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Queensland Day in Australia

Thousands of Queenslanders celebrate Queensland Day, which is part of week-long celebrations throughout the north-eastern Australian state, on June 6.

What Do People Do?

Queensland Day celebrations are part of Queensland Week, which focuses on the state's history and development, the people of Queensland, and their achievements. State awards to honor top-achieving Queenslanders highlight the week-long celebrations that take place in early June. Some workplaces are decorated in the color maroon to symbolize pride in their state. Many schools host sausage sizzles (barbecues with grilled sausages) or lunches where iconic state dishes are served.

Public Life

Queensland Day is a state observance and not a public holiday in Queensland, Australia.

Background

Queensland Day commemorates when Queen Victoria signed documents granting Queensland the right to its own representative government. It was a self-governing colony from 1859 to 1901, and became one of Australia’s 6 founding states on January 1, 1901. The day has officially been celebrated since 1981.

Queensland Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
SunJun 62010Queensland DayLocal observance 
MonJun 62011Queensland DayLocal observance 
WedJun 62012Queensland DayLocal observance 
ThuJun 62013Queensland DayLocal observance 
FriJun 62014Queensland DayLocal observance 
SatJun 62015Queensland DayLocal observance 
MonJun 62016Queensland DayLocal observance 
TueJun 62017Queensland DayLocal observance 
WedJun 62018Queensland DayLocal observance 
ThuJun 62019Queensland DayLocal observance 
SatJun 62020Queensland DayLocal observance 

Quick Facts

Queenslanders commemorate their state’s birthday on Queensland Day in Australia.

Queensland Day 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

Queensland Day 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Queensland DayEnglish
Queensland DayGerman

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in June 2016 in Australia

Fun Holiday on June 6, 2016

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