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Public holidays

Public holidays

There are 13 official public holidays in Victoria each year.

Public holiday 2017 2018
New Year's Day Sunday 1st January
Monday 2nd January *
Monday 1st January
Australia Day Thursday 26th January Friday 26th January
Labour Day Monday 13th March Monday 12th March
Good Friday Friday 14th April Friday 30th March
Easter Saturday Saturday 15th April Saturday 31st March
Easter Sunday Sunday 16th April Sunday 1st April
Easter Monday Monday 17th April Monday 2nd April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25th April Wednesday 25th April
Queen's Birthday Monday 12th June Monday 11th June
AFL Grand Final Eve Friday 29th September To be announced
Melbourne Cup
(may be substituted)
Tuesday 7th November Tuesday 6th November
Christmas Day Monday 25th December Tuesday 25th December
Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December Wednesday 26th December

* Denotes additional or substitute holiday date due to holiday falling during a weekend.

Substituted Melbourne Cup public holiday

Non-metropolitan councils in Victoria can opt for a different public holiday in lieu of Melbourne Cup day, which can apply either across their entire municipality or to individual towns and cities.

See the list of non-metropolitan public holidays declared in Victoria.