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Public holidays

Holiday

2020

2021

2022

New Year's Day

Wednesday 1 January

Friday 1 January

Saturday 1 January

and

Monday 3 January2

Australia Day

Monday 27 January3

Tuesday 26 January

Wednesday 26 January

Good Friday

Friday 10 April

Friday 2 April

Friday 15 April

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 11 April

Saturday 3 April

Saturday 16 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 12 April5

Sunday 4 April5

Sunday 17 April5

Easter Monday

Monday 13 April

Monday 5 April

Monday 18 April

Anzac Day

Saturday 25 April

Monday 26 April

Monday 25 April

Labour Day

Monday 4 May4

Monday 3 May4

Monday 2 May4

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1

Other show holidays

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

The day previously appointed has been repealed

Wednesday 10 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

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2021 People's long weekend8 only in the following areas:

Brisbane; Moreton Bay and Scenic Rim

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Friday 29 October

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Queen’s Birthday

Monday 5 October4

Monday 4 October4

Monday 3 October4

Christmas Eve (24 December) 6pm – midnight

Thursday 24 December6

Friday 24 December6

Saturday 24 December6

Christmas Day

Friday 25 December

Saturday 25 December and
Monday 27 December2

Sunday 25 December and
Tuesday 27 December2

Boxing Day

Saturday 26 December and
Monday 28 December2

Sunday 26 December and
Tuesday 28 December2

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. 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.
  8. For 2021 only, a public holiday will be appointed in place of previously appointed show public holidays for Brisbane City, Moreton Bay Region and Scenic Rim local government areas.

Public holiday dates for previous years