2024 Victoria School Holidays, Public Holidays, Terms and Long Weekends for Families

Here is a convenient guide to the Victoria 2024 school holidays, school terms, and public holidays.

We also show you how to make the most of your public holidays by strategically scheduling your leave, so you can enjoy those extra-long weekends!

Looking for the holiday calendar for 2025? Visit here.

1. Schools Holidays Victoria 2024

Here is the List of 2024 VIC school holidays.

First day in the school: 30 Jan 2024 (Tue)

Autumn School Holidays: 29 Mar (Fri) – 14 Apr (Sun)

Winter School Holidays: 29 Jun (Sat) – 14 Jul (Sun)

Spring School Holidays: 21 Sep (Sat) – 6 Oct (Sun)

Summer School Holidays: 20 Dec (Fri) – 28 Jan 2025 (Tue)

2. VIC 2024 School Terms

Term 1: 30 January (Tue) – 28 March (Thu)
Term 2: 15 April (Mon) – 28 June (Fri)
Term 3: 15 July (Mon) – 20 September (Fri)
Term 4: 7 October (Mon) – 20 December (Fri)

3. Victoria Public Holidays Chart 2024

Public Holiday2024
New Year DayMonday 1 January 2024
Australia DayFriday 26 January 2024
Labour DayMonday 11 March 2024
Good FridayFriday 29 March 2024
Saturday before Easter SundaySaturday 30 March 2024
Easter SundaySunday 31 March 2024
Easter MondayMonday 1 April 2024
ANZAC DayThursday 25 April 2024
King’s BirthdayMonday 10 June 2024
Friday before the AFL Grand FinalFriday 27 September 2024
Melbourne CupTuesday 5 November 2024
Christmas DayWednesday 25 December 2024
Boxing DayThursday 26 December 2024

*Please note that all public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change. Reference

4. Long Weekends and When to Take Leave

There are Five 3-day long weekends in 2024 in Victoria:

  • New Year Day: 30 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024 (Sat – Mon)
  • Australia Day: 26 Jan – 28 Jan(Fri– Sun)
  • Labour Day: 9 Mar – 11 Mar(Sat – Mon)
  • King’s Birthday: 8 Jun – 10 Jun(Sat– Mon)
  • Friday before the AFL Grand Final: 27 Sep – 29 Sep(Fri – Sun)

Here’s where you can take leave for that extra long 4 or 5 day weekend:

  • Apr – ANZAC Day
  • Nov – Melbourne Cup
  • Dec – Christmas Day * Boxing Day
Vic public holidays 2024

Things to do in Victoria with a Child

1. Visit Melbourne Zoo: This world-class zoo is home to over 300 animal species, including elephants, lions, and giraffes. There are also educational programs and animal encounters available.
2. Go on a Great Ocean Road road trip: This iconic road trip takes you past some of Australia’s most stunning coastline, including the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge. There are many places to stop and explore along the way.
3. Visit Phillip Island: This island is home to a colony of little penguins, which can be seen waddling up the beach at sunset. There are also a number of other attractions on the island, including a wildlife park and a chocolate factory.
4. Go skiing or snowboarding in the snowfields: Victoria has some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Australia. The snow season runs from June to October.
5. Visit the Yarra Valley: This wine region is home to a number of wineries and restaurants. There are also a number of family-friendly activities available, such as bushwalking and horse riding.
6. See a show at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG): The MCG is one of the most famous sporting stadiums in the world. You can take a tour of the stadium or watch a game of cricket, football, or other sporting event.
7. Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens: These beautiful gardens are home to a variety of plants and flowers. There are also a number of family-friendly activities available, such as guided walks and storytelling sessions.
8. Visit a wildlife park: There are many wildlife parks in Victoria where you can see native animals, such as kangaroos, koalas, and wombats.
9. Take a day trip to Melbourne: Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and a great city to explore. There are many museums, art galleries, and restaurants to visit.
10. Go to the beach: Victoria has many beautiful beaches, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing.

Australia Other States School Holidays & Terms Dates in 2024

Here you can check the 2024 Australia school holidays and schools terms dates for all states.

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South Australia

Check 2024 SA school holidays and terms dates here.

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Western Australia

Check 2024 WA school holidays and terms dates here.

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