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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 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.


Term OneMon 3 February - Thu 9 April
Mon 1 February - Thu 1 April
Mon 31 January - Fri 8 April
Holiday BreakFri 10 April - Mon 27 April
Fri 2 April - Sun 18 April
Sat 9 April - Mon 25 April
Term TwoTue 28 April - Fri 3 July
Mon 19 April - Fri 2 July
Tue 26 April - Fri 1 July
Holiday BreakSat 4 July - Sun 19 July
Sat 3 July - Sun 18 July
Sat 2 July - Sun 17 July
Term ThreeMon 20 July - Fri 25 September
Mon 19 July - Fri 24 September
Mon 18 July - Fri 23 September
Holiday BreakSat 26 September - Sun 11 October
Sat 25 September - Sun 10 October
Sat 24 September - Sun 9 October
Term FourMon 12 October - Thu 17 December
Mon 11 October - Thu 16 December
Mon 10 October - Thu 15 December 
Holiday BreakFri 18 December - Sun 31 January
Fri 17 December - Sun 30 January
Fri 16 December - Tue 31 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 school holiday information has been sourced from Western Australia's Department of Education and Training.


New Year's DayWed 1 January
Fri 1 January
Sat 1 January & Mon 3 January
Australia DayMon 27 January
Tues 26 January
Wed 26 January
Labour DayMon 2 March
Mon 1 March
Mon 7 March
Good FridayFri 10 April
Fri 2 April
Fri 15 April
Easter MondayMon 13 April
Mon 5 April
Mon 18 April
ANZAC DaySat 25 April & Mon 27 April
Sun 25 April & Mon 26 April
Mon 25 April
Western Australia Day Mon 1 June
Mon 7 June
Mon 6 June
Queen's Birthday *Mon 28 September
Mon 27 September
Mon 26 September
Christmas DayFri 25 December
Sat 25 December & Monday 27 December
Sun 25 December & Tues 27 December
Boxing DaySat 26 December & Mon 28 December
Sun 26 December & Tues 28 December
Mon 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.


















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