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
Total run: 4 days
Friday 14th - (Public Holiday - Good Friday)
Monday 17th (Public Holiday - Easter Monday)
Tuesday 25th (Public Holiday - Anzac Day)
Monday 1 May (Public Holiday - Labour Day)
Total run: 24 days
Wednesday 16 August - (Public Holiday - Royal Queensland Show - Brisbane only)
Total run: 9 days
September & October
Monday 2 October - Queens Birthday
Total run: 3 days
Total run: 9 Days