How to turn 20 days of leave into 57 days of holidays in WA

Western Australia, this is how you can get the most days off in 2021.

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We all know it – 20 days of annual leave just isn’t enough.

So we've crunched the numbers and figured out the best way to maximise the days that you’ve got off from work.

Follow our plan and book your annual leave in line with public holidays and long weekends to get 57 days of holidays in 2021.

When to plan your holidays:

Book in annual leave for the days in italics. The other days are either weekends or public holidays.

Jetty at Monkey Mia.


Friday 1 January (Public holiday: New Year's Day)

Saturday 2 January

Sunday 3 January

Saturday 23 January

Sunday 24 January

Monday 25 January

Tuesday 26 January (Public holiday: Australia Day)

Wednesday 27 January

Thursday 28 January

Friday 29 January

Saturday 30 January

Sunday 31 January

  • Holiday length: 9 days
  • Annual leave used: 4 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Pop across the border into South Australia to visit its pink lakes, national parks and beaches.


Saturday 27 February

Sunday 28 February

Monday 1 March (Public holiday: Labour Day)

March and April:

Saturday 27 March

Sunday 28 March

Monday 29 March

Tuesday 30 March

Wednesday 31 March

Thursday 1 April

Friday 2 April (Public holiday: Good Friday)

Saturday 3 April

Sunday 4 April

Monday 5 April (Public holiday: Easter Monday)

Tuesday 6 April

Wednesday 7 April

Thursday 8 April

Friday 9 April

Saturday 10 April

Sunday 11 April

  • Holiday length: 16 days
  • Annual leave used: 8 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Take that iconic train ride The Indian Pacific across the country into Sydney.

Saturday 24 April

Sunday 25 April

Monday 26 April (Public holiday: ANZAC Day)

  • Holiday length: 3 days
  • Annual leave used: 0 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Spend this long weekend attending the local morning ANZAC Day ceremony and playing two-up at your local or sussing out this year's vintage at Margaret River.

Margaret River vineyard.


Saturday 5 June

Sunday 6 June

Monday 7 June (Public holiday: Western Australia Day)

Tuesday 6 June

Wednesday 7 June

Thursday 8 June

Friday 9 June

Saturday 10 June

Sunday 11 June

Monday 12 June

  • Holiday length: 10 days
  • Annual leave used: 5 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Make this one your international trip of the year (borders pending) and fly up to Bali, Bangkok or Tokyo.


Saturday 25 September

Sunday 26 September

Monday 27 September (Public holiday: Queen’s Birthday)


Saturday 25 December

Sunday 26 December

Monday 27 December (Public holiday: Christmas Day)

Tuesday 28 December (Public holiday: Boxing Day)

Wednesday 29 December

Thursday 30 December

Friday 31 December

Saturday 1 January

Sunday 2 January

Monday 3 January (Public holiday: New Year's Day)

  • Holiday length: 10 days, including 1–3 January 2022
  • Annual leave used: 3 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Kick your feet up and spend time with family and friends at Christmas.


  • Total holiday days: 57 days
  • Annual leave used: 20 days

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