Aussie Educator

Calendar

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. It covers what is known for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Calendar events are now given as one listing for each month rather than two separate listings as before.

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

The date/events given for the months already completed this year, provide 2017 dates, where these are known.

April 2019
Date Event
1 April Fool’s Day
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
4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
TBC Seniors Festival NSW
5 Term 1 Ends : Qld
5 Term 1 Ends : Vic
TBC WAKAKIRRI Secondary School Challenge [Registrations close all states except Qld]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Primary Challenge [Registrations closell states except Qld]
7 Daylight Saving Ends : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
7 World Health Day
8,9,10 Flexible Student Free Days Qld
11 World Parkinson’s Day [TBC]
12 International Day of Human Space Flight
12 Term 1 Ends : ACT
12 Term 1 Ends : New Zealand
12 Term 1 Ends : NSW
12 Term 1 Ends : NT
12 Term 1 Ends : SA
12 Term 1 Ends : Tas
12 Term 1 Ends : WA
TBC Victorian Youth Week [formerly National Youth Week]
TBC Holi Mahotsav [Hinduism]
15-21 World Creativity & Innovation Week
17 World Haemophilia Day
18 World Heritage Day
TBC Australian Heritage Festival
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - ACT
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - NSW
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - NT
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - Qld.
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - SA
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - Tas.
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - Vic.
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - WA
19 Good Friday
19-27 Pesach [Passover]
TBC Global Youth Service Day
21 Easter Sunday
22 Earth Day
22 Easter Monday
22 International Mother Earth Day
23 Term 2 begins : NT
23 Term 2 begins : Qld
23 Term 2 begins : Vic
23 World Book and Copyright Day
24 International Guide Dog Day
25 ANZAC Day
25 Pay It Forward Day
25 World Malaria Day
TBC Heart Week
TBC Australian Dance Week
28 Easter Sunday [Orthodox]
29 International Dance Day
29 Students begin Term 2 : WA
29 Teachers begin Term 2 : NSW
29 Term 2 begins : ACT
29 Term 2 Begins : Tas
29 Teachers begin Term 2 : WA
29 Term 2 begins New Zealand
29 Term 2 Begins : SA
30 International Jazz Day

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May 2018
Date Event
May-June Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
1 Kiss Goodbye to MS
1 May Day
1 Mother Goose Day
TBC MS Readathon Registrations open
1 Students begin Term 2 : NSW
1 World Asthma Day
1-31 Domestic Violence Prevention Month
1-31 Information Awareness Month
1-31 National Family Reading Month
2,3 Sydney Writers’ Festival Secondary School Days
3 World Press Freedom Day
3,4,7 Sydney Writers’ Festival Primary School Days
5 Children’s Day [Japan]
6 Starlight Day
6-12 International Compost Awareness Week
7 Labour Day : Qld
7 May Day : NT
7 World Athletics Day
8 Red Cross/Red Crescent Day
9-15 Big Science Competition [Held during this period.]
12 International Nurses Day
12 World Fair Trade Day
12-13 World Migratory Bird Day
13 Mothers Day
13-19 Food Allergy Awareness Week
14 Million Paws Walk
15-17 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Paper Test]
15-21 National Families Week
15-25 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Online Test Window]
15-21 National Families Week
14-18 Law Week WA
14-19 Law Week ACT
14-20 Law Week NSW
14-20 Law Week NT
14-20 Law Week Qld
14-20 Law Week SA
14-20 Law Week Vic
16 Beginning of Ramadan
17 World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
18 ENO Tree Planting Day
18 International Museum Day
18 Walk Safely to School Day
20-26 Education Week : Vic
21 World Anti-Terrorism Day
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
21-27 National Volunteer Week
21-27 International Arts Education Week
21-27 Library & Information Week
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
23 National Simultaneous Storytime
23 World Turtle Day
24 Escargot Day
25 African Liberation Day
25 International Missing Children’s Day
26 National Day of Thanks
26 National Sorry Day
26 Australian Schools National Sorry Day
27/5-3/6 National Reconciliation Week
29 International UN Peacekeepers Day
29 Vesak/Wesak Buddha Day
31 Last Day of Autumn
31 World No Tobacco Day

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