2021 Public Holidays

The QHA’s 2021 Public Holidays Fact Sheet with a full list of all 15 public holidays is available HERE.

With regard to payment for work performed on a public holiday, the Employment Relations Department can assist with information on public holiday payments which may be owed to an employee.

Additionally, depending on an employee’s circumstances (such as whether a modern award or workplace agreement applies to their position, as well as their employment status i.e. casual or permanent, among other factors) they may be entitled to additional entitlements for a public holiday on which they were not required to work.

The Employment Relations Department has also produced a guide to entitlements on public holidays under the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 (‘HIGA’) which can also be provided upon request.