PUBLIC HOLIDAYS NSW
|New Year's Day||Saturday 1 January / Monday 3 January|
|Australia Day||Wednesday 26 January|
|Labour Day||Monday 7 March|
|Good Friday||Friday 22 April|
|Easter Monday||Tuesday 26 April*|
|Anzac Day||Monday 25 April|
|Foundation Day||Monday 6 June|
|Queen's Birthday||Friday 28 October***|
|Christmas Day||Sunday 25 December / Monday 26 December|
|Boxing Day||Monday 26 December / Tuesday 27 December|
|* A special public holiday was proclaimed for Tuesday 26 April as both ANZAC Day and Easter Monday fall on Monday 25 April in 2011.|
|** Friday 28 October 2011 has been announced as the intended date for the Queen's Birthday public holiday but has not yet been formalised as at 17-11-10. The Queen’s Birthday holiday is observed on alternative dates in certain regions by proclamation by the Governor but has not yet been formalised as at 17-11-10.|
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Western Australia, popularly known as WA is the largest of all the Australian states. WA occupies the entire western third of Australia and is known for being the second largest sub-national entity.
Public holidays WA 2011 are observed commonly with the other states of Australia except a couple of really important differences.
Unlike all the other states of Australia that celebrate the Queen’s official birthday on the 13th of June 2011, Western Australia celebrates the big day on the 28th of October.
A historical piece of information authenticates that Western Australia celebrates its foundation day in the month of June. Though the official foundation day is on the 1st of June, it is usually observed on the first Monday in June. This day commemorates the Swan river colony’s foundation in the year 1829. As the foundation day is observed in the month of June, Western Australia celebrates the Queen’s official birthday in September or October. The list of public holidays WA 2011 reflects the Queen’s birthday on the 28th of October which falls on a Friday.
Other special occasions in the list of public holidays WA 2011 include the New Year’s Day on Monday, the 1st of January where Wednesday, the 3rd of January is declared as the substituted holiday. While the Australia day falls on Wednesday, the 26th of January, Good Friday on the 22nd of April, Easter Saturday on the 23rd of April, Easter Sunday on the 24th of April, Easter Monday on the 25th of April, Anzac day on Monday, the 25th of April, Foundation day on Monday, the 6th of June, Queen’s official birthday on Friday, the 28th of October, Christmas day on Sunday, the 25th of December and Boxing day on Monday, the 26th of December respectively.
A special public holiday has been declared on Tuesday, the 26th of April as both the Anzac day and Easter Monday fall on the 25th of April, 2011.
The following days are public holidays under the National Employment Standards:
1 January (New Year’s Day)
26 January (Australia Day)
25 April (Anzac Day)
Queen’s birthday holiday
(on the day it is celebrated in a state or
territory or a region of a state or territory)
25 December (Christmas Day)
26 December (Boxing Day)
These days may be substituted for another day under state or territory law, by agreement under the terms of an award or agreement, or between an employer
and an award / agreement free employee.
Additional public holidays can also be provided under state or territory law. For example, regional public holidays that apply only in a specific area, state public holidays for Labour Day and Melbourne Cup Day in Victoria.
For more information about public holidays in your state or territory, you can contact your relevant state or territory department below.
|State||State Department||Contact number|
|Western Australia||Department of Commerce||1300 655 266|
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Disclaimer - All public holidays are correct at the time of printing. Holiday dates are determined by each state authority and are subject to change. Please ensure you check relevant holiday dates for each state before making a holiday booking.
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