Australia Day public holiday entitlements

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Employee / workerEmployer

The public holiday for Australia Day in 2020 is Monday 27 January, not Sunday 26 January.   

Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972, in Western Australia the Australia Day public holiday takes place on 26 January, or when that day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday.

The Australia Day public holiday entitlements for 2020 page provides information on entitlements for:

  • state system award free employers and employees
  • Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award
  • Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award
  • Hairdressers Award

For information on other WA awards, please view the WA award summaries or contact Wageline on 1300 655 266.

Employers and employees in the national industrial relations system should visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website www.fairwork.gov.au for information on public holiday employment entitlements.

Labour Relations
Department News
16 Jan 2020

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