QLD Public Holidays 2017 is the list of office holidays in Queensland. The government and private businesses in the state follow a set of public holidays. The public holidays in the state include national holidays and religious holidays. The state authority also declares regional public holidays in the state. The major official holidays of Queensland are New Year, Christmas, Easter, and Good Friday. The national holidays of Australia Day, Queen’s Birthday, Australia Day, and Boxing Day are also declared public holidays 2017.
Besides the major national, religious, and regional QLD public holidays 2017, you will also enjoy off-day on the additional holidays. As per rules, a replacement day is declared holiday if any festival falls on Saturday or Sunday. Hence, there will be a holiday on 27th December 2017 as the Christmas is on Sunday. The Monday is already a holiday for Boxing Day. The regional Public Holidays in the state are mainly associated with the local sports events or cultural events. Queensland is the state wherein most of the big cities of Australia are located. The highest number of the industries are concentrated in the regions of Brisbane.
Queensland Public Holidays 2017
Check out the QLD public holidays 2017 dates and plan your vacations. The dates are as declared by the official sources. Alterations may happen as per state’s declaration.
National Holidays 2017 in Queensland
The national holidays fall on the following dates in the year 2017.
- 1st January 2017, Sunday – New Year Day
- 2nd January 2017, Monday – Additional holiday as New Year falls on Sunday
- 26th January 2017, Thursday – Australia Day
- 25th April 2017, Tuesday – ANZAC Day
- 14th April 2017, Friday – Good Friday=
- 15th April 2017, Saturday – Easter Saturday
- 17th April 2017, Monday – Easter Monday
- 1st May 2017, Monday – Labour Day
- 2nd October 2017, Monday – Queen’s Birthday
- 25th December 2017, Monday – Christmas Day
- 26th December 2017, Tuesday – Boxing Day
Regional Holidays 2017 in Queensland
The state also observes regional holidays. 16th August 2017, Wednesday will also be a public holiday in Queensland. The day marks the Royal Queensland Show in Brisbane. The Royal Queensland Show is known as Ekka in the state. Competitors travel from all over the nation to take part. The show is run by the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland.
So was the list of QLD public holidays 2017. The Holidays Act 1983 also allows the Minister of Labour to declare holiday on any other day in lieu of the public holiday. As per rules, the Queensland state employees should also get at least 4 weeks of annual paid leave. Follow our blog to know the holiday dates of other states like Tasmania, and Victoria.