QLD Public Holidays 2016: Calendar of Public Holidays in Queensland



QLD Public Holidays 2016

Public Holidays in Australian states depend upon the announcements by state authorities barring few national holidays like Australia Day, ANZAC day and Labour Day. We have given below complete list of QLD Public Holidays that will be observed in year 2016 across the Queensland. Also shared is the list of Queensland School Holidays for the academic year 2016. Likewise, public holidays, school holidays too differ in Australia from state to state. Hence it is significant to know the public holidays specific to your state before you plan on any of your event and trips to outdoors. Queensland state also observes many regional QLD Public Holidays that are distinct to this state only.

Check few public holidays according to state wise

NSW public holidays

Victorian public holidays

The public holidays in Queensland are also get substituted by adding an extra holiday on the very next first working day if the holiday is falling on Saturday or Sunday. As Christmas falls on Sunday in year 2016 and 26th December, Monday is also a holiday for Boxing Day, an additional holiday will be given on 27th December, Tuesday.  In Queensland, QLD Public holidays are being substituted according to the regulations of the Holidays Act 1983.

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Queensland Public Holidays

Have a glance at the below given QLD Public holidays to know your free days in year 2016. Barring regional holidays of Queensland like Royal Queensland Show, all other QLD Public holidays are in common with other states.

  • New Year’s Day – Friday 1 January
  • Australia Day – Tuesday 26 January
  • Good Friday – Friday 25 March
  • Easter Saturday – Saturday 26 March
  • Easter Monday – Monday 28 March
  • Anzac Day – Monday 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday – Monday 13 June
  • Royal Queensland Show – Brisbane Area Only – Wednesday 10 August
  • Labour Day – Monday 3 October
  • Christmas Day – Sunday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Monday 26 December
  • Additional Day – Tuesday 27 December*

* applies as Christmas Day falls on a weekend

The Royal National Agricultural Show day which is observed as a public holiday in Brisbane falls on Wednesday during the RNA show. The RNA show commences on the first Friday of August in 2016.

In 2012, an amendment was passed to the Holidays Act 1983 in Queensland to shift the public holiday of Queen’s Birthday on the second Monday of June month while the public holiday of Labour Day to be observed on the first Monday of October month. Full list of school holidays 2016 was provided before which can also be referred if you have kids. Also refer school holidays/terms in WA region.

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Queensland School Holidays and Term Dates

Queensland School Holidays are state specific and comes for four times in an academic year. The educational year runs from January or February to December. Queensland follows the largest school holidays during the Christmas and New Year vacations after the finish of the final and fourth term of the academic year.

QLD School Holidays 2016 and Term Dates 2016

Term / School Holidays Commencement Date End Date Duration
Term 1 25th January 2016, Monday 24th March 2016, Thursday 9 weeks
School Holidays 25th March 2016, Monday 10th April, 2016, Sunday
Term 2 11 April 2016, Monday 24 June, 2016 Friday 11 weeks
School Holidays 25th June 2016, Saturday 10 July 2016, Sunday
Term 3 11th  July 2016, Monday 16th  September 2016, Friday 10 weeks
School Holidays 17th  September 2016, Saturday 3rd  October 2016, Monday
Term 4 4th October 2016, Tuesday 9 December 2016, Friday 10 weeks
2016/2017 Summer School Holidays 10th December 2016, Saturday 22nd January 2017, Sunday

Note: The last dates for the fourth term of Year 10, 11 and 12 are different. Please note below the dates for the finish of four term year wise:

  • Year 10: 25th November 2016
  • Year 11: 25th November 2016
  • Year 12: 18th November 2016

QLD school holidays in non government and catholic schools differ and parents should check with the respective schools for the information. Moreover, the state government schools in far North Queensland and Western Queensland start schedule their summer school holidays one week before other state government schools. Queensland is also a state in Australia that does not follow the ATAR ranking system for admissions to Universities. It still follows the Overall Positioning System.

To reiterate, the major QLD Public Holidays in 2016 are Anzac day, Australia Day, Labour Day, Queen’s Birthday, New Year Day, Christmas Day, Easter holidays and Boxing Holiday. You can find the complete list of all public holidays 2016 in Australia. at our separate post. The Brisbane’s regional holiday RNA show   holiday is known as Ekka Holiday or Brisbane Exhibition in Brisbane. The show runs for 10 days during the month of August and all agricultural, industrial and idyllic things are exhibited in this show. The show is a great attraction for the tourists and people of the region and neighbouring regions.

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