Queensland public holiday dates for 2016


Date in 2016

New Year's Day

Friday 1 January

Australia Day

Tuesday 26 January

Good Friday

Friday 25 March

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 26 March

Easter Monday

Monday 28 March

Anzac Day

Monday 25 April

Labour Day

Monday 2 May2

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

Wednesday 10 August

Queen’s Birthday

Monday 3 October2

Christmas Day

Sunday 25 December

Tuesday 27 December3

Boxing Day

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. 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).
  3. 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.

Note: The Holidays Act 1983 permits the Minister to substitute another day for any public holiday.