Public Holidays in Perth, Western Australia

Name Date
New Year 1-Jan
Australia Day 26-Jan
Labour Day 1st Monday in March
Good Friday variable date
Easter Saturday variable date
Easter Sunday variable date
Easter Monday variable date
Anzac Day 25-Apr
Foundation Day 1st Monday in June
Holiday in lieu of Queen’s Birthday As proclaimed by the governor of Western Australia
Christmas Day 25-Dec
Boxing Day 26-Dec
Total Holidays 12

Foundation Day, officially June 1, but celebrated on the first Monday in June, is a public holiday in Western Australia (WA), commemorating the foundation of the Swan River Colony in 1829. Because of the celebration of Foundation Day, Western Australia is the only State or Territory of Australia which does not celebrate the Queen’s (or King’s) Birthday Holiday in June – it is held in September or October instead.