National and Regional Public Holidays of QLD in 2017

Queensland public holiday dates for 2017

Holiday

2017

New Year's Day

Sunday 1 January
Monday 2 January3

Australia Day

Thursday 26 January

Good Friday

Friday 14 April

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 15 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 16 April5

Easter Monday

Monday 17 April

Anzac Day

Tuesday 25 April

Labour Day

Monday 1 May4

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1 
Other show holidays

Wednesday 16 August

Queen's Birthday

Monday 2 October4

Christmas Day

Monday 25 December

Boxing Day

Tuesday 26 December

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. On 13 October 2015 amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2016, Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in May and the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October.
  5. On 1 December 2016 an amendment to the Holidays Act 1983 was passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2017, Easter Sunday be appointed as a public holiday.

Note: The Holidays Act 1983 permits the Minister to substitute another day for any public holiday.