Public holidays in Western Australia

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Public holidays in Western Australia - 2021 to 2023

  2021 2022 2023
New Year's Day Friday 1 January Saturday 1 January &
Monday 3 January
Sunday 1 January &
Monday 2 January
Australia Day Tuesday 26 January Wednesday 26 January Thursday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 1 March  Monday 7 March Monday 6 March
Good Friday Friday 2 April Friday 15 April Friday 7 April
Easter Monday Monday 5 April  Monday 18 April Monday 10 April
Anzac Day Sunday 25 April &
Monday 26 April
Monday 25 April Tuesday 25 April
Western Australia Day Monday 7 June Monday 6 June Monday 5 June
Queen's Birthday # Monday 27 September Monday 26 September Monday 25 September
Christmas Day Saturday 25 December &
Monday 27 December
Sunday 25 December &
Monday 26 December*
Monday 25 December
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December &
Tuesday 28 December
Monday 26 December &
Tuesday 27 December
Tuesday 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.

*Monday 26 December 2022 is a Boxing Day public holiday and also an additional Christmas Day public holiday at the same time.

Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen's Birthday public holiday on a different date - the 2021 dates have not been proclaimed.  For previous years dates, visit the Previous years 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. 


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