Assessments calendar for Australia

Important ICAS and Reach dates

Dates for New Zealand can be found here and dates for Pacific & international can be found here.

Assessments calendar

Download a printable poster with ICAS and Reach dates, plus a bonus 2024 yearly calendar for your desk or staff room!

ICAS sitting windows per subject

Subject Sitting window
Digital Technologies 5 – 9 August 2024
Writing 5 – 9 August 2024
English 12 – 16 August 2024
Science 19 – 23 August 2024
Spelling Bee 19 – 23 August 2024
Mathematics 26 – 30 August 2024

ICAS online shop purchase dates

The Parent Payment System (PPS) is for Australian and New Zealand schools and parents/guardians only.

  Open for school purchases                                        Parent Payment System (PPS) Closes for school purchases
Open for school PPS sign ups & parent purchases Closes for school PPS sign ups Closes for parent purchases*
All subjects October 2023 October 2023 Thursday, 25 July 2024 (11:59pm AEST) Monday, 29 July 2024 (11:59pm AEST) Monday, 29 July 2024 (11:59pm AEST)

*The closing date for parents to purchase via the PPS is at the discretion of the school. The date listed above is the last possible date the PPS can remain open for parents.


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Sitting windows

Your school can sit any of the subjects below during the sitting window at a time that works for you.

Subject Sitting windows
Digital Technologies

30 January – 28 March 2024


2 April – 5 July 2024


7 October – 29 November 2024

Grammar & Punctuation
Writing 27 May – 7 June 2024

Reach online shop purchase dates

  Open for school purchases
All Reach subjects (excl. Writing) October 2023 – Friday, 15 November 2024 (11:59pm AEST)
Writing October 2023 – Monday, 20 May 2024 (11:59pm AEST)

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Australian schools: Our online shop is open for ICAS and Reach orders. Log in or create your shop account to start purchasing your tests today.