Public holidays in Western Australia

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Public holidays in Western Australia - 2022 to 2024

  2022 2023 2024
New Year's Day Saturday 1 January &
Monday 3 January
Sunday 1 January &
Monday 2 January
Monday 1 January
Australia Day Wednesday 26 January Thursday 26 January Friday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 7 March Monday 6 March Monday 4 March
Good Friday Friday 15 April Friday 7 April Friday 29 March
Easter Sunday Sunday 17 April * Sunday 9 April * Sunday 31 March *
Easter Monday Monday 18 April Monday 10 April Monday 1 April
Anzac Day Monday 25 April Tuesday 25 April Thursday 25 April
Western Australia Day Monday 6 June Monday 5 June Monday 3 June
National Day of Mourning** Thursday 22 September    
King's Birthday # Monday 26 September Monday 25 September Monday 23 September
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December &
Monday 26 December***
Monday 25 December Wednesday 25 December
Boxing Day Monday 26 December &
Tuesday 27 December
Tuesday 26 December Thursday 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.

**The National Day of Mourning on Thursday, 22 September 2022 has been proclaimed as a special public holiday in WA. Visit the National Day of Mourning public holiday entitlements page for information on employment entitlements for state system employees. Employers and employees covered by national fair work industrial relations system, including employees covered by national modern awards, should contact the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94 or via www.fairwork.gov.au for information on public holiday entitlements.

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

#  • This public holiday was previously known as the Queen’s Birthday and will now be known as the King’s Birthday. 
    • Some regional areas in WA hold this public holiday on a different date - the 2022 dates are 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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