Queensland School Holidays & Public Holidays 2024 to 2028

Looking for Queensland school holidays and public holiday dates? This is a complete list covering 2024 to 2028.

If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful state during the school holidays, you’re in for a treat. With its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant cities, Queensland offers heaps of activities and attractions to keep the whole family entertained. 

But before you pack your bags and head off on your adventure, it’s essential to know when the school holidays and public holidays are. In this blog post, we’ll be your trusty guide, providing you with all the dates you need to plan the perfect getaway. 

These dates are for primary and secondary students in public schools – private schools have their own holiday dates.

School holidays are a popular and busy time for travel within Queensland and accommodation prices are at their highest. If you don’t have to travel during these times, consider planning your trip outside of these times. Not only will the regions be quieter, but you are more likely to get cheaper places to stay.

two girls on a yellow theme park ride at dreamworld gold coast on the queensland school holidays
Dreamworld, Gold Coast

Queensland School Holidays 2024

Term 1Monday 22 January to Thursday 28 March
Term 2Monday 15 April to Friday 21 June
Term 3Monday 8 July to Friday 13 September 
Term 4Monday 30 September to Friday 13 December

Queensland School Holidays 2025

Term 1Tuesday 28 January to Friday 4 April
Term 2Tuesday 22 April to Friday 27 June
Term 3Monday 14 July to Friday 19 September
Term 4Tuesday 7 October to Friday 12 December

Queensland Public Holidays

Public Holiday20232024
New Year’s DaySunday 1 January &
Monday 2 January
Monday 1 January
Australia DayThursday 26 JanuaryFriday 26 January
Good FridayFriday 7 AprilFriday 29 March
Day after Good FridaySaturday 8 AprilSaturday 30 March
Easter SundaySunday 9 April *Sunday 31 March *
Easter MondayMonday 10 AprilMonday 1 April
Anzac DayTuesday 25 AprilThursday 25 April
Labour DayMonday 1 MayMonday 6 May
Royal Qld Show (Brisbane area)Wednesday 16 AugustWednesday 14 August
King’s Birthday Monday 2 OctoberMonday 7 October
Christmas Eve 6pm – midnightSunday 24 DecemberTuesday 24 December
Christmas DayMonday 25 DecemberWednesday 25 December
Boxing DayTuesday 26 DecemberThursday 26 December

Queensland Travel Guide

This comprehensive Queensland travel guide is your passport to discovering the wonders of Australia’s Sunshine State. From the world-famous Great Barrier Reef to the lush rainforests of the Daintree, Queensland offers a diverse range of natural wonders that will leave you in awe.

With insider tips, must-visit attractions, and hidden treasures, this guide is your key to unlocking the secrets of Queensland’s breathtaking landscapes.

Flights ✈️

We usually fly Virgin Australia domestically due to their competitive prices and fantastic customer service and fly with Qatar Airways to Europe.

virgin australia cabin crew

Accommodation 🏩

We mainly use Booking.com for accommodation as they consistently have the lowest rates with free cancellation on most properties. We also book through Stayz for private accommodation as they are usually cheaper than Airbnb.

Car Rental 🚘

To compare rental car company prices, we use Discover Cars, an award winning car rental comparison website. They offer competitive pricing in over 10,000 locations worldwide and are highly-rated.

Campervan/RV Rental 🚐

Drivenow is a good resource to compare campervan hire in Western Australia as it includes all the large companies like Britz, Maui, Jucy as well as smaller ones.

DiscoverCars.comQueensland School Holidays & Public Holidays 2024 to 2028

Tours & Attractions 🎢

We book direct and use a mixture of third-party sites ViatorGet Your Guide & Klook due to their free cancellation policies, instant confirmation, price guarantees, and mobile ticketing.

Accessing Money 💵

We recently started using Wise to access funds internationally, including trips to Bali and Malaysia. They offer a debit card in 50 currencies and transfers are fast and free from hidden fees and exchange rate markups. Funds can be accessed through ATMs too. Wise has saved us a lot of money compared to our usual credit card and debit card.

Find out more from Wise here.

Travel Insurance 🌏

Cover-More and Travel Insurance Direct are our preferred travel insurance companies for domestic and international travel.

See this Travel Insurance for Australia guide for more information.