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Special holiday dates

Special holidays are appointed for special events or commemorative days in certain districts throughout Queensland. These special holidays are known as ‘bank’ holidays and are not public holidays.

2018 special holiday dates
Date of event in 2018Districts by city, shire or communityName of event
25 January 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – St Pauls, Moa Island St Pauls Anglican Church Day
1 February 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu Deed of Grant in Trust Hand Over Day
2 February 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag St. Mary's Church Day
13 February 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Kubin and St Pauls, Moa Island Mualgal Native Title Determination Day
13 February 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Saibai Native Title Determination Day
23 February 2018 Shire of Lockhart River Foundation Day
28 February 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu United Pentecostal Church Day (Church of Rock)
14 March 2018 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Torres Strait Amalgamation Day
29 March 2018 Shire of Croydon Normanton Barra Classic
18 April 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – St Pauls, Moa Island Kozan Outreach Church Day
27 April 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu St. Marks Church Day
2 May 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond Patron Saint Joseph Day
8 May 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan Ascension Day (Church Day of Parish of Ascension)
17 May 2018 Shire of Hope Vale

Commemoration of Evacuation to Woorabinda

18 May 2018 Shire of Pormpuraaw National Sorry Day
21 May 2018 Torres Strait Island Region - St Pauls, Moa Island Florence Buchanan Day (Coming of the Light)
31 May 2018 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Community Services (Torres Strait) Act Day
1 June 2018 Shire of Doomadgee Mabo Day
1 June 2018 Shire of Palm Island Strike 57 Commemoration Day
4 June 2018 Shire of Torres Mabo Day
4 June 2018 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Mabo Day
4 June 2018 Northern Peninsula Area Region Mabo Day
8 June 2018 Shire of Palm Island Bwgcolman Day
14 June 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Mer Dauar Waier Observation Festival
17 June 2016 Shire of Yarrabah Yarrabah Foundation Day
19 June 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu St. Saviour Church Day (Torres Strait Church)
19 June 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Iama St John Divine Church Day
19 June 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma Halfway Island Native Title Determination Day
19 June 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Holy Trinity Church Day
26 June 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Masig Parish of Loane, Independent Church of Torres Strait
29 June 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Kubin, Moa Island St Peter's Church Day
29 June 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag Wagadagam Tribal Chief Initiation Day
29 June 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber Church Day – Warraber
2 July 2018 Shire of Torres Coming of the Light Day
2 July 2018 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Coming of the Light
3 July 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Erub and Ugar Coming of the Light Celebrations (Service and Re-enactment at Dabad)
3 July 2018 Torres Strait Island Region - Mer Coming of the Light Celebrations
6 July 2018 Northern Peninsula Area Region NPA Bi-Annual Cultural Festival
6 July 2018 Shire of Cherbourg NAIDOC Day
6 July 2018 Shire of Mapoon NAIDOC Day
6 July 2018 Shire of Yarrabah NAIDOC Day
6 July 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan Coming of the Light and Native Title Determination Day
6 July 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag Native Title Determination Day – Mabuiag
9 July 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu Coming of the Light
9 July 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber, Poruma and Masig Islands Native Title Determination Aureed Island Claim Days – Warraber, Poruma and Masig
10 July 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber Coming of the Light – Warraber
13 July 2018 Shire of Pormpuraaw Pormpuraaw Fishing Competition
13 July 2018 Shire of Palm Island NAIDOC Day
18 July 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma and Warraber Indigenous Protected Area Celebration
23 July 2018 Shire of Boulia Boulia Camel Races
25 July 2018 Shire of Lockhart River St. James' Day
1 August 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag St Mary's Church Dedication Day
1 August 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Annexure Day
3 August 2018 Shire of Cloncurry Cloncurry Merry Muster Rodeo
3 August 2018 Shire of Etheridge Etheridge Show
6 August 2018 Shire of Aurukun Aurukun Day
6 August 2018 Shire of Kowanyama Kowanyama Annual Rodeo
6 August 2018 Torres Strait Island Region - Erub & Ugar The Ark of Transfiguration (Church Day)
10 August 2018 Shire of Mornington Mount Isa Rodeo Day
15 August 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Mer Yam Festival
20 August 2018 Shire of Kowanyama Kowanyama DOGIT Day
23 August 2018 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Anniversary of First Councillors Meeting
24 August 2018 Shire of Doomadgee Doomadgee Day
24 August 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber Native Title Determination Day – Warraber
29 August 2018 Blackall-Tambo Region Blackall 150 Years Celebrations (Afternoon only)
4 September 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag Coming of the Light to Mabuiag
7 September 2018 Shire of Palm Island Spring Festival Day
14 September 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan Church of the Holy Cross Day
14 September 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Iama Turan Tabernacle Church Day Iama UPC
17 September 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond Hammond Island Church Opening Day
25 September 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Erub Native Title Determination Day – Erub
28 September 2018 Shire of Mapoon Mapoon Day
12 October 2018 Shire of Cherbourg Cherbourg Day
26 October 2018 Northern Peninsula Area Region NPA Carnival (Ropeyarn Cup)
26 October 2018 Shire of Napranum Napranum DOGIT Day
29 October 2018 Shire of Wujal Wujal Wujal Wujal Foundation Day
30 October 2018 Shire Of Lockhart River DOGIT Day
30 October 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu Coming of the Light to Badu
31 October 2018 Shire of Yarrabah DOGIT Day
1 November 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Erub and Ugar All Saints Church Day
6 November 2018 Barcaldine Region – Aramac and Muttaburra townships Melbourne Cup Day
6 November 2018 Blackall-Tambo Region Melbourne Cup Day
6 November 2018 Longreach Region Melbourne Cup Day
6 November 2018 Shire of Barcoo including Jundah, Stonehenge and Windorah Melbourne Cup Day
6 November 2018 Shire of Bulloo Melbourne Cup Day
6 November 2018 Shire of Burke Melbourne Cup Day
6 November 2018 Shire of Murweh Central Warrego Race Club Inc. Annual Melbourne Cup Race Meeting (Afternoon Only)
6 November 2018 Shire of Quilpie Melbourne Cup Day
6 November 2018 Shire of Richmond Richmond Melbourne Cup Races (Afternoon Only)
6 November 2018 Shire of Winton Melbourne Cup Day
24 November 2018 Shire of Mornington Mornington Island Memorial Day
30 November 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma St Andrews Church Day
5 December 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Church Dedication Day
11 December 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu Native Title Determination Day – Boigu
11 December 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Ugar Native Title Determination Day – Ugar
11 December 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu Native Title Determination Day – Badu
13 December 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Iama Native Title Determination Day – Iama
27 December 2018 Shire of McKinlay McKinlay Special Day
31 December 2018 Torres Strait Island Region – Masig St John the Evangelist Church Day
2017 special holiday dates
Date of event in 2017Districts by city, shire or communityName of event
25 January 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – St Pauls, Moa Island St Pauls Anglican Church Day
1 February 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu Deed of Grant in Trust Hand Over Day
2 February 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag St. Mary's Church Day
13 February 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Kubin and St Pauls, Moa Island Mualgal Native Title Determination Day
13 February 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Saibai Native Title Determination Day
23 February 2017 Shire of Lockhart River Foundation Day
27 February 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu United Pentecostal Church Day (Church of Rock)
13 April 2017 Shire of Croydon Normanton Barra Classic
18 April 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – St Pauls, Moa Island Kozan Outreach Church Day
27 April 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu St. Marks Church Day
28 April 2017 Shire of Quilpie Quilpie Centenary Commemorations
2 May 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond Patron Saint Joseph Day
5 May 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan Ascension Day (Church Day of Parish of Ascension)
19 May 2017 Shire of Pormpuraaw National Sorry Day
2 June 2017 Shire of Doomadgee Mabo Day
2 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Mabo Day
5 June 2017 Shire of Torres Mabo Day
3 June 2017 Northern Peninsula Area Region Mabo Day
9 June 2017 Shire of Palm Island Bwgcolman Day
14 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Mer Dauar Waier Observation Festival
16 June 2017 Shire of Palm Island Strike 57 Commemoration Day
16 June 2016 Shire of Yarrabah Yarrabah Foundation Day
19 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu St. Saviour Church Day (Torres Strait Church)
19 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Iama St John Divine Church Day
19 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma Halfway Island Native Title Determination Day
19 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Holy Trinity Church Day
26 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Masig Parish of Loane, Independent Church of Torres Strait
29 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Kubin, Moa Island St Peter's Church Day
29 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag Wagadagam Tribal Chief Initiation Day
29 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber Church Day – Warraber
30 June 2017 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Coming of the Light
3 July 2017 Shire of Torres Coming of the Light Day
3 July 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Erub and Ugar Coming of the Light Celebrations
6 July 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan Coming of the Light and Native Title Determination Day
6 July 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag Native Title Determination Day – Mabuiag
7 July 2017 Shire of Cherbourg NAIDOC Day
7 July 2017 Shire of Mapoon NAIDOC Day
7 July 2017 Shire of Yarrabah NAIDOC Day
7 July 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu Coming of the Light
7 July 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Erub and Ugar The Ark of Transfiguration (Church Day)
7 July 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber, Poruma and Masig Islands Native Title Determination Aureed Island Claim Days – Warraber, Poruma and Masig
11 July 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber Coming of the Light – Warraber
14 July 2017 Shire of Palm Island NAIDOC Day
14 July 2017 Shire of Pormpuraaw Pormpuraaw Fishing Competition
17 July 2017 Shire of Boulia Boulia Camel Races
20 July 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma and Warraber Indigenous Protected Area Celebration
25 July 2017 Shire of Lockhart River St. James' Day
1 August 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag St Mary's Church Dedication Day
1 August 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Annexure Day
4 August 2017 Shire of Aurukun Aurukun Day
4 August 2017 Shire of Cloncurry Cloncurry Merry Muster Rodeo
4 August 2017 Shire of Etheridge Etheridge Show / Forsayth Turnout
7 August 2017 Shire of Kowanyama Kowanyama Annual Rodeo
11 August 2017 Shire of Mornington Mount Isa Rodeo Day
15 August 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Mer Yam Festival
21 August 2017 Shire of Kowanyama Kowanyama DOGIT Day
23 August 2017 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Anniversary of First Councillors Meeting – Masig
24 August 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber Native Title Determination Day – Warraber
25 August 2017 Shire of Doomadgee Doomadgee Day
1 September 2017 Shire of Palm Island Spring Fair
4 September 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag Coming of the Light to Mabuiag
14 September 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan Church of the Holy Cross Day
14 September 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Iama Turan Tabernacle Church Day Iama UPC
15 September 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond Hammond Island Church Opening Day
25 September 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Erub Native Title Determination Day – Erub
27 October 2017 Northern Peninsula Area Region NPA Bi-Annual Carnival Festival
27 October 2017 Shire of Cherbourg Cherbourg Day
27 October 2017 Shire of Napranum Napranum DOGIT Day
29 October 2017 Shire Of Lockhart River DOGIT Day
30 October 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu Coming of the Light to Badu
1 November 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Erub and Ugar All Saints Church Day
7 November 2017 Barcaldine Region – Aramac and Muttaburra townships Melbourne Cup Day
7 November 2017 Blackall-Tambo Region Melbourne Cup Day
7 November 2017 Longreach Region – outside of the Isisford area Melbourne Cup Day
7 November 2017 Shire of Barcoo Melbourne Cup Day
7 November 2017 Shire of Burke Melbourne Cup Day
7 November 2017 Shire of Murweh Central Warrego Race Club Inc. Annual Melbourne Cup Race Meeting (Afternoon Only)
7 November 2017 Shire of Paroo Melbourne Cup Day
7 November 2017 Shire of Richmond Richmond Melbourne Cup Races (Afternoon Only)
24 November 2017 Shire of Mornington Mornington Island Memorial Day
30 November 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma St Andrews Church Day
5 December 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Church Dedication Day
11 December 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu Native Title Determination Day – Badu
11 December 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu Native Title Determination Day – Boigu
11 December 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Ugar Native Title Determination Day – Ugar
13 December 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Iama Native Title Determination Day – Iama
29 December 2017 Torres Strait Island Region – Masig St John the Evangelist Church Day
2016 special holiday dates
Date of event in 2016Districts by city, shire or communityName of event
1 November 2016 Barcaldine Region – Aramac, Barcaldine and Muttaburra Townships Melbourne Cup Day
1 November 2016 Blackall-Tambo Region Melbourne Cup Day
1 November 2016 Longreach Region Melbourne Cup Day
23 September 2016 Northern Peninsula Area Region NPA Bi-Annual Cultural Festival
28 October 2016 Northern Peninsula Area Region NPA Sporting Carnival
1 November 2016 Western Downs Region – Wandoan Melbourne Cup Day
4 August 2016 Shire of Aurukun Aurukun Day
1 November 2016 Shire of Barcoo Melbourne Cup Day
18 July 2016 Shire of Boulia Boulia Camel Races
1 November 2016 Shire of Bulloo Melbourne Cup Day
1 November 2016 Shire of Burke Melbourne Cup Day
5 August 2016 Shire of Cloncurry Cloncurry Merry Muster Rodeo
24 March 2016 Shire of Croydon Normanton Barra Classic
3 June 2016 Shire of Doomadgee Mabo Day
26 August 2016 Shire of Doomadgee Doomadgee Day
5 August 2016 Shire of Etheridge Etheridge Show
23 February 2016 Shire of Lockhart River Foundation Day
25 July 2016 Shire of Lockhart River St. James' Day
31 October 2016 Shire of Lockhart River DOGIT Day
25 July 2016 Shire of Mapoon NAIDOC Day
19 September 2016 Shire of Mapoon Mapoon Day
24 November 2016 Shire of Mornington Mornington Island Memorial Day
1 November 2016 Shire of Murweh Central Warrego Race Club Inc. Annual Melbourne Cup Race Meeting (Afternoon Only)
28 October 2016 Shire of Napranum Napranum DOGIT Day
3 June 2016 Shire of Palm Island Strike 57 Commemoration Day
10 June 2016 Shire of Palm Island Bwgcolman Day
15 July 2016 Shire of Palm Island NAIDOC Day
2 September 2016 Shire of Palm Island Spring Fair Festival Day
1 November 2016 Shire of Paroo Melbourne Cup Day
20 May 2016 Shire of Pormpuraaw National Sorry Day
15 July 2016 Shire of Pormpuraaw Pormpuraaw Fishing Competition
1 November 2016 Shire of Quilpie Melbourne Cup Day
1 November 2016 Shire of Richmond Richmond Melbourne Cup Races (Afternoon Only)
3 June 2016 Shire of Torres Mabo Day
1 July 2016 Shire of Torres Coming of the Light Day
17 June 2016 Shire of Yarrabah Yarrabah Foundation Day
8 July 2016 Shire of Yarrabah NAIDOC Day
5 May 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan Ascension Day
31 October 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu Coming of the Light to Badu
1 February 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu Deed of Grant in Trust Hand Over Day
12 December 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Badu Native Title Determination Day – Badu
27 April Torres Strait Island Region – Badu St. Marks Church Day
26 February 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu United Pentecostal Church Day (Church of Rock)
20 June 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu St. Saviour Church Day (Torres Strait Church)
8 July 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu Coming of the Light
9 December 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Boigu and Ugar Native Title Determination Day
6 July 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan Coming of the Light and Native Title Determination Day
14 September 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Dauan Holy Cross Church Day
23 September Torres Strait Island Region – Erub Native Title Determination Day – Erub
1 November 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Erub and Ugar All Saints Church Day
5 August 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Erub and Ugar Transfiguration Church Day
4 July 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Erub and Ugar Coming of the Light Celebrations
2 May 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond Patron Saint Joseph Day
16 September 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Hammond Hammond Island Church Opening Day
13 December 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Iama Native Title Determination Day – Iama
14 September 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Iama Turan Tabernacle Church Day Iama UPC
20 June 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Iama St John Divine Church Day
29 June 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Kubin St Peter's Church Day
12 February 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Kubin and St Pauls Mualgal Native Title Determination Day
2 February 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag St. Mary's Church Day
30 June 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag Wagadagam Tribal Chief Initiation Day
2 September 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag Coming of the Light to Mabuiag
1 August 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag St Mary's Church Dedication Day
6 July 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Mabuiag Native Title Determination Day – Mabuiag
24 June 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Masig Parish of Loane, Independent Church of Torres Strait
29 December 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Masig St John the Evangelist Church Day
7 July 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Masig, Poruma and Warraber Native Title Determination Days – Masig, Poruma and Warraber
14 June 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Mer Dauar Waier Observance Festival
25 July 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Mer St James Church Day
15 August 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Mer Yam Festival
30 November 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma St Andrews Church Day
20 June 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma Halfway Island Native Title Determination Day
20 July 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Poruma and Warraber Indigenous Protected Area Celebration
20 June 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Holy Trinity Church Day
12 February 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Saibai Native Title Determination Day
1 August 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Annexure Day
5 December 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Saibai Church Dedication Day
25 January 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – St Pauls St Pauls Anglican Church Day
18 April 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – St Pauls Kozan Outreach Church Day
9 December 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Ugar Native Title Determination Day – Ugar
11 July 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber Coming of the Light – Warraber
24 August 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber Native Title Determination Day – Warraber
29 June 2016 Torres Strait Island Region – Warraber Church Day – Warraber
23 August 2016 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Anniversary of First Councillors Meeting – Masig
1 July 2016 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Coming of the Light
16 September 2016 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Torres Strait Cultural Festival
3 June 2016 Torres Strait Island Region (whole region) Mabo Day
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Last updated
12 April 2017
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