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Every day, in classrooms around the state, Australian teachers are making a difference educating and inspiring young Australians. World Teachers' Day, on the last Friday of October, is a chance to acknowledge our teachers and say thanks.


Celebrated in more than 100 countries world-wide, World Teachers' Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to celebrate the role of teachers in society.


World Teachers' Day is held internationally on 5 October. As the day usually falls during school holidays, Australia celebrates on the last Friday of October each year.  Check with your State Education Department to confirm the date in your state.


The day is a wonderful opportunity to draw public attention to the important role of teachers in our local communities.