Victoria Public Holidays 2023 & 2024

Like other regions in Australia, Victoria observes a set of public holidays that are recognized throughout the state. Additionally, Victoria aligns its Daylight Saving arrangements with several other Australian states. Here’s what you need to know about the Victoria’s public holidays and Daylight Saving time for the years 2023 and 2024:

Daylight Saving Time in Victoria: Victoria follows Daylight Saving Time practices that are consistent in the ACT, New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania. Specifically:

  • The Daylight Saving period in Victoria begins on the first Sunday in October and concludes on the first Sunday in April.

Keep these dates and arrangements in mind, ensuring you’re always on local time and aware of the region’s public holidays.

HolidayDate in 2023Date in 2024
New Year’s DaySunday 1 January & Monday 2 January**Monday 1 January
Australia DayThursday 26 JanuaryFriday 26 January
Labour DayMonday 13 MarchMonday 11 March
Good Friday*Friday 7 AprilFriday 29 March
Easter SaturdaySaturday 8 AprilSaturday 30 March
Easter SundaySunday 9 AprilSunday 31 March
Easter MondayMonday 10 AprilMonday 1 April
ANZAC Day*Tuesday 25 AprilThursday 25 April
King’s BirthdayMonday 12 JuneMonday 10 June
Friday before the AFL Grand FinalFriday 29 SeptemberSubject to AFL schedule****
Melbourne CupTuesday 7 November***Tuesday 5 November
Christmas Day*Monday 25 DecemberWednesday 25 December
Boxing DayTuesday 26 DecemberTuesday 26 December

*ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day are restricted trading days
** As New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, the Monday is an additional public holiday
***Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday across all of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by a non-metro council
****Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday of September.

The information provided above regarding Victoria’s public holidays and Daylight Saving Time is sourced from the official Victorian Government website at:



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