1 October 2023
2.00am (AEST) – Clocks go forward by an hour for those who observe Daylight Saving
11.30am (AEDT) – Women’s Cricket – First T20 – Australia v West Indies – Sydney
3.55pm (AEDT) – NRLW Grand Final – Newcastle Knights v Gold Coast Titans – Sydney
7.30pm (AEDT) – NRL Grand Final – Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers – Sydney
National days for China, Cyprus, Tuvalu, Nigeria, Palau and Guinea
Start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Start of Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness
Week (until 7 October)
International Raccoon Appreciation Day
Birthdays for Julie Andrews (1935), Theresa May (1956), and Brie Larson (1989),
- the first publication of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (1868), National Geographic magazine (1888) and the Little Golden Books series (1942)
- Henry Ford introducing the Model T car (1908)
- The Beach Boys recording their debut single Surfin’ USA, introducing a new musical style (1961)
- the start of the Howard Government’s gun buyback scheme, following the Port Arthur Massacre (1996)
- the deadliest mass shooting in US history when a gunman kills 58 people at a concert in Las Vegas (2017)
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