Public holidays in Western Australia

A listing of the published Public holiday dates in Western Australia 2019 to 2021.

Public holidays for Western Australia 2019 - 2021

  2019 2020 2021
New Year's Day Tuesday 1 January Wednesday 1 January Friday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 28 January Monday 27 January Tuesday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 4 March Monday 2 March Monday 1 March
Good Friday Friday 19 April Friday 10 April Friday 2 April
Easter Monday Monday 22 April Monday 13 April Monday 5 April
ANZAC Day Thursday 25 April Saturday 25 April & Monday 27 April Sunday 25 April & Monday 26 April
Western Australia Day Monday 3 June Monday 1 June Monday 7 June
Queen's Birthday # Monday 30 September Monday 28 September Monday 27 September
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 September Friday 25 December Saturday 25 December & Monday 27 December
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December Saturday 26 December & Monday 28 December Sunday 26 December & Tuesday 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 - once the dates have been proclaimed they are available on the 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. 

  • 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
Page reviewed 16 January 2020