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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]
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
21 Holi Mahotsav [Hinduism] [TBC]
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
30 Students begin Term 2 : NSW

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May 2019
Date Event
May-June Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
1 Kiss Goodbye to MS [TBC]
1 May Day
1 Mother Goose Day
TBC MS Readathon Registrations open
1-31 Domestic Violence Prevention Month
1-31 Information Awareness Month
1-31 National Family Reading Month
TBC Sydney Writers’ Festival Secondary School Days
3 World Press Freedom Day
TBC Sydney Writers’ Festival Primary School Days
5 Children’s Day [Japan]
TBC Starlight Day
5-11 International Compost Awareness Week
6 Beginning of Ramadan
6 Labour Day : Qld
6 May Day : NT
7 World Asthma Day
7 World Athletics Day
8 Red Cross/Red Crescent Day
TBC Big Science Competition [Held during this period.]
11 World Fair Trade Day
11-12 World Migratory Bird Day
12 International Nurses Day
12 Mothers Day
TBC Food Allergy Awareness Week
TBC Million Paws Walk
14-16 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Paper Test]
14-24 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Online Test Window]
15-21 National Families Week
15-21 National Families Week
TBC Law Week WA
TBC Law Week ACT
TBC Law Week NSW
TBC Law Week NT
TBC Law Week Qld
TBC Law Week SA
TBC Law Week Vic
17 World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
TBC ENO Tree Planting Day
18 International Museum Day
TBC Walk Safely to School Day
19 Vesak/Wesak Buddha Day
19-25 Education Week : Vic [TBC]
20-26 Library & Information Week
21 World Anti-Terrorism Day
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
TBC National Volunteer Week
21-27 International Arts Education Week [TBC]
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
TBC National Simultaneous Storytime
23 World Turtle Day
24 Escargot Day
25 African Liberation Day
25 International Missing Children’s Day
25 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
31 Last Day of Autumn
31 World No Tobacco Day

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