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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 2021 dates, where these are known.

July 2021
Date Event
1 Coming of the Light Festival [Qld]
1 International Joke Day
1 International Tartan Day
1 Territory Day NT
1-31 JulEYE
2 Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Ends
2 Term 2 Ends : SA
2 Term 2 Ends : Tas
2 Term 2 Ends : WA
3 International Day of Cooperatives
4 American Independence Day
4-6 Curious Minds Winter Camp [West - SA, WA, NT, QLD]
4-11 NAIDOC Week
7 Star Festival/Tanabata : Japan
8-10 Curious Minds Winter Camp [East - ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS]
9 Constitution Day
9 Term 2 Ends : New Zealand
11 World Population Day
12 Term 3 begins : ACT
12 Teachers begin Term 3 : NSW
12 Term 3 begins : Qld
12 Term 3 begins : Vic
13 Students begin Term 3 : NSW
14 Bastille Day
14 Malala Day
14-20 National Diabetes Week
15 World Youth Skills Day
17-25 International Physics Olympiad [Vilnius, Lithuania] [Postponed from 2020]
18-24 National Farm Safety Week
18-25 International Biology Olympiad [Lisbon, Portugal]
19 Teachers begin Term 3 : NT
19 Term 3 begins : SA
19 Term 3 begins : Tas [Teachers]
19 Term 3 begins : WA
20 Term 3 begins : Tas [Students]
21 Opportunity Class [OC] Placement Test [NSW]
21 Students begin Term 3 : NT
23-25 Herald Sun Melbourne Career Expo
24/7-2/8 International Chemistry Olympiad [Osaka,Japan]
25-31 Catholic Education Week Queensland
26 Term 3 begins : New Zealand
26 World Hepatitis Day
28/7-4/8 DonateLife Week
29 Australian National Chemistry Quiz
30 System Administrator Appreciation Day
30 Schools Tree Day
30/7-2/8 Garma Festival : NT
Cancelled for 2021 due to Covid.

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August 2021
Date Event
1 Horse’s Birthday
1 International Friendship Day
1 National Tree Day
1-31 MS Readathon Reading Period begins
1-31 National Family History Month
1-31 Stamp Collecting Month
2 Bank Holiday - NSW
2 Picnic Day : NT
2-6 Education Week : NSW
2-7 National Homeless Persons’ Week
4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
4-5 CareersXpo Canberra
4-6 Australian Mathematics Competition
4-10 National Missing Persons Week [TBC]
6 Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. End of Challenge.
6 Hiroshima Day
6 Jeans4Genes Day
6-15 Royal Queensland Show [EKKA]
8 Mary MacKillop’s Day
9 World Indigenous People’s Day
10 Muharram Begins [Islam]
12 International Youth Day
13 International Left-Handers Day
TBC National TAFE Day 2021
14-22 National Science Week
16 RSPCA Cupcake Day
16-22 Keep Australia Beautiful Week
17-23 National Student Volunteer Week
18 Ashura [Islam]
[Begins at sunset on 17 August]
18 Vietnam Veterans’ Day
19 World Humanitarian Day
20 Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. [Verification Forms due]
20 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year announced
20-26 Healthy Bones Action Week [TBC]
21-22 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
21-27 Children’s Book Council Book Week
23-29 National Skills Week
26 Australian Informatics Olympiad [AIO]
26 Australia Science Innovations - Junior Science Olympiad Exam
27 Australian Science Olympiads/Physics
27 Daffodil Day
27 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - NSW
27-29 Freedom Day NT
28 Earth & Environmental Science Exam - Australian Science Olympiad Competition
29 Australian Science Olympiads/Biology
29 International Day against Nuclear Tests
29/8-4/9 Legacy Week
[Badge Day 2021 - 3 September]
30/8-4/ Indigenous Literacy Week
30 Australian Science Olympiads/Chemistry
31 Last Day of Winter
31 MS Readathon Ends
31 MS Readathon/Sponsorships Due

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September 2021
Date Event
1 First Day of Spring
1 Indigenous Literacy Day
1 National HPE 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
3 Australian National Flag Day
3 Fred Hollows Foundation Day
3 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - SA
3 National Walk To Work Day
3 Student Free Day : Qld
3 WAKAKIRRI Screen Challenge [Registrations close]
3 WAKAKIRRI Story-Dance Video [Registrations close]
4-12 History Week : NSW
5 Fathers Day
TBC 40 Hour Famine [Backpack Challenge]
5-11 National Child Protection Week
5-11 National eSmart Week
6-8 Jewish New Year [Rosh Hashanah]
6-12 Kids Teaching Kids Week
7 Muharram ends [Islam]
7 National Threatened Species Day
8 International Literacy Day
9 Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
9 R U OK ? Day
11 White Balloon Day
11 World First Aid Day
12 National Bilby Day
13 Roald Dahl Day
15 International Day of Democracy
15-16 Yom Kippur [sunset 15th to nightfall 16th]
16 Australian Reading Hour
16 International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
17 Australian Citizenship Day
17 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - VIC
17 Term 3 Ends : ACT
17 Term 3 Ends NSW
17 Term 3 Ends : Qld
17 Term 3 Ends : Vic
18 Software Freedom Day
18 World Water Monitoring Day
18-19 Clean up the World Weekend
19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
21 ENO Tree Planting Day
21 International Day of Peace
22 Spring Equinox
22 World Carfree Day
24 Premier’s Be Active Challenge ends - SA
24 Term 3 Ends : NT
24 Term 3 Ends : SA
24 Term 3 Ends : Tas
24 Term 3 Ends : WA
25 WACE Practical Examinations begin [WA]
25 World Maritime Day
27 World Tourism Day
27 Queen’s Birthday, WA
28 World Rabies Day
29 World Heart Day
28-30 Australian Schools Orienteering Championships
29 World School Milk Day

Beginning of September

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