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 Day

Friday, 26 January 2024
Good Friday

Friday, 29 March 2024

Easter Saturday

Saturday, 30 March 2024

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 31 March 2024

Easter Monday

Monday, 1 April 2024

Anzac Day

Thursday, 25 April 2024

Labour Day

Monday, 6 May 2024

RNA Show (Brisbane region)*

Wednesday, 14 August 2024

King’s Birthday

Monday, 7 October 2024
Christmas Eve

(6pm to Midnight only)

Tuesday 24, December 2024

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25 December 2024

Boxing Day

Thursday 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.