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Public holidays

Holiday

2019

2020

2021

New Year's Day

Tuesday 1 January

Wednesday 1 January

Friday 1 January

Australia Day

Monday 28 January3

Monday 27 January3

Tuesday 26 January

Good Friday

Friday 19 April

Friday 10 April

Friday 2 April

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 20 April

Saturday 11 April

Saturday 3 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 21 April5

Sunday 12 April5

Sunday 4 April5

Easter Monday

Monday 22 April

Monday 13 April

Monday 5 April

Anzac Day

Thursday 25 April

Saturday 25 April

Monday 26 April

Labour Day

Monday 6 May4

Monday 4 May4

Monday 3 May4

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

Wednesday 14 August

Show holiday moved to Friday 14 August 2020 for one year only7

Wednesday 11 August

2020 People’s long weekend7 only in the following areas:

Brisbane; Burdekin; Charters Towers; Cloncurry; Gold Coast; Livingstone; Logan; Mackay; Rockhampton; Weipa Town Area; and Whitsunday (Bowen area only)

  Friday 14 August7 

Queen’s Birthday

Monday 7 October4

Monday 5 October4

Monday 4 October4

Christmas Eve (24 December) 6pm – midnight

Tuesday 24 December6

Thursday 24 December6

Friday 24 December6

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25 December

Friday 25 December

Saturday 25 December and
Monday 27 December2

Boxing Day

Thursday 26 December

Saturday 26 December and
Monday 28 December2

Sunday 26 December and
Tuesday 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).
  6. From 2019, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for a part-day public holiday from 6pm to midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December).
  7. For 2020 only, a public holiday has been appointed in place of previously appointed show public holidays in certain areas of the State.

Public holiday dates for previous years