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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.

Is Queensland Day a Public Holiday?

Queensland Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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 TypeArea
2010SunJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 
2011MonJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 
2012WedJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 
2013ThuJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 
2014FriJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 
2015SatJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 
2016MonJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 
2017TueJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 
2018WedJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 
2019ThuJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 
2020SatJun 6Queensland DayLocal observance 

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