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QLD public holidays 2025

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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 2025 and important dates for your calendar.

QLD Public Holidays 2025

1 JanWedNew Year’s Day
27 JanMonAustralia Day Holiday
18 AprFriGood Friday
19 AprSatDay following Good Friday
20 AprSunEaster Sunday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprFriAnzac Day
5 MayMonLabour Day
13 AugWedEkka Wednesday *
6 OctMonKing’s Birthday
24 DecWedChristmas Eve *
25 DecThuChristmas Day
26 DecFriBoxing Day

How to Transform Public Holidays into Super Long Weekends in QLD in 2025

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 2025 (9 days from 25 Jan to 2 Feb)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 25 January Weekend
Sunday, 26 January Weekend
Monday, 27 January  Public Holiday – Australia Day
Tuesday, 28 January  Take Leave
Wednesday, 29 January  Take Leave
Thursday, 30 January  Take Leave
Friday, 31 January  Take Leave
Saturday, 1 FebruaryWeekend
Sunday, 2 FebruaryWeekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 4Days off: 5
Total days off: 9

Long weekend in Mar and Apr 2025 (10 days from 18 Apr to 27 Apr)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 18 April   Public Holiday – Good Friday
Saturday, 19 April  Weekend
Sunday, 20 April  Weekend
Monday, 21 April   Public Holiday – Easter Monday
Tuesday, 22 April  Take Leave 
Wednesday, 23 April  Take Leave 
Thursday, 24 April  Take Leave 
Friday, 25 April   Public Holiday – Anzac Day
Saturday, 26 April  Weekend
Sunday, 27 April  Weekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 3Days off: 6
Total days off: 10

Long weekend in Aug 2025 (9 days from 9 Aug to 17 Aug)

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

Long weekend in Dec 2025 (16 days from 20 Dec to 4 Jan)

DateTake Leave?Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 20 December Weekend
Sunday, 21 December  Weekend
Monday, 22 December   Take Leave
Tuesday, 23 December   Take Leave 
Wednesday, 24 December   Take Leave 
Thursday, 25 December Public Holiday – Christmas Day
Friday, 26 December Public Holiday – Boxing Day
Saturday, 27 December  Weekend
Sunday, 28 December   Weekend
Monday, 29 December  Take Leave
Tuesday, 30 December  Take Leave 
Wednesday, 31 December  Take Leave  
Thursday, 1 January  Public Holiday – New Year’s Day
Friday, 2 January  Take Leave 
Saturday, 3 January  Weekend
Sunday, 4 January  Weekend
TotalsDays of annual leave: 7Days off: 9
Total days off: 16

How many Public Holidays are there in QLD in 2025?

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 2025?

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

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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