National and Regional Public Holidays of QLD in 2018

 Academic calendar 2018 


VET (Vocational education and training) Courses

MonthIntake dates for
VET courses
Orientation daysPublic holidays
January  08 January  08 January  01 January: New Year's Day,
 26 January: Australia Day
February  12 February  09 February   
March  19 March  16 March  30 March: Good Friday
April  23 April   20 April   02 April: Easter Monday,
 25 April: Anzac Day
May  28 May  25 May   
June    29 June   11 June: Labour Day
July  02 July    
August  06 August  03 August  15 August: Ekka Wednesday
September  17 September   14 September   
October  22 October  19 October  01 October: Queen’s Birthday
November  26 November   23 November   
December     21 December  25-26 December: Christmas

 


 ELICOS 

MonthIntake dates for
General English
Intake dates for
Cambridge (PET)
Public holidays
January  Every Monday  08 January, 
 29 January
 01 January: New Year's Day,
 26 January: Australia Day
February  Every Monday  19 February   
March  Every Monday  12 March  30 March: Good Friday
April  Every Monday   02 April,
 23 April 
 02 April: Easter Monday,
 25 April: Anzac Day
May  Every Monday  14 May   
June  Every Monday  04 June,
 25 June 
 11 June: Labour Day
July  Every Monday  TBA  
August  Every Monday  TBA  15 August: Ekka Wednesday
September  Every Monday   TBA   
October  Every Monday  TBA  01 October: Queen’s Birthday
November  Every Monday   TBA   
December  3,10,17 December  TBA  25-26 December: Christmas


▷ General English classes start every Monday 

 If Monday is public holiday, then the next school day should be the intake day.

 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

View public holiday dates for 2017