Western Australia Day - June
Mon, Jun 3, 2024

Western Australia Day

Western Australia Day is a very important celebration for Australians living in the western part. This territory was first seen from a trading ship in 1829. In the same year, the first British colony of Swan River was established here, marking the beginning of European settlements in the area.


The Swan River Colony was founded by Charles Fremantle, who saw this new coast from his ship in 1829. Western Australia was officially established then. Three years later, a holiday was declared to commemorate the event. Initially called Foundation Day, it was renamed Western Australia Day in 2012. This holiday is significant to the locals, as it marks the beginning of their recorded history. Celebrated at the state level, schools and institutions close, and people relax with picnics and delicious dinners. Live music festivals featuring a variety of styles and genres are organized almost all over Australia, usually free and open to everyone.

How to Take Part

Enjoy a great day off on Western Australia Day:

  1. If possible, visit a live music festival. These events are guaranteed to bring you a lot of positive and unforgettable experiences.
  2. Take lots of photos at the festival and post them on social media using the hashtag #WesternAustraliaDay.
  3. Read a book or watch a documentary about Australia and its West Coast. Discover something new and fascinating.

When is Western Australia Day celebrated in 2024?

Western Australia Day is observed on the first Monday in June each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday June 3 2024
Monday June 2 2025
Monday June 1 2026
Monday June 7 2027
Monday June 5 2028
Monday June 4 2029

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