Labour Day is a public holiday in Victoria that will be observed on the 11th of March 2024.
Labour Day reflects the social and political movement in the 1850s to secure an 8-hour working day for all Australians.
Labour Day Date 2024, Moomba Festival, Birdman & Fireworks
The Moomba festival is celebrated over four days, with locals, tourists and visitors joining in on the festivities on the sun-soaked banks of the Yarra River to celebrate the event. The festival features a parade that runs towards the city on St Kilda Road and is attended by thousands of families as they witness community groups who come each year to participate.
The Moomba Festival features plenty of carnival rides, water sports, fireworks and special fun activities for kids. The nightly fireworks are a major drawcard of the event, as well as the well-loved Birdman Rally. The festival arena stays full every night as popular bands and singers perform to entertain the crowds.
Moomba-goers also love the carnival rides that are positioned along the Yarra River. These include many smaller rides for kids and thrilling rides for teenagers and adults.
As Labour Day is a public holiday, you will find some smaller stores closed; however, larger supermarkets and shopping malls remain open. Movie theatres, as do restaurants, petrol stations and many attractions in Melbourne, such as the Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Museum, and the Eureka Skydeck, remain open.