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  • January 18, 2019 5 min read

    It's time to start filling up your planner for 2019. We've compiled a list of key dates for Australian planners - you'll find everything from public holidays to school term dates and well-known charity days. 

    You can browse our list below, or download this PDF version to refer to later.

    Happy planning!



    The month to set goals

    1 January

    New Year’s Day

    7 January

    Eastern Orthodox Christmas

    9 January

    Devonport Cup (TAS)

    14 January

    Clean Off Your Desk Day

    14 January

    Organise Your Home Day

    14 January

    Australian Open tennis begins

    20 January

    Penguin Awareness Day

    23 January

    Handwriting Day

    26 January

    Australia Day

    27 January

    Australian Open tennis finishes

    28 January

    Observance of Australia Day

    29 January

    Public School Term 1 begins (QLD, NSW, NT, SA, VIC)



    The month to celebrate loved ones

    2 February

    Groundhog Day (US)

    4 February

    Thank Your Mailman Day

    4 February

    Public schools start Term 1 (WA)

    4 February

    World Cancer Day

    5 February

    Chinese New Year

    5 February

    Public schools start Term 1 (ACT)

    6 February

    Public schools start Term 1 (TAS)

    9 February

    National Pet Adoption Day

    10 February

    Grammy Awards

    11 February

    Regatta Day (TAS)

    14 February

    Valentine’s Day

    14 February

    National Wear Red Day

    17 February

    Random Act of Kindness Day

    22 February

    Single Tasking Day

    24 February

    The Oscars (US)

    26 February

    Clean Up Australia Day (Businesses)

    27 February

    Launceston Cup (TAS)

    27 February

    Teal Ribbon Day (Ovarian Cancer)

    28 February

    Last Day of Summer



    The month to consider sacrifice and going without


    1 March

    Plan A Solo Vacation Day

    1 March

    First Day of Autumn

    1 March

    Youth and Schools Clean Up Australia Day

    2 March

    Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

    3 March

    Clean Up Australia Day

    4 March

    Labour Day (WA)

    5 March

    Shrove Tuesday

    5 March

    King Island Show (TAS)

    8 March

    International Women’s Day

    11 March

    8 Hours Day (TAS)

    11 March

    March Public Holiday (SA)

    11 March

    Canberra Day (ACT only)

    11 March

    Labour Day (VIC)

    11 March

    Commonwealth Day

    15 March

    National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

    17 March

    St Patrick’s Day

    20 March

    Proposal Day

    21 March

    Harmony Day

    22 March

    National Ride2School Day

    26 March

    Purple Day (Epilepsy)

    30 March

    Earth Hour (8.30pm AEST)



    The month for renewed spirit and energy

    1 April

    April Fool’s Day

    2 April

    World Autism Awareness Day

    5 April

    Public School Term 1 ends (QLD, VIC)

    7 April

    Daylight Saving Time ends (ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, VIC)

    10 April

    Sibling Day

    12 April

    Public School Term 1 Ends (ACT, NSW, NT, SA, TAS, WA)

    12-24 April

    Sydney Easter Show

    19 April

    Good Friday

    21 April

    Easter Sunday

    22 April

    Easter Monday

    22 April

    Earth Day

    23? April

    Shrove Tuesday

    23 April

    Public School Term 2 begins (QLD, NT, VIC)

    25 April

    ANZAC Day

    28 April

    Pay It Forward Day

    29 April

    Public School Term 2 begins (ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, WA)



    The month to review your career/business health

    3 May


    3 May

    Starlight Foundation Day

    6 May

    Labour Day (QLD)

    6 May

    May Day (NT)

    12 May

    Mother’s Day

    17 May

    National Walk Safely to School Day

    18 May

    Eurovision Song Contest final

    19 May

    Million Paws Walk

    26 May

    National Sorry Day

    27 May

    Reconciliation Day (ACT)

    23 May

    Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Cancer Fundraiser

    26 May

    National Sorry Day

    31 May

    Last Day of Autumn



    The month to get your finances in order

    1 June

    First Day of Winter

    3 June

    Western Australia Day

    5 June

    World Environment Day

    8 June

    Best Friend Day

    10 June

    The Queen’s birthday

    22 June

    Winter Solstice (Shortest Day)

    28 June

    Red Nose Day

    28 June

    Borroloola Show Day (NT)

    28 June

    Public School Term 2 ends (QLD, NT, VIC)

    30 June

    End of Financial Year



    The month to start afresh with business goals

    1 July

    New financial year begins

    5 July

    Alice Springs Show Day (NT)

    5 July

    Public School End of Term 2 (ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, WA)

    7 July

    World Chocolate Day

    8-15 July

    NAIDOC week

    12 July

    Tennant Creek Show Day (NT)

    13 July

    Embrace Your Geekiness Day

    15 July

    Public School Term 3 begins (QLD, VIC)

    17 July

    World Emoji Day

    19 July

    Katherine Show Day (NT)

    19 July

    National Pyjama Day

    22 July

    Public School Term 3 begins (ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, WA)

    23 July

    Public School Term 3 begins (NT)

    26 July

    Darwin Show Day (NT)

    26 July

    Schools Tree Day (Planet Ark)

    26 July

    Crazy Hair Day (Cystic Fibrosis)



    The month to aim for progress

    1 August

    Every horse’s birthday

    2 August

    Jeans for Genes Day

    5 August

    Picnic Day (NT)

    9 August

    Book Lover’s Day

    14 August

    Ekka Wednesday (QLD)

    17-23 August

    Book Week

    19 August

    RSPCS Cupcake Day

    23 August

    Daffodil Day

    25 August


    28 August

    National Meals on Wheels Day

    31 August

    Last Day of Winter



    The month to clean up and out

    1 September

    First Day of Spring

    1 September

    Gold Bow Day (Thyroid Cancer)

    2 September

    Father’s Day

    6 September

    Fight Procrastination Day

    6 September

    White Balloon Day (Bravehearts)

    10 September

    World Suicide Prevention Day

    12 September

    R U OK? Day

    15 September

    Sustainable House Day

    19 September

    Talk Like A Pirate Day

    20 September

    Public School Term 3 ends (QLD, VIC)

    21 September

    International Day of Peace

    27 September

    Grand Final Day

    27 September

    Public School Term 3 ends (ACT, NSW, NT, SA, TAS, WA)

    30 September

    Queen’s Birthday (WA)



    The month to celebrate new beginnings

    1 October

    International Coffee Day

    4 October

    Burnie Show (TAS)

    5 October

    World Teacher’s Day

    6 October

    Daylight Saving Time Starts (ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, VIC)

    7 October

    Labour Day (ACT, NSW, SA)

    7 October

    Queen’s Birthday (QLD)

    7 October

    Public School Term 4 begins (VIC)

    8 October

    Public School Term 4 begins (QLD)

    10 October

    World Mental Health Day

    10 October

    Royal Launceston Show (TAS)

    14 October

    Public School Term 4 begins (ACT, NSW, NT, SA, TAS, WA)

    15 October

    Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

    18 October

    Flinders Island Show (TAS)

    19 October

    Loud Shirt Day (supporting deaf kids)

    24 October

    Royal Hobart Show (TAS)

    25 October

    Day for Daniel

    31 October




    The month to plan for end of year celebrations

    2 November

    Day of the Dead

    4 November

    Recreation Day (TAS)

    5 November

    Melbourne Cup Day

    11 November

    Remembrance Day

    22 November

    White Ribbon Day

    29 November

    Black Friday

    29 November

    Devonport Show (TAS)

    30 November

    Small Business Saturday/Shop Small

    30 November

    Last Day of Spring



    The month to celebrate your achievements

    1 December

    First day of Summer

    1 December

    World Aids Day

    2 December

    Cyber Monday

    3 December

    International Day of People with a Disability

    12 December

    Public School Term 4 ends (NT)

    13 December

    Public School Term 4 ends (SA)

    15 December

    Public School Term 4 ends (QLD)

    19 December

    Public School Term 4 ends (ACT, TAS, WA)

    20 December

    Public School Term 4 ends (NSW, VIC)

    22 December

    Summer solstice (longest day)

    24 December

    Christmas Eve

    25 December

    Christmas Day

    26 December

    Boxing Day

    26 December

    Proclamation Day (SA)

    31 December

    New Year’s Eve


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