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Public Holidays

New Years Day 1st January
Australia Day 26th January
Labour Day 12th March
Good Friday 30th March
Saturday before Easter Sunday 31st March
Easter Monday 2nd April
ANZAC Day 25th April
Queen's Birthday 11th June

Friday before AFL Grand Final

Melbourne Cup Day (Melbourne only) 6th November
Christmas Day 25th December
Boxing Day holiday 26th December

* represents day in lieu for public holiday

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






Term 1 30th Jan - 31st March 29th Jan - 29th March 29th Jan - 5th April 28th Jan - 27th March
Term 2 18th April - 30th June 16th April - 29th June 23rd April - 28th June 14th April - 26th June
Term 3 17th July - 22nd Sept 16th July - 21st Sept 15th July - 20th Sept 13th July - 18th Sept
Term 4 9th Oct - 22nd Dec 8th Oct - 21st Dec 7th Oct - 20th Dec 5th Oct - 18th Dec

See also:

Activities for children in Melbourne  

You can find a comprehensive guide to markets around Australia at The White Hat Guide to Markets in Australia.