Like other regions in Australia, the Queensland (QLD) observes a set of public holidays that are recognized throughout the state. Here’s what you need to know about the QLD’s public holidays for the years 2023 and 2024:
Queensland does not observe Daylight Savings Time.
Keep these dates and arrangements in mind, ensuring you’re always on local time and aware of the region’s public holidays.
|Holiday||Date in 2023||Date in 2024|
|New Year’s Day*||Sunday 1 January & Monday 2 January||Monday 1 January|
|Australia Day||Thursday 26 January||Friday 26 January|
|Good Friday||Friday 7 April||Friday 29 March|
|Easter Saturday||Saturday 8 April||Saturday 30 March|
|Easter Sunday**||Sunday 9 April||Sunday 31 March|
|Easter Monday||Monday 10 April||Monday 1 April|
|ANZAC Day||Tuesday 25 April||Thursday 25 April|
|Labour Day***||Monday 1 May||Monday 6 May|
|Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane only)****||Wednesday 16 August||Wednesday 14 August|
|King’s Birthday***||Monday 2 October||Monday 7 October|
|Christmas Eve*****||Sunday 24 December from 6pm to midnight||Tuesday 24 December from 6pm to midnight|
|Christmas Day*||Monday 25 December||Wednesday 25 December|
|Boxing Day||Tuesday 26 December||Thursday 26 December|
*From Christmas Day 2011, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.
**Easter Sunday is appointed as a public holiday. These arrangements have been in place since 2017 following amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 1 December 2016).
***Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in May and the Birthday of the Sovereign (King’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October. These arrangements have been in place since 2016 following amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 13 October 2015).
****The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is held on the Wednesday during the RNA Show period. The RNA Show commences on the first Friday in August, unless the first Friday is prior to 5 August, then it commences on the second Friday of August.
*****From 2019, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for a part-day public holiday from 6pm to midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December).
The information provided above regarding the QLD’s public holidays is sourced from the official QLD Government website at: