13-21 April 2013
Australian Heritage Week is a an annual national celebration of Australia’s unique heritage. It is about the places and stories that make Australia special. It includes our amazing natural places, our rich Indigenous heritage and the diverse historic sites that together reflect our development as a nation
7-14 July 2013
NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. All Australians are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Week activities.
29 July-4 August 2013
National Literacy and Numeracy Week is a special week to celebrate the progress Australian schools are making in raising the literacy and numeracy levels of all students. National Literacy and Numeracy Week showcases the hard work school communities have undertaken to increase their efforts to improve literacy and numeracy standards of students.
10-18 August 2013
Provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists, encourages an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and encourages younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
26 August-1 September 2013
National Skills Week is dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning, enabling all Australians to gain a greater understanding of the opportunities, their potential and how they contribute to a successful, modern economy. Learning by doing is as important as academic learning - there are many paths to success.
4-13 April 2014
National Youth Week (NYW) provides a platform to reach young people aged 12 to 25 in every Australian State and Territory. National Youth Week is coordinated by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in collaboration with the departments responsible for youth affairs in each State and Territories.
27 October-2 November 2013
National Safe Work Australia Week raises awareness of workplace safety issues around Australia. The week aims to encourage all working Australians to get involved in, and concentrate on, safety in their workplace to reduce death, injury and disease.