Public holidays in Victoria for 2026

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All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change.
Holiday Date in 2026
New Year's Day Thursday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 9 March
Good Friday1 Friday 3 April
Saturday before Easter Sunday Saturday 4 April
Easter Sunday Sunday 5 April
Easter Monday Monday 6 April
ANZAC Day1 Saturday 25 April2
King's Birthday Monday 8 June
Friday before the AFL Grand Final Subject to AFL schedule3
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 3 November4
Christmas Day1 Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Saturday 26 December
Monday 28 December5

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

2 ANZAC Day is commemorated on the day it falls. There is no replacement holiday when ANZAC Day falls on a weekend.

3 Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday in September. This website will be updated with the exact date upon release of the 2026 AFL schedule.

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 Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, an additional public holiday is given on the following Monday.