Christmas Holidays & Employees in QLD

In preparation for the upcoming Christmas holidays in Qld take note of the additional public holidays. For those planning their end of year rosters please see the list of public holidays for Qld from the FairWork website. Each state does differ, and the public Christmas holidays in Qld has more than most.
  • Friday 24 December – Christmas Eve (from 6 pm to 12 midnight)
  • Saturday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Sunday 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Monday 27 December – Additional public holiday for Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December – Additional public holiday for Boxing Day
  • Saturday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Monday 3 January – Additional public holiday for New Year’s Day
  • Wednesday 26 January – Australia Day

Working on Public Holidays

This is the link about working, substituting,  requests for or refusing to work on public holidays – public-holidays fact sheet


If you would like some help planning and budgeting your rosters, please contact us in advance and we can get ready.


If your office is closing here are the Fair Work rules – Direction to take annual leave during a shut down. In most instances, you need to provide written advice of the shutdown period in advance (Clerks private sector, Hair & Beauty, 4 weeks) but the amount of notice can vary per award (Trades & Construction 2 months). The link above lets you tailor the information for your award. There is a template on FairWork for this notification that you can tailor for your needs – Notice of requirement to take annual leave for close down   If you are shutting down over Christmas and New Year’s just let us know and we will process pays in advance ready for you to upload to the bank and be released on the due date so you can be free of this over the break.

KBAS Bookkeeping office hours

KBAS Bookkeeping office will be closed on Thursday 23rd December returning after the public holidays on Wednesday 29th December. We will also be closed Friday 31st December returning Tuesday 4th January 2022 after Mondays public holiday. All pay runs that are due on Public holidays will be processed as per FairWorks requirements on the next business day.

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