Plan your tripSchool & Public Holidays

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Let our school and public holiday planner help you time your trip.

Whether it’s a long weekend camping in a lush national park or two weeks by the beach, school and public holidays are always popular times to explore Western Australia with family and friends.

So check out the upcoming school and public holidays below and start planning your next adventure now.

Be sure to also check out our events calendar too for more things to see and do in WA.

Public Holidays in Western Australia

Did you know? Western Australia's school and public holidays mostly commemorate landmark Australian historic events, or religious celebrations, with an average of ten public holidays per year.

Should a State holiday fall on a weekend, the extra day's holiday is taken the first working day following.

2016

2017

2018

New Year's Day

Friday 1 January

Official Holiday:
Sunday 1 January
Public Holiday:
Monday 2 January
Monday 1 January
Australia Day

Tuesday 26 January

Thursday 26 January

Friday 26 January
Labour Day

Monday 7 March

Monday 6 March

Monday 5 March
Good Friday

Friday 25 March

Friday 14 April

Friday 30 March
Easter Monday

Monday 28 March

Monday 17 April

Monday 2 April
ANZAC Day

Monday 25 April

Tuesday 25 April

Wednesday 25 April
Western Australia Day  

Monday 6 June

Monday 5 June

Monday 4 June
Queen's Birthday*

Monday 26 September

Monday 25 SeptemberMonday 24 September
Christmas Day Official Holiday:
Sunday 25 December
Public Holiday:
Monday 26 December
Monday 25 DecemberTuesday 25 December
Boxing Day Official Holiday:
Monday 26 December
Public Holiday:
Tuesday 27 December
Tuesday 26 DecemberWednesday 26 December

*The date of the Queen's Birthday public holiday can vary for certain areas of Western Australia. Be sure to check with the relevant local visitor centre in your destination before confirming your travel plans.

The above information has been sourced from Western Australia's Department of Commerce.



SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

2016

2017

2018*

Semester One
Term One

Monday 1 February -
Friday 8 April

Wednesday 1 February - 
Friday 7 April

Wednesday 31 January - 
Friday 13 April

Holiday Break

Saturday 9 April - 
Monday 25 April

Saturday 8 April - 
Sunday 23 April

Saturday 14 April - 
Sunday 29 April

Term Two

Tuesday 26 April - 
Friday 1 July

Monday 24 April -
Friday 30 June

Monday 30 April -
Friday 29 June

Holiday Break

Saturday 2 July - 
Sunday 17 July

Saturday 1 July - 
Sunday 16 July

Saturday 30 June - 
Sunday 15 July

Semester T wo
Term Three

Monday 18 July - 
Friday 23 September

Monday 17 July - 
Friday 22 September

Monday 16 July - 
Friday 21 September

Holiday Break

Saturday 24 September - 
Sunday 9 October

Saturday 23 September - 
Sunday 8 October

Saturday 22 September - 
Sunday 7 October

Term Four

Monday 10 October - 
Thursday 15 December

Monday 9 October - 
Thursday 14 December

Monday 8 October - 
Thursday 13 December

Holiday Break

Friday 16 December -
Tuesday 31 January 

Friday 15 December -  
Tuesday 30 January

Friday 14 December -  
Sunday 3 February


*Preliminary dates only: to be confirmed closer to the date.

Visitors should be aware that school holiday periods in other states may differ from Western Australia's holiday calendar.

The WA school holiday information has been sourced from Western Australia's Department of Education and Training.

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