Public holiday information - Christmas New Year 2021-22

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With Christmas not far away, now is the time for employers and employees in the state industrial relations system to check working arrangements for public holidays over the Christmas New Year period.

This season’s public holidays are:

  • Christmas Day, Saturday 25 December 2021 and Monday 27 December 2021.
  • Boxing Day, Sunday 26 December 2021 and Tuesday 28 December 2021.
  • New Year’s Day, Saturday 1 January 2022 and Monday 3 January 2022.

When Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Saturday the following Monday is also a public holiday and when Boxing Day falls on a Sunday the following Tuesday is also a public holiday under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972. However, employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee's award coverage and employment arrangements.

The Christmas - New Year 2021-2022 public holiday information page provides:

  • An overview of the Christmas New Year public holiday payment arrangements.
  • information on which dates are observed as the public holidays for employers and employees covered by key WA awards.
  • Detailed information on public holiday arrangements for:
    • state system award free employees
    • Shop and Warehouse Award employees
    • Restaurant, Tearoom, and Catering Workers Award employees
    • Hairdressers Award employees.

Opening hours for Wageline over the festive season

Wageline will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period.

Closed: Monday 27 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022.
Reopens: Tuesday 4 January 2022, at 9am.

During the closedown period, the Wageline call centre and Private Sector Labour Relations will not be available. You can find more information about your employment obligations and rights on the Wageline website.

When Wageline reopens at 9am on Tuesday 4 January 2022, you can call Wageline on 1300 655 266 with your employment arrangement queries.

Labour Relations
Department News
03 Nov 2021

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