Public holiday reshuffle for Qld

FROM 2016, Queenslanders can expect another shuffle to their public holiday timetables.

Queensland Parliament yesterday passed amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 which would return Labour Day to the first Monday in May from 2016.

In 2015 Labour Day was moved to October.


The Queen’s Birthday holiday has also had a shuffle, with the public holiday held on the second Monday in June now moved to the first Monday in October, meaning those celebrating grand finals should still receive a three day weekend.

“While the name of the public holiday in October will change, it is important to note that there will still be a Monday to recover after footy finals weekend,” Treasurer Curtis Pitt  told Parliament.