Victoria Public Holidays

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 TitleYearHoliday TypeArea
New Year’s Day*Sunday, 1 January 2023PublicVic Wide
New Year’s Day Additional HolidayMonday, 2 January 2023PublicVic Wide
Australia DayThursday, 26 January 2023PublicVic Wide
Labour DayMonday, 13 March 2023PublicVic Wide
Good FridayFriday, 7 April 2023PublicVic Wide
Saturday before Easter SundaySaturday, 8 April 2023PublicVic Wide
Easter SundaySunday, 9 April 2023PublicVic Wide
Easter MondayMonday, 10 April 2023PublicVic Wide
ANZAC DayTuesday, 25 April 2023PublicVic Wide
Moyne Shire HolidayThursday, 4 May 2023PublicMoyne Shire
Warrnambool City HolidayThursday, 4 May 2023PublicWarrnambool City
King’s BirthdayMonday, 12 June 2023PublicVic Wide
Friday before AFL Grand Final HolidayFriday, 29 September 2023PublicVic Wide
Geelong City HolidayWednesday, 25 October 2023PublicGeelong
Bendigo Cup HolidayWednesday, 1 November 2023PublicBendigo
Melbourne Cup**Tuesday, 7 November 2023PublicVic Most Areas
Kyneton Cup Holiday***Wednesday, 8 November 2023PublicKyneton (see note), Cadello, Carlsruhe
Wodonga Gold Cup HolidayFriday, 24 November 2023PublicWodonga
Christmas DayMonday, 25 December 2023PublicVic Wide
Boxing Day HolidayTuesday, 26 December 2023PublicVic 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The Queen’s Birthday public holiday has been replaced by the King’s Birthday public holiday.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.

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.

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.