The National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty the Queen will take place on Thursday, September 22.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said trading arrangements would be similar to the Australia Day public holiday, with supermarkets, cafes and retail venues able to open.

Some council facilities and services will not be available on Thursday 22 September, the public holiday for a National Day of Mourning to observe the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The memorial public holiday for Queen Elizabeth II is being observed in Ipswich and there will be a lot of closures.

However, council will continue to provide essential services including waste collection services, recycling and refuse stations will remain open and council’s emergency call centre will continue operating.

The Animal Management Centre will also be open from 10am to 5pm.

Council’s after-hours emergency call centre will continue to operate 24 hours a day through the usual customer service number 3810 6666.

The following Ipswich City Council services will close for the public holiday:

  • All Ipswich Libraries
  • Ipswich City Council customer service centre – 1 Nicholas Street.
  • Ipswich Art Gallery
  • Ipswich Civic Centre
  • Ipswich Visitor Information Centre
  • Fire Station 101
  • Queens Park Nursery
  • Queens Park Education Centre
  • Nerima Gardens
  • Council-run school holiday activities
  • All council swim centres excluding Orion Lagoon which will be open as normal

Any non-urgent matters can be logged at any time through the online service portal on council’s website at ipswich.qld.gov.au

For more details on closures phone 3810 6666.

Here’s what the public holiday means for Brisbane retailers and businesses.


Buses, trains, CityCats and ferries will all run on a Sunday timetable.

However, standard event services will run two hours before and one hour after the Socceroos v New Zealand soccer match that night at Suncorp Stadium.

“Trading hours are similar to Australia Day”, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wrote on Twitter.


Most shopping precincts will operate under normal trading hours but are encouraging shoppers to call individual retailers to confirm before making plans.

“Trading hours are similar to Australia Day”, Ms Palaszczuk wrote on Twitter.

Most Coles, Woolworths, ALDI, Kmart stores across Queensland are advertising opening hours of 9am to 6pm while most Big W stores appear to be trading between 10am and 5pm and Bunnings Warehouse stores between 6am and 6pm.

The Barracks – Coles: 9am to 6pm

Cannon Hill Kmart Plaza: 9am to 6pm

Brookside Shopping Centre: 9am to 6pm

Toowong Village: 9am to 6pm

Redbank Plaza: 9am to 6pm

Sunshine Plaza: 10am to 4pm

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre: 10am to 4pm

Myer Centre, Queen St: 10am to 5pm

Myer Centre – Coles: 9am to 6pm

QueensPlaza: 10am to 5pm

Stafford City Shopping Centre – ALDI, Kmart and Woolworths: 9am to 6pm

Hoyts: 9:30am to Late

Specialty Stores: 10am to 4pm

Pacific Fair, Gold Coast: 10am to 5pm

Gasworks, Newstead: 9am to 5pm

Aspley Hypermarket: 9am to 6pm

DFO: 10am to 6pm

Both DFO Brisbane Airport and Jindalee are advertising opening hours of 10am to 6pm. Customers are advised that some retailers may have different trading hours on the day.

MacArthur Central: the centre will be closed on Thursday, September 22.

Woolworths: 9am to 6pm

Big W: 9am to 5pm

Sunnybank Plaza is advertising opening hours of 9am to 9pm while the Wintergarden in Brisbane’s CBD is trading between 9am and 5:30pm.

Most Westfield Shopping centres will operate under reduced hours on Thursday. Picture: NCA NewsWire / John Gass


Most Westfield shopping centres will operate under reduced hours with no late night shopping this Thursday

Carindale: 9am to 6pm

Chermside: 9am to 6pm

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre: 10am to 4pm

Mt Gravatt: 9am to 6pm

North Lakes: 9am to 6pm

Helensvale: 9am to 6pm

Coomera: 9am to 6pm


Hungry Jacks, McDonald’s, KFC, Red Rooster and Domino’s are all advertising normal hours this Thursday, September 22.

Fast food shops in shopping centres will vary depending on the centre trading hours.

Hungry Jacks, McDonald’s, KFC, Red Rooster and Domino’s are all advertising normal hours this Thursday


Dan Murphy’s: 9am to 7pm

Most Dan Murphy’s stores are advertising opening hours of 9am to 7pm, however, some stores are instead operating between 10am – 6pm.

BWS: 10am to 7pm

Liquorland: 9am to 7pm

Most BWS and Liquorland stores are advertising opening hours of 10am to 7pm, however, several stores are instead operating between 9am to 9pm.


All libraries will be closed on Thursday, September 22.


Most GPs will close on the National Day of Mourning public holiday.


Brisbane City Council Pools: 9am to 5pm

Most Brisbane City Council Pools are advertising opening hours of 9am to 5pm, however, patrons are encouraged to check the council website as their local pool may have different operating hours.

Post Offices

The majority of Post Offices will be closed during the National Day of Mourning on Thursday with some exceptions for larger outlets. No mail or parcel deliveries will take place including Express Post items.


Museum of Brisbane: 10am to 5pm

Queensland Museum: 9:30am to 4pm

The Workshops Railway Museum: 9:30am to 4pm

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA): 10am to 5pm

Most Queensland universities will treat the Queen’s Day of Mourning as a normal public holiday.


The public holiday falls within the last teaching week of a number of Queensland universities.

A spokeswoman for Griffith University said it would treat the day as a normal public holiday and “make adjustments as required”.

Meanwhile, CQUniversity will make “standard public holiday alterations” to scheduled classes.

“Some exceptions may apply to scheduled residential teaching activities so as not to disadvantage students, and affected participants will be consulted,” a spokeswoman said.

At the University of Queensland (UQ) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT), teaching and learning activities will resume as timetabled on Friday September 23 after the holiday, but the libraries and study spaces will remain open on Thursday and online support will be available.


The public holiday falls in the first week of the September holidays for Queensland primary and high schools, meaning there won’t be any direct impact to students.

While essential workers will still be required to work in some cases, a spokesman for the Department of Education said given the timing of the announcement, individual Outside School Hours Care services may make a decision to operate on that day.

“Families requiring OSHC on this day are encouraged to speak with their provider,” he said.

Source: Ipswich First

Source: Courier Mail


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