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Victoria WILL still get public holiday for the AFL Grand Final even if decider doesn't go ahead

Victoria is set to keep its annual public holiday on the Friday before the AFL Grand Final, even if the match does not go ahead.

Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement on Saturday after being asked whether the day off would remain if the game was played interstate.

‘No matter where the grand final is played we will have the public holiday, and if some in the business community want to have a crack at me today, if that makes them feel better then fine,’ he said, 7 News reported.

Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) made the announcement on Saturday after being asked whether the day off would remain if the game was played interstate

Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) made the announcement on Saturday after being asked whether the day off would remain if the game was played interstate

It was confirmed on Saturday Victoria will get a holiday on the Friday before the AFL Grand Final, even if the match does not go ahead. Pictured: Bachar Houli of the Tigers kicking at the 2019 AFL Grand Final in Melbourne

It was confirmed on Saturday Victoria will get a holiday on the Friday before the AFL Grand Final, even if the match does not go ahead. Pictured: Bachar Houli of the Tigers kicking at the 2019 AFL Grand Final in Melbourne

‘But it is about working to live, not living to work. I think I have made that point a few times, it is a special day and we should try as best we can in this year of challenges to make it the most special day possible.

‘What October looks like, none of us can say. But I am pretty certain that if we don’t see this (coronavirus response) through, then it will be worse in October, not better.’ 

The AFL has yet locked in a grand final date or venue – but Queensland does looked to be the favourite in hosting the decider.

Adelaide, Perth and Sydney are also options. 

More to come. 

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