Victorian School Holidays 2024


The school holidays in Melbourne, Victoria for the year 2024 are as follows:

School Holidays Start Date End Date
Autumn 29 March 2024 (Friday) 14 April 2024 (Sunday)
Winter 29 June 2024 (Saturday) 14 July 2024 (Sunday)
Spring 21 September 2024 (Saturday) 6 October 2024 (Sunday)
Summer 21 December 2024 (Saturday) 28 January 2025 (Tuesday)

The term dates for the year 2024 are:

Term Start Date End Date
1 30 January 2024 (Tuesday) 28 March 2024 (Thursday)
2 15 April 2024 (Monday) 28 June 2024 (Friday)
3 15 July 2024 (Monday) 20 September 2024 (Friday)
4 7 October 2024 (Monday) 20 December 2024 (Friday)

Public holidays in Victoria for 2024 include:

Public Holiday Date
New Year’s Day Monday, 1 January 2024
Australia Day Friday, 26 January 2024
Labour Day Monday, 11 March 2024
Good Friday Friday, 29 March 2024
Saturday before Easter Sunday Saturday, 30 March 2024
Easter Sunday Sunday, 31 March 2024
Easter Monday Monday, 1 April 2024
ANZAC Day Thursday, 25 April 2024
King’s Birthday Monday, 10 June 2024
Friday before AFL Grand Final Friday, 27 September 2024
Melbourne Cup Tuesday, 5 November 2024
Christmas Day Wednesday, 25 December 2024
Boxing Day Holiday Thursday, 26 December 2024



Information Corner

Please note that the first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in government schools, so students return a day later than staff. Also, independent and Catholic schools may have different term dates and holidays, so it’s recommended to check directly with the relevant school for the most accurate information. Public holidays can also affect school schedules. For instance, Good Friday, ANZAC Day, and Christmas Day are restricted trading days.┬áThe Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday across all of Victoria unless an alternate local holiday has been arranged by a non-metro council

For more detailed information, you can visit the official Victorian government website or other relevant educational resources.

Where to stay

Staying in Melbourne during the school holidays can be a delightful experience, especially when you choose short-term accommodation like Mega Style Apartments. These apartments are fully furnished, providing a home-like comfort that is perfect for families. They are conveniently located within walking distance to many attractions and offer amenities such as free WiFi, indoor swimming pools, and fitness centers. The apartments also offer spectacular views of the city skyline, adding to the overall holiday experience. It’s important to book accommodation in advance, especially during high season periods like school holidays, as places can book out quickly.

Things to do in Melbourne

As for things to do in Melbourne during the school holidays, the city offers a plethora of activities suitable for children of all ages. The Melbourne Museum, for instance, often hosts special exhibitions, such as the “Relics: A New World Rises” which combines large-scale Lego designs with vintage treasures. Other attractions include the Melbourne Zoo, various farms, and theme parks. The city also hosts special events during the school holidays, such as the Circus 1903, Docklands Christmas Maze, and the Story of the Moving Image exhibition. For those who prefer outdoor activities, Melbourne offers numerous parks and skate parks.
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