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590 community events listed
1 January - 30 April
Today

The beyondblue National Roadshow

beyondblue
From February 2014 to May 2015, the beyondblue National Roadshow will travel over 22,000 kilometres in a big blue bus through every state and territory in Australia, visiting hundreds of communities across the 61 Medicare Local regions. Along the way, more than 200 events will be held to encourage all Australians to 'Take 1 step' for better mental health.
National

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.

12 January - 31 March
Today

Iced Tea Party

Australasian Lymphology Association
The Iced Tea Party™ is a refreshing, easy and fun way to get together with friends and raise money for lymphoedema research and education. Register to host an event, or donate to raise money for lymphoedema research and education.

2 February - 17 April
Today

World Environment Day Awards (Nominations)

United Nations Association of Australia
Each year, in support of United Nations World Environment Day (June 5), the United Nations Association of Australia recognises innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives from across Australia and the important work of Australian environmental leaders through its World Environment Day Awards.

1-31 March
Today

Australian Women's History Month

Women's History Month (WHM) is held annually in many parts of the world to acknowledge and document the role women play in making and shaping history.
National

1-31 March
Today

Bandaged Bear Appeal

The Royal Children's Hospital Westmead
The Bandaged Bear Appeal is The Children's Hospital at Westmead's largest annual fundraising appeal. Treating 100,000 patients every year, The Children's Hospital at Westmead relies on community generosity to raise essential funds for purchasing the most technologically advanced medical equipment, conducting vital research and maintaining the total healing environment that the Hospital is renowned for.

02 9845 3367
1-31 March
Today

Polite Pets Month

Animal Aid
March is Polite Pets Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about behavioural issues in pets, and addressing solutions to these issues.
National

1-31 March
Today

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Epilepsy Australia
Dig out the best of your purple garb - March is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Marked by a huge range of community activities, media campaigns and events, the month culminates on Purple Day on 26th March. Be part of the movement and help spread the word by wearing purple on March 26th.
National

1300 852 853
02 9620 7087
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

National Smile Day

Humour Foundation
Smile day is The Humour Foundation's annual fundraising campaign. It is the one day of the year we ask the public to get involved in raising funds to help sick children SMILE in hospitals around Australia. Together we can discover the power of a smile!
National

1300 HUMOUR (486 687)
1-30 April

Go Blue for Autism

Autism QLD
Each year on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, iconic buildings across Australia and the world turn their lights blue to promote autism awareness. In support of this global initiative, Autism Queensland asks people Go Blue for the month of April to help raise awareness and funds to help us support Queenslanders of all ages living with ASD and their families.
National

07 3273 0000
1-30 April

Adopt a Greyhound Month

Greyhounds are very gentle dogs, but unfortunately the racing industry breeds far too many every year. They are exploited and mistreated by the racing industry which only has use for them while they run profitably. If the greyhound is not profitable it is most likely killed. It is a sad fact that only a fraction of the approximate 22,000 greyhounds bred each year is alive to be re-homed.

Greyhounds need little exercise and generally spend about 18 hours a day sleeping, making them very suitable for people little in apartments.
International

1-30 April

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) originated in the USA in the 1980s as a week-long awareness raising event. SAAM is now an internationally recognised campaign held every April.
International

1-30 April

Supermarket Free Month

Go Supermarket Free this April to support local business, farmers and suppliers. Change your habits and buy local!
National

1 April - 31 May

The National Trust Heritage Festival

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

2 April

World Autism Awareness Day

United Nations
Autism, a developmental disability, is a lifelong disorder that impairs social interaction, communication and behaviour. World Autism Awareness Day aims to increase understanding of the disability.
International

3 April

Good Friday Appeal

The Good Friday Appeal is a unique fundraising activity that brings together people from all parts of the community in a very special way. The common goal is to raise money for The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.
National

03 9292 1166
PO Box 14744
MELBOURNE VIC 8001
3 April

Good Friday

Good Friday is a religious holiday primarily observed by Christians commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
International
3-11 April

Passover

Probably the best known Jewish holiday, Passover commemorates the story of the exodus, where the Israelites were freed from Egyptian slavery.
International
4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

United Nations
This is a day intended to draw attention to the plight of mine survivors and the gradual reduction in new casualties since the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty entered into force in 1999.
International

4 April

Easter Saturday

Easter Saturday, or Bright Saturday, on the Christian calendar is the Saturday following the festival of Easter.
International
4 April

World Stray Animals Day

The Day for Compassion, Care, and Action for Stray Animals Worldwide.

April 4 is the worldwide celebrated day to give special attention to the 600.000.000 stray animals in the world. Dogs and cats should have a home. But stray dogs and stray cats don't. They lead poor and miserable lives on the streets, often illfed, suffering extreme heat, cold, and diseases, even more often being chased around by hostile and violent civilians and authorities. But we, as people who care about animals, can do something.

International

5 April

Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
International

5 April

Be alarmed! Change your smoke alarm battery!!

Working smoke alarms provide vital early warning in the event of a fire. When people are asleep, they can't smell smoke. Smoke alarms are essential to wake people if a fire breaks out; they give occupants early warning and time to evacuate safely.
National

7 April

Day of Rememberance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

United Nations
This day commemorates the deaths of 800,000 people who were murdered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, central Africa.
International

7 April

World Health Day

United Nations
World Health Day is a commemoration of the founding of the World Health Organisation. It functions as an opportunity to focus on health issues that affect the international community.
International

10-19 April

National Youth Week

Joint Australian, State, Territory and Local Government initiative
National Youth Week is an annual, weeklong celebration of young people (12 to 25) throughout Australia. National Youth Week encourages youths to share ideas, attend events, discuss youth issues, showcase their talents and even have a bit of fun.
National

1300 363 079
11 April

World Parkinson's Day

World Parkinson's Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the condition, while also raising funds to continue research into a possible cure. Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive neurological condition for which there is currently no cure. Twenty-five Australians are diagnosed every day, with approximately 80,000 Australians currently living with the condition.
International

11 April

International Day of Human Space Flight

United Nations
12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. The General Assembly expressed its deep conviction of the common interest of mankind in promoting and expanding the exploration and use of outer space, as the province of all mankind, for peaceful purposes and in continuing efforts to extend to all States the benefits derived there from.
International

11-19 April

Australian Heritage Week

Deptartment of the Environment
Australian Heritage Week is an annual national celebration of Australia's unique heritage. It is an opportunity for all Australians to join together to celebrate our shared and special heritage.

11-19 April

Nature Play Week

Kids in Nature Network
Nature Play Week celebrates initiatives of all shapes and sizes that reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors. The week is filled with over 40 Nature Play experiences for kids and their families facilitated by dozens of wonderful local organisations, parents and schools across Victoria, and beyond.

12-18 April

Meet Us On the Street: Anti-Street Harassment Week

Meet Us On the Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week is an opportunity to collectively raise awareness that street harassment happens and that it's not okay.
International

14 April

Baisakhi - Sikh

The harvest festival of North India, the beginning of the solar year. For Sikhs, it represents the founding of the Khalsa, a Sikh brotherhood. Baisakhi always falls on 14th April and this is also the Hindu New Year for North India.
International

15 April

Wear Green for Premmies

L'il Aussie Prems Foundation
The 'Wear Green for Premmies' campaign is a day where thousands of people wear green to show their support of the 25,000 babies born prematurely in Australia each year. The day raises awareness of premature birth whilst highlighting the trials and hardships that families face after an early arrival.

15 April

Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD)

National Youth Coalition for Housing
Youth Homelessness Matters Day aims to raise awareness and public discussion about youth homelessness so that we can develop sustainable and innovative solutions for not only supporting the needs of homeless youth, but supporting the dreams of homeless youth.

15-21 April

World Creativity & Innovation Week

Each year International Creativity and Innovation Week is a celebration of new ideas, imagination and anything that has made the world a better place.
International

17 April

World Haemophilia Day

Haemophilia Foundation Australia
World Haemophilia day raises awareness of the inherited bleeding disorder.
International

17-28 April

Trek to Beat Heart Disease

Heart Foundation

Join Team Mighty Hearts and Help Beat Heart Disease!

Did you know that one Australian dies every 12 minutes from heart disease? You can help fight heart disease and keep Australian hearts beating. Join Team Mighty Hearts today and embark on the adventure of a lifetime while raising funds to support research into heart disease treatment.


1300 905 188
18 April

World Heritage Day

World Heritage Day is an opportunity to appreciate heritage monuments and sites for the international community. The day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.
International

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