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Ekka Dates & Public Holiday

Ekka Dates

Ekka is one of the most loved annual events in the Brisbane calendar.

Below are the Ekka dates and People's Day - the official Royal Queensland Show public holidays for 2018 to 2019. 

YEAR DATES (AUGUST) PUBLIC HOLIDAY (AUGUST)
2018 10 - 19 15
2019 9 - 18 14

2018 Show Public Holidays

Brisbane City - 15 August 2018

The 2018 official Royal Queensland Show public holiday, also known as the People's Day, will fall on Wednesday August 15, in Brisbane.

Queensland Regional Areas - 13 August 2018

Ekka is a celebration of Queensland life, so it's important Queensland has time to celebrate Ekka. Many regional areas recognise the Show holiday on a different date (13 August 2018) to Brisbane residents.

  • Bundaberg Region - within the postcode of 4671
  • City of Redland
  • 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 – that part outside of the post code of 4486
  • 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

Visit the Queensland Government website for all show holiday dates