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Western Australia Public Holidays 2017

Today – 27 May 2017 – is not a holiday in Western Australia.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Western Australia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
26 JanThuAustralia Day
6 MarMonLabour Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprTueAnzac Day
5 JunMonWestern Australia Day
25 SepMonQueen's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day

Visit wa.gov.au for the original release.

Western Australia currently celebrates 10 national holidays – including one that is unique to the state, Western Australia Day. The labour laws of Australia provide all employees with a paid day off for public holidays.

Any holiday which occurs on the weekend is moved to the following Monday for observance. If there are two holidays in a row, the celebration of the weekend national holiday is moved to the next available workday.

Celebration of the Queen’s Birthday is the only holiday that may be substituted in some small regions of Western Australia. However, this is a very limited practice.