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National Reconciliation Week

27 May - 3 June 2017

National Reconciliation Week 2017 marks two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey, the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and the 25th anniversary of the Mabo High Court decision. Visit Reconciliation Australia to find out about events around Australia.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Heritage Week

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16–24 April 2016
An annual national celebration of Australia’s unique heritage, It's an opportunity for all Australians to join together to celebrate our shared and special heritage.

Department of the Environment and Energy

International days, weeks, years

International Days, Weeks, Years and Decades of Observance as proclaimed by the United Nations.

United Nations


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2-9 July 2017
A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

National Literacy and Numeracy Week

29 August – 4 September 2016
Celebrates the progress Australian schools are making in raising the literacy and numeracy levels of all students. It showcases the hard work school communities have undertaken to increase their efforts to improve literacy and numeracy standards of students.

Department of Education and Training

National Science Week

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13–21 August 2016
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.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

National Skills Week

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29 August – 4 September 2016
Dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning. A celebration of the diversity and opportunities for Australians of all ages in skilled areas.


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