CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in Registration Statement Nos. 333-161897 and 333-156097 on Form S-3 and Registration Statement Nos. 333-20191, 333-51143, 333-46588, 333-81242, 333-119329, and 333-185154 on Form S-8 of our reports dated November 21, 2016, relating to the consolidated financial statements of Washington Federal, Inc., and the effectiveness of Washington Federal, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting, appearing in this Annual Report on Form 10-K of Washington Federal, Inc. for the year ended September 30, 2016.
/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
November 21, 2016