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




  2024    2025*    2026*










Term One                     





Wed 31 Jan
- Thurs 28 March

Wed 5 Feb
- Fri 11 April

Mon 2 Feb - Thurs 2 April


Holiday Break 





Fri 29 March
- Sun 14 April

Sat 12 April
- Sun 27 April

Fri 3 April - Sun 19 April


Term Two





Mon 15 April
- Fri 28 June

Mon 28 April
- Fri 4 July

Mon 20 April - Fri 3 July


Holiday Break





Sat 29 June
- Sun 14 July

Sat 5 July
- Sun 20 July

Sat 4 July - Sun 19 July


Term Three





Mon 15 July
- Fri 20 Sept                    

Mon 21 July
- Fri 26 Sept
              

Mon 20 July - Fri 25 Sep


Holiday Break





Sat 21 Sept
- Sun 6 Oct                        

Sat 27 Sept
- Sun 12 Oct            

Sat 26 Sep - Sun 11 Oct


Term Four





Mon 7 Oct
- Thu 12 Dec 

Mon 13 Oct
- Thu 18 Dec
 

Mon 12 Oct - Thurs 17 Dec

Holiday Break



Fri 13 Dec
- Tue 4 Feb

Fri 19 Dec
- Sun 1 Feb

Fri 18 Dec - Sun 31 Jan


*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





   

2024




2025



   

2026













New Year's Day                 





Mon 1 Jan       

Wed 1 Jan            


Thurs 1 Jan       

Australia Day                     





Fri 26 Jan

Mon 27 Jan

Mon 26 Jan

Labour Day                     





Mon 4 March

Mon 3 March

Mon 2 March

Good Friday





Fri 29 March

Fri 18 April

Fri 3 April

Easter Monday





Mon 1 April

Mon 21 April

Mon 6 April

ANZAC Day





Thurs 25 April

Fri 25 April

Sat 25 Apri & Mon 27 April

WA Day





Mon 3 June

Mon 2 June

Mon 1 June

King's Birthday *





Mon 23 Sept

Mon 29 Sept

Mon 28 Sept

Christmas Day





Wed 25 Dec

Thurs 25 Dec

Fri 25 Dec

Boxing Day





Thurs 26 Dec

Fri 26 Dec

Sat 26 Dec & Mon 28 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.