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Terms

2021:

Term 1: 27 January – 1 April
Term 2: 19 April – 25 June
Term 3: 12 July – 17 September
Term 4: 4 October – 17 December

Public holidays

2021:
1 January New Year's Day
26 January Australia Day
8 March Labour Day
2 April Good Friday
3 April Easter Saturday
4 April Easter Sunday
5 April Easter Monday
25 April ANZAC Day
14 June Queen’s Birthday
TBA Friday before AFL Grand Final
2 November Melbourne Cup
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day
27 December Christmas Day Holiday
28 December Boxing Day Holiday


Dates of recognition or celebration

2021:
12 February Chinese New Year
20 February World Day of Social Justice
7 March Clean Up Australia Day
8 March International Women’s Day
17 March World Social Work Day
21 March Harmony Day
21 March Cultural Diversity Week begins (until 28 March)
27 March Passover begins (until 3 April)
28 March Neighbour Day
31 March International Transgender Day of Visibility
2 April World Autism Awareness Day
7 April World Health Day
12 April Ramadan commences
22 April  Earth Day
2 May Orthodox Easter
8 May Neighbourhood House Week (until 14 May)
11 May Ramadan finishes
12 May Eid al-Fitr
17 May IDAHOBIT - International Day Against Homophobia,
Biphobia, Intersexism & Transphobia
17 May National Volunteer Week (until 23 May)
26 May National Sorry Day
27 May Reconciliation Week (until 3 June)
27 May Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
5 June World Environment Day
14 June Refugee Week (until 20 June)
15 June Elder Abuse Awareness Day
14 June Men’s Health Week (until 20 June)
20 June World Refugee Day
14 July NAIDOC Week (until 11 July)
30 July International Day of Friendship
12 August International Youth Day
19 August World Humanitarian Day
1 September Adult Learner’s Week (until 8 September)
6 September Rosh Hashanah beings (until 8 September) 
9 September R U OK? Day
15 September Yom Kippur begins (until 16 September)
1 October International Day of Older Persons
10 October World Mental Health Day
17 October Anti-Poverty Week (until 23 October)
29 October National Teacher's Day 
31 October Halloween
4 November Diwali
5 November International Volunteer Managers Day
8 November National Recycling Week (until 14 November)
11 November Remembrance Day
20 November Social Inclusion Week (until 28 November)
25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Commencement of 16 Days of Activism
28 November Hanukkah begins (ends 6 December)
3 December International Day of People with Disability
5 December International Volunteer Day
10 December
Human Rights Day
18 December International Migrants Day

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Planning calendar

The Planning Calendar is designed to help neighbourhood houses map out their year of events and programming. It can also be used to plan your social media schedule.