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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.

July 2022
Date Event
1 Coming of the Light Festival [Qld]
1 International Joke Day
1 International Tartan Day
1 Term 2 Ends : ACT
1 Term 2 Ends : NSW
1 Term 2 Ends : WA
1 Territory Day NT
1-31 JulEYE
2 International Day of Cooperatives
3-5 Curious Minds Winter Camp [West - SA, WA, NT, QLD]
3-10 NAIDOC Week
4 American Independence Day
7 Star Festival/Tanabata : Japan
7-9 Curious Minds Winter Camp [East - ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS]
8 Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Ends
8 Term 2 Ends : New Zealand
8 Term 2 Ends : SA
8 Term 2 Ends : Tas
9 Constitution Day
10-16 National Diabetes Week
10-18 International Biology Olympiad [Yerevan, Armenia]
10-20 International Chemistry Olympiad [Tianjin, China]
11 Term 3 begins : Qld
11 Term 3 begins : Vic
11 World Population Day
14 Bastille Day
14 Malala Day
15 World Youth Skills Day
15-17 Herald Sun Melbourne Career Expo
10-18 International Physics Olympiad - Minsk, Belarus [Currently for this date]
17-23 National Farm Safety Week
18 Teachers begin Term 3 : NT
18 Term 3 begins : ACT
18 Teachers begin Term 3 : NSW
18 Term 3 begins : WA
19 Students begin Term 3 : NSW
19 Students begin Term 3 : NT
24-30 Catholic Education Week Queensland
24-31 DonateLife Week
25 Term 3 begins : New Zealand
25 Term 3 begins : SA
25 Term 3 begins : Tas [Teachers]
25 Term 3 begins : Tas [Students]
26 World Hepatitis Day
28 Opportunity Class [OC] Placement Test [NSW]
29 Australia Science Innovations - Junior Science Olympiad Exam
29 International Chemistry Quiz [ICQ]
[Formerly known as the ANCQ - Australian National Chemistry Quiz]
29 Schools Tree Day
29 System Administrator Appreciation Day
30 Muharram Begins [Islam] [Begins at sunset on 29 July]
29/7-1/8 Garma Festival : NT
31/7-6/8 National Missing Persons Week

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August 2022
Date Event
1 Bank Holiday - NSW
1 Horse’s Birthday
1 Picnic Day : NT
1 National Tree Day
1-5 Education Week : NSW
1-6 National Homeless Persons’ Week
1-31 MS Readathon Reading Period begins
1-31 National Family History Month
1-31 Stamp Collecting Month
2 Earth & Environmental Science Exam - Australian Science Olympiad Competition
3 Physics Exam - Australian Science Olympiad Competition
3-4 CareersXpo Canberra
3-5 Australian Mathematics Competition
4 Australian Science Olympiads/Biology
4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
5 Australian Science Olympiads/Chemistry
5 Jeans4Genes Day
5-14 Royal Queensland Show [EKKA]
6 Hiroshima Day
7 International Friendship Day
8 Ashura [Islam]
[Begins at sunset on 7 August]
8 Mary MacKillop’s Day
9 World Indigenous People’s Day
12 International Youth Day
13 International Left-Handers Day
13-21 National Science Week
15 RSPCA Cupcake Day
15-21 Keep Australia Beautiful Week
TBC National Student Volunteer Week
18 Vietnam Veterans’ Day
19 Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. End of Challenge.
19 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year announced
19 World Humanitarian Day
19 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - NSW
TBC Healthy Bones Action Week
20-21 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
20-26 Children’s Book Council Book Week
22-28 National Skills Week
25 Australian Informatics Olympiad [AIO]
26-28 Updated !40 Hour Famine
26-28 Freedom Day NT
27 Daffodil Day
27 Muharram 2022 ends [Islam]
28/8-3/9 Legacy Week
[Badge Day 2022 - 2 September]
29 International Day against Nuclear Tests
31 Last Day of Winter
31 MS Readathon Ends
31 MS Readathon/Sponsorships Due

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September 2022
Date Event
1 First Day of Spring
1 Indigenous Literacy Day
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 Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. [Verification Forms due]
2 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - VIC
2 Student Free Day : Qld
3 Australian National Flag Day
3 Fred Hollows Foundation Day
TBC National Walk To Work Day
3-11 History Week : NSW
4 Fathers Day
4-10 National Child Protection Week
5-11 National eSmart Week
TBC Kids Teaching Kids Week
7 Indigenous Literacy Day
7 National HPE Day
7 National Threatened Species Day
8 Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
8 International Literacy Day
8 R U OK ? Day
9 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - SA
10 World First Aid Day
11 National Bilby Day
11 Sustainable House Day
11 White Balloon Day
13 Roald Dahl Day
15 Australian Reading Hour [TBC]
15 International Day of Democracy
16 International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
16 Term 3 Ends : Qld
16 Term 3 Ends : Vic
17 Australian Citizenship Day
17 Software Freedom Day
17-18 Clean up the World Weekend
18 World Water Monitoring Day
19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
21 ENO Tree Planting Day
21 International Day of Peace
22 World Carfree Day
23 Spring Equinox
23 Term 3 Ends : ACT
23 Term 3 Ends NSW
23 Term 3 Ends : NT
23 Term 3 Ends : WA
24 WACE Practical Examinations begin [WA]
25-27 Jewish New Year [Rosh Hashanah]
26 Queen’s Birthday, WA
26-28 Australian Schools Orienteering Championships
27 World Tourism Day
28 World Rabies Day
28 World School Milk Day
29 World Heart Day
30 World Maritime Day
30 Premier’s Be Active Challenge ends - SA
30 Term 3 Ends : New Zealand
30 Term 3 Ends : SA
30 Term 3 Ends : Tas

Beginning of September

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