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.

2019

 
2019 Start End
201920192019 International Orientation StartStartStart Mon 11 February 2019 EndEndEnd Fri 15 February 2019
201920192019 Orientation StartStartStart Mon 18 February 2019 EndEndEnd Fri 22 February 2019
201920192019Semester 1 StartStartStartMon 25 February 2019 EndEndEndSun 23 June 2019
201920192019 UA common vacation week StartStartStart Mon 22 April 2019 EndEndEnd Sun 28 April 2019
201920192019 Central Examinations period StartStartStart Mon 3 June 2019 EndEndEnd Sun 16 June 2019
201920192019 Winter recess
Note: includes UA Week (8 - 14 July 2019)
StartStartStart Mon 24 June 2019 EndEndEnd Sun 28 July 2019
201920192019 International Orientation StartStartStart Mon 22 July 2019 EndEndEnd Fri 26 July 2019
201920192019 Orientation StartStartStart Mon 22 July 2019 EndEndEnd Fri 26 July 2019
201920192019Semester 2 StartStartStartMon 29 July 2019 EndEndEndSun 24 November 2019
201920192019 UA common vacation week StartStartStart Mon 30 September 2019 EndEndEnd Sun 6 October 2019
201920192019 Central Examinations period StartStartStart Mon 4 November 2019 EndEndEnd Sun 17 November 2019

Approved by Academic Board 12 July 2017

Academic Year 2019 (Extended Version)

2020

 
2020 Start End
202020202020 International Orientation StartStartStart Mon 10 February 2020 EndEndEnd Fri 14 February 2020
202020202020 Orientation StartStartStart Mon 17 February 2020 EndEndEnd Fri 21 February 2020
202020202020Semester 1 StartStartStartMon 24 February 2020 EndEndEndSun 21 June 2020
202020202020 UA common vacation week StartStartStart Mon 13 April 2020 EndEndEnd Sun 19 April 2020
202020202020 Central Examinations period StartStartStart Mon 1 June 2020 EndEndEnd Sun 14 June 2020
202020202020 Winter recess
Note: includes UA Week (6 - 12 July 2020)
StartStartStart Mon 22 June 2020 EndEndEnd

Sun 26 July 2020

202020202020 International Orientation StartStartStart Mon 13 July 2020 EndEndEnd Fri 17 July 2020
202020202020 Orientation StartStartStart Mon 20 July 2020 EndEndEnd Fri 24 July 2020
202020202020Semester 2 StartStartStartMon 27 July 2020 EndEndEndSun 22 Nov 2020
202020202020 UA common vacation week StartStartStart Mon 28 September 2020 EndEndEnd Sun 4 October 2020
202020202020 Central Examinations period StartStartStart Mon 2 November 2020 EndEndEnd Sun 15 November 2020

Approved by Academic Board 11 July 2018

Academic Year 2020 (Extended Version)


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University experience dates 2019

 
Campus Date
CampusCampusCampusCanberra
DateDateDate1 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
CampusCampusCampusBrisbane DateDateDate27 July
CampusCampusCampusMelbourne DateDateDate11 August
CampusCampusCampusNorth Sydney DateDateDate24 August
CampusCampusCampusBallarat DateDateDate25 August
CampusCampusCampusCanberra DateDateDate31 August
CampusCampusCampusStrathfield DateDateDate7 September

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
EventEventEventNew Year Holiday DateDateDate1 January 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedAll
EventEventEventAustralia Day DateDateDate28 January 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedAll
EventEventEventLabour Day (VIC), Canberra Day (ACT), Adelaide Cup (SA) DateDateDate11 March 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedAdelaide, Ballarat, Canberra, Melbourne
EventEventEventGood Friday DateDateDate19 April 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedAll
EventEventEventEaster Monday DateDateDate22 April 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedAll
EventEventEventAnzac Day DateDateDate25 April 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedAll
EventEventEventLabour Day (QLD) DateDateDate6 May 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedBrisbane
EventEventEventReconciliation Day (ACT) DateDateDate27 May 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedCanberra
EventEventEventQueen's Birthday (ACT/NSW/SA/VIC) DateDateDate10 June 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedAdelaide, Ballarat, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield
EventEventEventRoyal National Show (QLD) DateDateDate14 August 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedBrisbane
EventEventEventAFL Grand Final Day (VIC)
* Subject to AFL Schedule
DateDateDate27 September 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedBallarat, Melbourne
EventEventEventLabour Day (ACT/NSW/SA), Queen's Birthday (QLD) DateDateDate7 October 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affected Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, North Sydney, Strathfield
EventEventEventMelbourne Cup (VIC) DateDateDate5 November 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedMelbourne
EventEventEventBallarat Show Holiday (VIC) DateDateDate8 November 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedBallarat
EventEventEventChristmas Day DateDateDate25 December 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedAll
EventEventEventBoxing Day (ACT/NSW/QLD/VIC) Proclamation Day (SA) DateDateDate26 December 2019 Campuses affectedCampuses affectedCampuses affectedAll

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

Graduation

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.

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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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