Plan your tripSchool & Public Holidays


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 DayThursday 26 JanuaryFriday 26 January
Labour DayMonday 6 MarchMonday 5 March
Good FridayFriday 14 AprilFriday 30 March
Easter MondayMonday 17 AprilMonday 2 April
ANZAC DayTuesday 25 AprilWednesday 25 April
Western Australia Day Monday 5 JuneMonday 4 June
Queen's Birthday *Monday 25 SeptemberMonday 24 September
Christmas DayMonday 25 DecemberTuesday 25 December
Boxing DayTuesday 26 DecemberTuesday 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.


Term OneWednesday 1 February - 
Friday 7 April
Wednesday 31 January - 
Friday 13 April
Holiday BreakSaturday 8 April - 
Sunday 23 April
Saturday 14 April - 
Sunday 29 April
Term TwoMonday 24 April -
Friday 30 June
Monday 30 April -
Friday 29 June
Holiday BreakSaturday 1 July - 
Sunday 16 July
Saturday 30 June - 
Sunday 15 July
Term ThreeMonday 17 July - 
Friday 22 September
Monday 16 July - 
Friday 21 September
Holiday BreakSaturday 23 September - 
Sunday 8 October
Saturday 22 September - 
Sunday 7 October
Term FourMonday 9 October - 
Thursday 14 December
Monday 8 October - 
Thursday 13 December
Holiday BreakFriday 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.