Important dates

Please select an option below to see the relevant schedule for you for Australia. Dates for New Zealand can be found here, and dates for Pacific & International can be found here.

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Table 1: ICAS sitting windows per subject. 

Digital Technologies 7 Aug – 11 Aug 2023
Writing 7 Aug – 11 Aug 2023
English 14 Aug – 18 Aug 2023
Science 21 Aug – 25 Aug 2023
Spelling Bee 21 Aug – 25 Aug 2023
Mathematics 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2023

Table 2: Dates to purchase ICAS via the online shop and the Parent Payment System (PPS). The PPS is for Australian and New Zealand schools and parents/guardians only.


Shop opens 

                                       Parent Payment System (PPS)

Shop closes for school purchases

Open School Sign-Up & Parent Ordering 

Close School Sign-Up to PPS 

Close Parent Ordering* 

All subjects

Late October 2022 


17 October 2022 


17 July 2023 


31 July 2023 


31 July 2023

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

SubjectSitting windows
Digital Technologies

6 February – 6 April 2023


17 April – 23 June 2023

Grammar & Punctuation
Writing29 May – 9 June 2023

Table 2: Dates that Reach is available to purchase from the shop.

 Dates available for purchase from the shop
All Reach subjects* except Writing17 October 2022 – 9 June 2023
Writing17 October 2022 – 22 May 2023

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Australian schools: Our online shop is now open for ICAS and Reach orders. Log in or create your shop account to start purchasing 2023 tests today.