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Western Australia Public Holidays

Western Australia Public holidays are similar to the other states and territories of Australia. Public holidays WA are very special occasions and as with all other states and territories in Australia, are celebrated with great sanctity.

The list of Western Australia public holidays WA reflects the Queen’s official birthday in the month of September or October.

Western Australia Public Holidays

Western Australia Public Holidays State 2013 2014
New Year’s Day All Tue, 1 Jan Wed, 1 Jan
Australia Day All Sat, 26 Jan Sun, 26 Jan
Australia Day Replacement All Mon, 28 Jan Mon, 27 Jan
Labour Day WA Mon, 4 Mar Mon, 3 Mar
 
Easter – Good Friday All Fri, 29 Mar Fri, 18 Apr
Easter Monday All Mon, 1 Apr Mon, 21 Apr
ANZAC Day All Thu, 25 Apr Fri, 25 Apr
 
Western Australia Day WA Mon, 3 Jun Mon, 2 Jun
 
Queen’s Birthday WA Mon, 30 Sep Mon, 29 Sep
 
Christmas Day All Wed, 25 Dec Thu, 25 Dec
Boxing Day All Thu, 26 Dec Fri, 26 Dec

Public Holidays WA

This state of Australia covers almost the entire western third of the Australian continent, Western Australia, in short know as WA is Australia’s largest state and is known for being the world’s second largest sub-national entity.

Though each of the states or territories celebrate certain special occasions like the Queen’s birthday on different days, the general public holidays WA are commonly shared.

The general special occasions under Western Australia public holidays include New Year’s Day on the 1st of January, Australia day on the 26th of January, Good Friday on a specific Friday in the month of April, Easter on specific Saturday, Sunday and Monday in the month of April, Anzac day on the 25th of April, Foundation day on the 6th of June, Queen’s official birthday on a specific date on any given month of the year declared by the Government, Christmas day on the 25th of December and the Boxing day on the 26th of December respectively.

History reveals that the foundation day of Western Australia though is celebrated on the first Monday in the month of June, the officially it is on the 1st of June. The WA foundation day is celebrated in the commemoration of the foundation of the Swan River colony in the way back in the year 1829.

It is because Western Australia celebrates foundation day in June, it is the only state in Australia that does not celebrate the Queen’s official birthday in the month of June. Instead, Western Australia celebrates the Queen’s birthday in the month of September or October.

The following days are public holidays under the National Employment Standards:
1 January (New Year’s Day)
26 January (Australia Day)
Good Friday
Easter Monday
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.

Source

State State Department Contact number
Western Australia Department of Commerce 1300 655 266

Public Holidays WA 2013

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 2013 are observed commonly with the other states of Australia except a couple of really important differences.

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 following days are public holidays under the National Employment Standards:

1 January (New Year’s Day)
26 January (Australia Day)
Good Friday
Easter Monday
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.

Source

State State Department Contact number
Western Australia Department of Commerce 1300 655 266