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 2017
Date Event
1 April Fool’s Day
1-10 Seniors Week NSW
1-30 Go Blue for Autism - Autism Awareness Month
1-30 Victorian Premier’s Active April
2 World Autism Awareness Day
2 International Children’s Book Day
2 Daylight Saving Ends : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
3,4,5 Flexible Student Free Days Qld
4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
7 Term 1 Ends : ACT
7 Term 1 Ends : NSW
7 Term 1 Ends : NT
7 Term 1 Ends : WA
7 WAKAKIRRI Secondary School Challenge [Registrations close ACT, NSW, SA and WA]
7 WAKAKIRRI Primary Challenge [Registrations close, ACT, NSW, SA and WA]
7 World Health Day
11 World Parkinson’s Day
11-18 Pesach [Passover]
12 International Day of Human Space Flight
13 Term 1 Ends : SA
13 Term 1 Ends : New Zealand
13-17 National Folk Festival
14 Good Friday
14 Term 1 Ends : Tas
15-21 World Creativity & Innovation Week
15-23 Australian Heritage Festival
16 Easter Sunday
16 Easter Sunday [Orthodox]
17 Easter Monday
17 World Haemophilia Day
17-24 Big Science Competition [Held during this period.]
18 Term 2 begins : Qld
18 Term 2 begins : NT
18 Term 2 begins : Vic
18 World Heritage Day
18-4/21-5 Updated ! National Trust Heritage Festival - ACT
18-4/21-5 Updated ! National Trust Heritage Festival - NSW
18-4/21-5 National Trust Heritage Festival - NT
18-4/21-5 Updated ! National Trust Heritage Festival - Qld.
18-4/21-5 Updated ! National Trust Heritage Festival - SA
18-4/21-5 Updated ! National Trust Heritage Festival - Tas.
18-4/21-5 Updated ! National Trust Heritage Festival - Vic.
18-4/21-5 National Trust Heritage Festival - WA
21-23 Global Youth Service Day
22 Earth Day
22 International Mother Earth Day
23 World Book and Copyright Day
24 Teachers begin Term 2 : NSW
24 Students begin Term 2 : WA
24 Teachers begin Term 2 : WA
25 ANZAC Day
25 World Malaria Day
26 International Guide Dog Day
26 Students begin Term 2 : NSW
26 Term 2 begins : ACT
26 Term 2 Begins : Tas
27 Pay It Forward Day
29 International Dance Day
30 International Jazz Day
30-4/6-5 Heart Week
31/3-9/4 National Youth Week

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May 2017
Date Event
May-June Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
1 Kiss Goodbye to MS
1 Labour Day : Qld
1 May Day
1 May Day : NT
1 Mother Goose Day
1 Term 2 begins New Zealand
1 Term 2 Begins : SA
1-7 Australian Dance Week
1-31 Domestic Violence Prevention Month
1-31 Information Awareness Month
1-31 National Family Reading Month
2 World Asthma Day
3 World Press Freedom Day
5 Children’s Day [Japan]
6 Starlight Day
7 World Athletics Day
7-13 International Compost Awareness Week
8 Red Cross/Red Crescent Day
8-14 National Volunteer Week
9-11 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing
10 Vesak/Wesak Buddha Day
12 International Nurses Day
13 World Fair Trade Day
13-14 World Migratory Bird Day
14 Mothers Day
14-20 Food Allergy Awareness Week
15-19 Law Week WA
15-21 National Families Week
15-21 National Families Week
15-21 Law Week NSW
15-21 Law Week SA
15-21 Law Week Qld
15-21 Law Week ACT
15-21 Law Week Vic
17 World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
18 International Museum Day
19 Walk Safely to School Day
21 Million Paws Walk
21 World Anti-Terrorism Day
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
21-27 Education Week : Vic
21-27 Kidney Health Week
22 ENO Tree Planting Day
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
22-26 Sydney Writers’ Festival Primary School Days
22-28 International Arts Education Week
22-28 Library & Information Week
23 World Turtle Day
23-26 Sydney Writers’ Festival Secondary School Days
24 Escargot Day
24 National Simultaneous Storytime
25 African Liberation Day
25 International Missing Children’s Day
26 National Sorry Day
26 Australian Schools National Sorry Day
27 Beginning of Ramadan
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

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