The following information has been extracted from the Victorian Government Public Holiday website. The information is correct as at the date of this bulletin.
The following Victorian Public Holidays are Public Holiday penalty payment days in accordance with the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010.
Melbourne Cup Day* - Tuesday 4 November
Christmas Day - Thursday 25 December
Boxing Day - Friday 26 December
New Year’s Day - Thursday 1 January
Australia Day - Monday 26 January
Labour Day - Monday 9 March
Good Friday - Friday 3 April
Easter Saturday - Saturday 4 April
Easter Monday - Monday 6 April
ANZAC Day - Saturday 25 April
Queen’s Birthday - Monday 8 June
Melbourne Cup Day* - Tuesday 3 November
Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
Boxing Day - Saturday 26 December and Monday 28 December an additional public holiday
*Melbourne Cup Day is an Award Public Holiday but in regional areas this day may be substituted by a local holiday as requested by a regional local government and approved by the Victorian Government, refer to the following pages.
Victorian non-metropolitan public holidays 2014:
Please Note: All of Victoria is entitled to the Melbourne Cup public holiday unless an alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metropolitan municipality, as listed below.
2014 Dates: Municipality and Details
Thursday 1 May: Moyne Shire - Full day holiday for the whole municipal district to celebrate Warrnambool Cup Day. Warrnambool City - Full day holiday for the whole municipal district to celebrate Warrnambool Cup Day.
Wednesday 6 August: Buloke Shire - Full day holiday in the Sea Lake district, including the township of Berriwillock and Nandaly to celebrate Speed Field Day.
Friday 3 October: Yarriambiak Shire - Full day holiday in the township of Murtoa and District to celebrate Murtoa Show Day.
Tuesday 7 October: Gannawarra Shire - Full day holiday in the township of Kerang to celebrate Kerang Show Day.
Wednesday 8 October: Mildura Rural City - Full day holiday for the area west from and including the township of Boinka and south of the Murray Sunset National Park to celebrate Pinnaroo Show Day. Yarriambiak Shire - Full day holiday in the township of Rupanyup and District to celebrate Rupanyup Show Day.
Thursday 9 October: Yarriambiak Shire - Half day holiday in the township of Warracknabeal and District to celebrate Warracknabeal Show Day.
Friday 17 October: Golden Plains Shire - Full day holiday for the area east of Wingeel Road, Gumley-Mt Mercer Road and Meredith-Mt Mercer Road to celebrate Royal Geelong Show Day.
Wednesday 22 October: Moira Shire - Full day holiday for the Numurkah district to celebrate Numurkah Show Day. City of Greater Geelong - Full day holiday for the whole municipality to celebrate Geelong Cup Day. Buloke Shire - Full day holiday for Wycheproof district including the township of Nullawil, to celebrate the Wycheproof Agricultural and Pastoral Day.
Wednesday 29 October: City of Greater Bendigo - Full day holiday in all areas west of the Campaspe River to celebrate Bendigo Cup Day.
Friday 31 October: Colac Otway Shire - Full day for the whole municipality to celebrate Colac Show Day.
Tuesday 4 November: Yarriambiack Shire - Half day holiday in the township of Warracknabeal to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day.
Friday 7 November: Ballarat City - Full day holiday for the whole municipality to celebrate Ballarat Show Day. Golden Plains Shire - Full day holiday for the area west of Wingeel Road, Gumley-Mt Mercer Road and Meredith-Mt Mercer Road to celebrate Ballarat Show Day.
Non-Metropolitan public holidays are declared in accordance with the Public Holidays Act 1993 and details are published throughout the year.
School Term Dates 2014:
Term 1: 28 January to 4 April
Term 2: 22 April to 27 June
Term 3: 14 July to 19 September
Term 4: 6 October to 19 December
School Term Dates 2015:
Term 1: 28 January to 27 March
Term 2: 13 April to 26 June
Term 3: 13 July to 18 September
Term 4: 5 October to 18 December
Daylight saving for 2014-2015:
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Move your clock forward one hour at 2am (Eastern Standard Time).
Sunday, 5 April 2015
Move your clock backward one hour at 3am (Daylight Saving Time).
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