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The White Hat Guide to

Holidays in Melbourne

Holidays in


Public Holidays

  2018 2019
New Year’s Day 1st January 1st January
Australia Day 26th January *28th January
(day in lieu for Australia Day on 26th)
Labour Day 12th March 11th March
Good Friday (restricted trading day) 30th March 19th April
Saturday before Easter Sunday 31st March 20th April
Easter Monday 2nd April 22nd April
ANZAC Day  (restricted trading day) 25th April 25th April
Queen’s Birthday 11th June 10th June
Friday before AFL Grand Final 28th September TBC
Melbourne Cup Day (Melbourne only) 6th November 5th November
Christmas Day 25th December 25th December
Boxing Day holiday 26th December 26th December
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School Holidays

(Note: Theses holiday dates are the ones observed by state schools. Private schools often have a different holiday schedule.) If you are looking for school holiday ideas for children, try Children's Activities in Melbourne or The White Hat Guide to 20 Things to do with children in Melbourne during the school holidays

  2018 2019 2020
Term 1 29th Jan - 29th March 29th Jan - 5th April 28th Jan - 27th March
Term 2 16th April - 29th June 23rd April - 28th June 14th April - 26th June
Term 3 16th July - 21st Sept 15th July - 20th Sept 13th July - 18th Sept
Term 4 8th Oct - 21st Dec 7th Oct - 20th Dec 5th Oct - 18th Dec
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