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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 2023
Date Event
1 Coming of the Light Festival [Qld]
1 International Day of Cooperatives
1 International Joke Day
1 International Tartan Day
1 Territory Day NT
1-31 JulEYE
TBC Curious Minds Winter Camp [West - SA, WA, NT, QLD]
4 American Independence Day
7 Star Festival/Tanabata : Japan
7 Term 2 Ends : SA
7 Term 2 Ends : Tas
TBC Curious Minds Winter Camp [East - ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS]
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Ends
9 Constitution Day
9-16 NAIDOC Week
TBC Updated !National Diabetes Week
TBC International Biology Olympiad [United Arab Emirates, 2023]
10 Term 3 begins : Qld
10 Term 3 begins : Vic
11 World Population Day
14 Bastille Day
14 Malala Day
14-16 Herald Sun Melbourne Career Expo
15 World Youth Skills Day
16-23 National Farm Safety Week [TBC]
16-25 International Chemistry Olympiad [Z├╝rich, Switzerland]
TBC International Physics Olympiad - Minsk, Belarus
17 Term 3 begins : ACT
17 Teachers begin Term 3 : NSW
17 Term 3 begins : New Zealand
17 Teachers begin Term 3 : NT
17 Term 3 begins : WA
18 Students begin Term 3 : NSW
18 Students begin Term 3 : NT
19 Muharram Begins [Islam] [Begins at sunset on 18 July and runs to 16 August]
23-30 Catholic Education Week Queensland [TBC]
TBC DonateLife Week
24 Term 3 begins : SA
25 Term 3 begins : Tas [Teachers]
25 Term 3 begins : Tas [Students]
26 World Hepatitis Day
27 Updated ! Opportunity Class [OC] Placement Test [NSW]
28 Updated !Ashura [Islam]
[Begins at sunset on 27 July]
TBC Australia Science Innovations - Junior Science Olympiad Exam
TBC International Chemistry Quiz [ICQ]
[Formerly known as the ANCQ - Australian National Chemistry Quiz]
29 Schools Tree Day
28 System Administrator Appreciation Day
TBC Garma Festival : NT
TBC National Missing Persons Week

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August 2023
Date Event
1 Horse’s Birthday
TBC National Tree Day
1-31 MS Readathon Reading Period begins
1-31 National Family History Month
1-31 Stamp Collecting Month
TBC Earth & Environmental Science Exam - Australian Science Olympiad Competition
TBC Physics Exam - Australian Science Olympiad Competition
2-3 CareersXpo Canberra
2-4 Australian Mathematics Competition
TBC Australian Science Olympiads/Biology
4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
TBC Australian Science Olympiads/Chemistry
4 Jeans4Genes Day
6 Hiroshima Day
7 Bank Holiday - NSW
7 International Friendship Day
7 Picnic Day : NT
7-12 Education Week : NSW [TBC]
7-13 National Homeless Persons’ Week [TBC]
8 Mary MacKillop’s Day
TBC National Student Volunteer Week
9 World Indigenous People’s Day
12 International Youth Day
12-20 Royal Queensland Show [EKKA]
12-20 National Science Week
13 International Left-Handers Day
16 Updated !Muharram 2023 ends [Islam]
TBC Keep Australia Beautiful Week
18 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year announced
18 Vietnam Veterans’ Day
TBC Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. End of Challenge.
19 World Humanitarian Day
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - NSW
19-20 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
19-25 Children’s Book Council Book Week
21 RSPCA Cupcake Day
21-27 National Skills Week
TBC Healthy Bones Action Week
24 Australian Informatics Olympiad [AIO]
TBC 40 Hour Famine
TBC Freedom Day NT
25 Daffodil Day
27/8-2/9 Legacy Week
[TBC] [Badge Day - 1 September 2023]
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 2023
Date Event
1 First Day of Spring
1 Student Free Day : Qld
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
TBC Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. [Verification Forms due]
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - VIC
TBC National Walk To Work Day
3 Australian National Flag Day
3 Fathers Day
3 Fred Hollows Foundation Day
TBC History Week : NSW
3-9 National Child Protection Week [TBC]
TBC Body Kind Schools [Resources available]
TBC National eSmart Week
TBC Kids Teaching Kids Week
7 Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
7 Indigenous Literacy Day
TBC National HPE Day
7 National Threatened Species Day
8 International Literacy Day
9 World First Aid Day
10 National Bilby Day
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - SA
11 White Balloon Day
13 Roald Dahl Day
14 R U OK ? Day
15 International Day of Democracy
15 Term 3 Ends : Qld
15 Term 3 Ends : Vic
15-17 Jewish New Year [Rosh Hashanah]
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
21 ENO Tree Planting Day
21 International Day of Peace
22 World Carfree Day
22 Term 3 Ends : ACT
22 Term 3 Ends : New Zealand
22 Term 3 Ends NSW
22 Term 3 Ends : NT
22 Term 3 Ends : WA
23 Spring Equinox
24-25 Updated !Yom Kippur [sunset 24th to nightfall 25th]
25 Queen’s Birthday, WA
27 Updated !Muhammad’s Birthday
27 World School Milk Day
27 World Tourism Day
28 WACE Practical Examinations begin [WA] [TBC]
TBC Australian Schools Orienteering Championships
28 World Rabies Day
29 Premier’s Be Active Challenge ends - SA
29 Term 3 Ends : SA
29 World Heart Day
TBC Light the Night
30 Term 3 Ends : Tas
30 World Maritime Day

Beginning of September

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