QUEENSLAND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Public Holiday information for Queensland residents and visitors.
Note: Regional Holidays were added on 31 January 2019.
To view regional show and other Queensland public holiday dates, use the regional filter below.
INCLUDE REGIONAL HOLIDAYS
Statewide Public Holidays QLD 2019
|New Year's Day||Tuesday, 1 January 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|Australia Day||Saturday, 26 January 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|Australia Day Holiday*||Monday, 28 January 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|Good Friday||Friday, 19 April 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|Easter Saturday||Saturday, 20 April 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday, 21 April 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|Easter Monday||Monday, 22 April 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|ANZAC Day||Thursday, 25 April 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|Labour Day||Monday, 6 May 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)||Wednesday, 14 August 2019||Show||Brisbane|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday, 7 October 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|Christmas Day||Wednesday, 25 December 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
|Boxing Day||Thursday, 26 December 2019||Public||Qld Wide|
*In 2019 Australia Day falls on Saturday the 26th January. The observed public holiday date is Monday, 28th January 2019.
The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) Public Holiday is for Brisbane only. Select your region to view local Ekka public holiday dates.
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.