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603 community events listed
1 January - 31 December
Today

International Year of Soils

United Nations
The International Year of Soils 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.

14 March - 29 May
Today

Jump to Cure Diabetes

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
The Jump to Cure Diabetes is the ultimate challenge - and a great way to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. A tandem skydive is the easiest way to experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane, while you make a big difference to JDRF and medical research.

1 April - 31 May
Today

The National Trust Heritage Festival

The National Trust
Celebrate our nation's multicultural makeup with 1500 events across Australia during April and May.
International

1-31 May
Today

Miracle Month of May

Miracle Babies Foundation
To raise awareness and funds for premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.
National

1300 773 664
1-31 May
Today

65 Roses

Cystic Fibrosis Federation Australia

The National Cystic Fibrosis 65 Roses Campaign is hosted during the month of May. Each year the National Office in conjunction with its State and Territory associations host many awareness initiatives and fundraising events through May.

For the last couple of years we have encouraged people to participate in a challenge themed around the number 65. Supporters have embraced this concept with many wonderful ideas for challenges.

National

02 8883 4477
1-31 May
Today

International Respect for Chickens Month

United Poultry Concerns
May is International Respect for Chickens Month celebrating chickens and protesting the bleakness of their lives in farming operations.
International

1-31 May
Today

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month is held during May each year to raise community awareness and promote a clear message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in our communities.
National

1-31 May
Today

Crohns & Colitis Awareness Month

Crohn's and Colitis Australia (CCA)
Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month aims to bring attention to Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome, which affects more than 5 million people.
National

1800 138 029
1-31 May
Today

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

The aim of Neurofibromatosis Month is to provide information to the community and to healthcare and educational professionals, so that they will better understand what Neurofibromatosis (NF) is. This will enable them to accept and provide support to those affected by NF.
National

02 9719 3356
1-31 May
Today

Mindful in May

Mindful in May
Mindful in May brings the benefits of meditation together with an opportunity to help bring clean water to those living in the developing world. Your donation and fundraising will be used by Charity Water in its mission to solve the water crisis. When you register and donate, you'll receive a one-moth meditation program.
National

23-24 May
Today

Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride

Rotary Club of Townsville Central
The Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride is a relaxed cycling tour promoted by the Rotary Club of Townsville Central to raise awareness of mental health issues in our community, and to raise funds to aid research into the causes and treatments of mental health disorders. The rides major donation recipient is Australian Rotary Health, the largest non government mental health research funding organization in Australia. We also support local initiatives in the treatment and support of those suffering mental illnesses.

24 May
Today

Pentecost - Christian

Pentecost is a Christian celebration of the fiftieth day after Easter. Pentecost Sunday, which marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian calendar, celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.
International
24 May
Today

Not-for-Profit Skills Day

Our Community
Join the Our Community team the 2015 Not-for-Profit Skills Day. "Show me the money: Strategies to supercharge your fundraising" will brush up your fundraising fundamentals, communication strategies and crowdfunding know-how.
VIC

03 9320 6800
24-30 May
Today

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

Macular Disease Foundation
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. Macular Degeneration Awareness Week is an annual event designed to raise awareness of macular degeneration and to encourage those most at risk, people over 50, to have their eyes tested and macula checked. A free macular degeneration information pack is available from the Macular Disease Foundation Australia by calling 1800 111 709.
National

24-30 May
Today

National Palliative Care Week

Palliative Care Australia
Palliative care is an issue that will affect all of us at some point in our lives, whether as a patient, carer, family member, neighbour or friend.

It's important that all Australians are aware of what care and support is available to them at the end of their lives and how they can receive it; that they have thought about what care they want and shared this with their loved ones and health professionals; and because it's important people know that palliative care is about living well at the end of life - it's for you, your carers and your family.
National

25 May

World Thyroid Day

The Australian Thyroid Foundation
World Thyroid Day (WTD), May 25th, is dedicated to thyroid patients and to all who are committed to the study and treatment of thyroid diseases worldwide.
International

25 May

International Missing Children's Day

Australian Federal Police
A day where people around the world commemorate the missing children who have found their way home, remember those who have been victims of crime, and continue efforts to find those who are still missing.
International

25-26 May

Communities in Control conference

Our Community
Australia's most inspiring social movement - the biggest and best annual not-for-profit sector gathering.
VIC

03 9320 6800
25-31 May

Spinal Health Week

The Chiropractors' Association of Australia (National) Limited
A healthy spine means a healthier life Spinal Health Week™ is a national initiative from the Chiropractors' Association of Australia held every May. Spinal Health Week presents the opportunity for chiropractors to educate Australians about the importance of spinal health in improving overall health and wellness.
National

02 4731 8011
25-31 May

Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

United Nations
A non-self-governing territory is defined as a territory "whose people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government. This week of solidarity is used to show support for these territories.
International

25-31 May

Kidney Health Awareness Week

Kidney Health Australia
Kidney Health Week is a national awareness campaign to promote good kidney health, held annually in the last week of May.

National

26 May

National Sorry Day

National Sorry Day Committee
National Sorry Day is a continuing effort to achieve appropriate education, reconciliation and recognition for the Aboriginal stolen generation.
National

27 May - 3 June

National Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Australia
National

02 6273 9200
02 6273 9201
28 May

World MS Day

MS Australia
World MS Day is a day to educate and inform people across the world about the different types of access issues faced by people with Multiple Sclerosis.
National

28 May

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Cancer Council
May is Australia's biggest Morning Tea month. Thursday 23rd May is the official day but you can host an event anytime throughout May or June. It's simple, fun and best of all for a great cause! All you need to do is set a date, brainstorm some morning tea ideas, invite your guests and raise money to help support the fight against cancer.
National

29 May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

United Nations
International Day of UN Peacekeepers is a day of recognition for the military, police and civilian peacekeepers deployed across the world.
International
29 May

White Wreath Day

White Wreath Association
White Wreath Day is celebrated in remembrance of suicide victims. Almost every Australian family is directly or indirectly affected by suicide. On White Wreath Day we are asked to display a white wreath in remembrance of those who have lost their lives.
National

29 May

Wear White at Work

White Wreath Association Ltd
On 29 May 'Wear white at work' and donate a gold coin to show your support for mental illness sufferers and families of suicide victims. Each year we have to come to terms with the suicide of thousands of fellow Australians (men, women and children). For those left behind by these tragedies the hurt is unimaginable. The White Wreath Association provides 24-hour support for anyone who is in need, by providing advocacy, assistance and support to both families and individuals who have been affected by a mental illness or suicide.
National

1300 766 177
30 May

Vesak - Festival of Light

The Great Stupa Bendigo
Celebrate the Vesak Festival of Light at The Great Stupa, Bendigo from 12pm to 7.30pm with lantern workshops, guided tours of the temple, meditations, vegetarian food, pipe band, sand animation and more.

Entry is free, however it is recommended to reserve seats for $5 each to view the evening session starting at 6pm which includes the light and fireworks show.


03 5446 7568
23 Sandhurst Road
MYERS FLAT VIC 3556
30-31 May

Red Shield Appeal Doorknock

Salvation Army
Each year The Salvation Army provides assistance to over one million Australians. To continue providing their high quality community services, they need you to support their Red Shield Appeal. You can get involved by either becoming one of their 100,000 volunteer collectors or giving money to their door knockers or online Red Shield donations campaign.
National

13 72 58
31 May

World No Tobacco Day

United Nations
World No Tobacco Day aims to increase awareness about the dangers of smoking tobacco products, and the health implications of tobacco usage.
International

1 June

Day of Vesak / Saka Dawa (Tibetan) - Buddhist

"Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born. It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment, and it was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha in his eightieth year passed away.
International

1-7 June
(date to be confirmed)

Medical Research Week

The Australian Society for Medical Research
Medical Research Week is organised by The Australian Society for Medical Research, and comprises of expositions, meetings, lectures, debates and many more events to highlight current medical research issues.
National

1-7 June
(date to be confirmed)

Thyroid Awareness Week

The Australian Thyroid Foundation
Are you familiar with how your thyroid affects your health? Thyroid Awareness Week aims to educate all Australians about the importance of good thyroid health and role of hormones in controlling our metabolism
International

02 9890 6962
02 9890 8533
Suite 2, 8 Melville Street
PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
1-7 June
(date to be confirmed)

Heart Rhythm Week

Arrhythmia Alliance Australia
Arrhythmias are responsible for between 23,000 and 33,000 sudden cardiac arrest deaths each year, many of which could be avoided with greater public awareness of their risks and symptoms. The most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation affects an estimated 240,000 Australians and increases the chance of someone suffering a stroke by five times.
National

1-30 June

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages and is usually harmless to people with a healthy immune system. CMV is the leading preventable viral cause of developmental disabilities. June is the time to raise awareness of CMV and to improve lives.
International

1-30 June

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer Australia
There are more than 14,000 reasons to support Bowel Cancer Australia - one for each person whose life will be changed when they are diagnosed with bowel cancer, and that's just in one year. Show your support by helping us raise awareness during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (formerly Bowel Cancer Awareness Week) - an annual public education initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia running throughout the month of June.
National

02 9923 8269
3 June

Mabo Day

Mabo Day commemorates the anniversary of the 1992 High Court decision in the case brought by Eddie Mabo and others which recognised the existence in Australia of native title rights. The historic court decision buried the legal description of early Australia as 'terra nullius', or 'no man's land."
National

4 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

United Nations
The purpose of International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.
International

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