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 2020 dates, where these are known.

April 2020
Date Event
1 April Fool’s Day
1-30 Go Blue for Autism - Autism Awareness Month
1-30 Victorian Premier’s Active April
TBC Computational and Algorithmic Thinking [CAT] [formerly Australian Informatics Competition]
2 International Children’s Book Day
2 World Autism Awareness Day
3 Term 1 Ends : Qld
4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
3-12 Victorian Youth Week [formerly National Youth Week]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Dance Challenge [Registrations close]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Primary Challenge [Registrations close]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Secondary School Challenge [Registrations close]
5 Daylight Saving Ends : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
7 World Health Day
8-16 Pesach [Passover]
9 Term 1 Ends : ACT
9 Term 1 Ends : New Zealand
9 Term 1 Ends : NSW
9 Term 1 Ends : NT
9 Term 1 Ends : SA
9 Term 1 Ends : Tas
9 Term 1 Ends : WA
9-13 National Folk Festival
10 Good Friday
11 World Parkinson’s Day
12 Easter Sunday
12 International Day of Human Space Flight
13 Easter Monday
15, 16,
Flexible Student Free Days Qld
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 Easter Sunday [Orthodox]
20 Term 2 begins : NT
20 Term 2 begins : Qld
22 Earth Day
22 International Mother Earth Day
23 International Girls in ICT Day
23 Term 2 begins : Vic
23 World Book and Copyright Day
24 Beginning of Ramadan
25 ANZAC Day
25 World Malaria Day
25-31 Kidney Health Week
TBC Heart Week
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Begins
27 Term 2 begins : ACT
27 Teachers begin Term 2 : NSW
27 Term 2 Begins : SA
27 Term 2 Begins : Tas
28 Term 2 begins New Zealand
28 Students begin Term 2 : NSW
28 Students begin Term 2 : WA
28 Teachers begin Term 2 : WA
29 International Dance Day
29 International Guide Dog Day
30 International Jazz Day
30 Pay It Forward Day

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May 2020
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
TBC Sydney Writers’ Festival Primary School Days
TBC Sydney Writers’ Festival Secondary School Days
1-31 Domestic Violence Prevention Month
1-31 Information Awareness Month
1-31 National Family Reading Month
TBC Starlight Day
3 World Press Freedom Day
3-9 Australian Dance Week [TBC]
3-9 International Compost Awareness Week
4 Labour Day : Qld
4 May Day : NT
5 Children’s Day [Japan]
5 World Asthma Day
7 Updated ! Vesak/Wesak Buddha Day
7 World Athletics Day
8 Red Cross/Red Crescent Day
9 World Fair Trade Day
9-10 World Migratory Bird Day
12 International Nurses Day
10 Mothers Day
TBC Law Week ACT
TBC Law Week NSW
TBC Law Week Qld
TBC Law Week NT
TBC Law Week SA
TBC Law Week Vic
TBC Law Week WA
TBC National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Paper Test]
TBC National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Online Test Window]
15-21 National Families Week
15-21 National Families Week
16 National Community Language Schools Day
TBC Walk Safely to School Day
17 World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
17-23 Education Week : Vic
18 International Museum Day
TBC Million Paws Walk
18-24 International Arts Education Week
18-24 National Volunteer Week
20-29 Big Science Competition [Held during this period.]
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22 ENO Tree Planting Day
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
23 Ramadan Ends
23 World Turtle Day
24 Escargot Day
25 African Liberation Day
25 International Missing Children’s Day
25-29 Library & Information Week
26 National Sorry Day
26 Australian Schools National Sorry Day [TBC]
27 National Simultaneous Storytime
TBC Updated ! Food Allergy Week
27/5-3/6 National Reconciliation Week
29 International UN Peacekeepers Day
30 National Day of Thanks
31 Last Day of Autumn
31 World No Tobacco Day

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