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Holidays Act 1983 – 22 October 2015

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A public holiday is to be observed on the days set out in the Schedule to this Act.

  • Sections 2, 3, Schedule

The government may by notification published in the Gazette appoint a day (or the forenoon or afternoon of a day) to be a holiday either throughout the State or within such district as may be specified. Note: A holiday shall not be appointed in respect of a district unless the Minister has, by a date specified by the Minister, received a notice from the local government for the area in which the district is situated signed by the chief executive officer of that local government requesting that the holiday be appointed.

  • Section 4
Reason for law

To make provision for holidays. (Long title of Act)

Relevant links

Public holidays [Queensland Government]


Section 3A contains the term ‘Sovereign’. This term may be replaced with a modern alternative.



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