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.

October 2022
Date Event
1 World Day of Older Persons
1-7 Be Kind to Animals Week
1-31 International School Library Month
1-31 International Walk to School Month
1-31 Talk-And-Walk-A-Thon [Register to receive a free digital tool kit]
1-31 World Mission Month
1-31 Zootober
2 Daylight Savings begins : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
2 International Day of Non-Violence
3 Labour Day : ACT/NSW/SA
3 Term 4 begins : Vic
3 World Habitat Day
3 VCE Examinations Vic. commence [includes oral and performance]
4 Term 4 begins : Qld
4 World Animal Day
4-5 Yom Kippur [sunset 4th to nightfall 5th]
4-10 World Space Week
5 World Teachers Day
7-13 Stay Smart Online Week
8 Muhammad’s Birthday
9 World Post Day
9-15 Earth Science Week
10 Students begin Term 4 : WA
10 Term 4 begins : ACT
10 Term 4 begins : NSW
10 Term 4 begins : NT
10 Teachers begin Term 4 : WA
10 World Mental Health Day
11 UN International Day of the Girl Child
12 HSC Examinations [written] begin NSW
13 International Day for Disaster Reduction
13 World Sight Day
15 World Rural Women’s Day
TBC Light the Night
16 World Food Day
16-22 Anti-Poverty Week
16-22 National Nutrition Week
16-22 Sock It to Suicide Week [TBC]
17 Int. Day for Eradication of Poverty
17 Term 4 begins : SA
17 Term 4 begins : Tas
17 Senior External Examinations begin Qld.
18 Term 4 begins : New Zealand
18-24 Aussie Backyard Bird Count
18-24 National Water Week
19 VCE Written Examinations begin [Languages]
19 Ride2Work Day
20 World Statistics Day
21 Loud Shirt Day [Date is flexible for your group]
21 Proclamation Day : WA
TBC Pink Ribbon Day
22-28 Enviroweek
23 World Mission Sunday
24 Diwali Hindu Festival
24 United Nations Day
24-28 State Education Week - Queensland
24-30 World Disarmament Week
24-30 Open Access Week
25 National Kidsafe Day
28 Aust. World Teachers Day
28 Day For Daniel
30 Grandparents Day - QLD
31 Halloween
31 WACE Written Examinations begin [WA]

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