Need some ideas for your social media posts for this month? I’ve got your back! Get inspired by the special events in September below. Whether you’re Taking Like a Pirate, celebrating Nintendo’s birthday or celebrating the AFL Grand Final, check out the dates below and throw them in your calendar!

Check out the key dates for August here and October will be here very soon!

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Monthly Events

Social September
Big Heart Appeal
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Save The Koala Month
Blue September
Foster Care Month

Key Dates – September

September 1
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
Spring Racing Festival
Kings Park Festival
Wattle Day
Adult Learning Week
No Rhyme or Reason Day

September 2
Birdville Races
Footy Colours Day
Badge Day (Legacy)
Indigenous Literacy Day

September 3
Father’s Day
Brisbane Festival
National Child Protection Week

September 4
Women’s Health Week
Kids Teaching Kids Week
Eat an Extra Dessert Day

September 5
International Day of Charity
Be Late for Something Day
Cheese Pizza Day

September 6
Awareness Day Awareness Day
Read a Book Day
Fight Procrastination Day

September 7
Salami Day
IT – in Aus cinemas

September 8
International Literacy Day
Desert Mob
White Balloon Day

September 9
Accessibility Weekend
Teddy Bear Day

September 10
Sydney Spring Carnival
Out of the Shadows and into the Light
Swap Ideas Day

September 11
Make Your Bed Day

September 12
Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13
National Skatepark Day
Positive Thinking Day
Roald Dahl Day
Scooby Doo’s Birthday (First cartoon debuted)

September 14
Melbourne Fringe Festival
R U OK Day
Hug Your Hound Day
Captain Underpants, The Emoji Movie and Mother! – in AUS cinemas

September 15
International Day of Democracy
Make a Hat Day

September 16
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
Floriade, Canberra
Clean Up The World Weekend
Guacamole Day
Collect Rocks Day

September 17
UCI Road World Championships – Cycling (Bergen, Norway) – event begins
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
International Country Music Day
Primetime Emmy Awards

September 18
Meat Free Week

September 19
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
National Gymnastics Day

September 20
Punch Day

September 21
International Day of Peace
World Gratitude Day Miniature Golf Day
Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie – in Aus Cinemas

September 22
School Term Ends – NSW
World Carfree Day
World Rhino Day
Hobbit Day
Ice Cream Cone Invented In 1903
First Day of Spring: Spring Equinox (Southern Hemisphere) / Autumn Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)

September 23
School Holidays Begin – NSW (Not in NSW? Check out your state here)
Checkers Day
Nintendo founded in 1889 – made playing cards

September 24
Punctuation Day

September 25
Family and Community Day (ACT)
Comic Book Day

September 26
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Love Note Day

September 28
Hug A Vegan Day
Ask a Stupid Question Day
Battle Of The Sexes in AUS cinemas

September 29
AFL Grand Final Friday (VIC)
National Police Remembrance Day

September 30
Grand Final – AFL (Melbourne, Australia) – event begins
International Coffee Day
World Vegetarian Day
Be Kind To Animals Week Hot Mulled Cider Day
Astronomy Day

Just a reminder that these events are as correct as I can make them at the time of writing – but please double check special dates should things have shifted since publication!

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