Get prepared for the festive season public holidays

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Employee / workerEmployer

The festive season is fast approaching and employers can get prepared by checking the pay rates employees must be paid on public holidays and other public holiday employment obligations.

This season's public holidays are:

  • Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2023
  • Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2023
  • New Year’s Day, Monday 1 January 2024.

Employers and employees in the state industrial relations system can visit the Christmas – New Year 2023–2024 public holiday information page which provides:

  • information on which dates are observed as the public holidays for employers and employees covered by key WA awards
  • detailed information on public holiday employment arrangements for:
    • State system award free employees
    • Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award
    • Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award
    • Hairdressers Award.

Wageline can also answer questions about public holidays for state system employers and employees - call Wageline on 1300 655 266.

Please note Wageline will be closed Monday 25 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Labour Relations
Department News
01 Dec 2023

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