Public holidays Victoria 2022

Public Holidays in Victoria in 2022

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 DaySaturday 1 January and Monday 3 January
January 26Wednesday 26 January
Labour DayMonday 14 March
Good FridayFriday 15 April
Saturday before Easter SundaySaturday 16 April
Easter SundaySunday 17 April
Easter MondayMonday 18 April
Anzac DayMonday 25 April
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 13 June
Friday before the AFL Grand FinalSubject to AFL schedule
Melbourne CupTuesday 1 November
Christmas DaySunday 25 December and Tuesday 27 December
Boxing DayMonday 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 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!