WA School Holidays 2023 to 2026

To help plan your holiday to Western Australia, this is a guide to WA school holidays for 2023 to 2026. These dates are for primary and secondary students in public schools – private schools have their own holiday dates.

School holidays are a popular and busy time for travel within Western Australia and accommodation prices are at their highest. If you don’t have to travel during these times, consider planning your trip outside of these times. Not only will the regions be quieter, but you are more likely to get cheaper places to stay.

the beautiful little salmon bay with cystal clear water showing reef and rocks with people swimming and snorkelling
Rottnest Island

WA School Holidays 2023

Term 1Wed 1 February – Thurs 6 April
HolidaysFri 7 April – Sun 23 April
Term 2Mon 24 April – Fri 30 June
HolidaysSat 1 July – Sun 16 July
Term 3Mon 17 July – Fri 22 September
HolidaysSat 23 September – Sun 8 October
Term 4Mon 9 October – Thu 14 December
HolidaysFri 15 December – Tuesday 30 January

WA School Holidays 2024

Term 1Wed 31 January – Thurs 28 March
HolidaysFri 29 March – Sun 14 April
Term 2Mon 15 April – Fri 28 June
HolidaysSat 29 June – Sun 14 July
Term 3Mon 15 July – Fri 20 September
HolidaysSat 21 September – Sun 6 October
Term 4Mon 7 October – Thu 12 December
HolidaysFri 13 December – Tuesday 4 February

WA School Holidays 2025

Term 1Wed 5 February – Friday 11 April
HolidaysSat 12 April – Sun 27 April
Term 2Mon 28 April – Fri 4 July
HolidaysSat 5 July – Sun 20 July
Term 3Mon 21 July – Fri 26 September
HolidaysSat 27 September – Sun 12 October
Term 4Mon 13 October – Thu 18 December
HolidaysFri 19 December – Sun 1 February

WA School Holidays 2026

Preliminary dates only: to be confirmed

Term 1Mon 2 February – Thu 2 April
HolidaysFri 3 April – Sun 19 April
Term 2Mon 20 April – Fri 3 July
HolidaysSat 4 July – Sun 19 July
Term 3Mon 20 July – Fri 25 September
HolidaysSat 26 September – Sun 11 October
Term 4Mon 12 October – Thu 17 December
HolidaysFri 18 December –

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Flights: We use different sites to get the best possible price for flights. Check matrix.itasoftware.com to get an idea of the cheapest dates, but you can’t book through this site. Compare the cost of flights with Kiwi.com and try different routes.

Travel Guides: As well as using online resources, like other travel blogs, I like to flick through a paper travel guide too. I either rent them from our local library or buy them from Bookdepository if I want to take it with me.

Accommodation: We mainly use Booking.com for accommodation as they consistently have the lowest rates with free cancellation on most properties. We also book through Stayz for private accommodation as they are usually cheaper than Airbnb.

Car Rental: To compare rental car company prices, we use Discover Cars, an award winning car rental comparison website. They offer competitive pricing in over 10,000 locations worldwide and are highly-rated. Another option is Rentalcars.com

Campervan Rental:Drivenow is a good resource to compare campervan hire in Western Australia as it includes all the large companies like Britz, Maui, Jucy as well as smaller ones.

Tours: We use third-party sites ViatorGet Your Guide & Klook due to their free cancellation policies, instant confirmation, price guarantees, and mobile ticketing. We occasionally book through Red Balloon too.

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WA School Holidays 2023 to 2026