Weipa Show Public Holiday

Published: 2nd June 2020

Weipa Show Public Holiday is now 14th August 2020.

The Weipa Show Public Holiday has moved to Friday 14 August 2020. 

Monday 8 June 2020 is no longer a public holiday for Weipa.

Ministerial approval has been given for Weipa’s show public holiday to be Friday 14 August 2020.

With COVID-19 restrictions,  we hope this change gives more travel and recreational options, and allows Weipa families to take full advantage of a long weekend.

Legislation allows for a show public holiday to be nominated each year.  In Weipa, this public holiday coincides with the Weipa Fishing Classic.

This year, Councils right across the State have had to cancel their local show events due to COVID-19.   This includes postponing our Weipa Fishing Classic event for 2020.

Due to these COVID-19 impacts, Premier Palaszczuk has declared “The People’s long weekend” for Brisbane with a holiday on 14 August 2020.  All QLD Councils (outside of Brisbane) can opt to move their local public holiday to this day - Friday 14 August 2020, (for this year only). 

This change is now in place for Weipa and the show public holiday is Friday 14 August 2020. 

Monday 8 June is no longer a public holiday for Weipa.