22 January 2024: Employee Entitlements on Australia Day Public Holiday

22 January 2024: Employee Entitlements on Australia Day Public Holiday

QHA Members are reminded that this Friday, 26 January 2024 is the Australia Day public holiday.

To ensure employees receive the correct public holiday entitlements, the QHA has developed Guide on these entitlements under the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 (‘HIGA’). The Guide is available below

Employee Entitlements On Public Holidays Guide – February 2023

The QHA’s Employment Relations Department can also provide advice on public holiday entitlements for employees who are covered by a different modern award, registered agreement, or who are award or agreement free.

The upcoming 2024 public holidays in Queensland are listed below. These date are also outlined in the QHA’s 2024 Public Holidays Fact Sheet which is available below

Public Holidays for 2024

Australia DayFriday, 26 January 2024
Good FridayFriday, 29 March 2024
Easter SaturdaySaturday, 30 March 2024
Easter SundaySunday, 31 March 2024
Easter MondayMonday, 1 April 2024
Anzac DayThursday, 25 April 2024
Labour DayMonday, 6 May 2024
RNA Show (Brisbane region)*Wednesday, 14 August 2024
King’s BirthdayMonday, 7 October 2024
Christmas Eve
(6pm to Midnight only)
Tuesday 24, December 2024
Christmas DayWednesday 25 December 2024
Boxing DayThursday 26 December 2024

*To check when the show public holiday is in your local area, please click HERE

QHA members seeking more information or wishing to discuss a specific employment relations matter are encouraged to contact the Employment Relations Department for a confidential discussion by calling (07) 3221 6999 or emailing er@qha.org.au.