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Public Holidays to be observed in Western Australia

Note: this information is provided only as a guide to University staff. The official list of public holidays is maintained by the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection and may be subject to change.

As a Curtin staff member you are expected to work on the 3 Public Holidays in March, June and September/October that are designated as normal working days. These can be taken as leave (annual and LSL) or Flexi Time at a time convenient to the operating requirements of the University.

  Actions 2016 2017
New Year's
Observed by Curtin University  Friday 1 January  Sunday 1 January^^
Monday 2 January
Observed by Curtin University  
Tuesday 26 January
 Thursday 26 January
Labour Day Normal working day at
Curtin University
Monday 7 March
 Monday 6 March
Observed by Curtin University  
Friday 25 March
 Friday 14 April
Observed by Curtin University  
Monday 28 March
 Monday 17 April
Observed by Curtin University  Tuesday 29 March
 Tuesday 18 April
ANZAC Day Observed by Curtin University  
Monday 25 April
 Tuesday 25 April
Western Australia Day Observed by Curtin University  
Monday 6 June
 Monday 5 June
Observed by Curtin University  
Monday 26 September
 Monday 25 September
Observed by Curtin University  
Sunday 25 December^^

Monday 26 December
 Monday 25 December
Observed by Curtin University  
Monday 26 December^^

Tuesday 27 December
 Tuesday 26 December

# - Not a prescribed public holiday.
^^ - Public holiday observed on an alternative day as the holiday falls on a weekend
*- The Queen's Birthday public holiday will be confirmed upon gazettal.

Christmas Closedown Arrangements

Each year during the Christmas / New Year period the University has an official 'closedown' period. Details of this years arrangements are provided in the attached document.

As in previous years, it is at the discretion of managers of work areas and subject to operational requirements, whether they will close the workplace for additional days around the Official University Christmas Closedown period. Leave available to academic and professional and general staff due to worked public holidays (per clause 51.4 of the Agreement) can be used for this purpose.

School Term Dates for Primary and Secondary Government Schools

The Department of Education and Training provides details of School Term Dates through to 2014. Details are provided on their School Term Dates web site.