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 2021 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 OneMon 31 January - Fri 8 April
Wed 1 February - Thurs 6 April
Wed 31 January - Thurs 28 March
Holiday BreakSat 9 April - Mon 25 April
Fri 7 April - Sun 23 April
Fri 29 March - Sun 14 April
Term TwoTue 26 April - Fri 1 July
Mon 24 April - Fri 30 June
Mon 15 April - Fri 28 June
Holiday BreakSat 2 July - Sun 17 July
Sat 1 July - Sun 16 July
Sat 29 June - Sun 14 July
Term ThreeMon 18 July - Fri 23 September
Mon 17 July - Fri 22 September
Mon 15 July - Fri 20 September
Holiday BreakSat 24 September - Sun 9 October
Sat 23 September - Sun 8 October
Sat 21 September - Sun 6 October
Term FourMon 10 October - Thu 15 December
Mon 9 October - Thu 14 December
Mon 7 October - Thu 12 December
Holiday BreakFri 16 December - Tue 31 January
Fri 15 December - Tue 30 January
Fri 13 December - Tue 4 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 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 DaySat 1 January &
Mon 3 January
Sun 1 January &
Mon 2 January
Mon 1 January
Australia DayWed 26 January
Thurs 26 January
Fri 26 January
Labour DayMon 7 March
Mon 6 March
Mon 4 March
Good FridayFri 15 April
Fri 7 April
Fri 29 March
Easter MondayMon 18 April
Mon 10 April
Mon 1 April
ANZAC DayMon 25 April
Tue 25 April
Thurs 25 April
Western Australia DayMon 6 June
Mon 5 June
Mon 3 June
Queen's Birthday *Mon 26 September
Mon 25 September
Mon 30 September
Christmas DaySun 25 December & Tue 27 December
Mon 25 December
Wed 25 December
Boxing DayMon 26 December
Tue 26 December
Thurs 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 2020 dates are available on the Regional public holiday dates page. The above information has been sourced from Western Australia's Department of Commerce.