Canberra What’s On

The BCL Canberra What’s On pages have one events page per month. These pages have public holidays, school holidays and major events. Pages also include theatres, cinemas, festivals and other things to do.

See pages for each month: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | Find out more about posting your event here.

April in Canberra ACT

Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery Day – Under Australian law, all owners of homes and units are required to install at least one 9V battery-operated smoke alarm designed to last a year or longer. This national awareness day aims to highlight the importance of general fire safety and the role smoke alarms play in house… See more

August in Canberra ACT

Parliament Sitting Calendar National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week CBCA Children's Book Week - Celebrating Australian books, authors and illustrators.    (see our BCL page on Book Week). throughout August - Fireside Festival is a series of events celebrating winter Move on to September events Post your events on the forum to appear above (here's how)… See more

Cinemas in Canberra Australia – Links to individual cinema pages

Dendy - Bunda St, Canberra Centre. Greater Union Cinemas / Birch, Carroll & Coyle - Manuka Hoyts - Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Woden. See our Canberra theatres page Heroic Cinema: The Guide to Hong Kong Movies in Australia HK and other Asian films on television, video, and cinema. Updated each and every Friday! SBS's The Movie… See more

Concerts and Festivals Canberra Australia

Canberra Festival of One Act Plays Canberra International Music Festival Canberra International Film Festival Canberra National Multicultural Festival  Ten days of events celebrating the founding of the Nation's Capital. Floriade - Annual spring flower festival to celebrate spring. Includes workshops, seminars and exhibitions, markets and concerts. Commonwealth Park, Canberra. National Folk Festival - Held annually… See more

December in Canberra ACT

3 December (Saturday) 2016 – International Day of People with Disability – Aims to promote an understanding of people with a disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. 5 December (Monday) 2016 – International Volunteer Day is celebrated on December 5th each year to thank volunteers for their efforts and increase public… See more

Exhibitions and Galleries Canberra  Australia

Australian National Capital Artists Inc Arts ACT - Links to arts and cultural organisations. Canberra Contemporary Art Space Canberra Museum and Gallery Gorman House Arts Centre - Ainslie Ave, Braddon. Museum of Australian Democracy - A living museum of social and political history at Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra. National Gallery… See more

February in Canberra ACT

Parliament Sitting Calendar Chinese New Year (For Chinese New Year party and costume ideas see ThemesForParties: Oriental). 6 February (Monday) 2017 – New Zealand (Waitangi) Day Celebrations – Waitangi Day is New Zealand’s annual celebration of the signing of the Waitangi Treaty. 14 February (Tuesday) 2017 – Valentine’s Day – see Valentine’s Day gift ideas. 14… See more

Floriade Spring Festival, Canberra Australia

Canberra celebrates Spring each year with Floriade, a month-long flower festival, workshops and exhibitions at Commonwealth Park. Nightfest has entertainment for all ages with cinema in the park, stand-up comedy, acrobatics and magic, and science under the stars. See the official website at Floriade See our Canberra accommodation pages for more… See more

January in Canberra ACT

1 January (Sunday) 2017 – New Years Day (Public Holiday) 2 January (Monday) 2017 - Additional Public Holiday for New Year – it’s a long weekend! 26 January (Thursday) 2017 – Australia Day Public Holiday. see Themes For Parties.com.au for Australia Day party ideas and costumes). 27 January (Friday) 2017 – School Term 1 starts… See more

July in Canberra ACT

July is mid-winter -- cold and frosty. See more on Canberra's climate at the Bureau of Meteorology suite. 1 July (Friday) 2016 - ACT School Term 2 Ends - (See AU school holidays.) 2 July (Saturday) 2016 - Australian Federal Election 4 July (Monday) 2016 - American Independence Day - (See costume and party ideas… See more

June in Canberra ACT

June is mid-winter in Canberra. 5 June – World Environment Day - Commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. 13 June (Monday) 2016 – Queen’s Birthday – Public Holiday all states except Queensland… See more

Live Music Venues in Canberra and ACT

Academy - Bunda St, Canberra City. ANU Bar (Myspace) - part of the Australian National University in Canberra. All concerts 18+. Bar 32 - 32 Northbourne Ave, Canberra. The Basement ACT (their Myspace is sometimes more up to date) - 2 Cohen St, Belconnen. Canberra Southern Cross Club - 92 -96 Corinna St, Phillip. Canberra… See more

March in Canberra ACT

Parliament Sitting Calendar 8 March (Tuesday) 2016 – International Women’s Day 14 March (Monday) 2016 - Canberra Day - Public Holiday. (see AU school and public holiday dates) 17 March (Thursday) 2016 – St Patrick’s Day – see Themes for Parties for St Patrick’s Day decorations and costumes. 19 March (Saturday) 2016 – Earth Hour… See more

May in Canberra ACT

Parliament Sitting Calendar Australian Office Professionals Day – Visit our Secretary’s Day page for gift ideas. International Composting Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness about the importance of this valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We can compost to help scrap… See more

Museums and Historical Places To Go in Canberra Australia

ACT Communities Online - See Heritage, History, and Genealogy for a list of major and community events in the ACT. Australian National Maritime Museum Australian War Memorial Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history, located in a nationally listed heritage building in Parkes, Canberra. The… See more

November in Canberra ACT

See Parliamentary sitting dates 1 November (Tuesday) 2016 – Melbourne Cup Day – (For cup day costumes and party ideas see ThemesForParties.com.au.) 11 November (Friday) 2016 – Remembrance Day 16 November (Wednesday) 2016 – International Day of Tolerance. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on November 16 to educate people… See more

October in Canberra ACT

September to October - Floriade - Canberra's spring flower festival which includes workshops, seminars, exhibitions, markets and concerts. Commonwealth Park, Canberra. National Organic Week Australia (NOW) is 10 days of activities designed to increase awareness of the benefits of organic products and farming production systems and accelerate the uptake of these in the wider Australian… See more

Places To Go in Canberra Australia

Environment ACT has information about local parks and facilities, pets and local wildlife Exhibition Park hosts hundreds of events each year. Camping sites available. Australian National Botanic Gardens Australian War Memorial National Archives of Australia National Film and Sound Archive National Library of Australia National Motorcycle Museum National Museum of Australia National Capital Old Parliament… See more

September in Canberra ACT

September to October - Floriade - Canberra's spring flower festival which includes workshops, seminars, exhibitions, markets and concerts. Commonwealth Park, Canberra. 3 September (Saturday) 2016 - Australian National Flag Day - The Australian Flag was first raised on this day in 1901. 4 September (Sunday) 2016 - Father's Day: (See Father's Day Gift ideas here and… See more

Theatres in Canberra Australia – Direct Links to Theatre websites

Bits Theatre Company Canberra Dramatics Canberra Festival of One Act Plays Canberra Philharmonic Amateur musical theatre production company. Canberra Theatre Centre see shows coming and buy tickets online Canberra Youth Theatre Since 1972 the company has been a feature of Canberra's Arts industry, contributing to Canberra's cultural climate and development by meeting the needs of… See more