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The White Hat Guide to

Holidays in Melbourne

Holidays in


Public Holidays

  2019 2020
New Year’s Day 1st January 1st January
Australia Day *28th January
(day in lieu for Australia Day on 26th)
27th January
(day in lieu for Australia Day on 26th)
Labour Day 11th March 9th March
Good Friday (restricted trading day) 19th April 10th April
Saturday before Easter Sunday 20th April 11th April
Easter Sunday 21st April 12th April
Easter Monday 22nd April 13th April
ANZAC Day  (restricted trading day) 25th April 25th April
Queen’s Birthday 10th June 8th June
Friday before AFL Grand Final 27th September TBC
Melbourne Cup Day (Melbourne only) 5th November 3rd November
Christmas Day 25th December 25th December
Boxing Day holiday 26th December *28th December
(day in lieu for Boxing Day on 26th)
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School Term Dates

(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

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