Western Australia 2013 Public Holidays

Each Australian state observes its own public holiday. One state of Australia, Western Australia, observes at least 10 public holidays every year. Referring to the Department of Commerce official site, there will be 10 public holidays for the citizens of Western Australia in 2013.

Every year, most full time employees in Western Australia receive 10 public holidays in which they are granted days off with regular pay. Part time employees only receive days off if the public holidays fall on their workdays.

There is no obligation for the employers to give an additional payment or penalty rate of payment for the employees working on a certain public holiday. However, it is possible for the employees to receive additional payment based on agreement or contracts of employment between the employees and employers.

The list of Western Australia 2013 public holidays calendar is available below. Please note that the calendar is only an estimate. Thus, we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information available.

List of 2013 Public Holidays in Western Australia
New Year’s Day
New Year is the first day of the year according to Gregorian (Western) calendar.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Australia Day
Australia Day celebrates the arrival of the First Fleet and the establishment of first European settlement in Australia
Monday, 28 January 2013
(Australia Day 2013 falls on Saturday, 26 January 2013. Monday is observed as the substitute holiday)

Labour Day
Labour Day celebrates the eight hour working day in Western Australia
Monday, 4 March 2013

Good Friday
Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter Monday
The day after Easter Sunday
Monday, 1 April 2013

ANZAC Day is a day to remember and recognize all citizens who have served Australia during wars
Thursday, 25 April 2013

Western Australia Day
Commemorates the arrival of the first European immigrants to Western Australia
Monday, 3 June 2013

Queen’s Birthday
Queen’s Birthday recognizes the significance of the Royal Show.
Monday, 30 September 2013

Christmas Day
Christmas Day celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ
Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is celebrated on the day after Christmas.
Thursday, 26 December 2013

Happy Western Australia Holiday 2013!