Public holidays in Western Australia

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Public holidays in Western Australia - 2016 to 2018

  2016 2017 2018
New Year's Day Friday 1 January Sunday 1 January
Monday 2 January
Monday 1 January
Australia Day Tuesday 26 January Thursday 26 January Friday 26 January 
Labour Day Monday 7 March Monday 6 March Monday 5 March
Good Friday Friday 25 March Friday 14 April Friday 30 March
Easter Monday Monday 28 March Monday 17 April Monday 2 April
ANZAC Day Monday 25 April Tuesday 25 April Wednesday 25 April
Western Australia Day Monday 6 June Monday 5 June Monday 4 June
Queen's Birthday # Monday 26 September Monday 25 September Monday 24 September
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December
Monday 26 December
Monday 25 December Tuesday 25 December 
Boxing Day Monday 26 December
Tuesday 27 December
Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 26 December


  • When New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday the next following Monday is also a public holiday. 
  • When Boxing Day falls on a Saturday the next following Monday is also a public holiday, and when Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday the next following Tuesday is also a public holiday. 

Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen's Birthday public holiday on a different date - the 2016 dates are available on the Regional public holiday dates page.  

School term and school holiday dates for WA are on the Department of Education website

Earlier dates for public holidays can be found on the Previous years public holiday dates page.

Employment entitlements for public holidays

Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee's award coverage and employment arrangements. 

  • This website has information on pay and entitlements for public holidays for WA state system employers and employees.  
  • National system employers and employees should visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website


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