Public holiday information for Victorian residents and visitors.
Victoria Public Holidays 2023
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 Title||Year||Holiday Type||Area|
|New Year’s Day*||Sunday, 1 January 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|New Year’s Day Additional Holiday||Monday, 2 January 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|Australia Day||Thursday, 26 January 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|Labour Day||Monday, 13 March 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|Good Friday||Friday, 7 April 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|Saturday before Easter Sunday||Saturday, 8 April 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday, 9 April 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|Easter Monday||Monday, 10 April 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|ANZAC Day||Tuesday, 25 April 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|Moyne Shire Holiday||Thursday, 4 May 2023||Public||Moyne Shire|
|Warrnambool City Holiday||Thursday, 4 May 2023||Public||Warrnambool City|
|King’s Birthday||Monday, 12 June 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|Friday before AFL Grand Final Holiday||Friday, 29 September 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|Geelong City Holiday||Wednesday, 25 October 2023||Public||Geelong|
|Bendigo Cup Holiday||Wednesday, 1 November 2023||Public||Bendigo|
|Melbourne Cup**||Tuesday, 7 November 2023||Public||Vic Most Areas|
|Kyneton Cup Holiday***||Wednesday, 8 November 2023||Public||Kyneton (see note), Cadello, Carlsruhe|
|Wodonga Gold Cup Holiday||Friday, 24 November 2023||Public||Wodonga|
|Christmas Day||Monday, 25 December 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
|Boxing Day Holiday||Tuesday, 26 December 2023||Public||Vic Wide|
In 2023 New Year’s Day falls on a weekend, so there is an additional public holiday on Monday 2nd January
The Queen’s Birthday public holiday has been replaced by the King’s Birthday public holiday.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.
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.
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.
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.