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Public holidays

Public holidays

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

Public holiday 2014 2015
New Year's Day Wed 1st January Thu 1st January
Australia Day Sun 26th January
Mon 27th January *
Mon 26th January
Labour Day Mon 10th March Mon 9th March
Good Friday Fri 18th April Fri 3rd April
Easter Saturday Sat 19th April Sat 4th April
Easter Monday Mon 21st April Mon 6th April
ANZAC Day Fri 25th April Sat 25th April
Queen's Birthday Mon 9th June Mon 8th June
Melbourne Cup
(see note below)
Tue 4th November Tue 3rd November
Christmas Day Thu 25th December Fri 25th December
Boxing Day Fri 26th December Sat 26th December
Mon 28th 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.