Family Day came into existence in the Australian Capital Territory in 2007 through the Holiday Act 1953. It is observed on the first Tuesday of November to coincide with the Melbourne Cup starting 2008. In 2010, its celebration had been moved to the first Monday of school break in September or October. If it falls on Labour Day, Family Day shall be observed on the second Monday of the school break.
In 2017, Family Day will be observed on September 25, 2017, a Monday.
In 2018, Family Day will probably be observed on September 24, 2018, a Monday.