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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 2018
Date Event
1 April Fool’s Day
1 Daylight Saving Ends : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
1 Easter Sunday
1-30 Go Blue for Autism - Autism Awareness Month
1-30 Victorian Premier’s Active April
2 Easter Monday
2 International Children’s Book Day
2 World Autism Awareness Day
4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
4-15 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast 2018
7 World Health Day
8 Easter Sunday [Orthodox]
11 World Parkinson’s Day
11,12,13 Flexible Student Free Days Qld
12 International Day of Human Space Flight
13 Term 1 Ends : ACT
13 Term 1 Ends : New Zealand
13 Term 1 Ends : NSW
13 Term 1 Ends : NT
13 Term 1 Ends : SA
13 Updated ! Term 1 Ends : Tas
13 Term 1 Ends : WA
13-22 National Youth Week [TBC]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Secondary School Challenge [Registrations close ACT, NSW, SA and WA]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Primary Challenge [Registrations close, ACT, NSW, SA and WA]
15-21 World Creativity & Innovation Week
TBC Australian Heritage Festival
16 Term 2 begins : Qld
16 Term 2 begins : Vic
17 World Haemophilia Day
18 World Heritage Day
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
TBC Global Youth Service Day
22 Earth Day
22 International Mother Earth Day
23 Term 2 begins : NT
23 World Book and Copyright Day
25 ANZAC Day
25 International Guide Dog Day
25 World Malaria Day
26 Pay It Forward Day
29 International Dance Day
30 International Jazz Day
30 Students begin Term 2 : WA
30 Teachers begin Term 2 : NSW
30 Term 2 begins : ACT
30 Updated ! Term 2 Begins : Tas
30 Teachers begin Term 2 : WA
30 Term 2 begins New Zealand
30 Term 2 Begins : SA
TBC Heart Week

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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
TBC Australian Dance Week
3 World Press Freedom Day
5 Children’s Day [Japan]
TBC 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.]
TBC National Literacy/Numeracy Testing
TBC ENO Tree Planting Day
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
15-21 National Families Week
16 Beginning of Ramadan
15-21 National Families Week
15-21 Law Week ACT
15-21 Law Week NSW
15-21 Law Week Qld
15-21 Law Week SA
15-21 Law Week Vic
15-21 Law Week WA
17 World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
18 International Museum Day
18 Walk Safely to School Day
20-26 Education Week : Vic
20-26 Kidney Health Week [TBC]
21 World Anti-Terrorism Day
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
21-27 National Volunteer Week
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
TBC Sydney Writers’ Festival Primary School Days
21-27 International Arts Education Week
TBC Library & Information Week
23 World Turtle Day
TBC Sydney Writers’ Festival Secondary School Days
24 Escargot Day
TBC National Simultaneous Storytime
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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