The wonderful lovelies over at Chasing Planner Peace have put together an A+ list of important dates to put in your planner for 2019. Download the handy PDF version here.


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 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 Amnestea
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 Halloween


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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