Victoria Public Holidays 2016

Victoria Public Holidays 2016

Holiday Date Holiday Type Area
New Year’s Day Friday, 1 January 2016 Public Vic Wide
Australia Day Tuesday, 26 January 2016 Public Vic Wide
Labour Day Monday, 14 March 2016 Public Vic Wide
Good Friday* Friday, 25 March 2016 Public Vic Wide
Saturday before Easter Sunday Saturday, 26 March 2016 Public Vic Wide
Easter Sunday Sunday, 27 March 2016 Public Vic Wide
Easter Monday Monday, 28 March 2016 Public Vic Wide
ANZAC Day* Monday, 25 April 2016 Public Vic Wide
Queen’s Birthday Monday, 13 June 2016 Public Vic Wide
AFL Grand Final Holiday Friday, 30 September 2016 Public Vic Wide
Melbourne Cup** Tuesday, 1 November 2016 Public Vic Most Areas
Boxing Day Monday, 26 December 2016 Public Vic Wide
Christmas Day Substitute Holiday*** Tuesday, 27 December 2016 Public Vic Wide

*Restricted Trading Days.

**Melbourne Cup Day is not a public holiday in all areas. Some regions observe a different holiday for Melbourne Cup instead. These regional holidays are yet to be made available.

***In 2016 Christmas Day falls on a Sunday and as a result there is an additional holiday on Tuesday 27 December 2016. Boxing Day remains on 26th December.

Information presented is from Victoria Government sources.

Victoria Public Holiday Information

In Victoria, most Public Holidays are state wide.

The one variable is the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. Everyone in Victoria is entitled to the Melbourne Cup public holiday however in some non-metro areas of Victoria the Melbourne Cup Holiday is replaced with a different public holiday such as a local cup day or local show holiday.

In 2016 the following areas substitute the Melbourne Cup holiday for a local cup day:

Moyne Shire – Warrnambool Cup Day.

Warrnambool City – Warrnambool Cup Day.

Gannawarra Shire – Kerang Show Day.

City of Greater Geelong – Geelong Cup Day.

Macedon Ranges – Kyneton Cup Day

Colac Otway Shire – Colac Show Day.

Hepburn Shire – Ballarat Show Day.

Wodonga – Wodonga Gold Cup Day.

Other Holidays

From time to time there are one off holidays added to our holiday calendar in special circumstances.

You may also find our other websites helpful:
School Holidays
New South Wales School Holidays
Queensland School Holidays (includes Schoolies dates)
South Australia School Holidays
Victoria School Holidays
Western Australia School Holidays
Public Holidays – Other States
A.C.T. Public Holidays
NSW Public Holidays
Northern Territory Public Holidays
Queensland Public Holidays
Tasmania Public Holidays
SA Public Holidays
Western Australia Public Holidays