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 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 calendar.

Semester one 2019

Calendar Date
International orientation 11 February - 15 February
Orientation 18 February - 22 February
Semester one lectures begin 25 February
Universities Australia common vacation week 22 April - 28 April
Semester one lectures end 24 May
Study week 27 May - 2 June
Central examinations period 3 June - 16 June
Semester one ends 23 June
Winter recess (includes Universities Australia common vacation week, 8-14 July) 24 June - 28 July

Semester two 2019

Calendar Date
Orientation 22 July - 26 July
Semester two begins 29 July
Universities Australia common vacation week 30 September - 6 October
Semester two lectures end 27 October
Study week 28 October - 3 November
Central examinations period 4 November - 17 November
Semester two ends 25 November

This calendar was approved by the Academic Board on 12 July 2017.


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University experience dates 2019

Campus Date
Melbourne 2 July
Brisbane 4 July
Ballarat 5 July
Strathfield 9 July
North Sydney
11 July
1 October


Open day

We’re throwing open the doors to our main campuses across five weekends in 2019. Come join us, meet fellow students and learn about your many study opportunities.

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Open Day dates 2019

Campus Date
Brisbane 27 July
Melbourne 11 August
North Sydney 24 August
Ballarat 25 August
Canberra 31 August
Strathfield 7 September


Midyear open evenings

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.

More information about 2019's Midyear open evenings will be available soon.

Midyear open evening dates 2019

Event Date  
Strathfield Midyear Open Evening Monday 27 May 2019 Event details
Melbourne Midyear Open Evening Wednesday 15 May 2019 Event details
Brisbane Midyear Open Evening Wednesday 29 May 2019 Event details
North Sydney Midyear Open Evening Monday 20 May 2019 Event details


Public holidays

View a list of public holidays and find out which campuses are closed during these periods.

Public holidays 2019

Event Date Campuses affected
New Year Holiday 1 January 2019 All
Australia Day 28 January 2019 All
Labour Day (VIC), Canberra Day (ACT), Adelaide Cup (SA) 11 March 2019 Adelaide, Ballarat, Canberra, Melbourne
Good Friday 19 April 2019 All
Easter Monday 22 April 2019 All
Anzac Day 25 April 2019 All
Labour Day (QLD) 6 May 2019 Brisbane
Reconciliation Day (ACT) 27 May 2019 Canberra
Queen's Birthday (ACT/NSW/SA/VIC) 10 June 2019 Adelaide, Ballarat, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield
Royal National Show (QLD) 14 August 2019 Brisbane
AFL Grand Final Day (VIC)
* Subject to AFL Schedule
27 September 2019 Ballarat, Melbourne
Labour Day (ACT/NSW/SA), Queen's Birthday (QLD) 7 October 2019 Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, North Sydney, Strathfield
Melbourne Cup (VIC) 5 November 2019 Melbourne
Ballarat Show Holiday (VIC) 8 November 2019 Ballarat
Christmas Day 25 December 2019 All
Boxing Day (ACT/NSW/QLD/VIC) Proclamation Day (SA) 26 December 2019 All


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 

Semester, term and trimester dates

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 2019  

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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