Queenslanders: How to turn this year’s 20 days of annual leave into 51 days off

Information verified correct on December 8th, 2016

Queenslanders, want to maximise your annual leave so you have as much time for jet-setting as possible? Here’s how to strategically book your annual leave days to achieve a total holiday time of 51 days in the next year.

Here’s what you’ll manage in the next 12 months:

  • Four days to take a mini-break in January
  • A huge 16-day break in March (enough time for a 2-week holiday and a day either side)
  • 10 days off in April
  • A 9-day break in August
  • A long weekend in October
  • Nine days to see the family over Christmas

Here’s how to maximise your holidays this year.

Take off the following days in italics as annual leave

  • Sat 23 Jan
  • Sun 24th Jan
  • Mon 25th Jan
  • Tue 26th Jan (Public Holiday - Australia Day)

Total run = 4 (Annual leave = 1)


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  • Sat 19th Mar
  • Sun 20 Mar
  • Mon 21 Mar
  • Tue 22 Mar
  • Wed 23 Mar
  • Thu 24 Mar
  • Fri 25 Mar (Public Holiday - Good Friday)
  • Sat 26 Mar
  • Sun 27 Mar
  • Mon 28 Mar (Public Holiday - Easter Monday)
  • Tue 29 Mar
  • Wed 30 Mar
  • Thu 31 Mar
  • Fri 1 Apr
  • Sat 2 Apr
  • Sun 3 Apr

Total run = 16 (Annual leave = 8)


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  • Sat 23 Apr
  • Sun 24 Apr
  • Mon 25 Apr (Public Holiday - Anzac Day)
  • Tue 26 Apr
  • Wed 27 Apr
  • Thu 28 Apr
  • Fri 29 Apr
  • Sat 30 Apr
  • Sun 1 May
  • Mon 2 May (Labour Day)

Total run = 10 (Annual leave = 4)


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  • Sat 6 Aug
  • Sun 7 Aug
  • Mon 8 Aug
  • Tue 9 Aug
  • Wed 10 Aug (Brisbane Show - Brisbane only, see here for other areas)
  • Thu 11 Aug
  • Fri 12 Aug
  • Sat 13 Aug
  • Sun 14 Aug

Total run = 9 (Annual leave = 4)

Sat 1 Oct

Sun 2 Oct

Mon 3 Oct Queen’s birthday

Total run = 3 (Annual leave = 0)


  • Sat 24th Dec
  • Sun 25th Dec
  • Mon 26th Dec (Public Holiday - Boxing Day)
  • Tue 27th Dec (Public Holiday - Additional Day)
  • Wed 28th Dec
  • Thu 29th Dec
  • Fri 30th Dec
  • Sat 31 Dec
  • Sun 1 Jan

Total run = 9 (Annual leave = 3)


Follow this link if you live in New South Wales, or here if you live in Victoria.

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2 Responses to Queenslanders: How to turn this year’s 20 days of annual leave into 51 days off

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    Emily | November 29, 2016

    Hi, Will this article be updated for 2017? Thanks!

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      May | November 29, 2016

      Hi Emily,

      Thanks for your question.

      Our team is regularly updating our page, so this article will also be updated.

      Thanks and cheers,
      May

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