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Calendar

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.

Beginning of July

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August 2017
Date Event
1 Australian National Chemistry Quiz
1 Horse’s Birthday
1 Updated ! MS Readathon Reading Period begins
1-7 National Healthy Bones Week
1-7 National Homeless Persons’ Week
1-31 National Family History Month
2 Australian Science Olympiads/Chemistry
2-3 CareersXpo Canberra
4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
4 Earth & Environmental Science Exam - Australian Science Olympiad Competition
4 Updated ! WAKAKIRRI Screen Challenge [Entries due]
4-7 Garma Festival : NT
6 Hiroshima Day
6 International Friendship Day
6-12 National Missing Persons Week [TBC]
7 Australian Science Olympiads/Biology
7 Bank Holiday - NSW
7 Jeans4Genes Day
7 Picnic Day : NT
8 Mary MacKillop’s Day
9 World Indigenous People’s Day
9 Updated ! Australian Science Olympiads/Physics
11-20 Royal Queensland Show [EKKA]
12 International Youth Day
12-20 National Science Week
13 International Left-Handers Day
14-20 National Student Volunteer Week
18 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year announced
18 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Ends
18 Vietnam Veterans’ Day
18-20 40 Hour Famine
18-25 Children’s Book Council Book Week
19 World Humanitarian Day
19-20 Updated ! International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
21 RSPCA Cupcake Day
21-26 Hearing Awareness Week [TBC]
21-27 Brain Injury Awareness Week
21-27 Keep Australia Beautiful Week
TBC National Mathematics Day
25 Daffodil Day
25 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - NSW
26 Freedom Day NT
27/8-2/9 Legacy Week
[Badge Day 1 September]
TBC National Literacy & Numeracy Week
28/8-3/9 National Skills Week
29 International Day against Nuclear Tests
31 Australian Informatics Olympiad
31 Last Day of Winter
31 Updated ! MS Readathon Ends
31 Updated ! MS Readathon/Sponsorships Due

Beginning of August

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September 2017
Date Event
1 First Day of Spring
1 Wattle Day
1-7 National Asthma Week
1-8 Adult Learner’s Week
1-30 National Biodiversity Month
1-30 Save the Koala Month
1-30 Sidetember
2-10 Updated ! History Week : NSW
3 Australian National Flag Day
3 Fred Hollows Foundation Day
3 Fathers Day
3-9 National Child Protection Week
4-10 National Seaweek
6 Updated ! Indigenous Literacy Day
6 National HPE Day
7 National threatened Species Day
8 Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. End of Challenge.
8 Updated ! International Literacy Day
8 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - SA
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - VIC
10 World First Aid Day
10 National Bilby Day
11 Sustainable House Day
11 White Balloon Day
11-17 Enviroweek
12 The Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
13 Roald Dahl Day
14 R U OK ? Day
15 International Day of Democracy
15 Term 3 Ends : Qld
16 International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
16 Software Freedom Day
16-17 Clean up the World Weekend
17 Australian Citizenship Day
18 World Water Monitoring Day
19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
20-22 Jewish New Year
21 International Day of Peace
21 ENO Tree Planting Day
22 Updated ! Muharram Begins [Islam]
22 Term 3 Ends : ACT
22 Updated ! Term 3 Ends NSW
22 Term 3 Ends : Vic
22 Term 3 Ends : WA
22 World Carfree Day
23 Spring Equinox
23 WACE Practical Examinations begin [WA]
23/9-1/10 Australian Schools Orienteering Championships
25 World Maritime Day
26 Queen’s Birthday, WA
27 World School Milk Day
27 World Tourism Day
28 World Rabies Day
29 World Heart Day
29 Premier’s Be Active Challenge ends - SA
29 Updated ! Term 3 Ends : New Zealand
29 Term 3 Ends : SA
29 Term 3 Ends : Tas
29 Term 3 Ends : NT
29-30 Yom Kippur

Beginning of September

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