Key Dates in Australia for 2024 Small Business

Throughout 2023, I found myself scouring the web each month for upcoming significant dates for social media – especially in Australia, when so much of the Googleverse is US based. 

So, for 2024 I started planning early and put together my own list of key dates in Australia that could be relevant for small businesses to acknowledge, or have some fun with. 

It’s not a complete list just yet, I keep finding more each time I go looking (and as of today I’ve only done the first quarter of the year!).

If you know of a date that should be included that’s not drop me a line at and I’ll add it in! 

2024 Key Dates in Australia

January 2024 Australia Key Dates

01. New Years Day
05-08. Sydney Festival
07. Orthodox Christmas
25. Mahayana New Year
31. National Hot Chocolate Day

February 2024 Australia Key Dats

09. National Pizza Day
10. Lunar New Year
12. Royal Hobart Regatta
13. Galentines Day
14. Valentines Day
17. Random Acts of Kindness Day

March 2024 Australia Key Dates

03. Clean Up Australia Day
11. Canberra Day
17. St Patricks Day
21. Harmony Day
23. National Eucalypt Day
23. National Chip and Dip Day
24. Palm Sunday
26. Purple Day
29. Good Friday
31. Easter Sunday

April 2024 Australia Key Dates

01. April Fools
07. World Health Day
09. Eid al Fitr
15. World Art Day
22. Earth Day
25. ANZAC Day
28. World Day for Safety & Health at Work

May 2024 Australia Key Dates

04. Star Wars Day
05. Orthodox Easter
10. Walk Safely To School Day
12. Mothers Day
15. National Families Week
20. National Volunteer Week
24. Vivid Sydney
26. National Sorry Day
27. Reconciliation Day
28. International Burger Day

June 2024 Australia Key Dates

05. World Environment Day
08. World Gin Day
10. King’s Birthday (ACT, NSW, NT, SA, TAS, VIC)
20. Winter Solstice
21. Take your Dog to Work Day
27. Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
30. End of Financial Year

July 2024 Australia Key Dates

07-14. NAIDOC Week
07. World Chocolate Day
17. World Emoji Day
20. National Pyjama Day
30. International Day of Friendship
31. National Tree Day

August 2024 Australia Key Dates

01. World Wide Web Day
02. Jeans for Genes Day
04. National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
05. Bank Holiday (NSW)
07. International Beer Day
08. International Cat Day
09. Red Nose Day
10. National Science Week
14. Royal Queensland Show Day (QLD)
14. World Lizard Day
16. Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
26. National Dog Day

September 2024 Australia Key Dates

01. Fathers Day
01. Footy Colours Day
03. National Flag Day
04. Indigenous Literacy Day
07. World Beard Day
10. R U OK Day
17. Australian Citizenship Day
19. Talk Like a Pirate Day
23. King’s Birthday (WA)
29. Police Remembrance Day

October 2024 Australia Key Dates

NSW Small Business Month
01. International Coffee Day
07. Labour Day (ACT, NSW, SA)
07. Queen's Birthday (QLD)
10. World Mental Health Day
11. Coming Out Day
19. National Bird Week
25. Bandana Day
31. Deepavali
31. Halloween

November 2024 Australia Key Dates

07. National Recycling Week
11. Remembrance Day
13. Kindness Day
15. Steve Irwin Day
19. International Mens Day
19. World Toilet Day
25. White Ribbon Day
29. Black Friday

December 2024 Australia Key Dates

02. Cyber Monday
03. International Day of People with Disability
10. Human Rights Day
25. Christmas Day
26. Boxing Day
31. New Years Eve