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Thursday 26 January

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Friday 14 April

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Easter Sunday

Sunday 16 April5

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Monday 17 April

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Anzac Day

Tuesday 25 April

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Labour Day

Monday 1 May4

Monday 7 May4

Monday 6 May4

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

Wednesday 16 August

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Wednesday 14 August

Queen’s Birthday

Monday 2 October4

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Monday 7 October4

Christmas Day

Monday 25 December

Tuesday 25 December

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Boxing Day

Tuesday 26 December

Wednesday 26 December

Thursday 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).

Easter Sunday as a public holiday

On 1 December 2016 an amendment to the Holidays Act 1983 was passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2017, Easter Sunday be appointed as a public holiday.

This will bring Queensland into line with the eastern States and Australian Capital Territory where Easter Sunday is a public holiday. Read more.

Labour Day public holiday changes

From 2016 Labour Day celebrations will revert 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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14 December 2017
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