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Calendars for special days and events

What's on - annual events and observances

The Earth Calendar lists international holidays and cultural events that can be searched by country, religion or date

Multicultural Calendar - 2010 Calendar of Multicultural Events

World Time Server - fast-loading new site for finding world times

The World Clock - Time Zones - find world times includes a meeting planner and a table of daylight saving times

This Day - BBC News search by date

Perpetual Calendar (to be updated) - a calculator which enables you to find appropriate years when you know only the day of the week, the date, and the month

Australian public holidays

National and State public holidays

United Nations

International years proclaimed by the United Nations

This United Nations Conferences and observances overview paper also lists international days. It has an archive of past special observances and events since 1997.

Religious holidays

Interfaith Calendar - primary sacred times for world religions


Arts Events Calendar (link to be updated) - Australia Council

Find information about cultural events in Australia by searching the Backyard events diary on the ABC site (link to be updated)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Access to Indigenous events can be found on the ABC Message stick site.


Health and Ageing calendar of events - Australian list of weeks and days promoting awareness of health issues such as diabetes, arthritis and organ donation, with contact details and web addresses of sponsoring organisations.

Children and Youth

The Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies maintains a list of events, conferences and seminars (link to be updated)


School term dates

Calendar for Australian Schools (link to be updated) - compiled by EdNA


Sport Calendar (link to be updated) - maintained by the National Sport Information Centre of the Australian Sports Commission listing sporting events and sports-related conferences

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Page last updated: 4 July 2014

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