2016 Public Holidays and Key Dates for your Diary

When I had my Days of Possible diary designed, I kept the pages as clean and simple as possible because I wanted the diary to be a place where I could be as creative and free as I wanted. I wanted it to be a place where I could  think, dream, explore, write and plan.

Days of Possible 2016 diary

But to help with my planning, I need to make sure that I’ve got key dates and holidays in my diary to tie in with content production, marketing activities, collaborations, workshop dates, and fun things like holidays, date nights and creative getaways. So, with that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of all major Australian public holidays and other key dates, and thought these might be handy for you too!

Don’t forget to also add into your calendar all your family (including your business ‘family’) birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, special yearly rituals and upcoming events. Taking a moment to put all this to paper does wonders for some mental clarity!

Shout out below and let me know if I’ve missed any dates you hold close to heart.

Kylie x


Friday 1st New Year’s Day
18th – 31st Australian Open
Tuesday 26th Australia Day
Wednesday 27th School Term 1 Begins (VIC)


Monday 8th Chinese New Year
Tuesday 9th Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day
Sunday 14th Valentine’s Day
Monday 29th Last Day of Summer
Monday 29th Leap Day!
Monday 29th End of quarter BAS Q2 2015/16 due

MARCH 2016

Tuesday 1st Autumn Begins
Monday 7th Labour Day (WA)
Tuesday 8th International Women’s Day
Monday 15th Labour Day (VIC)
Thursday 17th St Patrick’s Day
Saturday 19th Earth Hour
Sunday 20th UN International Day of Happiness
Thursday 24th School Term 1 Ends (VIC)
Friday 25th Good Friday
Saturday 26th Holy Saturday
Sunday 27th Easter Sunday
Monday 28th Easter Monday

APRIL 2016

Saturday 2nd April Daylight Savings Ends
Monday 11th School Term 2 Begins (VIC)
Monday 25th April ANZAC Day
Thursday 28th End of quarter BAS Q3 2015/16 due

MAY 2016

Sunday 8th Mother’s Day

JUNE 2016

Wednesday 1st Winter Begins
Monday 13th Queen’s Birthday (All, except QLD & WA)
Monday 20th Winter Solstice (AUS)
Monday 20th June World Refugee Day
Tuesday 21st June UN International Yoga Day
Friday 24th School Term 2 Ends (VIC)
Thursday 30th End of Financial Year

JULY 2016

Monday 11th School Term 3 Begins (VIC)
Thursday 14th Bastille Day
Sunday 17th Emoji Day
Thursday 28th End of quarter BAS Q4 2015/16 due


5th Rio 2016 Summer Olympics opens
21st Rio 2016 Summer Olympics closes


Thursday 1st Spring Starts
Sunday 4th Father’s Day
Thursday 8th RUOK? Day
Saturday 10th World Suicide Prevention Day
Friday 16th School Term 3 Ends (VIC)
Wednesday 21st International Day of Peace
Friday 30th AFL Grand Final Friday (VIC)


Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Saturday 1st Daylight Saving’s Starts
Monday 3rd School Term 4 Begins (VIC)
Monday 10th World Mental Health Day
Tuesday 11th International Day of the Girl Child
Friday 28th
End of quarter BAS Q1 2016/17 due
Monday 31st Halloween


Tuesday 1st Melbourne Cup Day (VIC)
Friday 11th Remembrance Day
Sunday 13th World Kindness Day
Monday 14th 2016’s Closest SuperMoon
Thursday 24th Thanksgiving
Friday 25th White Ribbon Day


Thursday 1st Summer Starts
Saturday 10th December Human Rights Day
Tuesday 20th School Term 4 Ends (VIC)
Saturday 24th Christmas Eve
Sunday 25th Christmas Day
Monday 26th Boxing Day
Saturday 31st New Year’s Eve

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