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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 2019
Date Event
1 World Day of Older Persons
1-3 Australian Schools Orienteering Championships
1-31 International School Library Month
1-31 International Walk to School Month
1-31 World Mission Month
1-31 Zootober
2 International Day of Non-Violence
TBC Melbourne Int. Arts Festival
4 World Animal Day
4-10 World Space Week
TBC Light the Night
5 World Teachers Day
TBC National Walk To Work Day
6 Daylight Savings begins : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
7 Labour Day : ACT/NSW/SA
7 World Habitat Day
8 Term 4 begins : Qld
8 Term 4 begins : Vic
TBC VCE Examinations Vic. commence [includes oral and performance]
8-9 Yom Kippur [2019]
TBC Stay Smart Online Week
9 World Post Day
10 World Mental Health Day
10 World Sight Day
11 UN International Day of the Girl Child
13 International Day for Disaster Reduction
13-19 Anti-Poverty Week
13-19 National Nutrition Week
14 Students begin Term 4 : WA
14 Teachers begin Term 4 : WA
TBC Earth Science Week
14 Term 4 begins : ACT
14 Term 4 begins : New Zealand
14 Term 4 begins : NSW
14 Term 4 begins : NT
14 Term 4 begins : SA
14 Term 4 begins : Tas
15 World Rural Women’s Day
16 World Food Day
17 HSC Examinations [written] begin NSW
17 Int. Day for Eradication of Poverty
TBC Ride2 Work Day
TBC Senior External Examinations begin Qld.
19-27 Children’s Week
20 Loud Shirt Day [Date is flexible for your group}
20 World Statistics Day
TBC Pink Ribbon Day
20 World Mission Sunday
20-26 National Water Week
20-27 Sock It to Suicide Week
21 Proclamation Day : WA
21 Student Free Day : Qld
TBC State Education Week - Queensland
21-27 Aussie Backyard Bird Count
TBC Enviroweek
TBC Open Access Week
TBC SACE [SA] & NT Examinations Begin
TBC National Kidsafe Day
23 VCE Written Examinations begin [Languages]
24 United Nations Day
24-30 World Disarmament Week
25 Aust. World Teachers Day
26 Grandparents Day - QLD
27 Day For Daniel
27 Diwali Hindu Festival
29 WACE Written Examinations begin [WA]
31 Halloween

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