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Public holidays

Public holidays

There are 13 official public holidays in Victoria each year.

Public holiday 2015 2016
New Year's Day Thursday 1st January Friday 1st January
Australia Day Monday 26th January Tuesday 26th January
Labour Day Monday 9th March Monday 14th March
Good Friday Friday 3rd April Friday 25th March
Easter Saturday Saturday 4th April Saturday 26th March
Easter Sunday Sunday 5th April Sunday 27th March
Easter Monday Monday 6th April Monday 28th March
ANZAC Day Saturday 25th April Monday 25th April
Queen's Birthday Monday 8th June Monday 13th June
AFL Grand Final Eve Friday 2nd October To be announced
Melbourne Cup
(may be substituted)
Tuesday 3rd November Tuesday 1st November
Christmas Day Friday 25th December Sunday 25th December
Tuesday 27th December *
Boxing Day Saturday 26th December
Monday 28th December *
Monday 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.