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.
|Holiday||Date in 2023||Date in 2024|
|New Year’s Day||Sunday 1 January & Monday 2 January**||Monday 1 January|
|Australia Day||Thursday 26 January||Friday 26 January|
|Labour Day||Monday 13 March||Monday 11 March|
|Good Friday*||Friday 7 April||Friday 29 March|
|Easter Saturday||Saturday 8 April||Saturday 30 March|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday 9 April||Sunday 31 March|
|Easter Monday||Monday 10 April||Monday 1 April|
|ANZAC Day*||Tuesday 25 April||Thursday 25 April|
|King’s Birthday||Monday 12 June||Monday 10 June|
|Friday before the AFL Grand Final||Friday 29 September||Subject to AFL schedule****|
|Melbourne Cup||Tuesday 7 November***||Tuesday 5 November|
|Christmas Day*||Monday 25 December||Wednesday 25 December|
|Boxing Day||Tuesday 26 December||Tuesday 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: