Labour Day is a public holiday in Victoria which will next be observed on Monday 1 October 2018.
Labour Day is observed to reflect on the social and political movement in the 1850’s to secure an 8-hour working day for all Australians.
What better way to mark this special day than by taking a day off work! Most Australians get the day off and spend the day with their friends. Many people use this long weekend in Spring to go away for the weekend to the blue mountains, head to the beaches, walk along the coast or go camping out in the bush!
As Labour Day is a public holiday, you will find some smaller stores and cafes closed, however larger supermarkets and shopping malls remain open. Movie theatres also remain open, as do restaurants, petrol stations and many attractions in Sydney such as the Taronga Zoo, Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb.
Head into the city and take a walk around the beautiful Sydney Harbour, or go on a boat tour out on the water. There are heaps of fun activities to enjoy whilst in Sydney, so make the most of the beautiful weather and get outside and enjoy the three-day holiday!
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