Public holidays

State legislation regarding private employment agents, trading hours, public holidays and child employment continues to apply to all businesses and employees in Queensland.

In Queensland the Holidays Act 1983 provides for the appointment of public holidays, show holidays and special holidays.

View a list of Queensland public holidays.

Show holidays and special holidays

In areas throughout Queensland annual agricultural, horticultural or industrial show days are considered public holidays.

Special events or commemorative days in certain areas throughout Queensland are considered special holidays. These days are known as 'bank' holidays and are not public holidays.

Find out more about show holidays and special holidays in Queensland.

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