Victoria, you love a good public holiday. But who doesn’t love ditching work to commemorate something that you may or may not give a flop about? Bring on the public holiday dates in Victoria in 2022! Whatever the date, we’ve got unions (and Queen Lizzy having a birthday) to thank for the amount of annual leave and public holidays Victorians enjoy.
Anyway… you’re here, you’re smart and it looks like you’re planning ahead! Be it the result of some long weekend getaway forethought, or for fair public holiday wage planning, these dates will be a big help for an optimised 2022.
Perhaps you’re a savvy planner and you’re here to figure out which days to request off to turn seven days of annual leave into 18 or so days of holiday. Let this list help you. To beat the rest of the office to the manager with annual leave forms? You’re on your own for that.
Also, if you’re living in Victoria, you’re a lucky devil! You get the most public holidays.
Just a note on additional public holidays…
As New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is a public holiday. Likewise, as Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, the following Tuesday is a public holiday.
These are the public holiday dates in Victoria in 2022:
|New Year’s Day||Saturday 1 January and Monday 3 January|
|January 26||Wednesday 26 January|
|Labour Day||Monday 14 March|
|Good Friday||Friday 15 April|
|Saturday before Easter Sunday||Saturday 16 April|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday 17 April|
|Easter Monday||Monday 18 April|
|Anzac Day||Monday 25 April|
|Queen’s Birthday||Monday 13 June|
|Friday before the AFL Grand Final||Subject to AFL schedule|
|Melbourne Cup||Tuesday 1 November|
|Christmas Day||Sunday 25 December and Tuesday 27 December|
|Boxing Day||Monday 26 December|
It’s important to note that all public holiday dates mentioned above are accurate at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change. Head to business.vic.gov.au for up-to-date information on public holidays in Victoria.
For public holiday dates in other states around Australia, head to this ultimate guide. Know all the dates with Australia’s Best Calendar!