Victoria Public Holidays 2016

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Holiday Date Holiday Type Area
New Year's DayFriday, 1 January 2016PublicVic Wide
Australia DayTuesday, 26 January 2016PublicVic Wide
Labour DayMonday, 14 March 2016PublicVic Wide
Good Friday*Friday, 25 March 2016PublicVic Wide
Saturday before Easter SundaySaturday, 26 March 2016PublicVic Wide
Easter MondayMonday, 28 March 2016PublicVic Wide
ANZAC Day*Monday, 25 April 2016PublicVic Wide
Queen's BirthdayMonday, 13 June 2016PublicVic Wide
AFL Grand Final HolidayFriday, 30 September 2016PublicVic Wide
Melbourne Cup**Tuesday, 1 November 2016PublicVic Most Areas
Boxing DayMonday, 26 December 2016PublicVic Wide
Christmas Day Substitute Holiday***Tuesday, 27 December 2016PublicVic Wide

*Restricted Trading Days.

**Melbourne Cup Day is not a public holiday in all areas. Some regions observe a different holiday for Melbourne Cup instead. These regional holidays are yet to be made available.

***In 2016 Christmas Day falls on a Sunday and as a result there is an additional holiday on Tuesday 27 December 2016. Boxing Day remains on 26th December.

Information presented is from Victoria Government sources.

Victoria Public Holiday Information

In Victoria, most Public Holidays are state wide.

The one variable is the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. Everyone in Victoria is entitled to the Melbourne Cup public holiday however in some non-metro areas of Victoria the Melbourne Cup Holiday is replaced with a different public holiday such as a local cup day or local show holiday.

In 2016 the following areas substitute the Melbourne Cup holiday for a local cup day:

Moyne Shire - Warrnambool Cup Day.

Warrnambool City - Warrnambool Cup Day.

Gannawarra Shire - Kerang Show Day.

City of Greater Geelong - Geelong Cup Day.

Macedon Ranges - Kyneton Cup Day

Colac Otway Shire - Colac Show Day.

Hepburn Shire - Ballarat Show Day.

Wodonga - Wodonga Gold Cup Day.

Other Holidays

From time to time there are one off holidays added to our holiday calendar in special circumstances.

You may also find our other websites helpful:
School Holidays
New South Wales School Holidays
Queensland School Holidays (includes Schoolies dates)
South Australia School Holidays
Victoria School Holidays
Western Australia School Holidays
Public Holidays - Other States
A.C.T. Public Holidays
NSW Public Holidays
Northern Territory Public Holidays
Queensland Public Holidays
Tasmania Public Holidays
SA Public Holidays
Western Australia Public Holidays

Disclaimer: The Victoria Public Holidays website is operated as a service to those looking to get an idea of when holidays are occurring. Whilst all care is taken to ensure the data presented on this site is accurate Victoria Public Holidays won't be held accountable for inaccuracies within this website. It is recommended that visitors cross reference the info on this site with other Government websites also.