Investigation into Proposed Christmas Eve Part-Day Public Holiday

As a part of its commitment to fair and transparent government, the Queensland Government consulted with stakeholders about a proposal to declare a part-day public holiday on Christmas Eve (24 December) from 6pm to 12 midnight.

As part of that process, the Queensland Government engaged with stakeholders including employer groups; individual employers; industrial organisations and workers; relevant peak bodies; academic researchers and the community, and released a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement to consider the benefits and costs of the part-day public holiday, and seek stakeholder comment.

Written submissions on this proposal and the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement closed on Monday 2 September 2019.

Submissions have been published unless provided in confidence.

Further information

Any questions about this consultation process can be publichol [at] (submitted via email) or by contacting the Office of Industrial Relations on 07 3406 9856.

Interested persons can also register to receive updates on the investigation of a part-day public holiday on Christmas Eve by publichol [at] (sending a request via email).

Last updated 09 September 2019