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Western Australia Holidays & Observances 2023


Western Australia Holidays & Observances 2023

Western Australia's public and school holidays mostly commemorate historic events or religious celebrations, which are always popular times to explore Western Australia with family and friends. So check out all Western Australia public holidays, school holidays, and observances in 2023 below!

Disclaimer: While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, dates may change without prior notice. Kindly check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

Western Australia Public Holidays 2023

Here's a list of all the 2023 Public Holidays in Western Australia.

Date Day Holiday
1 January 2023 Sunday New Year's Day *
2 January 2023 Monday New Year Holiday
26 January 2023 Thursday Australia Day
6 March 2023 Monday Labour Day
7 April 2023 Friday Good Friday
9 April 2023 Sunday Easter Sunday **
10 April 2023 Monday Easter Monday
25 April 2023 Tuesday Anzac Day
5 June 2023 Monday Western Australia Day
25 September 2023 Monday King's Birthday #
25 December 2023 Monday Christmas Day
26 December 2023 Tuesday Boxing Day
  • When New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is also a public holiday.
  • When Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is also a public holiday, and when Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday, the following Tuesday is also a public holiday.

*New Year's Day falls on Sunday, 1st January 2023. Accordingly, there's an additional public holiday on Monday, 2nd January 2023.

**In February 2022, Easter Sunday was established as a public holiday in Western Australia. Visit this page for more information.

#The Queen’s Birthday public holiday will now be known as the King’s Birthday. However, some regions in Western Australia hold the King's Birthday public holiday on a different date.

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Western Australia School Holidays 2023

Wondering when the Western Australia school holidays in 2023 start? Here’s a list of the WA school holidays in 2023 published in the Western Australian Government Gazette for students in Western Australia.

School Holidays Starts Finishes
First Day of School 1 February 2023 (Wednesday)
Term 1 Holidays (Autumn) 7 April 2023 (Friday) 23 April 2023 (Sunday)
Term 2 Holidays (Winter) 1 July 2023 (Saturday) 16 July 2023 (Sunday)
Term 3 Holidays (Spring) 23 September 2023 (Saturday) 8 October 2023 (Sunday)
Term 4 Holidays (Summer) 15 December 2023 (Friday) 30 January 2024 (Tuesday)

Visitors should be aware that school holidays in other states may differ from Western Australia's holiday calendar.

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Western Australia Observances 2023

Date Day Observances
14 February 2023 Tuesday Valentines Day
22 February 2023 Sunday Chinese New Year
17 March 2023 Friday St. Patrick's Day
21 March 2023 Tuesday Harmony Day
25 March 2023 Saturday Earth Hour Day 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7 April 2023 Friday World Health Day
6 May 2023 Saturday The Coronation of King Charles III
14 May 2023 Sunday Mother's Day
18 May 2023 Thursday International Museum Day
26 May 2023 Friday National Sorry Day
3 June 2023 Saturday Mabo Day
2 July 2023 Sunday First Day of NAIDOC Week
3 September 2023 Sunday Father's Day
17 September 2023 Sunday Coolgardie Day
7 November 2023 Tuesday Melbourne Cup Day
11 November 2023 Saturday Remembrance Day
1 December 2023 Friday St Barbara's Festival
31 December 2023 Sunday New Year's Eve

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