marketing social media dates 2024 australia

Key Dates for 2024

leonie waldron
Leonie Waldron
Head Strategist

Expos, events, national days and other marketing notes for your calendar

Each year I put together a list of important dates for my clients. Some of these are super niche and only relevant to certain industries and others are a bit of fun, like my personal favourite, International Coffee Day in October!

JANUARY

8th to 28th – Australian Open

FEBRUARY

9th – National Pizza Day
9th to 11th – ‘Everything Electric’ EV Expo, Sydney
10th – Lunar New Year 
11th – International Day of Women and Girls in Science
14th – Valentines Day
17th – Random Acts of Kindness Day
23rd to 25th – Bathurst 500

MARCH

Remember to update your Google Business Profile with Easter closing dates. Start thinking about planning your workload around the Easter break (April is a short month)
1st – International Employee Appreciation Day
4th World Engineering Day
8th – International Women’s Day
8th to 10th – Bathurst Autofest
13th to 15th – Australasian Oil and Gas Expo, Perth
17th – St Patrick’s Day
22nd to 24th – F1 Grand Prix
22nd – World Water Day
25th – Earth Hour
29th – Good Friday

APRIL

Start thinking about EOFY promotions, eg: whether your customers can purchase equipment from you and claim the instant asset write-off, stocktake sales, etc.
1st – Easter Monday
7th – World Health Day
11-13th – Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo, Melbourne
12th to 14th – National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo, Sydney
17th to 19th – Australian Manufacturing Week, Sydney
23rd – World Laboratory Day
23rd to 26th – BAUMA, Brazil
25th – ANZAC Day
28th – World Day for Safety and Health at Work
30th – R&D Tax Incentive claims due today

MAY

1st to 3rd – Sydney Build Expo
12th – Mother’s Day
14th to 15th Future of Construction Summit, Brisbane
15th – 17th – Busworld Asia, Jakarta
18th – World Whisky Day
19th to 21st – Foodservice Australia Expo, Sydney
21st to 22nd – Energy Storage Summit Australia
22nd to 23rd – QLD Transport Infrastructure Conference
22nd – 23rd – Melbourne Workplace Health & Safety Show
25th – Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
28th to 30th – ARBS Expo, Sydney
27th May – Reconciliation week starts

JUNE

Date TBC – NATA/ILAC World Accreditation Day
5th – World Environment Day
10 to 16th – Mens Health Week
23rd – International Women in Engineering Day
25th to 26th – BuildNZ Show & Facilities Integrate, Auckland
26th – World Refrigeration Day
26th to 27th – iVT Expo, Germany
26th to 27th – Comms Connect Critical Communications Convention, Christchurch
28th to 29th – NSW Major Projects Conference
30th – EOFY

JULY

Plastic Free July
7th – NAIDOC week starts
26th – Paris Olympics starts

AUGUST

Start thinking about Halloween promotions
10th to 18th – National Science Week
11th – Paris Olympics ends
19th to 25th – National Skills Week

SEPTEMBER

Start thinking about Black Friday sales coming up on 29th November
1st – Fathers Day
4th to 5th – Sydney Workplace Health & Safety Show
12th – RUOK Day
17th to 22nd – IAA Transportation, Hanover
18th – International Equal Pay Day
24th to 27th – InnoTrans Expo, Berlin

OCTOBER

Start thinking about Christmas promotions and customer gifts
1st – International Coffee Day
10th to 13th – Bathurst 1000
16th – National Ride to Work Day
29th to 31st – International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC), Sydney
30th to 31st – National Roads and Traffic Expo, Melbourne
National Safe Work Month
Mental Health Month

NOVEMBER

1st – Movember starts
5th – Melbourne Cup Day
11th – Remembrance Day
11th 2024 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 29) starts
20th to 21st – Future Roads Event, Hamilton NZ
26th to 29th – BAUMA, China
29th Nov to 2nd Dec – Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales

DECEMBER

Remember to update your Google Business Profile with holiday closing dates and advise  your customers of holiday trading
4th – International Cookie Day
5th – World Soil Day

And finally… get December & January content scheduled early so you can relax over the break!

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