Let our school & 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.

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. 

So check out the upcoming 2023 school and public holidays below and start planning your next adventure now.

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

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA





  2022   2023*     2024* 










Term One                     





Mon 31 Jan
- Fri 8 April

Wed 1 Feb
- Thurs 6 April

Wed 31 Jan
- Thurs 28 March


Holiday Break 





Sat 9 April
- Mon 25 April 

Fri 7 April
- Sun 23 April

Fri 29 March
- Sun 14 April


Term Two





Tue 26 April
- Fri 1 July

Mon 24 April
- Fri 30 June

Mon 15 April
- Fri 28 June


Holiday Break





Sat 2 July
- Sun 17 July 

Sat 1 July
- Sun 16 July

Sat 29 June
- Sun 14 July


Term Three





Mon 18 July
- Fri 23 Sept                     

Mon 17 July
- Fri 22 Sept
                              

Mon 15 July
- Fri 20 Sept


Holiday Break





Sat 24 Sept
- Sun 9 Oct                        

Sat 23 Sept
- Sun 8 Oct   
                           

Sat 21 Sept
- Sun 6 Oct


Term Four





Mon 10 Oct
- Thu 15 Dec

Mon 9 Oct
- Thu 14 Dec
                               

Mon 7 Oct
- Thu 12 Dec

Holiday Break



Fri 16 Dec
- Tue 31 Jan

Fri 15 Dec
- Tue 30 Jan

Fri 13 Dec
- Tue 4 Feb


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

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA





   

2022




2023



   

2024













New Year's Day                 





Sat 1 Jan &
Mon 3 Jan             


Sun 1 Jan &
Mon 2 Jan              


Mon 1 Jan        

Australia Day                     





Wed 26 Jan

Thurs 26 Jan

Fri 26 Jan

Labour Day                     





Mon 7 March

Mon 6 March

Mon 4 March

Good Friday





Fri 15 April

Fri 7 April

Fri 29 March

Easter Monday





Mon 18 April

Mon 10 April

Mon 1 April

ANZAC Day





Mon 25 April

Tue 25 April

Thurs 25 April

WA Day





Mon 6 June

Mon 5 June

Mon 3 June

Queen's Birthday *





Mon 26 Sep

Mon 25 Sept

Mon 30 Sept

Christmas Day





Sun 25 Dec
& Tue 27 Dec


Mon 25 Dec

Wed 25 Dec

Boxing Day





Mon 26 Dec

Tue 26 Dec

Thurs 26 Dec


  • 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 2020 dates are available on the Regional public holiday dates page. The above information has been sourced from Western Australia's Department of Commerce.