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Holiday Changes


​Would you like to see the public holidays spread more evenly over the year? Think term one is too long?. Confused about when the student free days fall?

Then have your say on a major government proposal to change public holidays in Queensland and student free days in state schools.

The Queensland Government recently announced a review of the spread and allocation of public holidays in Queensland, as well as the arrangements for student free days in state schools.

The proposed changes include moving the Queen's birthday public holiday to the second half of the year as well as allocating an additional public holiday when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day fall on a weekend.

The government is also proposing extending the Easter state school holidays to two weeks. This will be achieved by moving the student free days currently allocated for a local show holiday and at the start of Terms two and three to the Easter school holiday break.

The changes are designed to help Queensland families find a better balance between work and family life.

For more information about the changes or to have your say visit

The deadline for feedback is Monday 31 October.