New Public Holiday For Victoria

Published: Monday 31st August 2015

All staff are advised that a new public holiday has been announced for Victoria. The Grand Final Friday public holiday has been gazetted by the Victorian Government and will be observed by the University annually. Each year this public holiday will take place on the Friday before the AFL Grand Final.

This means that ACU's St Patrick’s campus in Melbourne and Aquinas campus in Ballarat will be closed for one day on Friday, 2 October 2015 due to new holiday.  Any business activities or services that normally operate on Saturday or Sunday will proceed as usual.   These campuses will reopen on Monday, 5 October.

Staff Connect has been updated to reflect the new public holiday.  Therefore, any Victorian staff member who has had leave approved for 2 October will not have leave hours deducted for that day. If you have any enquiries, please contact the HR Advisory Service on or ext 4222.

ACT Family and Community Day

Please note that a one-day public holiday will also occur for ACU’s Signadou campus on Monday 28 September for ACT Family and Community Day. The campus will reopen on Tuesday, 29 September.

Labour Day Holiday
In addition, a one-day public holiday will also occur on Monday 5 October for ACU campuses based in NSW, ACT, SA and QLD due to Labour Day. These campuses will reopen on Tuesday, 6 October.