Brisbane: You Can Turn 20 Days Of Annual Leave Into 51 Days Of Holidays

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Brisbane: You Can Turn 20 Days Of Annual Leave Into 51 Days Of Holidays

This is how to make the most of your annual leave in 2017.

Using the days off around public holidays plus utilising your weekends means that Queenslanders can turn their 20 days of annual leave into a huge 51 days off.

The legends at Finder have done the calculations and created the ultimate list of potential long weekends and extended getaways.

For those in casual jobs, the way to make this work for you is to plan your days off around public holidays. It’s not quite the same, but you might be able to use it to your advantage. 

Take off the following days in italics as annual leave:


Sunday 1 January

Monday 2 January

Total run: 2 days

Thursday 26 January

Friday 27th

Saturday 28th

Sunday 29th

Total run: 4 days


Saturday 8th

Sunday 9th

Monday 10th

Tuesday 11th

Wednesday 12th

Thursday 13th

Friday 14th - (Public Holiday - Good Friday)

Saturday 15th

Sunday 16th

Monday 17th (Public Holiday - Easter Monday)

Tuesday 18th

Wednesday 19th

Thursday 20th

Friday 21st

Saturday 22nd

Sunday 23rd

Monday 24th

Tuesday 25th (Public Holiday - Anzac Day)

Wednesday 26th

Thursday 27th

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Monday 1 May (Public Holiday - Labour Day)

Total run: 24 days


Saturday 12th

Sunday 13th

Monday 14th

Tuesday 15th

Wednesday 16 August - (Public Holiday - Royal Queensland Show - Brisbane only)

Thursday 17th

Friday 18th

Saturday 19th

Sunday 20th

Total run: 9 days

September & October

Saturday 30th

Sunday 1st

Monday 2 October - Queens Birthday

Total run: 3 days


Saturday 23rd

Sunday 24th

Monday 25th

Tuesday 26th

Wednesday 27th

Thursday 28th

Friday 29th

Saturday 30th

Sunday 31st

Total run: 9 Days