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 dates||Public holiday/s||Holiday length||Dates to book annual leave||Number of annual leave days||Holiday suggestion||Deals per month|
|1-2 January||2 January (New Year's Day observed)||2 days||N/A||0||Drive along the Great Ocean road||See January deals|
|21-29 January||26 January (Australia Day)||9 days||23-25 January and 27 January||4||Fly to India and explore the Golden Triangle||See Janurary deals|
|11-13 March||12 March (Labour Day)||3 days||N/A||0||Go on a mystery holiday from Melbourne||See March deals|
|1-16 April||7 April (Good Friday), 10 April (Easter Monday)||16 days||3-6 April and 11-14 April||8||Tick off your Costa Rica must-visit list||See April deals|
|22-30 April||25 April (Anzac Day)||9 days||24 April and 26-28 April||4||Visit Kakadu National Park||See April deals|
|10-12 June||12 June (King's Birthday)||3 days||N/A||0||Catch the first burst of snowfall in Mt Buller||See June deals|
|29 September - 1 October||29 September (AFL Grand Final Friday TBC)||3 days||N/A||0||Head out to Yarra Valley||See September deals|
|4-7 November||7 November (Melbourne Cup Day)||4 days||6 November||1||Book a hotel or escape to Adelaide||See November deals|
|23 December - 1 January||25 December (Christmas Day), 26 December (Boxing Day), 1 January (New Year's Day)||10 days||27-29 December||3||Pick 1 of these New Year's Eve destinations||See 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.