Sydney NSW What’s On, Events Calendars, Holidays, Festivals, etc

The BCL Sydney What’s On pages have one events page per month. These pages have public holidays, school holidays and major events. Readers can post their events on the event forum and they will appear on these pages. Find out more about posting here.

See pages for each month: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |

April in Sydney & NSW

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 Sydney & NSW

1 August (Monday) 2016 - Bank Holiday - Applies to banks and certain financial institutions CBCA Children’s Book Week – Celebrating Australian books, authors and illustrators. See our BCL page on Book Week. Move on to September events Post your events of the forum to appear above (here's how)  … See more

December in Sydney & NSW

Sydney & NSW events, school holiday dates and public holidays in December. Special Christmas and New Year cruises and tours, plus option for readers to post their own events.

February in Sydney & NSW

February in Sydney is still very hot. Schools have resumed after their summer holidays. Major events include Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day. 3 February (Friday) 2017 – School Term 1 begins in New South Wales schools: Western division (see AU school holiday dates) This is a pupil free day, students start on the following Monday… See more

January in Sydney & NSW

January is summer holiday time in Sydney and NSW, beginning with a public holiday for New Year's Day and another public holiday for Australia Day. School holidays continue until late January. Major events include the Sydney Festival which incorporates film, theatre, dance and music and takes place in laneways and venues around Sydney and Australia… See more

July 2016 in Sydney & NSW

1 July (Friday) 2016 - NSW 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 at ThemesForParties.com.au.) 14 July (Thursday) 2016 - Bastille Day - the French national holiday celebrated on 14 July… See more

June in Sydney & NSW

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. State of Origin  . (See our State of Origin page.) 13 June (Monday) 2016 - Queen's Birthday - Public… See more

March in Sydney & NSW

8 March (Tuesday) 2016 – International Women’s Day 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 – Switch off your lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm to send a message about climate change. Normally held each year… See more

May in Sydney & NSW

Winter is approaching in May and it's time to get a bit cerebral at the Sydney Writers Festival. Mother's Day is on the second Sunday in May. Regional events include Casino Beef Week Australian Office Professionals Day - Visit our Secretary's Day page for gift ideas. International Composting Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week… See more

November in Sydney & NSW

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 about the need for… See more

October in Sydney & NSW

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 community and environment. 2 October (Sunday) 2016 - Daylight saving begins 2.00 am - put your clocks forward 1 hour. See… See more

September in Sydney & NSW

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 Sydney Father's Day gift ideas) 23 September (Friday) 2016 - NSW School Term 3 Ends - (See AU school holidays.) 19 September… See more

State of Origin Sydney

State of Origin accommodation, plus party products and costumes to show your support.

Sydney Cinemas

Bondi Open Air Cinema - watch movies outdoors on Bondi Beach Moonlight Cinema A mix of classic and contemporary films. See the Moonlight Cinema - Sydney Program Book by phone: 1300 551 908 or online at www.moonlight.com.au  See the FAQ for more. French Film Festival Beverly Hills Bondi Open Air Cinema Sunset vibes and movies… See more

Sydney Museums & Historical Attractions

Australian Museum on the corner of College Street and William Street in central Sydney, just across the road from Hyde Park and opposite St.Mary's Cathedral. Australian National Maritime Museum The Berry Museum contains local family history and memorabilia specific to the Berry-Coolangatta District. Campbelltown Steam and Machinery Museum Centennial Parklands was dedicated by Sir Henry… See more

Sydney Theatres

Allphones Arena at Olympic Park - venue for major sport and entertainment events. Arts Theatre Cronulla The Australian Ballet Bankstown Theatrical Society aims to present quality entertainment to the community at affordable prices. The Society produces four shows per year. The productions are performed at three different venues: The Bankstown Town Hall Auditorium, The Bankstown… See more