Victorians will still get a public holiday in Melbourne on Friday before the AFL Grand Final, even if it’s not played.
Daniel Andrews announced the day off at his daily COVID-19 press conference on Saturday after he was asked the issue.
“I reckon Victorians may well have earnt that,” he said.
“This has been a really difficult year and what October looks like none of us can say, but I am pretty certain that if we don’t see this through then it will be worse in October.”
“If some in the business community want to have a crack at me today, if that makes them feel better then fine,” he said.
“But it is about working to live, not living to work.
“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.”
If it’s not held at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Queensland , South Australia or Western Australia could host the AFL Grand Final!
The sunshine state doesn’t rule out the chance, despite having previously told Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk that she believed it would be played at the Gabba.