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Australian Celebrated Observances

Dates of Australian special observances vary from those in other countries. Mother’s Day in Australia is observed on the same day as in the USA. The UK observes a different day for Mother’s Day. In Australia Father’s Day is observed on a different day to that observed in both the USA and UK.

1983 Commonwealth Day Stamp
1983 Commonwealth
Day Australian stamp

The following Australian events are not public holidays. Please use our Public Holiday Calendars for that information. While we believe the following to be correct, please check locally for the latest info.

For example, St Patrick’s Day is 17 March, but in 2012 Sydney held their St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday the 18th. No doubt they felt it was a better date for their family events.

day 2018 2019 2020 Event Scheduled
Mon 12 Mar 11 Mar 09 Mar Commonwealth Day 2nd Monday in March
varies 03 Sep 03 Sep 03 Sep Australian National Flag Day 3rd of September
varies 17 Sep 17 Sep 17 Sep Citizenship Day 17th of September
varies 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov Remembrance Day 11th of November
varies 14 Feb 14 Feb 14 Feb Valentine’s Day 14th of February
varies 17 Mar 17 Mar 17 Mar St Patricks Day 17th of March, world-wide
Sun 13 May 12 May 12 May Mother’s Day 2nd Sunday in May
Sun 02 Sep 01 Sep 01 Sep Father’s Day 1st Sunday in September

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