Target Public Holidays Easter 2022

March 21, 2022 Know Your Rights

During April and May 2022, six Public Holidays occur.

  • Good Friday – 15 April
  • Easter Saturday – 16 April
  • Easter Sunday – 17 April
  • Easter Monday – 18 April
  • ANZAC Day – 25 April
  • Labour Day – 2 May


The Level 1 Full-time, Part-time and Casual Level hourly rate for Public Holidays (250%)

16 & under$28.55

*wage rates are rounded to two decimal places.


  1. Where your store does not open for trade on a public holiday, and you would have been rostered to work, you are entitled to payment for the day based on ordinary time earnings for the hours normally rostered.
  1. For Full-time employees, if a non-working day falls on a public holiday, you will receive by mutual agreement either:
    a. payment of an additional day’s pay
    b. one day added to your annual leave
    c. another day off with pay within 28 days after the Public Holiday falls, or during the week prior to the Public Holiday.

For part-time employees, you shall be entitled to (a), (b) or (c) above where you work an alternating roster and the public holiday falls on a day on which you work in any week of your roster cycle. A part-time employee who is rostered to work 20 starts over a 4 week cycle, whose non-working day falls on a public holiday, shall also be entitled to (a), (b) or (c) above.

  1. If permanent staff work on a public holiday, they will be paid the ordinary hourly rate plus 150% for all time worked.
  2. Where your store opens for trade on a public holiday and you would normally be rostered to work and you are chosen to work, you will receive an additional 150% for your normal rostered hours. Provided that, when an employee chooses not to work, they are entitled to payment for the day based on
    ordinary time earnings for the hours normally rostered.
Easter Sunday

Because of the strong lobbying by the SDA, Easter Sunday has been legislated as a public holiday throughout Queensland.

Members can now volunteer to work or not on Easter Sunday and be paid public holiday penalties if they are chosen to work. Please note that the non-working day benefit does not apply to Easter Sunday.

Public Holidays for Casual Employees

Payment for work is 250%.
Note: A casual employee receives the same Public Holiday hourly rate as a Full-time and Part-time employee.


  1. What happens if a Public Holiday falls in my Holidays?
    Don’t worry. Your holidays will increase by one day for every public holiday that falls in your annual leave.
  2. Do roster changes affect my entitlement to public holidays?
    No, your roster cannot be changed to avoid payment of penalties loadings or other benefits. Should this occur you are still entitled to the benefit. If you are unsure of how this entitlement may affect you, please contact your Shop Steward or Union Organiser at the Union Office.