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2023 Calendar

Semester 1

Wednesday 1st February – Friday 30th June

Term 1 1 February – 6 April
Term 2 24 April - 30 June


Semester 2

Monday 17th July to Thursday 14th December

Term 3 17 July - 22 September
Term 4 9 October - 14 December
Sunday 1 January &
Monday 2 January
New Years Day
Thursday 26 January Australia Day  
Monday 6 March Labour Day
Friday 7 April Good Friday
Monday 10 April Easter Monday
Tuesday 25 April ANZAC Day
Monday 5 June Western Australia Day
Monday 25 September Queen's Birthday (WA)
Monday 25 December Christmas Day 
Tuesday 26 December Boxing Day 
Term 1 Wednesday, 1 February – Thursday, 6 April
Term 2 Monday, 24 April – Friday, 30 June
Term 3 Monday, 17 July – Friday, 22 September
Term 4 Monday, 9 October – Thursday, 14 December



24 January

International Day of Education

26 January

Australia Day/Survival Day

13 February

Anniversary of the National Apology

03 March

World Wildlife Day

08 March

International Women's Day

14 March

International Day of Mathematics 

18 March

National Close the Gap Day

20 March

International Day of Happiness

21 March

Harmony Day

21 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March

World Poetry Day

21 March

International Day of Forests

22 March

World Water Day

April – August

Warnka-mageny, cold weather (Miriwoong calendar)

02 April

World Autism Awareness Day

04 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

07 April

World Health Day

15 April

World Art Day 

21 April

World Creativity and Innovation Day

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work


Wirralburu, Dry season (Yawuru calendar)

20 May

World Bee Day

21 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

26 May 

Sorry Day

27 May – 3 June 

National Reconciliation Week

27 May

1967 Referendum

June – August

Barrgana, Cold season (Yawruru calendar)

03 June

Mabo Day

05 June

World Environment Day

07 June

World Food Safety Day

08 June

World Oceans Day

14 June

World Blood Donor Day

20 June

World Refugee Day

3 July 

First Day of NAIDOC week

15 July

World Youth Skills Day

26 July

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

30 July

International Day of Friendship

04 August

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

09 August

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

12 August

International Youth Day

19 August 

Word photography day


Wirlburu, Warming season (Yawuru calendar)

September - November

Barndenyiriny, Hot weather (Miriwoong calendar)

September 1

Indigenous Literacy Day

07 September

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

08 September

R U OK? Day

08 September

International Literacy Day

September 13

Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

27 September

World Tourism Day

30 September

World Maritime Day

October – November

Laja, Hot Season (Yawuru calendar)

01 October

International Day of Older Persons

05 October

World Teachers’ Day

10 October

World Mental Health Day

15 October

International Day of Rural Women

16 October

World Food Day

December – March

Man-gala, Wet Season (Yawuru calendar)

December – March

Nyinggiyi-mageny, wet weather (Miriwoong calendar)

03 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities