Public Holidays 2020
Public Holidays 2021

WA Public holidays 2020

Public Holiday Day/Date
New Year's Day Wednesday, 1 January
Australia Day Monday, 27 January
Labour Day Monday, 2 March
Good Friday Friday, 10 April
Easter Monday Monday, 13 April
ANZAC Day Saturday, 25 April
ANZAC Day Holiday Monday, 27 April
Western Australia Day Monday, 1 June
Queen’s Birthday Monday, 28 September
Christmas Day Friday, 25 December
Boxing Day Saturday, 26 December
Boxing Day Holiday Monday, 28 December

WA Public holidays 2021

Public Holiday Day/Date

New Year's Day        

Friday, 1 January

Australia Day

Tuesday, 26 January

Good Friday

Friday, 2 April

Easter Saturday

Saturday, 3 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 4 April

Easter Monday

Monday, 5 April

ANZAC Day   

Sunday, 25 April

ANZAC DAY (additional public holiday)

Monday, 26 April

Western Australia Day

Monday, 7 June

Queen's Birthday

Monday, 27 September

Christmas Day

Saturday, 25 December

Boxing Day

Sunday, 26 December

Christmas Day (additional public holiday)

Monday, 27 December

Boxing Day (additional public holiday)

Tuesday, 28 December

School Holidays 2020
School Holidays 2021

WA School holidays 2020

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School Holidays Friday, 10 April 2020 Monday, 27 April 2020
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School Holidays Saturday, 4 July 2020 Sunday, 19 July 2020
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School Holidays Saturday, 26 September 2020 Sunday, 11 October 2020
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School Holidays Friday, 18 December 2020 Sunday, 31 January 2021 

WA School holidays 2021

Term 1 Start Finish
School Holidays Friday, 2 April 2021 Sunday, 18 April 2021
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School Holidays Saturday, 3 July 2021 Sunday, 18 July 2021
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School Holidays Saturday, 25 September 2021 Sunday, 10 October 2021
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School Holidays Friday, 17 December 2021 Sunday, 30 January 2022
Leave Maximiser 2020
Leave Maximiser 2021

How to maximise your work leave

By strategically taking time off work you could enjoy longer periods of time off.

January - New Years, Australia Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Wednesday, 1 January    
Thursday, 2 January    
Friday, 3 January    
Saturday, 4 January    
Sunday, 5 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 2 Days off: 3
Friday, 24 January    
Saturday, 25 January    
Sunday, 26 January    
Monday, 27 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 1 Days off: 3
April - Easter
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 4 April    
Sunday, 5 April    
Monday, 6 April    
Tuesday, 7 April    
Wednesday, 8 April    
Thursday, 9 April    
Friday, 10 April    
Saturday, 11 April    
Sunday, 12 April    
Monday, 13 April    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6
December - Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 19 December    
Sunday, 20 December    
Monday, 21 December    
Tuesday, 22 December    
Wednesday, 23 December    
Thursday, 24 December    
Friday, 25 December    
Saturday, 26 December    
Sunday, 27 December    
Monday, 28 December    
Tuesday, 29 December    
Wednesday, 30 December    
Thursday, 31 December    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 7 Days off: 6

How to maximise your work leave

By strategically taking time off work you could enjoy longer periods of time off.

January - New Years, Australia Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Monday, 28 December    
Tuesday, 29 December    
Wednesday, 30 December    
Thursday, 31 December    
Friday, 1 January     
Saturday, 2 January     
Sunday, 3 January     
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 3 Days off: 4
Saturday, 23 January     
Sunday, 24 January     
Monday, 25 January     
Tuesday, 26 January     
Wednesday, 27 January    
Thursday, 28 January    
Friday, 29 January    
Saturday, 30 January    
Sunday, 31 January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 5
Easter holidays
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Friday, 2 April    
Saturday, 3 April    
Sunday, 4 April    
Monday, 5 April     
Tuesday, 6 April    
Wednesday, 7 April     
Thursday, 8th April     
Friday, 9th April     
Saturday, 10th April    
Sunday, 11th April    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6
December - Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Date Take Leave? Public Holiday/Weekend
Saturday, 25 December    
Sunday, 26 December    
Monday, 27 December    
Tuesday, 28 December    
Wednesday, 29 December    
Thursday, 30 December    
Friday, 31st December    
Saturday, 1st January    
Sunday, 2nd January    
Monday, 3rd January    
Totals Days of Annual Leave: 4 Days off: 6

WA Public holidays in detail

Western Australia Day - Monday 7th June

Formerly known as Foundation Day, Western Australia Day commemorates the founding of the first British Colony in Western Australia, the Swan River Colony, on the first of June 1829. The first holiday was held by Admiral Sir James Stirling as a celebration to help unite the settlers, masters, servants and Indigenous Australians in the area. The name was officially changed to Western Australia Day in 2012 in an effort to be more inclusive of all cultures within Australia. The holiday is always held on a Monday forming a long weekend.

The Western Australia Day Festival is held in Perth each year spanning the long weekend. It is free to enter and celebrates Western Australian music, food, sports, arts and culture. The State-of-the-Art Music Festival is held at the same time and is also free to enter. The music festival showcases the best of Western Australian musicians across two stages.

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