Public holidays in Victoria for 2022

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All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change.
Holiday Date in 2022
New Year's Day Saturday 1 January
Monday 3 January3
Australia Day Wednesday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 14 March
Good Friday1 Friday 15 April
Saturday before Easter Sunday Saturday 16 April
Easter Sunday Sunday 17 April
Easter Monday Monday 18 April
ANZAC Day1 Monday 25 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 13 June
National Day of Mourning2 Thursday 22 September
Friday before the AFL Grand Final Friday 23 September
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 1 November4
Christmas Day1 Sunday 25 December
Tuesday 27 December5
Boxing Day Monday 26 December

1 ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day are restricted trading days.

2 The National Day of Mourning will be a normal trading day with no additional trading restrictions imposed.

3 As New Year's Day falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is an additional public holiday.

4 Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday across all of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by a non-metro council.

5 As Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, the following Tuesday is an additional public holiday.

Employee entitlements on public holidays

Employees must be paid at least their base pay rate for all hours worked on public holidays.

Awards, enterprise agreements and other registered agreements can provide entitlements for working public holidays, including public holiday rates or time in lieu.