QUEENSLAND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Public Holiday information for Queensland residents and visitors.
To view regional show and other Queensland public holiday dates, use the regional filter below.
INCLUDE REGIONAL HOLIDAYS
Statewide Public Holidays QLD 2017
|New Year's Day||Sunday, 1 January 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
|New Year's Day Additional Day*||Monday, 2 January 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
|Australia Day||Thursday, 26 January 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
|Good Friday||Friday, 14 April 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
|Easter Saturday||Saturday, 15 April 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
|Easter Monday||Monday, 17 April 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
|ANZAC Day||Tuesday, 25 April 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
|Labour Day||Monday, 1 May 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
|Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)||Wednesday, 16 August 2017||Show||Brisbane|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday, 2 October 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
|Christmas Day||Monday, 25 December 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
|Boxing Day||Tuesday, 26 December 2017||Public||QLD Wide|
The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) Public Holiday is for Brisbane only. Please filter results to view holidays for your region.
In 2017, New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday so there is a New Year’s Day public holiday on Monday, 2nd January.
In 2016, amendments were made to the Holiday Act 1983 to bring Queensland into line with other states by declaring Easter Sunday an official public holiday. This ensures that workers required to work on Easter Sunday will receive the same penalty rates as Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday public holidays. For more information read the Qld Government media statement here.
In Queensland, Public Holidays can basically be divided into three groups:
Public Holidays – Statewide
These are the holidays that we all know and love such as Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Queen’s Birthday, Labour Day and so on. These holidays are generally held on the same day throughout Queensland.
Most regions of Queensland have access to some form of Show Holiday. These types of public holiday are much less regimented and the designated day off can change between regions for the same show. The Ekka Holiday (Royal Queensland Show) is a good example where Brisbane City have a different day off to the Gold Coast and even the Moreton Region. This allows the show organisers to avoid huge bottlenecks with everyone trying to attend the show on the same day.
There are a large number of smaller local show holidays throughout various regions of Qld.
From time to time there are one off holidays added to our holiday calendar in special circumstances. For example, in 2016 there was a special Christmas Day public holiday on the 27th December because Christmas Day falls on a Sunday.