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Victoria Public Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 Victoria public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

Victoria public holidays in 2018 provide a convenient time to visit the state and explore its natural and historic tourist sites, both in Melbourne and in the surrounding countryside. Scenic sea shores, lush vineyards, tropical rain forests, snow-capped mountains, and more await the traveller.

To make the most of your time off in Victoria in 2018, it pays to gain extra time by planning to make the most of the numerous three-day weekends. In 2018, New Year’s Day will fall on a Monday; while Australia Day (January 26th) falls on a Friday, yielding two three-day weekends in the month of January. And on October 1st, another long weekend is created by Labour Day coming on a Monday (as always).

Things to see and do in Victoria in 2018

You may want to visit top Victorian destinations like these to make the most of your 2018 public holiday schedule:

Just south of Melbourne, extending into Port Phillip Bay, is a coastal wilderness zone known as the Mornington Peninsula. It is a popular spot for a day or weekend trip from Melbourne, to tame the summer heat in the cool waters of Sorrento Ocean Beach, to catch breathtaking glimpses of the scenery and view unique rock formations at Mount Eliza and Arthur’s Seat, to visit the area’s renown wineries, or rejuvinate your body in the mineral-rich waters of Peninsula Hot Springs.

At the southern end of Great Dividing Range lie the snowy peaks and surrounding rugged terrain of the Victorian Alps. In Alpine National Park, you can take the Australian Alps Walking Track to get a firsthand experience of the region’s diverse geography and ecosystems. At Mount Hotham and Mount Buller, prime skiing opportunities await, and mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and four-wheeling are also popular activities.

The small town of Mallacoota, near the NSW border, is a major Australian tourist hub, especially during the Easter and Christmas holiday seasons. Attractions include: exploring rare plant species in the Alfred National Park rain forest, visiting the still-operational Gabo Island Lighthouse, and embarking on the strenuous but rewarding Genoa Peak Walk.

Public Holidays 2018

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
26 JanFriAustralia Day
12 MarMonLabour Day
30 MarFriGood Friday
31 MarSatEaster Saturday
1 AprSunEaster Sunday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprWedAnzac Day
11 JunMonQueen's Birthday
6 NovTueMelbourne Cup Day **
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

** All of Victoria unless alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metro council.