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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.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
26 JanFriAustralia Day
30 MarFriGood Friday
31 MarSatDay following Good Friday
1 AprSunEaster Sunday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprWedAnzac Day
7 MayMonLabour Day
15 AugWedEkka Wednesday *
1 OctMonQueen's Birthday
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

Note: Ekka Wednesday is observed in Brisbane area only.

Visit qld.gov.au for the original release.

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.

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