Planning Calendar

The ANHCA Planning Calendar is designed to help neighbourhood and community houses and centres map out their year of events and programming. It can also be used to plan your social media schedule.

Please note that state specific public holidays have not been added to the calendar to avoid confusion. 

2022 Planning Calendar (word)

National Public Holidays

1 January

26 January

15 April

16 April

17 April

18 April

25 April

25 December

26 December

27 December

New Year's Day

Australia Day


Good Friday


Easter Saturday


Easter Sunday


Easter Monday




Christmas Day


Boxing Day


Substitute Holiday

Dates of recognition or celebration

1 February

20 February 


7 March


8 March


15 March


21 March


21 March


26 March


27 March


31 March


2 April


2 April


7 April


15 April


22 April 


24 April


2 May


9 May


16 May


17 May


22 May


26 May


27 May


27 May


5 June


15 June


13 June


19 June


20 June


3 July


30 July


31 July


12 August


19 August


22 August


26 August


1 September


8 September


13 September


25 September


1 October


4 October


10 October


24 October


28 October 


31 October


5 November

7 November

11 November

20 November

25 November

26 November

3 December


5 December


10 December

18 December


18 December

Chinese New Year


World Day of Social Justice


Clean Up Australia Day


International Women’s Day


World Social Work Day


Harmony Day


Cultural Diversity Week begins (until 28 March)


Earth Hour (8.30pm-9.30pm)


Neighbour Day


International Transgender Day of Visibility


Ramadan commences (until 1 May)


World Autism Awareness Day


World Health Day


Passover begins (until 23 April)


Earth Day


Orthodox Easter


Eid-al-Fitr (until 3 May)


Neighbourhood House Week (until 15 May)

National Volunteer Week (until 23 May)


IDAHOBIT - International Day Against Homophobia,
Biphobia, Intersexism & Transphobia

Schizophrenia Awareness Week (until 28 May)


National Sorry Day


Reconciliation Week (until 3 June)


Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea


World Environment Day


Elder Abuse Awareness Day


Men’s Health Week (until 19 June)

Refugee Week (until 25 June)


World Refugee Day


NAIDOC Week (until 10 July)


International Day of Friendship


National Tree Day


International Youth Day


World Humanitarian Day


National Skills Week (until 28 August)


Wear it Purple Day


Adult Learner’s Week (until 8 September)


R U OK? Day


National Science Week (until 21 August)


Rosh Hashanah beings (until 27 September) 


International Day of Older Persons


Yom Kippur begins (until 5 October)


World Mental Health Day




National Teacher's Day 




International Volunteer Managers Day


National Recycling Week (until 14 November)


Remembrance Day


Social Inclusion Week (until 28 November)


International Day for the Elimination of Violence

Against Women

Commencement of 16 Days of Activism


Social Inclusion Week (until 4 December)


International Day of People with Disability


International Volunteer Day

Human Rights Day


Hanukkah begins (ends 26 December)


International Migrants Day