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Public holidays

Holiday

2018

2019

2020

New Year's Day

Monday 1 January

Tuesday 1 January

Wednesday 1 January

Australia Day

Friday 26 January

Monday 28 January3

Monday 27 January3

Good Friday

Friday 30 March

Friday 19 April

Friday 10 April

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 31 March

Saturday 20 April

Saturday 11 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 1 April5

Sunday 21 April5

Sunday 12 April5

Easter Monday

Monday 2 April

Monday 22 April

Monday 13 April

Anzac Day

Wednesday 25 April

Thursday 25 April

Saturday 25 April

Labour Day

Monday 7 May4

Monday 6 May4

Monday 4 May4

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1 Other show holidays

Wednesday 15 August

Wednesday 14 August

Wednesday 12 August

Queen’s Birthday

Monday 1 October4

Monday 7 October4

Monday 5 October4

Christmas Day

Tuesday 25 December

Wednesday 25 December

Friday 25 December

Boxing Day

Wednesday 26 December

Thursday 26 December

Saturday 26 December

Monday 28 December2

  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. From Christmas Day 2011, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.
  3. Australia Day public holiday – if 26 January is a Saturday or Sunday, the public holiday is to be observed on the following Monday.
  4. 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. These arrangements have been in place since 2016 following amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 13 October 2015).
  5. Easter Sunday is appointed as a public holiday. These arrangements have been in place since 2017 following amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 1 December 2016).

Public holiday dates for previous years