Queensland Public Holidays 2015
QLD PUBLIC HOLIDAYS NEWS UPDATES
24 June 2015: Going to this year's Ekka? We have put together all of the important information such as ticket prices, travel options, dates. Read more...
18 March 2015: The Queensland Government has pushed through changes to the public holiday dates of Labour Day (May Day) and the Queen's Birthday Holiday in 2016. Read more...
|New Year's Day||Thursday, 1 January 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
|Australia Day||Monday, 26 January 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
|Good Friday||Friday, 3 April 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
|Easter Saturday||Saturday, 4 April 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
|Easter Monday||Monday, 6 April 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
|Anzac Day||Saturday, 25 April 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday, 8 June 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
|Royal Queensland Show||Wednesday, 12 August 2015||Show||Brisbane|
|Labour Day||Monday, 5 October 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
|Christmas Day||Friday, 25 December 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
|Boxing Day||Saturday, 26 December 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
|Boxing Day (additional holiday)||Monday, 28 December 2015||Public||QLD Wide|
Queensland Public Holiday Information
In Queensland, Public Holidays can basically be divided into three groups:
- Public Holidays - Qld Wide
- Show Holidays
- Other Holidays
Queensland Public Holidays - Qld Wide
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. A great example was the G20 Summit Public Holiday that was granted to residents within the Brisbane City Council region in 2014.