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Labour Day 2024

Labour Day

Labour Day celebrations are part of an important tradition that reflects the union movement’s commitment to social justice and workers’ rights.

We march to celebrate the contributions that workers make to society and to raise awareness of the ongoing struggles that our diverse members face. We march in solidarity on a day filled with comradery, laughter and spirit. 

This Labour Day, if you’re heading along to a march, bring a friend, relative or colleague, so we can make it a huge public celebration that shows the strength and commitment of our union movement.

2024 Events

Specific information for QTU members can be found below. You can find out general dates and times here. Also keep an eye out on your inbox for info from your local organiser.

Barcaldine

10.00am, Monday 6 May

Click here to view QTU flyer                                                                    Assemble at 9.45am at the Globe Info Centre, Willow St.              March will starts at 10am and finish at Barcaldine Racecourse. There will be jumping castles, food and drinks for everyone. 

Blackwater

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8.30am for a 9.00am start

Please assemble at 8.30am at CFMEU NO.1 Building.  The march will begin at 9am.  Family fun weekend.  Show rides, kids activities and live entertainment.

Brisbane

10.00am, Monday 6 May

Click here to view QTU flyer                                                        Please assemble at 9.30am on the corner of Wharf and Turbot Streets, Spring Hill for 10am march and finish with a festival for the whole family at the Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, with children’s rides, live music and barbecue. Tshirts, hats and water will be available for QTU marchers. Transport will be available for those with issues walking. 

Bundaberg

10.00am, Saturday 4 May


10.00am for a 10.30am start
Please assemble at 10.00am, Riverside Parklands, Quay St, Bundaberg. The parade will start at 10.30am to the Bundaberg Bowls Club for a family funday.

Cairns

9.00am, Monday 6 May

Click here to view QTU flyer                                                                     March followed by family fun activitie Assemble from 9am for 10am at Fig Tree Park on the Esplanade, (near Hemmingways Brewery) at Wharf One, Cairns.

Gladstone

9.30am, Sunday 5 May

Click here to view QTU flyer                                                                    March followed by free food and drinks. Assemble 9.30am at Gladstone Regional Council car park, 58 Central Lane. Parade starts at 10am and concludes at 11am at Area ‘D’ Gladstone Marina.

Gold Coast

10.00am, Sunday 5 May

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Assemble at 9:30am Pratten Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach. March concludes at 11:00am.
Join us for a Family Fun Day from 11:00am at Pratten Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach. Food, drinks, kid’s rides, face painting and live music.

Ipswich

12.30pm, Saturday 4 May

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Please assemble at 12.30pm at Timothy Moloney Park, Ellenborough Street, Woodend for 1.00pm march, before a family fun day filled with activities for the kids!

Mackay

9.00am, Monday 6 May

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Please assemble at 9:00am at the corner of River River & Gregory Streets, Mackay. The march will begin at 9:45am and finish with a Family Fun.

Maryborough

10.30am, Sunday 5 May

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Please assemble at 10.00am, Waterside Workers Hall, Wharf St, Maryborough. The parade will start at 10.30am to the Maryborough Bowls Club (506 Kent St) for a family funday.

Moranbah

10am-6pm, Monday 6 May

Click here to view QTU flyer                                                                    Amusement rides, live music, food stalls, licenced bar. Moranbah Town Square area.

Rockhampton

9.30am, Sunday 5 May

Click here to view QTU flyer                                                                    Assemble  at 9.15am at Woods Park, Miles St. Beserker. March will begin at 9.30am.  March followed by family fun day.

Sunshine Coast

10.00am, Sunday 5 May

Click here to view QTU flyer                                                                    BBQ lunch and kids events.
Caloundra Sharks Rugby League, Gregory Street, Golden Beach.

Thursday Island

5.00pm, Friday 17 May

Click here to view QTU flyer                                                                     March followed by dinner. Begins at Anzac Park, Thursday Island, Friday 17 May.  5pm assembly for 5.30pm march, Anzac Park.

Tieri

8.00am, Monday 6 May

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March followed by food and fun day.                                                    Assemble at the Tieri SS – touch fields. The march will start at 8am. Food truck for breakfast, games for the kids, and all welcome.

Toowoomba

10.00am, Saturday 4 May

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10:00am Flag Raising- Village Green
10:30am Assembly- cnr Neil St & Hall Lane
11:00am March
After: Family Fun Day, Food & Drinks – Armitage Centre, Neil St.

Townsville

9.30am Monday 6 May

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Join us for the Townsville Labour Day celebration. Assemble from 9:30am at Strand Park, The Strand, Townsville. March starts at 10am followed by a family fun day at The Strand Park. Free food and drinks available.

Weipa

7am, 1 June

Click here to view QTU flyer                                                                    Park run (approx 5km) followed by breakfast.
Assemble 6.45am opposite Woolworths Central Avenue for a 7.00am run start.  Breakfast afterwards.          


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