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Queen's memorial public holiday - September 2022

This month, Australia and New Zealand are having an extra, one-off public holiday to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. These are taking place on September 22 in Australia and September 26 in New Zealand.

Updating working calendars

If you use working calendars and record non-working days, you need to create a new non-working day on the Non-Working Day Group Maintenance form and assign it to the appropriate working calendars.

For more information on setting up and paying holidays, see the Greentree online help.

Add the memorial holiday to a working calendar
  1. Go to the Non-Working Day Group Maintenance form.
  2. Select the Public holidays option.
  3. Enter the relevant non-working day details:

     AustraliaNew Zealand
    DescriptionQueen's Memorial AUQueen's Memorial NZ

  4. In the Working calendars section, select the the calendar you want to add the public holiday to.

  5. Click the right-arrow icon (
  6. On the form toolbar, click the save icon (

Checking other affected payroll activities

New starters and terminations

Check that you have made the appropriate arrangements to update staff who were previously scheduled to start or finish their employment on the date of the public holidays.

Pre-existing leave requests

Employee entitlements

Employees with leave already planned on the new holiday are entitled to the new holiday depending on the type of leave, and whether it was paid or unpaid:

  • In both Australia and New Zealand, annual and sick leave must only be replaced if it's “paid” and the day would have been a regular/normal work day for the employee (both AU and NZ).
  • For Australian long service leave, the rules are determined by state or territory legislation.
  • Unpaid leave cannot be replaced by a paid public holiday

For more information about which employees are entitled to the public holiday, see the available government guidance:

Managing pre-existing leave requests

If you do have any leave requests that need to be changed, you can go to HR > Leave Planning > Leave Request Entry.

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