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Popular free things to do in Perth & surrounds

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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


2019
2020*
2021*
Term OneMon 4 February - Fri 12 April
Mon 3 February - Thu 9 April
Mon 1 February - Thu 1 April
Holiday BreakSat 13 April - Sun 28 April
Fri 10 April - Mon 27 April
Fri 2 April - Sun 18 April
Term TwoMon 29 April - Fri 5 July
Tue 28 April - Fri 3 July
Mon 19 April - Fri 2 July
Holiday BreakSat 6 July - Sun 21 July
Sat 4 July - Sun 19 July
Sat 3 July - Sun 18 July
Term ThreeMon 22 July - Fri 27 September
Mon 20 July - Fri 25 September
Mon 19 July - Fri 24 September
Holiday BreakSat 28 September - Sun 13 October
Sat 26 September - Sun 11 October
Sat 25 September - Sun 10 October
Term FourMon 14 October - Thu 19 December
Mon 12 October - Thu 17 December
Mon 11 October - Thu 16 December 
Holiday BreakFri 20 December - Sun 2 February
Fri 18 December - Sun 31 January
Fri 17 December - Sun 30 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


2019
2020
New Year's DayTues 1 January
Wed 1 January
Australia DayMon 28 January
Mon 27 January
Labour DayMon 4 March
Mon 2 March
Good FridayFri 19 April
Fri 10 April
Easter MondayMon 22 April
Mon 13 April
ANZAC DayThurs 25 April
Sat 25 April & Mon 27 April
Western Australia Day Mon 3 June
Mon 1 June
Queen's Birthday *Mon 30 September
Mon 28 September
Christmas DayWed 25 December
Fri 25 December
Boxing DayThurs 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 2018 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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