The public holiday for Australia Day in 2021 is Tuesday 26 January.
Each WA award prescribes entitlements for public holidays. These entitlements vary from industry to industry, so it is essential that employers and employees read their relevant WA award summary and understand their rights and obligations. Entitlements can include penalty rates, additional leave and time in lieu.
The Australia Day public holiday entitlements for 2021 page provides information on state system public holiday entitlements for Australia Day 2021 for:
- state system award free 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 for information on public holiday employment entitlements.