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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.

October 2017
Date Event
1 Ashura [Islam]
1 Daylight Savings begins : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
1 World Day of Older Persons
1-31 International Walk to School Month
1-31 International School Library Month
1-31 World Mission Month
1-31 Zootober
2 International Day of Non-Violence
2 Labour Day : ACT/NSW/SA
2 World Habitat Day
3 Term 4 begins : Qld
4 World Animal Day
4-10 World Space Week
5 World Teachers Day
5-22 Melbourne Int. Arts Festival
6 Light the Night
6 National Walk To Work Day
8-14 Earth Science Week
9 Students begin Term 4 : WA
9 Term 4 begins : ACT
9 Term 4 begins : NSW
9 Term 4 begins : NT
9 Term 4 begins : Vic
9 Teachers begin Term 4 : WA
9 VCE Examinations Vic. commence [includes oral and performance]
9 World Post Day
9-13 Stay Smart Online Week
10 World Mental Health Day
11 UN International Day of the Girl Child
12 World Sight Day
13 International Day for Disaster Reduction
14 Senior External Examinations begin Qld.
Oral from 14th, Written from 17th.
15 World Mission Sunday
15 World Rural Women’s Day
15-21 Anti-Poverty Week
15-21 National Nutrition Week
15-21 National Water Week
16 HSC Examinations [written] begin NSW
16 Student Free Day : Qld
16 Term 4 begins : New Zealand
16 Term 4 begins : SA
16 World Food Day
16-20 Sock It to Suicide Week
17 Int. Day for Eradication of Poverty
18 Ride2 Work Day
18 SACE [SA] & NT Examinations Begin
18 VCE Written Examinations begin [Languages]
19 Diwali Hindu Festival
20 Muharram ends [Islam]
20 World Statistics Day
21 Loud Shirt Day [Date is flexible for your group}
21 Pink Ribbon Day
21 Proclamation Day : WA
21-29 Children’s Week
22-28 State Education Week - Queensland
23-29 Aussie Backyard Bird Count
23-29 Open Access Week
24 United Nations Day
24 National Kidsafe Day
24-30 World Disarmament Week
27 Aust. World Teachers Day
27 Day For Daniel
31 Grandparents Day - QLD
31 Halloween

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