Don't let deadlines and dates sneak up on you. Stay informed about important academic dates, application closing dates, holidays, study period starting and finishing dates, as well as key university events.
There are a lot of dates and events during the year that you need to know about. Stay on top of them using our calendar, or follow our links to find other important dates.
|International orientation||12 February - 16 February|
|Orientation||19 February - 23 February|
|Semester one lectures begin||26 February|
|Universities Australia common vacation week||2 April - 8 April|
|Semester one lectures end||24 May|
|Study week||28 May - 3 June|
|Central examinations period||4 June - 17 June|
|Semester one ends||24 June|
|Winter recess (includes Universities Australia common vacation week, 2?6 July)||25 June - 29 July|
|Orientation||23 July - 27 July|
|Semester two begins||30 July|
|Universities Australia common vacation week||24 September - 30 September|
|Semester two lectures end||28 October|
|Study week||29 - 4 November|
|Central examinations period||5 November - 18 November|
|Semester two ends||25 November|
This calendar was approved by the Academic Board on 31 August 2016.
Modifications were approved by the Academic Board on 15 February 2017.
First impressions count. Don’t miss your chance to get a glimpse of the ACU study experience before you embark on your academic journey.
|North Sydney||10 July|
We’re throwing open the doors to our main campuses across five weekends in 2018. Come join us, meet fellow students and learn about your many study opportunities.
|North Sydney||1 September|
Discover our upcoming midyear open evening sessions. Come along and learn about course details, admission pathways and career opportunities – for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Register for your local campus <Link to 6.9.1 Events (Midyear Open Evening tag)>
|Strathfield Midyear Open Evening||28 May|
|Melbourne Midyear Open Evening||29 May|
|Brisbane Midyear Open Evening||31 May|
|North Sydney Midyear Open Evening||7 June|
View a list of public holidays and find out which campuses are closed during these periods.
|New Year Holiday||1 January 2018||All|
|Australia Day||26 January 2018||All|
|Labour Day (VIC)Canberra Day (ACT)Adelaide Cup (SA)||12 March 2018||Adelaide, Ballarat, Canberra, Melbourne|
|Good Friday||30 March 2018||All|
|Easter Monday||2 April 2018||All|
|Anzac Day||25 April 2018||All|
|Labour Day (QLD)||7 May 2018||Brisbane|
|Reconciliation Day (ACT)||28 May 2018||Canberra|
|Queen?s Birthday (ACT/NSW/SA/VIC)||11 June 2018||Adelaide, Ballarat, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield|
|Royal National Show (QLD)||15 August 2018||Brisbane|
|Family and Community Day (ACT)||24 September 2018||Canberra|
|AFL Grand Final Day (VIC)||28 September 2018||Ballarat, Melbourne|
|Labour Day (ACT/NSW/SA)Queen's Birthday (QLD)||1 October 2018||Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, North Sydney, Strathfield|
|Melbourne Cup (VIC)||6 November 2018||Melbourne|
|Ballarat Show Holiday (VIC)||9 November 2018||Ballarat|
|Christmas Day||25 December 2018||All|
|Boxing Day (ACT/NSW/QLD/VIC)Proclamation Day (SA)||26 December 2018||All|
Couldn’t find what you wanted on the calendar? You can find other important dates and event deadlines below.
Stay on top of the closing dates for new courses, readmission, deferring your studies, or changing courses or campuses - you might miss out or face penalties if you don't.
Make sure you're aware of the census date, which is your last day for changing your enrolment.
Semester, term and trimester dates
Learn about our standard and non-standard teaching and study periods, including semesters, trimesters and professional terms.
Use our handbook's list of principal dates if you need an overview of fee due dates and census dates for different terms and semesters.
Study abroad and exchange
Looking to spend some time studying overseas? Learn about application timeframes, course lengths and other important dates and times so you can plan your travel.
English and pathway programs
Find out about the intake dates for our English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), taught by the ACU English Language Centre.
Access study dates and application timeframes for our July School, an excellent short course study experience you can do over your July vacation.
If you're looking to graduate or attend the ceremony of a loved one, find future graduation ceremony dates and venue information in our graduation section.
If you’re already studying with us, you can access a comprehensive list of important dates and timetable information.
Need help with your timetable? Learn about your schedule, view class locations and understand campus names and codes by visiting our course timetable page.
Using the student portal, you can access the following important dates, filterable by campus:
Use our course browser to discover what study options are right for you. Search by campus location, study area or career outcome.Browse now
Find out everything you need to know about orientation, one of your first and defining on-campus experiences.Start your studies
If you need help understanding our calendar or dates, you can contact our international student support team with any questions.Contact us
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