Diwali In Australia

Diwali 2024 Celebrations In Australia: Dates, Muhurat, Celebrations & More

Renu Dahiya posted on Friday, Nov 3rd, 2023

Diwali is celebrated with full enthusiasm and love in Australia, it’s a brilliant fusion of traditions, lights, and a warm blend of cultures. With a growing recognition of Diwali’s significance, this festival is celebrated with great zeal all over the world. Here, find all you need to know about Diwali 2024 in Australia – Date, Muhurat/timings, Diwali events, and more. Let’s enjoy the vibrant Diwali 2024 celebrations in Australia.

Diwali 2024 Date & Muhurat 

Diwali, the festival of lights, is a time to celebrate the victory of good over evil. It’s not limited to one faith, people of various religions/backgrounds join in this grand festivity. Diwali follows the ancient calendar, lighting up Amavasya, the 15th day of the Kartik month, occurring approximately 20 days after Dussehra and spanning five days from Dhanteras to Bhai Dooj.

In 2024, the Diwali festival will be celebrated on Friday, November 1, 2024, in India, and as per the Australia time zone, it will be celebrated on Monday, November 1, 2024. For complete details on Diwali 2024 dates and timings in Australia & India, read on:

Diwali 2023 Dates & Laxmi Puja Muhurat

Diwali 2024 Date1 November 2024, Friday1 November 2024, Friday
Laxmi Puja Muhurat09:03 PM to 09:58 PM on November 1, 20245:36 PM to 06:16 PM on November 1, 2024
Amavasya Tithi start09:22 PM on October 31, 202403:52 PM on October 2024
Amavasya Tithi end11:46 PM on November 1, 202406:16 PM on November 1, 2024

5 Days Of Diwali 2024

FestivalAustralia (Dates)India (Dates)
Dhanteras29 October 2024, Tuesday29 October 2024,Tuesday
Choti Diwali30 & 31 October 2024, Wednesday & Thursday30 & 31 October 2024, Wednesday & Thursday
Diwali (Laxmi Puja)1 November 2024, Friday1 November 2024,Friday
Govardhan Puja2 November 2024, Saturday2 November 2024, Saturday
Bhai Dooj3 November 2024, Sunday3 November 2024, Sunday

History Of Diwali/Deepavali

Diwali is an ancient festival with a legacy lasting over 2,500 years. Its origins lie in the agricultural festivals of ancient India, celebrating the bountiful harvests. But Diwali is more than just about farming; it’s a colourful festival made of fascinating stories.

Diwali and The Ramayana Tale

One of the most famous stories linked with Diwali recounts the victorious return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile and the defeat of the demon king Ravana. During his exile, the evil king Ravana abducted Sita. After numerous challenges and a long journey, Lord Rama ultimately conquered Lanka and rescued Sita. In celebration of this victory and the return of King Rama, the people of Ayodhya illuminated their surroundings with clay lamps called Diyas, exchanged sweets, and set off fireworks. These traditions continue to be a part of Diwali celebrations today.

Goddess Kali and The Diwali Narrative

In Bengali tradition, Diwali is known as Kali Puja. A distinct tale surrounds this celebration. It is believed that Goddess Kali manifested on this auspicious day, accompanied by 64 thousand Yoginis, and defeated numerous demons, including one named Rakta Beej.

The Connection Between Goddess Lakshmi and Diwali

Most Hindus celebrate Diwali by honouring Goddess Lakshmi, the giver of wealth and prosperity. The day marks the birthday of this deity and falls on the New Moon day of the Kartik month. In the distant past, Lord Vishnu, captivated by Lakshmi’s beauty, decided to marry her. To commemorate this special union, people illuminate rows of Diyas. This is why we celebrate Diwali – to pay homage to Goddess Lakshmi and seek her blessings.

Diwali Celebrations In India 

North India 

In the North India, Diwali holds a special place in the hearts of people. The festivities kick off with Dussehra, featuring the colourful Ramlila, a dramatic retelling of the Ramayan. Houses come alive with candles, lights, Diyas, Bandhanwars, and Rangolis. Laxmi puja is an essential part of the celebration. The lead-up involves shopping, cleaning, redecorating, and the joy of exchanging gifts and sweets. To enjoy these beautiful Diwali celebrations, reserve your flight tickets to North India today. Check out the popular routes below – 

Eastern India 

In East India, Diwali’s essence remains the same, with the glow of lamps, candles, and Diyas, and the excitement of firecrackers filling the air. Some keep their doors open, welcoming Goddess Lakshmi into their homes. West Bengal celebrates Laxmi Puja six days after Durga Puja, while Diwali takes on the form of Kali Puja. Late-night worship of Goddess Kali is a cherished tradition. Book your air tickets to Eats India if you wish to join in. Here are the famous routes – 

Western India 

The markets of Western India are crowded with Diwali shoppers just a few days before Diwali. In Gujarat, colourful rangolis adorn the doorsteps the night before Diwali. For Gujaratis and Maharashtrians, Diwali marks the New Year. To be part of such sweet celebrations of Diwali, book your flight to West India. You can consider taking the below-mentioned flight routes – 

Southern India

In the south, Diwali is celebrated in the Tamil month of Aipasi, notably ‘Naraka Chaturdashi’ Thithi. The main day of Diwali festivities in the south is Naraka Chaturdashi. A day before, ovens are thoroughly cleaned and adorned with religious symbols. On the main day, an oil bath using the water-filled, symbol-adorned oven is customary. Another unique tradition, Thalai Deepavali, sees newlyweds celebrating their first Diwali in the bride’s parental home. To immerse in these distinct Diwali celebrations, check out the flight routes to South India below – 

Diwali 2023 Celebrations In Australia

Update: There are no Diwali events released for 2024. We’ll update you accordingly. However, here are the previous years’ events you can check.


5 November 2023

Sunday | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM (UTC+11)

Pratham Australia’s Diwali 2023 Family Event

Address: High Tide Room & Guya Courtyard, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

5 November 2023

Sunday | 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Diwali in the Hills 2023

AddressCastle Hill Showground, Showground Road, Castle Hill NSW, Australia | Near Sydney

Check out the popular routes below to book your India to Sydney flights at low prices –


4 November 2023

Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Diwali Mela- 2023

AddressANZAC Park, Craigieburn, Victoria, 3064

Here are the popular routes for India to Melbourne flights you can choose from –


5 November 2023

Sunday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Deepavali Festival – 2023

AddressRiverstone Park, Garfield Road West, Riverstone, NSW

Why wait any longer? Secure your event tickets now and become a part of the lively Diwali 2024 celebrations in Australia. Booking your tickets is a breeze, with various websites like Eventbrite, Trybooking, and more.

Here at IndianVibes, a platform dedicated to connecting Indians living in Australia to their homeland India, we keep you informed about the latest Indian cultural events in Australia and other interesting blogs.

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