QUEENSLAND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Public Holiday information for Queensland residents and visitors.
Note: Regional Holidays for 2023 were last edited on 30/12/2022.To view regional show and other Queensland public holiday dates, use the regional filter below.
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Statewide Public Holidays QLD 2023
|New Year's Day*||Sunday, 1 January 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|New Year's Day Additional Day||Monday, 2 January 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Australia Day||Thursday, 26 January 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Good Friday||Friday, 7 April 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Easter Saturday||Saturday, 8 April 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday, 9 April 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Easter Monday||Monday, 10 April 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Anzac Day||Tuesday, 25 April 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Labour Day||Monday, 1 May 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)||Wednesday, 16 August 2023||Public||Brisbane|
|King's Birthday||Monday, 2 October 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Christmas Eve (part day - 6pm til midnight)||Sunday, 24 December 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Christmas Day||Monday, 25 December 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
|Boxing Day||Tuesday, 26 December 2023||Public||Qld Wide|
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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, King’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 2023 there was a special New Year’s Day public holiday on the 2nd January because New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday.