Public Holidays 2021
Public Holidays 2022

Victoria Public holidays 2021

Public Holiday Day/Date

New Year's Day        

Friday, 1 January

Australia Day

Tuesday, 26 January

Labour Day

Monday, 8 March

Good Friday

Friday, 2 April

Easter Saturday

Saturday, 3 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 4 April

Easter Monday

Monday, 5 April

ANZAC Day   

Sunday, 25 April

Queen’s Birthday

Monday, 14 June

Friday before AFL Grand Final (subject to AFL schedule) TBC

Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, 2 November

Christmas Day

Saturday, 25 December

Boxing Day

Sunday, 26 December

Christmas Day (additional public holiday)

Monday, 27 December

Boxing Day (additional public holiday)

Tuesday, 28 December

Victoria Public holidays 2022

Public Holiday Day/Date

New Year's Day         

Saturday, 1 January

New Year Holiday (additional public holiday)

Monday, 3 January

Australia Day

Wednesday, 26 January

Labour Day

Monday, 14 March

Good Friday

Friday, 15 April

Easter Saturday

Saturday, 16 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 17 April

Easter Monday

Monday, 18 April

ANZAC Day   

Monday, 25 April

Queen’s Birthday

Monday, 13 June

Friday before AFL Grand Final

TBC (Subject to AFL schedule)

Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, 1 November

Christmas Day

Sunday, 25 December

Boxing Day

Monday, 26 December

Christmas Holiday (additional public holiday)

Tuesday, 27 December

School Holidays 2021
School Holidays 2022

Victoria School holidays 2021

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School Holidays Friday, 2 April 2021 Sunday, 18 April 2021
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School Holidays Saturday, 26 June 2021 Sunday, 11 July 2021
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School Holidays Saturday, 18 September 2021 Sunday, 3 October 2021
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School Holidays Saturday, 18 December 2021 Sunday, 30 January 2022

Victoria School holidays 2022

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School Holidays

Saturday, 9 April 2022           

Monday, 25 April 2022

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School Holidays

Saturday, 25 June 2022        

Sunday, 10 July 2022

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School Holidays

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Sunday, 2 October 2022

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School Holidays

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Sunday, 29 January 2023

Leave Maximiser 2021
Leave Maximiser 2022

How to maximise your work leave

By strategically taking time off work you could enjoy longer periods of time off.

December/January - New Years, Australia Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Monday, 28 December    
Tuesday, 29 December    
Wednesday, 30 December    
Thursday, 31 December    
Friday, 1 January     
Saturday, 2 January     
Sunday, 3 January     
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 3 Days off: 4
Saturday, 23 January     
Sunday, 24 January     
Monday, 25 January     
Tuesday, 26 January     
Wednesday, 27 January    
Thursday, 28 January    
Friday, 29 January    
Saturday, 30 January    
Sunday, 31 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 5
Easter holidays
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 2 April    
Saturday, 3 April    
Sunday, 4 April    
Monday, 5 April     
Tuesday, 6 April    
Wednesday, 7 April     
Thursday, 8th April     
Friday, 9th April     
Saturday, 10th April    
Sunday, 11th April    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6
November - Melbourne Cup
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 30 October     
Sunday, 31 October     
Monday, 1 November     
Tuesday, 2 November      
Wednesday, 3 November     
Thursday, 4 November      
Friday, 5 November     
Saturday, 6 November     
Sunday, 7 November    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 5
December - Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 25 December    
Sunday, 26 December    
Monday, 27 December    
Tuesday, 28 December    
Wednesday, 29 December    
Thursday, 30 December    
Friday, 31st December    
Saturday, 1st January    
Sunday, 2nd January    
Monday, 3rd January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6

How to maximise your work leave

By strategically taking time off work you could enjoy longer periods of time off.

December/January - New Years, Australia Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 25 December    
Sunday, 26 December    
Monday, 27 December    
Tuesday, 28 December    
Wednesday, 29 December    
Thursday, 30 December    
Friday, 31 December    
Saturday, 1 January    
Sunday, 2 January    
Monday, 3 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 3 Days off: 7
Total leave days: 10
Saturday, 22 January    
Sunday, 23 January    
Monday, 24 January    
Tuesday, 25 January    
Wednesday, 26 January    
Thursday, 27 January    
Friday, 28 January    
Saturday, 29 January    
Sunday, 30 January    
Totals Days of Annual leave: 4 Days off: 5
Total leave days: 9
Easter holidays
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 15 April    
Saturday, 16 April    
Sunday, 17 April    
Monday, 18 April    
Tuesday, 19 April    
Wednesday, 20 April    
Thursday, 21 April    
Friday, 22 April    
Saturday, 23 April    
Sunday, 24 April    
Monday, 25 April    
Totals Days of annual leave: 4 Days off: 7
Total leave days: 11
November - Melbourne Cup
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 29 October    
Sunday, 30 October    
Monday, 31 October    
Tuesday, 1 November     
Wednesday, 2 November    
Thursday, 3 November     
Friday, 4 November    
Saturday, 5 November    
Sunday, 6 November    
Totals Days of Annual leave: 4 Days off: 5
Total leave days: 9
December - Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 24 December    
Sunday, 25 December    
Monday, 26 December    
Tuesday, 27 December    
Wednesday, 28 December    
Thursday, 29 December    
Friday, 30 December    
Saturday, 31 December    
Sunday, 1 January    
Monday, 2 January    
Totals Days of annual leave: 3 Days off: 7
Total leave days: 10

Victoria Public holidays in detail

AFL Grand Final – (date tbc)

Introduced in 2015, this public holiday is the most recent public holiday to be passed in Victoria. It takes place on the Friday before the Australian Football League Grand Final, forming a three-day weekend. It is one of the two sport specific holidays held in Victoria alongside Melbourne Cup Day and is used as an opportunity to spend time with friends and family.

Melbourne Cup – Tuesday, 1st November

Held on the first Tuesday of November, the Melbourne Cup public holiday is celebrated only in Victoria. The Melbourne Cup itself is one of the most prestigious and widely recognised horse races in the world, originating in 1861. 

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