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. See below for Public holidays in Western Australia for 2017 and 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||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.
* Some regional areas in Western Australia hold the Queen's Birthday public holiday on a different date - the 2017 dates are available on the Regional public holiday dates page. The above information has been sourced from Western Australia's Department of Commerce.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
|Term One||Wednesday 1 February - |
Friday 7 April
|Wednesday 31 January - |
Friday 13 April
|Holiday Break||Saturday 8 April - |
Sunday 23 April
|Saturday 14 April - |
Sunday 29 April
|Term Two||Monday 24 April -|
Friday 30 June
|Monday 30 April -|
Friday 29 June
|Holiday Break||Saturday 1 July - |
Sunday 16 July
|Saturday 30 June - |
Sunday 15 July
|Term Three||Monday 17 July - |
Friday 22 September
|Monday 16 July - |
Friday 21 September
|Holiday Break||Saturday 23 September - |
Sunday 8 October
|Saturday 22 September - |
Sunday 7 October
|Term Four||Monday 9 October - |
Thursday 14 December
|Monday 8 October - |
Thursday 13 December
|Holiday Break||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.