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Queensland Public Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Queensland. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan Mon New Year's Day
26 Jan Fri Australia Day
30 Mar Fri Good Friday
31 Mar Sat Day following Good Friday
1 Apr Sun Easter Sunday
2 Apr Mon Easter Monday
25 Apr Wed Anzac Day
7 May Mon Labour Day
15 Aug Wed Ekka Wednesday *
1 Oct Mon Queen's Birthday
25 Dec Tue Christmas Day
26 Dec Wed Boxing Day
Visit qld.gov.au for the original release.

Note: Ekka Wednesday is observed in Brisbane area only.

There are a number of Queensland public holidays in 2018 that are well suited to those who would take the time to explore the unique treasures this vast state offers, including pristine beaches, the Daintree Rainforest, and just offshore, the Great Barrier Reef.

As far as maximizing your holiday time with an extended weekend, try: New Year’s Day, which falls on a Monday in 2018, or Australia Day (January 26th), which falls on a Friday. Both create three-day weekends, but Christmas Day falls on a Tuesday and Boxing Day on the following Wednesday in 2018. Many Queenslanders will simply take the intervening Monday off with annual leave and gain a five-day holiday weekend.