Public holidays in Western Australia

A listing of the Public holiday dates in Western Australia.
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New Year's DayMonday 1 JanuaryWednesday 1 JanuaryThursday 1 January
Australia DayFriday 26 JanuaryMonday 27 JanuaryMonday 26 January
Labour DayMonday 4 MarchMonday 3 MarchMonday 2 March
Good FridayFriday 29 MarchFriday 18 AprilFriday 3 April
Easter SundaySunday 31 March *Sunday 20 April *Sunday 5 April *
Easter MondayMonday 1 AprilMonday 21 AprilMonday 6 April
Anzac DayThursday 25 AprilFriday 25 AprilSaturday 25 April & Monday 27 April
Western Australia DayMonday 3 JuneMonday 2 JuneMonday 1 June
King's Birthday #Monday 23 SeptemberMonday 29 SeptemberMonday 28 September
Christmas DayWednesday 25 DecemberThursday 25 DecemberFriday 25 December
Boxing DayThursday 26 DecemberFriday 26 DecemberSaturday 26 December & Monday 28 December
  • When New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, Australia 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 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 2024 dates 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.