cherbourg Day
2 June Shire of Doomadgee Mabo Day
22 August Shire of Doomadgee Doomadgee Day
30 June Shire of Kowanyama Kowanyama Day
23 February Shire of Lockhart River Foundation Day
25 July Shire of Lockhart River St. James' Day
29 October Shire of Lockhart River DOGIT Day
27 May Shire of Mapoon Mapoon Referendum Day
11 July Shire of Mapoon NAIDOC Day
21 July Shire of Mapoon First Contact Day
19 September Shire of Mapoon Mapoon Day
27 December Shire of McKinlay John McKinlay Day
4 November Shire of Murweh Central Warrego Race Club Inc. Annual Melbourne Cup Race Meeting (Afternoon Only)
23 May Shire of Pormpuraaw National Sorry Day
7 July Shire of Pormpuraaw Pormpuraaw Fishing Competition
4 November Shire of Quilpie Melbourne Cup Day
4 November Shire of Richmond Richmond Turf Club's Annual Melbourne Cup Race Meeting Afternoon Only
3 June Shire of Torres Mabo Day
1 July Shire of Torres Coming of the Light
4 November Shire of Winton Melbourne Cup Day
17 June Shire of Yarrabah Yarrabah Foundation Day
11 July Shire of Yarrabah NAIDOC Day
24 October Shire of Yarrabah Yarrabah DOGIT Day
24 January Torres Strait Island Region - St. Pauls. St Pauls Anglican Church Day
3 February Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuaig. St Mary's Church Day
12 February Torres Strait Island Region - Kubin & St Pauls. Mualgal Native Title Determination Day
13 February Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai. Saibai Native Title Determination Day
28 February Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu. United Pentecostal Church Day (Church of Rock)
18 April Torres Strait Island Region - St Paul's. Kozan Outreach Church Day
25 April Torres Strait Island Region – Badu. St. Marks Church Day
1 May Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond. Patron Saint Joseph Day
9 May Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan. Ascension Day
3 June Torres Strait Island Region (whole region). Mabo Day
6 June Torres Strait Island Region – Badu & Kubin. Island of Origin Rugby League Carnival
16 June Torres Strait Island Region – Mer. Dowar Waier Observance Festival
19 June Torres Strait Island Region – Iama. St John the Divine Church Day
19 June Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu. St. Saviour Church Day (Church of Torres Strait)
24 June Torres Strait Island Region – Yorke. Parish of Loane, Independent Church of Torres Strait and Kaiwalagal Church Day
27 June Torres Strait Island Region – Kubin. St Peter's Church Day
30 June Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag. Wagadagam Tribal Chief Initiation Day
30 June Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber. Church Day - Warraber
1 July Torres Strait Island Region (whole region). Coming of the Light
2 July Torres Strait Island Region – Erub & Ugar. Coming of the Light Celebrations (Medigee Village)
3 July Torres Strait Island Region – Yorke. Coming of the Light to Yorke Island
7 July Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan. Coming of the Light to Dauan & Native Title Determination Day
7 July Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag. Native Title Determination Day - Mabuiag
7 July Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma, Warraber & Yorke. Native Title Determination Days - Poruma, Warraber & Yorke
8 July Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu. Coming of the Light to Boigu
10 July Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber. Coming of the Light - Warraber
1 August Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai. 1st August Annexure
1 August Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag. St. Marys Church Dedication Day
6 August Torres Strait Island Region - Erub & Ugar. Transfiguration Church Day
7 August Torres Strait Island Region – Badu. Torres Strait Regional Sea Claim Commercial Fishing Rights
7 August Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu. St. Saviour Festival Day (Church of Torres Strait)
15 August Torres Strait Island Region – Mer. Yam Festival
22 August Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber. Native Title Determination Day - Warraber
22 August Torres Strait Island Region (whole region). 77th Anniversary First Torres Strait Island Councillors Conference
3 September Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag. Coming of the Light to Mabuiag
15 September Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan. Holy Cross Church Day
15 September Torres Strait Island Region – Iama. Turan Tabernacle Church Day Iama UPC
16 September Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond. Hammond Island Church Opening Day
19 September Torres Strait Island Region (whole region). Torres Strait Cultural Festival
22 September Torres Strait Island Region – Iama. Cultural Festival
24 September Torres Strait Island Region – Erub. Native Title Determination Day - Erub
31 October Torres Strait Island Region – Badu. Coming of the Light to Badu
3 November Torres Strait Island Region – Erub & Ugar. All Saints Church Day
4 November Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond. Melbourne Cup Day
1 December Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma. St Andrew's Family Festival
4 December Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai. Church Dedication Day
9 December Torres Strait Island Region – Ugar. Native Title Determination Day - Ugar
10 December Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu. Native Title Determination Day - Boigu
12 December Torres Strait Island Region – Badu. Native Title Determination Day - Badu
15 December Torres Strait Island Region – Iama. Native Title Determination Day - Iama
29 December Torres Strait Island Region – Yorke. St John the Evangelist Church Day

2013 special holiday dates

Date Districts by city, shire or community Name of Event
5 November Barcaldine Region - Barcaldine, Muttaburra and Aramac Areas. Melbourne Cup Day
27 June Blackall-Tambo Region - District of Tambo. Tambo 150 Year Anniversary Celebrations
5 November Blackall-Tambo Region - District of Blackall. Melbourne Cup Day
22 February City of Mount Isa Mount Isa 90th Birthday Celebrations
12 August Community of Kowanyama Kowanyama DOGIT Day
26 August Community of Kowanyama Kowanyama Annual Rodeo
3 June Community of Palm Island Strike 57 Commemoration Day
10 June Community of Palm Island BWGCOLMAN Day
12 July Community of Palm Island NAIDOC
6 September Community of Palm Island Spring Fair Festival Day
3 June Northern Peninsula Area Region Mabo Day
1 November Northern Peninsula Area Region Dan Ropeyarn Cup Day
5 August Shire of Aurukun Aurukun Day
22 July Shire of Boulia Boulia Camel Races
5 November Shire of Burke Melbourne Cup Day
3 June Shire of Doomadgee Mabo Day
23 August Shire of Doomadgee Doomadgee Day
23 February Shire of Lockhart River Foundation Day
25 July Shire of Lockhart River St. James' Day
29 October Shire of Lockhart River DOGIT Day
3 July Shire of Mapoon NAIDOC Day
19 September Shire of Mapoon Mapoon Day
29 November Shire of Mapoon Mapoon Mission Memorial
27 December Shire of McKinlay John McKinlay Day
12 August Shire of Mornington Mount Isa Rodeo
5 November Shire of Murweh Central Warrego Race Club Inc. Annual Melbourne Cup Race Meeting (Afternoon Only)
24 May Shire of Pormpuraaw National Sorry Day
8 July Shire of Pormpuraaw Pormpuraaw Fishing Competition
5 November Shire of Quilpie Melbourne Cup Day
5 November Shire of Richmond Richmond Turf Club's Annual Melbourne Cup Race Meeting Afternoon Only
3 June Shire of Torres Mabo Day
1 July Shire of Torres Coming of the Light
27 September Shire of Winton Winton Outback Festival
17 June Shire of Yarrabah Yarrabah Foundation Day
25 October Shire of Yarrabah Yarrabah DOGIT Day
25 January Torres Strait Island Region - St. Pauls. St Pauls Anglican Church Day
4 February Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuaig. St Mary's Church Day
12 February Torres Strait Island Region - Kubin & St Pauls. Mualgal Native Title Determination Day
13 February Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai. Saibai Native Title Determination Day
18 April Torres Strait Island Region - St Paul's. Kozan Outreach  Church Day
1 May Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond. Patron Saint Joseph Day
3 June Torres Strait Island Region (whole region). Mabo Day
14 June Torres Strait Island Region – Mer. Dowar Waier Observance Festival
19 June Torres Strait Island Region – Iama. St John the Divine Church Day
19 June Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai. Holy Trinity Church Day
24 June Torres Strait Island Region – Yorke. Parish of Loane, Independent Church of Torres Strait and Kaiwalagal Church Day
28 June Torres Strait Island Region – Kubin. St Peter's Church Day
28 June Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag. Wagadagam Tribal Chief Initiation Day
28 June Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber. Church Day - Warraber
1 July Torres Strait Island Region (whole region). Coming of the Light
1 July Torres Strait Island Region – Erub. Coming of the Light Celebrations (Kemus)
2 July Torres Strait Island Region - Erub & Ugar. Coming of the Light Celebrations (Medigee Village)
3 July Torres Strait Island Region – Yorke. Coming of the Light to Yorke Island
8 July Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu. Coming of the Light to Boigu
8 July Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan. Coming of the Light to Dauan & Native Title Determination Day
8 July Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag. Native Title Determination Day - Mabuiag
8 July Torres Strait Island Region - Poruma, Warraber & Yorke. Native Title Determination Days - Poruma, Warraber & Yorke
10 July Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber. Coming of the Light - Warraber
1 August Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai. 1st August Annexure
6 August Torres Strait Island Region - Erub & Ugar. Transfiguration Church Day
7 August Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu. Church Day
15 August Torres Strait Island Region – Mer. Yam Festival
22 August Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber. Native Title Determination Day - Warraber
23 August Torres Strait Island Region (whole region). 76th Anniversary  First Torres  Strait Island Councillors Conference
5 September Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag. Coming of the Light to Mabuiag
16 September Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan. Holy Cross Church Day
16 September Torres Strait Island Region – Iama. Turan Tabernacle Church Day Iama UPC
20 September Torres Strait Island Region - Badu, Iama, Kubin, Hammond & Ugar. Torres Strait Cultural Festival
24 September Torres Strait Island Region – Erub. Native Title Determination Day - Erub
31 October Torres Strait Island Region – Badu. Coming of the Light to Badu
1 November Torres Strait Island Region - Erub & Ugar. All Saints Church Day
2 December Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma. St Andrew's Family Festival
4 December Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai. Church Dedication Day
9 December Torres Strait Island Region – Ugar. Native Title Determination Day - Ugar
12 December Torres Strait Island Region – Badu. Native Title Determination Day - Badu
13 December Torres Strait Island Region – Iama. Native Title Determination Day - Iama
16 December Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu. Native Title Determination Day - Boigu
16 December Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond. Hammond Island Church Opening Day
27 December Torres Strait Island Region – Yorke. St John the Evangelist Church Day
28 October Wujal Wujal Community Wujal Wujal Day
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