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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 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 2023 dates, where these are known.

April 2023
Date Event
1 April Fool’s Day
1-30 Go Blue for Autism - Autism Awareness Month
1-30 Victorian Premier’s Active April
1/4-31/5 Australian Heritage Festival
1/4-31/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - ACT
1/4-31/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - NSW
1/4-31/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - NT [TBC
1/4-31/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - Qld.
1/4-31/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - SA [TBC
Not in 2022 National Trust Heritage Festival - WA
2 Updated !Daylight Saving Ends : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
2 International Children’s Book Day
2 World Autism Awareness Day
TBC Seniors Festival NSW ends
4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
TBC NSW Youth Week
5 Term 1 Ends : Tas
5-13 Pesach [Passover]
6 Term 1 Ends : ACT
6 Term 1 Ends : NSW
6 Term 1 Ends : NT
6 Term 1 Ends : Vic
6 Term 1 Ends : WA
7 Good Friday
7 World Health Day
9 Easter Sunday
TBC WAKAKIRRI Screen Challenge [Registrations close]
11 World Parkinson’s Day
12 International Day of Human Space Flight
13, 14 Flexible Student Free Days Qld
14 Term 1 Ends : SA
National Folk Festival
15-21 World Creativity & Innovation Week
17 Updated !Easter Sunday [Orthodox]
17 Term 2 begins : NT
17 Term 2 begins : Qld
17 World Haemophilia Day
18 World Heritage Day
18/4-2/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - Vic.
22 Earth Day
22 International Mother Earth Day
23 World Book and Copyright Day
24 Students begin Term 2 : WA
24 Term 2 begins : ACT
24 Teachers begin Term 2 : NSW
24 Students begin Term 2 : NSW
24 Term 2 begins : Vic
24 Teachers begin Term 2 : WA
25 ANZAC Day
25 World Malaria Day
27 International Guide Dog Day
27 Pay It Forward Day
TBC International Girls in ICT Day
29 International Dance Day
30 International Jazz Day

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May 2022
Date Event
May-June Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
1 Kiss Goodbye to MS
1 May Day
1 Mother Goose Day
1 MS Readathon Registrations open
1-7 International Compost Awareness Week
1-31 Domestic Violence Prevention Month
1-31 Information Awareness Month
1-31 Million Paws Walk
1-31 National Family Reading Month
1/5-31/5 National Trust Heritage Festival - Tas.
2 Labour Day : Qld
2 May Day : NT
2 Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Begins
2 Term 2 begins New Zealand
2 Term 2 Begins : SA
2 Term 2 Begins : Tas [Teachers]
2 Term 2 Begins : Tas [Students]
2-8 Heart Week
2-13 Big Science Competition - Online
3 Ramadan Ends [Eid al-Fitr]
3 World Asthma Day
3 World Press Freedom Day
4-6 Computational and Algorithmic Thinking [CAT] [formerly Australian Informatics Competition]
5 Children’s Day [Japan]
7 World Athletics Day
7-8 World Migratory Bird Day
8 Mothers Day
8 Red Cross/Red Crescent Day
9-14 Law Week ACT
10-20 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [NAPLAN] [Online Test Window]
12 International Nurses Day
14 World Fair Trade Day
15-21 National Families Week
15-21 Law Week NSW
16 Vesak - Buddha Day
16-20 Law Week WA
16-22 Law Week Vic
16-22 National Volunteer Week
17 World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
TBC Law Week NT
TBC Law Week Qld
TBC Law Week SA
18 International Museum Day
19-24 Sydney Writers’ Festival Secondary School Days
19-26 Sydney Writers’ Festival Primary School Days
20 Walk Safely to School Day
21 National Community Language Schools Day
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22 ENO Tree Planting Day
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
22-28 Updated !Education Week : Vic
22-28 Food Allergy Week
23 World Turtle Day
23-27 Queensland HPE Week [for 2022 only at this time]
23-29 International Arts Education Week
24 Escargot Day
24 Starlight Day
25 African Liberation Day
25 International Missing Children’s Day
25 National Simultaneous Storytime
25-31 Library & Information Week
26 Australian Schools National Sorry Day
26 National Sorry Day
26 Silver is Gold Festival - COTA ACT[This replaces Seniors Week]
27/5-3/6 National Reconciliation Week
28 National Day of Thanks
29 International UN Peacekeepers Day
31 Last Day of Autumn
31 World No Tobacco Day

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Beginning of June

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