Public holidays in Western Australia - 2021 to 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 Sunday||Sunday 17 April **||Sunday 9 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.
** On 16 December 2021 the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by State Parliament. These changes to state employment law, which will come into effect in early 2022, will make Easter Sunday a public holiday in Western Australia. Visit the Upcoming changes to state employment laws page for more information, including a fact sheet on Easter Sunday public holiday entitlements for state system employees.
*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.
- Visit the Public holiday pay and entitlements - state system employees page for information on public holiday employment entitlements and pay rates for employees in the WA state industrial relations system.
- Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website www.fairwork.gov.au for information for employees in the national industrial relations system.