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We all look forward to those little north stars as the year progresses, but have you ever considered how to maximise your public holiday Queensland getaways? If not, this article is for you. Start checking out your QLD public holidays 2022 on the Sunshine Coast and begin planning to make the most of your time.
The Sunshine Coast’s northern coast and hinterland region are a bounty of world-class local produce, award-winning dining options, spectacular landscapes, and sacred Aboriginal sites, far from being the sleepy coastal cousin to the glittering Gold Coast. The best place to spend your vacation!
Even better, Queensland public holidays are spread out throughout the year, allowing you to visit a variety of Sunshine Coast destinations, with a new mini-break arriving almost every three months. Let’s hack those calendars.
How Many Public Holidays in QLD?
On the Sunshine Coast, there are ten national holidays: including New Year’s Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
New Year’s Day
We celebrated the first day of the year on January 1st. On this day, people celebrate their birthdays, wish each other well, and make resolutions for the coming year.
Australia Day is on January 26th each year. It was first held on January 26, 1986, to commemorate the First Fleet at Sydney Cove. It is now a public holiday in Queensland and many other states of Australia.
It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Christians around the globe observe it as a religious holiday.
It marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a religious holiday observed by Christians around the world.
Australians celebrate Easter Monday in March or April by going out to enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather.
Anzac Day commemorates those who died while serving their country in World War I and II. It is observed on April 25th each year. It is a national day of remembrance in Australia, where people gather to remember the lives lost in war.
The first Monday of September is known as Labour Day in Australia. Australia celebrates Labour Day because people want to show their appreciation to those who work hard for them. They also celebrate Labour Day because they believe that everyone should have equal opportunities.
Queen’s Birthday is held in October each year. Australia celebrates this day as the birthday of the monarch. It was first held in 1788 and is now a public holiday in Australia. Besides being a national day of celebration, it is also a time to reflect on the achievements of the nation and its people.
Christmas Day is on December 25th each year. On this day, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It comes 40 days after Easter Sunday.
Boxing Day is on December 26th each year. In England, we know it as St. Stephen’s Day. It is a public holiday in Queensland.
They declared other Queensland public holidays at the state and territory levels, but all Australian jurisdictions recognize these ten official national public holidays.
QLD public holidays 2023 & 2024
|New Year’s Day
|Sunday 1 January 2023
|Monday 1 January 2024
|New Year’s Day Holiday
|Monday 2 January 2023
|Thursday 26 January 2023
|Friday 26 January 2024
|Friday 7 April 2023
|Friday 29 March 2024
|Saturday 8 April 2023
|Saturday 30 March 2024
|Sunday 9 April 2023
|Sunday 31 March 2024
|Monday 10 April 2023
|Monday 1 April 2024
|Tuesday 25 April 2023
|Thursday 25 April 2024
|Monday 1 May 2023
|Monday 6 May 2024
|Ekka Wednesday (Brisbane only)
|Wednesday 16 August 2023
|Wednesday 14 August 2024
|Monday 2 October 2023
|Monday 7 October 2024
|Monday 25 December 2023
|Wednesday 25 December 2024
|Tuesday 26 December 2023
|Thursday 26 December 2024
On a QLD public holiday, there is plenty to see and do no matter where you are on the Sunshine Coast. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities or adult inspiration, Sunshine Coast offers plenty of things for your public holiday Queensland getaway.
A public holiday is something we all look forward to. They provide a welcome break for those fortunate enough not to work these days. A day to unwind and relax, or to get active and spend time outside. Some people plan their days out weeks in advance, planning trips abroad or long weekend getaways. Others awaken with no idea what to do. Whether you prefer a quiet day or something more exciting on the Sunshine Coast, we have you covered!