Public holidays in Western Australia

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Public holidays in Western Australia - 2023 to 2025

  2023 2024 2025
New Year's Day Sunday 1 January &
Monday 2 January
Monday 1 January Wednesday 1 January
Australia Day Thursday 26 January Friday 26 January Monday 27 January
Labour Day Monday 6 March Monday 4 March Monday 3 March
Good Friday Friday 7 April Friday 29 March Friday 18 April
Easter Sunday Sunday 9 April * Sunday 31 March * Sunday 20 April *
Easter Monday Monday 10 April Monday 1 April Monday 21 April
Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April Thursday 25 April Friday 25 April
Western Australia Day Monday 5 June Monday 3 June Monday 2 June
King's Birthday # Monday 25 September Monday 23 September Monday 29 September
Christmas Day Monday 25 December Wednesday 25 December Thursday 25 December
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December Thursday 26 December Friday 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.

* Easter Sunday was established as a public holiday in Western Australia in February 2022. Visit the Easter Sunday public holiday page for more information.

#  • This public holiday now known as the King’s Birthday, was previously known as the Queen’s Birthday. 

    • Some regional areas in WA hold this public holiday on a different date - the 2023 dates once proclaimed will be on the Regional WA 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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