Public Holidays 2021
Public Holidays 2022

QLD Public holidays 2021

Public Holiday Day/Date

New Year's Day

Friday, 1 January

Australia Day

Tuesday, 26 January

Good Friday

Friday, 2 April

Easter Saturday

Saturday, 3 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 4 April

Easter Monday

Monday, 5 April

ANZAC Day   

Sunday, 25 April

ANZAC DAY (additional public holiday)

Monday, 26 April

Labour Day

Monday, 3 May

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area)

Wednesday, 11 August

Queen’s Birthday

Monday, 4 October

Christmas Eve (6pm to midnight)

Friday, 24 December

Christmas Day

Saturday, 25 December

Boxing Day

Sunday, 26 December

Christmas Day (additional public holiday)

Monday, 27 December

Boxing Day (additional public holiday)

Tuesday, 28 December

QLD Public holidays 2022

Public Holiday Day/Date

New Year's Day

Saturday, 1 January

New Year Holiday (additional public holiday)

Monday, 3 January

Australia Day

Wednesday, 26 January

Good Friday

Friday, 15 April

Easter Saturday

Saturday, 16 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 17 April

Easter Monday

Monday, 18 April

ANZAC Day   

Monday, 25 April

Labour Day

Monday, 2 May

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area)

Wednesday, 10 August

Queen’s Birthday

Monday, 3 October

Christmas Eve (6pm to midnight)

Saturday, 24 December

Christmas Day

Sunday, 25 December

Boxing Day

Monday, 26 December

Christmas Holiday (additional public holiday)

Monday, 27 December

School Holidays 2021
School Holidays 2022

QLD School holidays 2021

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School Holidays Friday, 2 April 2021 Sunday, 18 April 2021
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School Holidays Saturday, 26 June 2021 Sunday, 11 July 2021
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School Holidays Saturday, 18 September 2021 Monday, 4 October 2021
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School Holidays Saturday, 11 December 2021 Sunday, 23 January 2022

QLD School holidays 2022

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School Holidays

Saturday, 2 April 2022

Monday, 18 April 2022           

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School Holidays

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Sunday, 10 July 2022

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School Holidays

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Monday, 3 October 2022

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School Holidays

Saturday, 10 December 2022

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Leave Maximiser 2021
Leave Maximiser 2022

How to maximise your work leave

By strategically taking time off work you could enjoy longer periods of time off.

January - New Years, Australia Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Monday, 28 December    
Tuesday, 29 December    
Wednesday, 30 December    
Thursday, 31 December    
Friday, 1 January     
Saturday, 2 January     
Sunday, 3 January     
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 3 Days off: 4
Saturday, 23 January     
Sunday, 24 January     
Monday, 25 January     
Tuesday, 26 January     
Wednesday, 27 January    
Thursday, 28 January    
Friday, 29 January    
Saturday, 30 January    
Sunday, 31 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 5
Easter holidays
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 2 April    
Saturday, 3 April    
Sunday, 4 April    
Monday, 5 April     
Tuesday, 6 April    
Wednesday, 7 April     
Thursday, 8 April     
Friday, 9 April     
Saturday, 10 April    
Sunday, 11 April    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6
August Ekka weekend
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 7 August     
Sunday, 8 August     
Monday, 9 August     
Tuesday, 10 August     
Wednesday, 11 August    
Thursday, 12 August     
Friday, 13 August     
Saturday, 14 August     
Sunday, 15 August     
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 5
December - Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 25 December    
Sunday, 26 December    
Monday, 27 December    
Tuesday, 28 December    
Wednesday, 29 December    
Thursday, 30 December    
Friday, 31 December    
Saturday, 1 January    
Sunday, 2 January    
Monday, 3 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6

How to maximise your work leave

By strategically taking time off work you could enjoy longer periods of time off.

December/January - New Years, Australia Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 25 December    
Sunday, 26 December    
Monday, 27 December    
Tuesday, 28 December    
Wednesday, 29 December    
Thursday, 30 December    
Friday, 31 December    
Saturday, 1 January    
Sunday, 2 January    
Monday, 3 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 3 Days off: 7
Total leave days: 10
Saturday, 22 January    
Sunday, 23 January    
Monday, 24 January    
Tuesday, 25 January    
Wednesday, 26 January    
Thursday, 27 January    
Friday, 28 January    
Saturday, 29 January    
Sunday, 30 January    
Totals Days of Annual leave: 4 Days off: 5
Total leave days: 9
Easter holidays
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 15 April    
Saturday, 16 April    
Sunday, 17 April    
Monday, 18 April    
Tuesday, 19 April    
Wednesday, 20 April    
Thursday, 21 April    
Friday, 22 April    
Saturday, 23 April    
Sunday, 24 April    
Monday, 25 April    
Totals Days of annual leave: 4 Days off: 7
Total leave days: 11
August Ekka weekend
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 6 August    
Sunday, 7 August    
Monday, 8 August    
Tuesday, 9 August    
Wednesday, 10 August    

Thursday, 11 August

   

Friday, 12 August

   

Saturday, 13 August

   
Sunday, 14 August    
Totals Days of annual leave: 4 Days off: 5
Total leave days: 9
December - Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 24 December    
Sunday, 25 December    
Monday, 26 December    
Tuesday, 27 December    
Wednesday, 28 December    
Thursday, 29 December    
Friday, 30 December    
Saturday, 31 December    
Sunday, 1 January    
Monday, 2 January    
Totals Days of annual leave: 3 Days off: 7
Total leave days: 10

QLD Public holidays in detail

Ekka Wednesday - Wednesday 11th August

The “Ekka Show”, is a common abbreviation for the Brisbane Exhibition, it is also referred to as the Royal Queensland Show. The holiday is held to celebrate the Queensland way of life, with emphasis given to the agricultural industries and workers.

The Ekka has been held in Brisbane since 1876 and is Queensland’s largest annual event, held across ten days. This year's Ekka Wednesday will be celebrated on August 10th.

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