Melbourne Cup Day is Australia’s most celebrated horse racing event. It is an annual public holiday in the state of Victoria and is observed nationwide on the first Tuesday of November. In the table below, you will find when Melbourne Cup Day is official marked and celebrated in Australia over a span of 15 years. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Year Day of the Week Date Name
2010
Tuesday November 2 Melbourne Cup Day
2011
Tuesday November 1 Melbourne Cup Day
2012
Tuesday November 6 Melbourne Cup Day
2013
Tuesday November 5 Melbourne Cup Day
2014
Tuesday November 4 Melbourne Cup Day
2015
Tuesday November 3 Melbourne Cup Day
2016
Tuesday November 1 Melbourne Cup Day
2017
Tuesday November 7 Melbourne Cup Day
2018
Tuesday November 6 Melbourne Cup Day
2019
Tuesday November 5 Melbourne Cup Day
2020
Tuesday November 3 Melbourne Cup Day
2021
Tuesday November 2 Melbourne Cup Day
2022
Tuesday November 1 Melbourne Cup Day
2023
Tuesday November 7 Melbourne Cup Day
2024
Tuesday November 5 Melbourne Cup Day
2025
Tuesday November 4 Melbourne Cup Day

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