WA Public Holidays

Public Holiday information for Western Australia (WA) and Perth residents and visitors.

WA Public Holidays 2024

Holiday TitleDateHoliday TypeArea
New Year’s DayMonday, 1 January 2024PublicWA Wide
Australia DayFriday, 26 January 2024PublicWA Wide
Labour DayMonday, 4 March 2024PublicWA Wide
Good FridayFriday, 29 March 2024PublicWA Wide
Easter SundaySunday, 31 March 2024PublicWA Wide
Easter MondayMonday, 1 April 2024PublicWA Wide
ANZAC DayThursday, 25 April 2024PublicWA Wide
Western Australia DayMonday, 3 June 2024PublicWA Wide
King’s Birthday*Monday, 5 August 2024 TBCRegionalPort Hedland
King’s Birthday*Monday, 5 August 2024 TBCRegionalKarratha
King’s Birthday*Monday, 23 September 2024PublicWA Most Areas
Christmas DayWednesday, 25 December 2024PublicWA Wide
Boxing DayThursday, 26 December 2024PublicWA Wide


The Queen’s Birthday public holiday has been replaced by the King’s Birthday public holiday.
*The King’s Birthday public holiday date is observed on an alternate date in the areas of Port Hedland and Karratha. These areas typically observe the public holiday on the first Monday in August.
Easter Sunday was established as a public holiday in Western Australia in 2022.

WA Specific Public Holidays

There are a total of seven national public holidays that are observed throughout Australia. In addition, each state has their own public holiday dates that are set by the local government.

Some states also have regional holidays. These regional public holidays are observed within individual regions of the state and are often to observe local shows or events. In Western Australia, there are some regions that observe the King’s Birthday holiday on a different date. This is usually due to the original date for the King’s Birthday clashing with another significant date or event.

The national public holidays that are observed by all states of Australia are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Australia Day
  • ANZAC Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

The public holidays that are exclusive to Western Australia are:

  • Labour Day
  • Western Australia Day
  • King’s Birthday

What is Western Australia Day?

Western Australia Day or WA Day is observed on the first Monday in June each year.

Originally named Foundation Day, it was formally changed to WA Day in April 2012.

WA Day is intended to be a more inclusive public holiday, celebrating all Western Australians by recognising Western Australia’s Aboriginal history in addition to the early European settlers and everyone else who has made Western Australia their home.