Important dates

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.

Academic year calendar

There are a lot of dates and events during the year that you need to know about. Stay on top of them using our academic year calendar.


Start End
Orientation Mon 20 February 2023 Fri 24 February 2023
Semester 1 Mon 27 February 2023 Sun 25 June 2023
UA Common Vacation Week Mon 10 April 2023 Sun 16 April 2023
Examinations period Mon 5 June 2023 Sun 25 June 2023
Winter recess Mon 26 June 2023 Sun 30 July 2023
UA Common Vacation Week Mon 3 July 2023 Sun 9 July 2023
Orientation Mon 24 July 2023 Sun 30 July 2023
Semester 2 Mon 31 July 2023 Sun 26 November 2023
UA Common Vacation Week Mon 25 September 2023 Sun 1 October 2023
Examinations period Mon 6 November 2023 Sun 26 November 2023


Academic year 2023 (extended version)

Shows the academic year on a weekly basis and includes ACU dates alongside public holidays, Government Term dates and Universities Australia dates.

Academic year 2023 (extended version)

Experience uni before you start

We run a range of events throughout the year to help you with your study options. Explore what's on offer below.

Explore events for future students

Join us at Open Day

Deciding what to study is a pretty momentous decision. That's why we run Open Day – it's everything you need, in one place, to help you make your choice.

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Where to go for other important dates

Couldn't find what you wanted on the calendar? You can find other important dates and event deadlines below.

Application deadlines

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.
Check deadlines

Census dates

Make sure you're aware of the census date, which is your last day for changing your enrolment.
See the next census dates

Fee invoice and payment due dates

Make sure you're aware of the invoice and payment due dates to avoid penalties.
See the next invoice and payment due dates

Study periods

Learn about our standard and non-standard teaching and study periods, including semesters, trimesters and professional terms.
View our study periods

University handbook

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.
Access our Handbook 2023

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.
Read study abroad and exchange dates

English and pathway programs

Find out about the intake dates for our English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), taught by the ACU Centre for Languages.
Browse English and pathway program dates

July School

Access study dates and application timeframes for our July School, an excellent short course study experience you can do over your July vacation.
Discover July School


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.
Learn about upcoming graduations

Important dates for current students

If you're already studying with us, you can access a comprehensive list of important dates and timetable information.

Course timetable

Need help with your timetable? Learn about your schedule, view class locations and understand campus names and codes by visiting our course timetable page.

Go to course timetable

Current student dates

Using the student portal, you can access the following important dates, filterable by campus:

  • fee due dates
  • enrolment deadlines
  • study periods
  • allocation dates
  • results release dates.

View important dates for current students

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If you're an international student and you need help understanding our calendar or dates, you can contact our international student support team with any questions.

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