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Public holidays

Holiday

2021

2022

2023

New Year's Day

Friday 1 January

Saturday 1 January and Monday 3 January2

Sunday 1 January and Monday 2 January2

Australia Day

Tuesday 26 January

Wednesday 26 January

Thursday 26 January

Good Friday

Friday 2 April

Friday 15 April

Friday 7 April

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 3 April

Saturday 16 April

Saturday 8 April

Easter Sunday4

Sunday 4 April

Sunday 17 April

Sunday 9 April

Easter Monday

Monday 5 April

Monday 18 April

Monday 10 April

Anzac Day

Monday 26 April

Monday 25 April

Tuesday 25 April

Labour Day

Monday 3 May3

Monday 2 May3

Monday 1 May3

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1

Other show holidays

The day previously appointed has been repealed

Wednesday 10 August

Wednesday 16 August

2021 People's long weekend6 only in the following areas:

Brisbane; Moreton Bay and Scenic Rim

Friday 29 October

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National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen-Thursday 22 September7-

Queen’s Birthday

Monday 4 October3

Monday 3 October3

Monday 2 October3

Christmas Eve5 (24 December) 6pm–Midnight

Friday 24 December

Saturday 24 December

Sunday 24 December

Christmas Day

Saturday 25 December and Monday 27 December2

Sunday 25 December and Tuesday 27 December2

Monday 25 December

Boxing Day

Sunday 26 December and Tuesday 28 December2

Monday 26 December

Tuesday 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. 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).
  4. 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).
  5. From 2019, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for a part-day public holiday from 6pm to midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December).
  6. 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.
  7. National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen, for 2022 only, a public holiday is appointed following amendment to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 15 September 2022).

Public holiday dates for previous years