EKKA Public Holiday 2020


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The Ekka public holiday, in Brisbane City, Queensland, will be on Friday, 14th August 2020.

This was announced by the Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, in state parliament on Thursday, 21st May 2020.

The date would normally have been on Wednesday, 12 August 2020.

Ekka Wednesday is the 6th day of The Royal Queensland Show and is NORMALLY a public holiday for people living and working within Brisbane city.

The Ekka public holiday has been moved this year, 2020, to create a long weekend, and is intended to support the state’s tourism industry.  The Premier said that it “gives the city the chance to go to the bush or the beach“.

Other councils that observe the Royal Queensland Show holiday are scheduled to take a day off on Monday, August 10 2020. They alrteady have a long weekend for the Royal Queensland Show holiday, albeit the weekend before Brisbane City.


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These are:

  • Bundaberg Region – within the postcode of 4671
  • City of Redland
  • Gladstone Region
  • Goondiwindi Region – for that area covered by the former Shire of Inglewood within the boundaries of the parishes of Wyemo, Beebo, Texas, Silverspur, Arcot, Gunyan, Bonshaw, Maiden Head, Aitkin’s Flat & the town of Texas
  • Gympie Region – Goomeri Township, Parish of Goomeribong
  • Lockyer Valley Region
  • Logan City
  • Moreton Bay Region
  • North Burnett Region – Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Mount Perry and
  • Monto Areas
  • Scenic Rim Region
  • Shire of Balonne
  • Shire of Cherbourg
  • Somerset Region
  • South Burnett Region
  • Toowoomba Region – that part of the Toowoomba Regional Council area covered by Yarraman, Upper Yarraman & Cooyar
  • Western Downs Region – Tara and District

Source: qld.gov.au/recreation


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