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Perth & Surrounds

Experience Perth & Surrounds and you'll find all of the essential ingredients for a great Australian holiday - some of the country's best beaches, plenty of nightlife, bustling markets, inner ...

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.

WA'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 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 in WA.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA


20182019*
2020*
Term OneWed 31 January - 
Fri 13 April
Mon 4 February - Fri 12 April
Mon 3 February - Thu 9 April
Holiday BreakSat 14 April - 
Sun 29 April
Sat 13 April - Sun 28 April
Fri 10 April - Mon 27 April
Term TwoMon 30 April -
Fri 29 June
Mon 29 April - Fri 5 July
Tue 28 April - Fri 3 July
Holiday BreakSat 30 June - 
Sun 15 July
Sat 6 July - Sun 21 July
Sat 4 July - Sun 19 July
Term ThreeMon 16 July - 
Fri 21 September
Mon 22 July - Fri 27 September
Mon 20 July - Fri 25 September
Holiday BreakSat 22 September - 
Sun 7 October
Sat 28 September - Sun 13 October
Sat 26 September - Sun 11 October
Term FourMon 8 October - 
Thurs 13 December
Mon 14 October - Thu 19 December
Mon 12 October - Thu 17 December
Holiday BreakFri 14 December -  
Sun 3 February
Fri 20 December - Fri 31 January
Fri 18 December - Fri 29 January

 

*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.


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA


20182019
2020
New Year's DayMon 1 JanuaryTues 1 January
Wed 1 January
Australia DayFri 26 January
Sat 26 January & Mon 28 January
Mon 27 January
Labour DayMon 5 March
Mon 4 March
Mon 2 March
Good FridayFri 30 MarchFri 19 April
Fri 10 April
Easter MondayMon 2 AprilMon 22 April
Mon 13 April
ANZAC DayWed 25 AprilThurs 25 April
Sat 25 April & Mon 27 April
Western Australia Day Mon 4 JuneMon 3 June
Mon 1 June
Queen's Birthday *Mon 24 SeptemberMon 30 September
To be proclaimed
Christmas DayTues 25 DecemberWed 25 December
Fri 25 December
Boxing DayTues 26 DecemberThurs 26 December
Sat 26 December & Mon 28 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.

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