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Public holidays

Public holidays

There are 13 official public holidays in Victoria each year.

Public holiday 2023 2024
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 11th March
Good Friday Friday 7th April Friday 29th March
Easter Saturday Saturday 8th April Saturday 30th March
Easter Sunday Sunday 9th April Sunday 31st March
Easter Monday Monday 10th April Monday 1st April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25th April Thursday 25th April
King's Birthday Monday 12th June Monday 10th June
AFL Grand Final Eve Friday 29th September To be announced
Melbourne Cup
(may be substituted)
Tuesday 7st November Tuesday 5th November
Christmas Day Monday 25th December Wednesday 25th December
Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December Thursday 26th December

* Denotes additional or substitute holiday date due to holiday falling during a weekend or on another holiday. No substitute public holiday is provided if Anzac Day falls on 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.