QLD Public Holidays 2024
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QLD Public Holidays 2024

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By strategically adjusting your vacations around public holidays, you can maximise the benefits of your annual leave!

To ensure you don’t miss out on anything important, our guide puts together a list of QLD public holidays 2024 and important dates for your calendar.

QLD Public Holidays 2024

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year’s Day
26 JanFriAustralia Day
29 MarFriGood Friday
30 MarSatDay following Good Friday
31 MarSunEaster Sunday
1 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprThuAnzac Day
6 MayMonLabour Day
14 AugWedEkka Wednesday *
7 OctMonQueen’s Birthday
24 DecTueChristmas Eve *
25 DecWedChristmas Day
26 DecThuBoxing Day

Find out more on https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/travel/holidays/public

How to Transform Public Holidays into Super Long Weekends in QLD in 2024

To maximise your time off and create an extended weekend by combining annual leave with weekends and public holidays, we’ve prepared a guide to help you make the most of your annual leave allocation efficiently. Here are some smart strategies to consider.

Long weekend in Jan 2024 (9 days from 20 Jan to 28 Jan)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 20 January Weekend
Sunday, 21 January Weekend
Monday, 22 JanuaryTake Leave 
Tuesday, 23 JanuaryTake Leave 
Wednesday, 24 JanuaryTake Leave 
Thursday, 25 JanuaryTake Leave 
Friday, 26 January Public Holiday – Australia Day
Saturday, 27 January Weekend
Sunday, 28 January Weekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 4Days off: 5
Total days off: 9

Long weekend in Mar and Apr 2024 (10 days from 29 Mar to 7 Apr)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 29 March Public Holiday – Good Friday
Saturday, 30 March Weekend
Sunday, 31 March Weekend
Monday, 1 April Public Holiday – Easter Monday
Tuesday, 2 AprilTake Leave 
Wednesday, 3 AprilTake Leave 
Thursday, 4 AprilTake Leave 
Friday, 5 AprilTake Leave 
Saturday, 6 April Weekend
Sunday, 7 April Weekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 4Days off: 6
Total days off: 10

Long weekend in Aug 2024 (9 days from 10 Aug to 18 Aug)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 10 August Weekend
Sunday, 11 August Weekend
Monday, 12 AugustTake Leave 
Tuesday, 13 AugustTake Leave 
Wednesday, 14 August  Public Holiday – Ekka Wednesday *
Thursday, 15 AugustTake Leave 
Friday, 16 AugustTake Leave 
Saturday, 17 August Weekend
Sunday, 18 August Weekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 4Days off: 5
Total days off: 9

Long weekend in Dec 2024 (12 days from 21 Dec to 1 Jan)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 21 December Weekend
Sunday, 22 December Weekend
Monday, 23 DecemberTake Leave 
Tuesday, 24 DecemberTake Leave 
Wednesday, 25 December Public Holiday – Christmas Day
Thursday, 26 December Public Holiday – Boxing Day
Friday, 27 DecemberTake Leave 
Saturday, 28 December Weekend
Sunday, 29 December Weekend
Monday, 30 DecemberTake Leave 
Tuesday, 31 DecemberTake Leave 
Wednesday, 1 January Public Holiday – New Year’s Day
TotalsDays of annual leave: 5Days off: 7
Total days off: 12

How many Public Holidays are there in QLD in 2024?

There are 11 Weekday Public Holidays in QLD this year.

What are the public holidays in QLD?

In Queensland, the major public holidays include New Year’s Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queen’s Birthday, Labour Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.

Is Australia Day a public holiday in 2024?

Australia Day is a public holiday across the country on January 26th each year.

When is the holidays for Easter 2024?

In 2024, Good Friday falls on March 29th, followed by Easter Monday on April 1st.

Our Top tips for saving money when booking a holiday

Booking in advance can often help save money when it comes to travel. Here are some general guidelines:

Travel TypeRecommended Booking Lead Time (To Save Money)
Domestic Flights1-3 months
International Flights2-8 months
Peak Season FlightsCloser to 6-8 months
Midweek Travel (Flights)Consider Tuesdays or Wednesdays
Hotels1-3 months
Vacation RentalsSeveral months
Hostels/Budget AccommodationsFew weeks to a month
Peak Season/Special Events (Accommodations)Book well in advance

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