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How to turn your 20 days of annual leave into 59 days of holidays in Victoria

Victorians, here’s how to hack your annual leave for 59 days of holidays in 2022.

20 days of annual leave is the legal minimum for full-time employees in Australia, so this hack is doable for any full-time employee. Just book your days off early before your colleagues discover this super simple idea too.

With some savvy trip planning around weekends and public holidays and a little bit of clever maths, you can actually get 59 days of holiday time from your standard 20 days of annual leave this year. Here's how to do it.

Holiday datesPublic holiday/sHoliday lengthDates to book annual leaveNumber of annual leave daysHoliday suggestionDeals per month
1-2 January2 January (New Year's Day observed)2 daysN/A0Drive along the Great Ocean roadSee January deals
21-29 January26 January (Australia Day)9 days23-25 January and 27 January4Fly to India and explore the Golden TriangleSee Janurary deals
11-13 March12 March (Labour Day)3 daysN/A0Go on a mystery holiday from MelbourneSee March deals
1-16 April7 April (Good Friday), 10 April (Easter Monday)16 days3-6 April and 11-14 April8Tick off your Costa Rica must-visit listSee April deals
22-30 April25 April (Anzac Day)9 days24 April and 26-28 April4Visit Kakadu National ParkSee April deals
10-12 June12 June (King's Birthday)3 daysN/A0Catch the first burst of snowfall in Mt BullerSee June deals
29 September - 1 October29 September (AFL Grand Final Friday TBC)3 daysN/A0Head out to Yarra ValleySee September deals
4-7 November7 November (Melbourne Cup Day)4 days6 November1Book a hotel or escape to AdelaideSee November deals
23 December - 1 January25 December (Christmas Day), 26 December (Boxing Day), 1 January (New Year's Day)10 days27-29 December3Pick 1 of these New Year's Eve destinationsSee December deals


  • Total holiday days: 59 days
  • Annual leave used: 20 days

That's a lot of time off to plan.

Keep an eye on our Boxing Day flight sales to get these holidays booked.

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