Public holidays in Western Australia

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Public holidays in Western Australia - 2018 to 2020

  2018 2019 2020
New Year's Day Monday 1 January Tuesday 1 January Wednesday 1 January
Australia Day Friday 26 January Monday 28 January Monday 27 January
Labour Day Monday 5 March Monday 4 March Monday 2 March
Good Friday Friday 30 March Friday 19 April Friday 10 April
Easter Monday Monday 2 April Monday 22 April Monday 13 April
ANZAC Day Wednesday 25 April Thursday 25 April Saturday 25 April & Monday 27 April
Western Australia Day Monday 4 June Monday 3 June Monday 1 June
Queen's Birthday # Monday 24 September Monday 30 September Monday 28 September
Christmas Day Tuesday 25 December  Wednesday 25 December Friday 25 December
Boxing Day Wednesday 26 December Thursday 26 December Saturday 26 December & Monday 28 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 2018 dates have been proclaimed and are available on the Regional public holiday dates page.

You can also download an iCalendar (.ics) file of the 2018 public holidays for Western Australia.

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 www.fairwork.gov.au

 

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