Australian School and Public holidays 2016
Queensland School Holidays 2017
States in Australia have different school holiday periods. The following list is a guide only (dates are inclusive). Confirm dates with your State’s education department.
Queensland term dates – 2017
|Term 1||Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March||10 weeks|
|Term 2||Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June||10 weeks|
|Term 3||Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September||10 weeks|
|Term 4||Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December||10 weeks|
Staff professional development days (SPDDs) for 2017
- 19, 20 January
- 3, 4, 5 April
- 16 October
Year 10 and 12 finishing dates for 2017
- Year 12 – Friday 17 November
- Year 10 and 11 – Friday 24 November
|New Year’s Day||Friday 1 January||Sunday 1 January
Monday 2 January3
|Monday 1 January|
|Australia Day||Tuesday 26 January||Thursday 26 January||Friday 26 January|
|Good Friday||Friday 25 March||Friday 14 April||Friday 30 March|
|The day after Good Friday||Saturday 26 March||Saturday 15 April||Saturday 31 March|
|Easter Sunday||N/A||Sunday 16 April5||Sunday 1 April5|
|Easter Monday||Monday 28 March||Monday 17 April||Monday 2 April|
|Anzac Day||Monday 25 April||Tuesday 25 April||Wednesday 25 April|
|Labour Day||Monday 2 May4||Monday 1 May4||Monday 7 May4|
|Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1 Other show holidays||Wednesday 10 August||Wednesday 16 August||Wednesday 15 August|
|Queen’s Birthday||Monday 3 October4||Monday 2 October4||Monday 1 October4|
|Christmas Day||Sunday 25 December
Tuesday 27 December3
|Monday 25 December||Tuesday 25 December|
|Boxing Day||Monday 26 December||Tuesday 26 December||Wednesday 26 December|
- The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is held on the Wednesday during the RNA Show period. The RNA Show commences on the first Friday in August, unless the first Friday is prior to 5 August, then it commences on the second Friday of August.
- On Tuesday, 30 October 2012, amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2013, the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the second Monday in June and the Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October.
- From Christmas Day 2011, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.
- On 13 October 2015 amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2016, Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in May and the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October.
- On 1 December 2016 an amendment to the Holidays Act 1983 was passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2017, Easter Sunday be appointed as a public holiday.
Note: The Holidays Act 1983 permits the Minister to substitute another day for any public holiday.
Updated 21-4-2016 by h.atkins