October Key Dates

October is where Australia is warming up – so the events calendar gets busier and busier! Whether you’re heading out for Walktober, Droptober, Sculptures By The Sea; or you’re staying in for Girls Night In, World Pasta Day or just spending a really long time thinking just what you’re going to name your four-wheeled bff for Name Your Car Day – there is loads in this month’s calendar.

Get the rundown of the dates you need below!

Check out the key dates for September here, and November will be with you very soon! 😉

If you’re after a calendar for 2021 onwards, check out my Premium Templates section so you can plan ahead.


October – Month long events

SMH – Good Food Month
Pink Ribbon Breakfast Campaign
Mental Health Month NSW
Girls’ Night In

October Key Dates

October 1
2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final
World Vegetarian Day
International Coffee Day
International Day of Older Persons
Be Kind to Animals Week
October 2
Daylight Savings Starts (AUS)
Name Your Car Day
International Frugal Fun Day
October 3
Labour Day (NSW, ACT, SA)
Queen’s Birthday (QLD)
World Habitat Day
Neighbourhood Watch Week
Techies Day
October 4
Taco Day
World Habitat Day
World Animal Day
World Space Week
National Vodka Day (USA)
October 5
World Teachers’ Day
October 6
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Melbourne Festival
World Habitat Day
Royal Launceston Show (TAS)
October 7
School holidays end (NSW)
Odd Socks Day
October 8
Astronomy Day
October 9
National Hat Day
National Nutrition Week
Fire Prevention Week
Mental Health Week
Moldy Cheese Day (USA)
The Count’s Birthday (Sesame Street Character)
UCI Road World Championships (Cycling)
Curious Events Day
October 10
World Mental Health Day
World Homeless Day
October 11
International Day of the Girl Child
October 12
Ride2Work Day / Ride2Uni Day
Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
October 14
Flinders Island Show (TAS)
October 15
National Grouch Day

Want more dates….?

2021 Key Dates Calendar

Looking for a listing of key dates, fun events and holidays to help you plan your social media content for 2021? This dates listing covers everything from Australian public holidays, silly days, sporting events and award shows from January through til December 2021.

Rachel’s Premium Resources are now available through her Etsy store.


Want to work with Rachel?

Rachel Beaney is a writer and social media content specialist, helping businesses connect with their audiences.

She’s worked with local, national and global companies, in addition to not-for-profits and government bodies. She loves helping businesses tell their stories with creative and data-driven solutions.

She is based in Sydney, Australia.

Want to work together? Rachel would love to hear from you. Get in touch today.