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.
Queensland School Holidays 2024
|Monday 22 January to Thursday 28 March
|Monday 15 April to Friday 21 June
|Monday 8 July to Friday 13 September
|Monday 30 September to Friday 13 December
Queensland School Holidays 2025
|Tuesday 28 January to Friday 4 April
|Tuesday 22 April to Friday 27 June
|Monday 14 July to Friday 19 September
|Tuesday 7 October to Friday 12 December
Queensland Public Holidays
|New Year’s Day
|Sunday 1 January &
Monday 2 January
|Monday 1 January
|Thursday 26 January
|Friday 26 January
|Friday 7 April
|Friday 29 March
|Day after Good Friday
|Saturday 8 April
|Saturday 30 March
|Sunday 9 April *
|Sunday 31 March *
|Monday 10 April
|Monday 1 April
|Tuesday 25 April
|Thursday 25 April
|Monday 1 May
|Monday 6 May
|Royal Qld Show (Brisbane area)
|Wednesday 16 August
|Wednesday 14 August
|Monday 2 October
|Monday 7 October
|Christmas Eve 6pm – midnight
|Sunday 24 December
|Tuesday 24 December
|Monday 25 December
|Wednesday 25 December
|Tuesday 26 December
|Thursday 26 December
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