Western Australia Public Holidays 2017 and 2018

Introduction

In Western Australia most Public Holidays are state-wide with the exception being the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday. Some local regional councils elect to substitute the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday with their own local public holiday.

Employment entitlements for public holidays

Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee’s award coverage and employment arrangements. 

2017

This list has been updated to reflect the official dates issued by the Government of Western Australia.

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan Sun New Year’s Day
2 Jan Mon New Year’s Day
Additional Holiday
26 Jan Thu Australia Day
6 Mar Mon Labour Day
14 Apr Fri Good Friday
17 Apr Mon Easter Monday
25 Apr Tue Anzac Day
5 Jun Mon Western Australia Day
25 Sep Mon Queen’s Birthday#
25 Dec Mon Christmas Day
26 Dec Tue Boxing Day

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

2018

This list has been updated to reflect the official dates issued by the Government of Western Australia.

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan Mon New Year’s Day
26 Jan Fri Australia Day
5 Mar Mon Labour Day
30 Mar Fri Good Friday
2 Apr Mon Easter Monday
25 Apr Wed Anzac Day
4 Jun Mon Western Australia Day
24 Sep Mon Queen’s Birthday#
25 Dec Tue Christmas Day
26 Dec Wed Boxing Day

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