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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.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA


2021
2022*
2023*
Term OneMon 1 February - Thu 1 April
Mon 31 January - Fri 8 April
Wed 1 February - Thurs 6 April            
Holiday BreakFri 2 April - Sun 18 April
Sat 9 April - Mon 25 April
Fri 7 April - Sun 23 April 
Term TwoMon 19 April - Fri 2 July
Tue 26 April - Fri 1 July
Mon 24 April - Fri 30 June 
Holiday BreakSat 3 July - Sun 18 July
Sat 2 July - Sun 17 July
Sat 1 July - Sun 16 July
Term ThreeMon 19 July - Fri 24 September
Mon 18 July - Fri 23 September
Mon 17 July - Fri 22 September
Holiday BreakSat 25 September - Sun 10 October
Sat 24 September - Sun 9 October
Sat 23 September - Sun 8 October
Term FourMon 11 October - Thu 16 December
Mon 10 October - Thu 15 December 
Mon 9 October - Thu 14 December
Holiday BreakFri 17 December - Sun 30 January
Fri 16 December - Tue 31 January
Fri 15 December - Tue 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 school holiday information has been sourced from Western Australia's Department of Education and Training.


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA


2021
2022
2023
New Year's DayFri 1 January
Sat 1 January &
Mon 3 January
Sun 1 January & Mon 2 January 
Australia DayTue 26 January
Wed 26 January
Thu 26 January
Labour DayMon 1 March
Mon 7 March
Mon 6 March
Good FridayFri 2 April
Fri 15 April
Fri 7 April
Easter MondayMon 5 April
Mon 18 April
Mon 10 April
ANZAC DaySun 25 April & Mon 26 April
Mon 25 April 
Tue 25 April
Western Australia Day Mon 7 June
Mon 6 June
Mon 5 June
Queen's Birthday *Mon 27 September
Mon 26 September
Mon 25 September
Christmas DaySat 25 December & Mon 27 December
Sun 25 December & Tue 27 December
Mon 25 December 
Boxing DaySun 26 December & Tue 28 December
Mon 26 December 
Tue 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.