Dates of public holidays change each year and vary by state. Some dates more than 12 months in advance may not yet be officially approved. While we believe the following to be correct, please check locally for the latest information.
Queensland Public Holiday Change (amendments to the Holidays Act 1983)
The Queen’s Birthday holiday has been permanently moved to the 2nd Monday of June starting in 2013. The Labor Day holiday has also been permanently moved to the 1st Monday in October starting in 2013.
|Australian School Term Dates |
Daylight Savings Dates
|Public Holiday Calendars |
ACT QLD NSW VIC TAS NT SA WA
|Special Observances in Australia |
Australian Time Zones
| 2016 |
|Fri||01 Jan||New Year’s Day||Mon||25 Apr||ANZAC Day|
|Tues||26 Jan||Australia Day||Mon||02 May||Labour Day|
|Fri||25 Mar||Good Friday||Wed||10 Aug||Royal QLD Show (Brisbane area only)|
|Sat||26 Mar||Easter Saturday||Mon||03 Oct||Queen’s Birthday|
|Sun||27 Mar||Easter||Sun||25 Dec||Christmas Day|
|Mon||28 Mar||Easter Monday||Mon||26 Dec||Boxing Day Holiday|
|Tues||27 Dec||Christmas Day Holiday*|
| 2017 |
|Sun||01 Jan||New Year’s Day||Tues||25 Apr||ANZAC Day|
|Mon||02 Jan||New Year’s Day Holiday*||Mon||01 May||Labour Day|
|Thurs||26 Jan||Australia Day||Tues||16 Aug||Royal QLD Show (Brisbane area only)|
|Fri||14 Apr||Good Friday||Mon||02 Oct||Queen’s Birthday|
|Sat||15 Apr||Easter Saturday||Mon||25 Dec||Christmas Day|
|Sun||16 Apr||Easter||Tues||26 Dec||Boxing Day Holiday|
|Mon||17 Apr||Easter Monday*|
*An additional public holiday is added
From Christmas Day 2011, the Holidays Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added
when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day falls on a weekend.
Royal National Agricultural Show Day
The RNA (Brisbane only) usually held on the second Wednesday in August
except when there are five Wednesdays. Then it’s held on the third Wednesday.
Labour Day public holiday changes
From 2016 Labour Day celebrations will revert back to the first Monday in May and the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on the first Monday in October. Legislation making the necessary changes was introduced to Parliament on 3 June 2015 and passed on 13 October 2015.