What's on across Victoria this Labour Day long weekend
From a neon Greek temple to a beguiling begonia display and bottomless cocktail brunches, here's the best of what's on across Victoria this Labour Day long weekend.
Long weekends are a great opportunity to sign out of your work email, mute chat notifications and spend some quality time with family, friends and fur babies. After a busy start to 2023, this year’s Labour Day public holiday on 13 March offers a well-timed rest.
The holiday, which, in Victoria, falls on the second Monday in March every year, commemorates the achievements of the labour movement in the 1850s, when stonemasons and building workers marched to demand an eight-hour workday. This was a significant achievement, as workers at the time were often required to work 10 to 12 hours a day, six days a week.
Whether you’re going to take advantage of the three-day weekend by heading off on a day trip, winery tour or gourmet getaway, or plan on hitting some of the city’s coolest rooftop bars, speakeasys and restaurants, here’s our guide to the best things to do in Melbourne and Victoria this Labour Day long weekend.