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Public holiday dates

The 10 public holidays in Western Australia are New Year’s Day, Australia Day, Labour Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, ANZAC Day, Western Australia Day, Queen’s Birthday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Some state awards provide for the public holiday to be observed on the next working day if the holiday falls on a weekend, while other awards and the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act provide for the actual day only to be the public holiday.

Public holidays in Western Australia – 2016 to 2017

2017 2018
New Year’s Day Sunday 1 January Monday 2 January Monday 1 January
Australia Day Thursday 26 January Friday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 6 March Monday 5 March
Good Friday Friday 14 April Friday 30 March
Easter Monday Monday 17 April Monday 2 April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April Wednesday 25 April
Western Australia Day Monday 5 June Monday 4 June
Queen’s Birthday # Monday 25 September Monday 24 September
Christmas Day Monday 25 December Tuesday 25 December
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 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.

Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on a different date – the dates 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

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