Public holiday pay

With less than NINE weeks until Christmas, now is the time to make sure your business is up-to-speed with public holiday pay. Not sure and hoping for a Christmas miracle? Our resident HR expert, Lisa can help.

*Depending what state or territory your employees work in, public holidays can be different. Make sure your business knows which days fall on a public holiday and the employee entitlements.

For Queensland they are as follows:

  • Wednesday 25 December// Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December// Boxing Day
  • Wednesday 1 January// New Year’s Day

An employee is entitled to public holidays depending on where they are based for work not where they are working on the day of the public holiday.

For help calculating employee entitlements, you can use the Pay Calculator on the Fair Work website (*

Still unsure? Get in touch with Lisa for your free, one-hour, no-obligation HR consultation.