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.

Beginning of July

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August 2019
Date Event
1 Australian Mathematics Competition
1 Horse’s Birthday
1-5 Education Week : NSW [TBC]
1-31 MS Readathon Reading Period begins
1-31 National Family History Month
1-31 Stamp Collecting Month
2 Jeans4Genes Day
2 Updated ! WAKAKIRRI Screen Challenge [Registrations close]
2-5 Garma Festival : NT
4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
4 International Friendship Day
4-10 National Missing Persons Week
5 Bank Holiday - NSW
5 Picnic Day : NT
5-11 National Homeless Persons’ Week
6 Hiroshima Day
7 Australian Science Olympiads/Chemistry
7-8 CareersXpo Canberra
8 Mary MacKillop’s Day
9 Earth & Environmental Science Exam - Australian Science Olympiad Competition
9 World Indigenous People’s Day
9-18 Royal Queensland Show [EKKA]
10-18 National Science Week
12 Australian Science Olympiads/Biology
12 International Youth Day
13 International Left-Handers Day
TBC National Student Volunteer Week
14 Australian Science Olympiads/Physics
16 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year announced
17-18 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
17-23 Children’s Book Council Book Week
18 Vietnam Veterans’ Day
19 RSPCA Cupcake Day
19 World Humanitarian Day
TBC Healthy Bones Action Week
19-25 Keep Australia Beautiful Week
23 Daffodil Day
TBC Freedom Day NT
TBC National Skills Week
29 International Day against Nuclear Tests
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - NSW
31 Last Day of Winter
31 MS Readathon Ends
31 MS Readathon/Sponsorships Due

Beginning of August

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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
TBC History Week : NSW
TBC National Seaweek
1-30 National Biodiversity Month
1-30 Save the Koala Month
1-30 Sidetember
1 Fathers Day
1-7 Legacy Week [TBC]
[Badge Day 2019 TBC]
3 Australian National Flag Day
3 Fred Hollows Foundation Day
4 Indigenous Literacy Day
TBC Updated ! Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. End of Challenge.
6-8 40 Hour Famine [Backpack Challenge]
7 National threatened Species Day
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - SA
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - VIC
8 International Literacy Day
10 Ashura [Islam]
11 White Balloon Day
12 National HPE Day
12 R U OK ? Day
TBC 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
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 Updated ! 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

Beginning of September

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