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Public holidays

Public holidays

There are 11 official public holidays in Victoria each year, as listed below.

Public holiday 2013 2014
New Year's Day Tue 1st January Wed 1st January
Australia Day Sat 26th January
Mon 28th January *
Sun 26th January
Mon 27th January *
Labour Day Mon 11th March Mon 10th March
Good Friday Fri 29th March Fri 18th April
Easter Saturday Sat 30th March Sat 19th April
Easter Monday Mon 1st April Mon 21st April
ANZAC Day Thu 25th April Fri 25th April
Queen's Birthday Mon 10th June Mon 9th June
Melbourne Cup
(see note below)
Tue 5th November Tue 4th November
Christmas Day Wed 25th December Thu 25th December
Boxing Day Thu 26th December Fri 26th December
* Additional or substitute holiday date. Information provided by Victoria Online.


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.