The following is not a complete listing of every world, or Australian, special day or event, only those felt likely to be of value to schools. Some major religion-specific dates are found here, but a more complete listing can be found through the Multifaith Calendar page.

For Year of … Information go to this page for known listings.

Calendar events are given in date [then alphabetical] order listings for each month.

Where the date is not known at this time, we have used the code “TBC” [To Be Confirmed]. The actual date will be added as soon as it is known.

The date/events given for the months already completed this year, provide 2021 dates, where these are known.

April 2022
Date Event
1 April Fool’s Day
1 Term 1 Ends : Qld
1-30 Go Blue for Autism - Autism Awareness Month
1-30 Victorian Premier’s Active April
2 International Children’s Book Day
2 World Autism Awareness Day
3 Beginning of Ramadan
TBC Victorian Youth Week
No further information at this time.
3 Daylight Saving Ends : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
7 World Health Day
8 Term 1 Ends : ACT
8 Term 1 Ends : NSW
8 Term 1 Ends : NT
8 Term 1 Ends : Vic
8 Term 1 Ends : WA
TBC National Folk Festival [Cancelled in 2021]
11 World Parkinson’s Day
12 International Day of Human Space Flight
TBC Seniors Festival NSW
13, 14 Flexible Student Free Days Qld
14 Term 1 Ends : SA
14 Term 1 Ends : Tas
15 Good Friday
15-21 World Creativity & Innovation Week
15-23 Pesach [Passover]
17 Easter Sunday
17 World Haemophilia Day
18 World Heritage Day
18/4-19/5 Australian Heritage Festival [TBC]
18/4-19/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - ACT [TBC]
18/4-19/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - NSW [TBC]
18/4-19/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - NT [TBC]
18/4-19/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - Qld. [TBC]
18/4-19/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - SA [TBC]
18/4-19/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - Tas. [TBC]
18/4-19/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - Vic. [TBC]
18/4-19/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - WA [TBC]
19 Term 2 begins : NT
19 Term 2 begins : Qld
22 Earth Day
22 International Mother Earth Day
23 World Book and Copyright Day
24 Easter Sunday [Orthodox]
25 ANZAC Day
25 World Malaria Day
TBC Heart Week
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Begins
26 Students begin Term 2 : WA
26 Term 2 begins : ACT
26 Teachers begin Term 2 : NSW
26 Term 2 begins : Vic
26 Teachers begin Term 2 : WA
27 International Guide Dog Day
27 Students begin Term 2 : NSW [TBC]
28 International Girls in ICT Day
28 Pay It Forward Day
29 International Dance Day
TBC Sydney Writers’ Festival Primary School Days
30 International Jazz Day
TBC Sydney Writers’ Festival Secondary School Days

Beginning of April

Top of Page

May 2022
Date Event
May-June Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
1 Kiss Goodbye to MS
1 May Day
1 Mother Goose Day
1 MS Readathon Registrations open
1-7 International Compost Awareness Week
1-31 Domestic Violence Prevention Month
1-31 Information Awareness Month
1-31 Million Paws Walk
1-31 National Family Reading Month
2 Labour Day : Qld
2 May Day : NT
2 Term 2 begins New Zealand
2 Term 2 Begins : SA
2 Term 2 Begins : Tas [Teachers]
2 Term 2 Begins : Tas [Students]
TBC Starlight Day
3 Ramadan Ends [Eid al-Fitr]
3 World Asthma Day
3 World Press Freedom Day
5 Children’s Day [Japan]
7 World Athletics Day
7-8 World Migratory Bird Day
8 Mothers Day
8 Red Cross/Red Crescent Day
TBC Law Week ACT
10-20 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Online Test Window]
12 International Nurses Day
TBC Walk Safely to School Day
14 World Fair Trade Day
15-21 National Families Week
16 Vesak - Buddha Day
15-21 Education Week : Vic
17 World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
TBC Law Week WA
TBC Law Week NT
TBC Law Week Qld
TBC Law Week SA
TBC Law Week Vic
TBC Library & Information Week
TBC National Volunteer Week
TBC Big Science Competition - Online
18 International Museum Day
TBC National Simultaneous Storytime
TBC Law Week NSW
21 National Community Language Schools Day
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22 ENO Tree Planting Day
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
23 World Turtle Day
TBC Food Allergy Week
24 Escargot Day
25 African Liberation Day
25 International Missing Children’s Day
23-29 International Arts Education Week [TBC]
26 Australian Schools National Sorry Day
26 National Sorry Day
TBC RISING Festival [Replaces the Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night Festival]
27/5-3/6 National Reconciliation Week
28 National Day of Thanks
29 International UN Peacekeepers Day
31 Last Day of Autumn
31 World No Tobacco Day

Beginning of May

Top of Page

Beginning of June

Top of Page

× Calendar Competitions Conferences Curriculum Education Resources Site Information Special Pages Teachers Tertiary