2021 Public Holidays

New Year's Day               Fri, 1 Jan

Australia Day                  Tues, 26 Jan


Labour Day                     Mon, 8 Mar 

Good Friday*                  Fri, 2 Apr 

Holy Saturday                 Sat, 3 Apr

Easter Sunday                 Sun, 4 Apr

Easter Monday                Mon, 5 Apr

Anzac Day*                    Sun, 25 Apr¹


Queen's Birthday             Mon, 14 Jun

Friday before the

AFL Grand Final               Subject to AFL schedule

Melbourne Cup                Tues, 2 Nov


Christmas Day*               Sat, 25 Dec*

                                     Mon 27 Dec²

Boxing Day                     Sun, 26 Dec*
                                     Tues, 28 Dec

* Restricted trading days

¹ Anzac Day is commemorated on the day it falls. There is no replacement public holiday when Anzac day falls on a weekend.

² As Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, an additional public holiday is given on the following Monday.

³ As Boxing Day falls on a Sunday, an additional public holiday is given on the following Tuesday.

Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday of September. This website will be updated with the exact date upon release of the 2021 AFL schedule.

Note:      All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change.

Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday across all of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.