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Queensland Day 2024 in Australia

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

Is Queensland Day a Public Holiday?

Although Queensland Day is not a public holiday, businesses and schools may be closed because it falls on the same date as King's Birthday in 2024, which is a public holiday in Cocos and Keeling Islands.

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.


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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2018WedJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance
2019ThuJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance
2020SatJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance
2021SunJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance
2022MonJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance
2023TueJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance
2024ThuJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance
2025FriJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance
2026SatJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance
2027SunJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance
2028TueJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance

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