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October in Australia

The National Social Calendar in Australia this October 2017:

World Homeless Day - 10th October

New South Wales

  • Bathurst 1000 Car Races
  • Grafton Jacaranda Festival
  • Golburn Lilac City Festival
  • Forster Oyster Festival
  • Newcastle Mattara Festival


  • Australian 500cc Motorcycle grand Prix, Phillip Island
  • Euroa Wool Week
  • Melbourne Festival of the Arts
  • Spring Racing Carnival (continues into November)


  • Bundaberg Arts Festival
  • Cairns Reef Festival
  • Gympie Gold Rush Festival
  • Ipswich Jacaranda Festival
  • Rockhampton Arts in the Park

South Australia

  • Barossa Music Festival
  • Coober Pedy Horse Races
  • Victor Harbor Folk & Music Festival

Western Australia

  • Geraldton Sunshine Festival


  • Burnie Rhododendron Festival
  • Royal Hobart Agricultural Show
  • Launceston Garden Festival

Northern Territory

  • Alice Springs Henley-on-Todd Regatta

Aussie Trivia Questions

  1. Culture: What is the Australian National Salute?
  2. Employment: What does a 'Drover' move from a farm to a port?
  3. Slang: What kind of a marathon effort is involved in a 'bangaroo'?
  4. History: Which explorer named the Murray River in 1829?
  5. Geography: Including Tasmania, is Australia taller or wider than itself?
  6. Cooking: When making damper: do you use plain flour or self raising?
  7. Wildlife: What is the fastest land based animal in the world?
  8. Economy: What natural resource is currently Australia's most profitable export?
  9. Geography: In 1862, explorer John McDouall Stuart crossed the continent from 'South to North' or from 'North to South'?
  10. Wildlife: Do people eat Scrub Turkey meat or Kangaroo meat or both?
  11. Cooking: In the process of making 'billy tea'.. when do you swing it?
  12. Cooking: What type of food is a 'snag'?
  13. Slang: If someone tells you 'get off your bike.' What do they want you to do?
  14. Culture: In what Australian town is the 'Black Stump' located?
  15. Wildlife: Which is more dangerous - a salt water crocodile or a fresh water crocodile?