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.

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September 2019
Date Event
1 First Day of Spring
1 Muharram Begins [Islam]
1 Wattle Day
1-7 National Asthma Week
1-7 National Child Protection Week
1-8 Adult Learner’s Week
1-30 National Biodiversity Month
1-30 Save the Koala Month
1-30 Sidetember
1 Fathers Day
1-7 Legacy Week
[Badge Day 6 September 2019]
2-8 National Seaweek
3 Australian National Flag Day
3 Fred Hollows Foundation Day
4 Indigenous Literacy Day
TBC Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. End of Challenge.
6 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - SA
6 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - VIC
6-8 40 Hour Famine [Backpack Challenge]
7 National threatened Species Day
8 International Literacy Day
10 Ashura [Islam]
11 White Balloon Day
12 National HPE Day
12 R U OK ? Day
12 Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
13 Roald Dahl Day
14 World First Aid Day
15 National Bilby Day
15 International Day of Democracy
15 Sustainable House Day
16 International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
17 Australian Citizenship Day
18 World Water Monitoring Day
19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
19 The Australian Reading Hour
20 Term 3 Ends : Qld
20 Term 3 Ends : Vic
21 ENO Tree Planting Day
21 International Day of Peace
21 Software Freedom Day
21-22 Clean up the World Weekend
22 World Carfree Day
23 Spring Equinox
25 World Maritime Day
25 World School Milk Day
27 Premier’s Be Active Challenge ends - SA
27 Term 3 Ends : ACT
27 Term 3 Ends NSW
27 Term 3 Ends : New Zealand
27 Term 3 Ends : NT
27 Term 3 Ends : SA
27 Term 3 Ends : Tas
27 Term 3 Ends : WA
27 World Tourism Day
28 WACE Practical Examinations begin [WA]
28 World Rabies Day
29 World Heart Day
29/9-1/10 Jewish New Year [Rosh Hashanah]
29 Muharram ends [Islam]
30 Queen’s Birthday, WA

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