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Public transport for the Australia Day public holiday: Thursday 26 January 2023

26 Jan 2023

This year the Australia Day public holiday falls on Thursday 26 January 2023.

Public transport services will operate to a Saturday timetable, but some services may be altered or will not run.

Before you travel

Please plan your journey using Journey Planner or view timetables for your specific line or route before you travel.

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Services will run to a Saturday timetable. 

Night Network services will not run. 

Plan your journey using Journey Planner or view timetables.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

Trams run to a Saturday frequency.

This means that if your tram usually runs every seven minutes, it will continue to do so. However, times may differ slightly from the normal Saturday timetable, with last tram running approximately one hour earlier.

Night Network services will not run.

Please note:

  • Free shuttle trams to the Australian Open run as Route 70a between Stop D6 Flinders Street West and Stop 7C MCG Gates 4-7/John Cain Arena, until one hour after the end of play each night.
  • Route 12 trams divert via La Trobe and Spencer Streets betweenStop 12 St Vincent’s Plaza and Stop 124 Batman Park.
  • Route 30 trams will not run.
  • Route 35 (City Circle) trams run in a clockwise direction only from the first tram until midday then will resume as normal in both directions.

Plan your journey using Journey Planner or view timetables.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Most services will run to a Saturday timetable, but some services may be altered or will not run. Please plan your journey using Journey Planner or view timetables for your specific route.

Night Network services will not run.

Regional train iconRegional coach icon Regional trains and coaches

On Australia Day, V/Line train and coach services will operate to a Saturday timetable with the following alterations.

Night Coaches will not run.

The Overland – Melbourne – Adelaide

The Overland service from Adelaide to Melbourne will operate as per Thursday schedule.

Bairnsdale – Canberra

The coach service (11.55am) from Bairnsdale to Canberra will operate as school holidays Saturday timetable.


Geelong/Apollo Bay 

  • Summer only additional services will operate.


Melbourne/Mildura/Melbourne

  • The overnight coach service between Melbourne and Mildura will operate to a normal Thursday timetable.

Melbourne – Mallacoota

The Melbourne to Mallacoota coach (7.54am) and the Mallacoota to Melbourne coach will operate to a school holidays Sunday timetable.

Mallacoota - Narooma

The Narooma to Mallacoota coach (9.50am) and the Mallacoota to Narooma coach (2:35pm) will operate to a school holidays Sunday timetable.

Please plan your journey using Journey Planner or view timetables for your specific route.

Additional information 

  • Check Disruptions for any service changes that may affect your journey.
  • To plan your route, use our Journey planner.
  • Download our mobile apps for Android and iOS to get public transport information on the go.
  • If you need accessibility information and assistance, see Accessibility.
  • Top up your myki before travelling or set Auto Top Up so you never need to top up again.
  • For information on tickets for children and concessions, see Children and Concessions.
  • If you need more information or special assistance, call 1800 800 007 before travelling.