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Public holiday dates for 2012-2016

A table of Queensland public holiday dates approved and proposed for years 2012 to 2016.

Holiday 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
New Year's Day Sun,Sunday, 1 JanuaryJan Mon,Monday, 2 JanuaryJan Tue,Tuesday, 1 JanuaryJan Wed,Wednesday, 1 JanuaryJan Thu,Thursday, 1 JanuaryJan Fri,Friday, 1 JanuaryJan
Australia Day Thu,Thursday, 26 JanuaryJan Mon,Monday, 28 JanuaryJan 3 Mon,Monday, 27 JanuaryJan
Mon,Monday, 26 JanuaryJan Tue,Tuesday, 26 JanuaryJan
Good Friday Fri,Friday, 6 AprilApr Fri,Friday, 29 MarchMar Fri,Friday, 18 AprilApr Fri,Friday, 3 AprilApr Fri,Friday, 25 MarchMar
Easter Saturday Sat,Saturday, 7 AprilApr Sat,Saturday, 30 MarchMar Sat,Saturday, 19 AprilApr Sat,Saturday, 4 AprilApr Sat,Saturday, 26 MarchMar
Easter Monday Mon,Monday, 9 AprilApr Mon,Monday, 1 AprilApr Mon,Monday, 21 AprilApr Mon,Monday, 6 AprilApr Mon,Monday, 28 MarchMar
Anzac Day Wed,Wednesday, 25 AprilApr Thu,Thursday, 25 AprilApr Fri,Friday, 25 AprilApr Sat,Saturday, 25 AprilApr Mon,Monday, 25 AprilApr
Queen's Birthday Mon,Monday, 11 JuneJun 2 Mon,Monday, 1 OctoberOct Mon,Monday, 10 JuneJun 4 Mon,Monday, 9 JuneJun 4 Mon,Monday, 8 JuneJun 4 Mon,Monday, 13 JuneJun 4
Royal Queensland Show(Brisbane Area Only) 1 Wed,Wednesday, 15 AugustAug Wed,Wednesday, 14 AugustAug Wed,Wednesday, 13 AugustAug Wed,Wednesday, 12 AugustAug Wed,Wednesday, 17 AugustAug
Labour Day Mon,Monday, 7 MayMay Mon,Monday, 7 OctoberOct 4 Mon,Monday, 6 OctoberOct 4 Mon,Monday, 5 OctoberOct 4 Mon,Monday, 3 OctoberOct 4
G20(Brisbane Area Only) Fri,Friday, 14 NovemberNov 5
Christmas Day Tue,Tuesday, 25 DecemberDec Wed,Wednesday, 25 DecemberDec Thu,Thursday, 25 DecemberDec Fri,Friday, 25 DecemberDec Sun,Sunday, 25 DecemberDec Tue,Tuesday, 27 DecemberDec
Boxing Day Wed,Wednesday, 26 DecemberDec Thu,Thursday, 26 DecemberDec Fri,Friday, 26 DecemberDec Sat,Saturday, 26 DecemberDec Mon,Monday, 28 DecemberDec 6 Mon,Monday, 26 DecemberDec
  1. The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is usually held on the second Wednesday in August except when there are five Wednesdays in August when it is held on the third Wednesday.
  2. In 2012, the Queen’s Birthday holiday moved to the first weekend in October and a special Queen’s Diamond Jubilee holiday was celebrated on the second Monday in June.
  3. This public holiday is substituted in accordance with the provisions of the Holidays Act 1983.
  4. On Tuesday, 30 October 2012, amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2013, the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the second Monday in June and the Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October
  5. For 2014 only, an additional public holiday has been granted for the purpose of the Group of Twenty Leaders’ Summit (G20) for the Brisbane Area Only.
  6. From Christmas Day 2011, the Holidays Act provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.

Note: The Holidays Act 1983 permits the Minister to substitute another day for any public holiday. A list of public holidays for the next year is published in the Government Gazette in October/November each year.

Last reviewed
19 November 2013
Last updated
19 November 2013

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