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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 2018
Date Event
1 Labour Day : ACT/NSW/SA
1 World Day of Older Persons
1 World Habitat Day
1-31 International Walk to School Month
1-31 International School Library Month
1-31 World Mission Month
1-31 Zootober
2 International Day of Non-Violence
2-4 Australian Schools Orienteering Championships
4 World Animal Day
4-10 World Space Week
4-21 Melbourne Int. Arts Festival
5 World Teachers Day
TBC Light the Night
5 National Walk To Work Day
7 Daylight Savings begins : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
8 Term 4 begins : Qld
8 Term 4 begins : Vic
8 Students begin Term 4 : WA
8 Teachers begin Term 4 : WA
8 VCE Examinations Vic. commence [includes oral and performance]
9 Muharram ends [Islam]
9 World Post Day
TBC Stay Smart Online Week
10 World Mental Health Day
11 UN International Day of the Girl Child
11 World Sight Day
13 International Day for Disaster Reduction
TBC Senior External Examinations begin Qld.
14-20 Anti-Poverty Week
14-20 Earth Science Week
14-20 National Nutrition Week [TBC]
15 Term 4 begins : ACT
15 Term 4 begins : New Zealand
15 Term 4 begins : NSW
15 Term 4 begins : NT
15 Term 4 begins : SA
15 Term 4 begins : Tas
15 World Rural Women’s Day
16 World Food Day
18 HSC Examinations [written] begin NSW
17 Int. Day for Eradication of Poverty
TBC SACE [SA] & NT Examinations Begin
17 VCE Written Examinations begin [Languages]
TBC Updated ! Ride2 Work Day
20 Loud Shirt Day [Date is flexible for your group}
20 World Statistics Day
20-28 Children’s Week
21 Pink Ribbon Day
21 Proclamation Day : WA
21 World Mission Sunday
21-27 National Water Week
21-27 State Education Week - Queensland
21-28 Sock It to Suicide Week
22 Student Free Day : Qld
22-28 Aussie Backyard Bird Count
22-28 Enviroweek
22-28 Open Access Week
24 United Nations Day
24-30 World Disarmament Week
24 National Kidsafe Day [TBC]
26 Aust. World Teachers Day
27 Grandparents Day - QLD
27 Day For Daniel
29 WACE Written Examinations begin [WA]
31 Halloween

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