Victoria Public Holidays

Public holiday information for Victorian residents and visitors.

Victoria Public Holidays 2024

The table below shows a combination of Victorian statewide holidays and local / regional holidays.

To view Victoria Wide holidays only, please use the search bar above the table to search for “Vic Wide”.

Holiday TitleYearHoliday TypeArea
New Year’s DayMonday, 1 January 2024PublicVic Wide
Australia DayFriday, 26 January 2024PublicVic Wide
Labour DayMonday, 11 March 2024PublicVic Wide
Good FridayFriday, 29 March 2024PublicVic Wide
Saturday before Easter SundaySaturday, 30 March 2024PublicVic Wide
Easter SundaySunday, 31 March 2024PublicVic Wide
Easter MondayMonday, 1 April 2024PublicVic Wide
ANZAC DayThursday, 25 April 2024PublicVic Wide
Moyne Shire HolidayThursday, 2 May 2024RegionalMoyne Shire
Warrnambool City HolidayThursday, 2 May 2024RegionalWarrnambool City
King’s BirthdayMonday, 10 June 2024PublicVic Wide
Friday before AFL Grand Final HolidayFriday, 27 September 2024PublicVic Wide
Bendigo Cup HolidayWednesday, 30 October 2024RegionalBendigo – areas west of the Campaspe River
Melbourne Cup*Tuesday, 5 November 2024PublicVic Most Areas
Kyneton Cup HolidayWednesday, 6 November 2024RegionalMacedon Ranges – Postcodes 3444, 3446, 3458 and areas of Cadello and Carlsruhe.
Wodonga Gold Cup HolidayFriday, 29 November 2024RegionalWodonga City
Christmas DayWednesday, 25 December 2024PublicVic Wide
Boxing Day HolidayThursday, 26 December 2024PublicVic Wide


The Queen’s Birthday public holiday has been replaced by the King’s Birthday public holiday.

**Melbourne Cup Day is not a public holiday in all areas. Some regions observe a different holiday for Melbourne Cup instead. Regional or non-metropolitan holidays are published throughout the year. Please check back at a later date for more details if your region is missing.

***Kyneton Cup Holiday is for the former Shire of Kyneton area in recognition of Kyneton Cup – this is defined by postcodes 3444, 3446, 3458 and the localities of Cadello and Carlsruhe. A public holiday has been declared on Tuesday 7 November for the remainder of the shire in recognition of Melbourne Cup.

Additional Information

The Business Victoria website is run by the State Government of Victoria and is a great resource for additional Victoria specific public holiday information. The website has handy information on operating on restricted trading days and is also a great place to double check public holiday dates.

-> Business Victoria Website

In Australia, there are a total of seven national public holidays that are observed by each state throughout the country.

In addition, each state has a number of public holidays that are observed only within their state. Some states also have local or regional holidays that are observed by a smaller section of each state.

The national Australian public holidays are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Australia Day
  • ANZAC Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

The public holidays that are exclusive to Victoria are:

  • Labour Day
  • King’s Birthday
  • Friday before AFL Grand Final Holiday
  • Melbourne Cup Holiday*

*Some regions within Victoria replace the Melbourne Cup holiday for an event of local importance. All of Victoria is entitled to the Melbourne Cup public holiday unless an alternate local holiday has been arranged by a non-metropolitan municipality.

In the past, these regions have included Bendigo (Bendigo Cup Holiday), Macedon Ranges (Kyneton Cup Day), Warrnambool and Moyne Shire (Warrnambool Cup Day), Geelong (Geelong Cup Day), Wodonga (Wodonga Gold Cup Day).

Local regional holidays are set by local government and may be subject to change. These regional public holidays are often referred to as non-metropolitan holidays within Victoria.

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.