Academic calendar

The standard academic calendar consists of three semesters (typically, 13 weeks of instruction and 1 week of examinations).

The calendar presents the basic chronological structure of the three semesters in an academic year.

Semester dates 2019

Event/ActivityWeekJan Semester (191)May Semester (192)Sept Semester (193)
Result release from previous
Bond Week7 January6 May2 September
University Welcome &
Enrolment Assistance
Bond Week9 January8 May4 September
Faculty Welcomes &
Orientation Expo
Bond Week10 January9 May5 September
Deferred Examinations (for
end of semester exams
from previous semester)*
Bond Week9-11 January8-10 May4-6 September
Last day to pay current
semester fees
Bond Week11 January10 May6 September
CLASSES COMMENCEWeek 114 January13 May9 September
Last day to submit Request
for FEE-HELP and
SA-HELP Assistance Form
Week 225 January24 May20 September
Last day to cancel or
substitute subjects without
financial penalty
Week 227 January26 May22 September
Late penalty fee of $250
to cancel subject enrolment 
(Late Cancellation 1 date)
Week 328 January27 May23 September
Late penalty fee of $500
to cancel subject enrolment (Late Cancellation 2 date)
Week 44 February3 June30 September
Last withdrawal dateWeek 48 February7 June4 October
Census date (a)Week 48 February7 June4 October
Examination timetable releasedWeek 515 February14 June11 October
Graduation CeremonyWeek 516 February15 June12 October
 Week 618 February17 June 
Last day to cancel subjects
without academic penalty (b)
Week 71 March28 June25 October
 Week 84 March1 July28 October
Class Timetable Released for following semesterWeek 911 March8 July4 November
Continuing student enrolment opensWeek 1018 March15 July11 November
Class registration for all
students opens
Week 1125 March22 July18 November
New student enrolment
Week 1125 March22 July18 November
Last day for continuing
students to enrol for the
following semester
without financial penalty
Week 125 April2 August29 November
Medical Program Graduation CeremonyWeek 13  4 December
Examinations commenceWeek 1311 April9 August6 December
Examinations endWeek 1418 April17 August14 December
SEMESTER ENDSWeek 1418 April17 August14 December

*Dates are subject to review

**Classes/examinations will not be scheduled on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day. For all other public holidays that fall within a semester, classes/examinations will be scheduled.

(a) The above dates relate to standard full-semester subjects. Intensive and half unit subjects have other dates.
(b) 'WF' grade is awarded after this date.