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611 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.

24 August - 18 September
Today

Fruit & Veg Month

Healthy Kids Association
Fruit & Veg Month is all about eating more fruit and vegetables (of course!) and about being sustainable with our food waste.

30 August - 13 September
Today

A Walk in the Park

Parkinson's Australia
A Walk in the Park is your chance to celebrate, support and empower people living with Parkinson's. It brings together people from all walks of life - those living with Parkinson's, families and carers, and health professionals. As Australia's largest annual community event, A Walk in the Park is dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson's. Every dollar raised by A Walk in the Park helps to support people living with Parkinson's in Australia.

1-6 September
Today

Spina Bifida Awareness Week

Spina Bifida Foundation of Vic (inc)
Spina Bifida Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of the disease that affects roughly 5,000 Australians.
VIC

1-6 September
Today

Superhero Day

Muscular Dystrophy Australia
Bring your Super Powers and a gold coin donation and come to school or your workplace dressed up as your favourite superhero or better yet, invent one! Register your school or workplace and nominate a date for the event in the first week of September.
National

1-7 September
Today

Parkinson's Awareness Week

Parkinson's Australia
Parkinson's Awareness Week aims to shine a light on Parkinson's disease around the country by encouraging communities around Australia to host mini events focusing on providing information and raising funds for reasearch and vital support services.
National

1-7 September
Today

Legacy Week

Legacy
Legacy Week is an important fundraising day for many Australians. Over 100,000 war widows and 1900 children and people with disabilities benefit from the money raised. Many Australians regard this as one of the best times to remember the sacrifice made by many Australian soldiers and their families.
National

1-7 September
Today

National Asthma Week

Asthma Foundation of Victoria
Activities organised to promote awareness of asthma to the general community - and highlight ways to help people manage asthma. Each state/ territory foundation organises individual events and is run during the first week of Sept each year.
National

VIC 3003
1-8 September
Today

Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learning Australia
Australia's only national celebration and promotion of all forms of adult learning.
National

1-30 September
Today

Dementia Awareness Month

Alzheimer's Australia
Dementia Awareness Month is the national flagship month for Alzheimer's Australia's community awareness activities. There will be events and activities held around the country to broaden understanding of dementia-friendly communities during Dementia Awareness Month.
National

1-30 September
Today

Biodiversity Month

The Department of the Environment and Heritage
Biodiversity Month is held in September each year. The Department of the Environment and Heritage provides support throughout the year with a variety of resources for local groups promoting biodiversity.
National

1-30 September
Today

Big Heart Appeal

Heart Foundation
The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease. As a charity, the Heart Foundation relies on donations and gifts in wills to continue our lifesaving research, education and health promotion work.
National

1-30 September
Today

Save the Koala Month

Australian Koala Foundation
Save the Koala Month aims to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of wild koalas and their habitats.
National

1-30 September
Today

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is held throughout September.The national event is used to raise awareness of the importance of mens health, and regular prostate checks.
National

1-30 September
Today

Social September

Reach
Social September encourages us all to press pause in September - disconnect from our digital lives and reconnect with each other, and ourselves. The aim is to create spaces for face-to-face social connection, promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.
National

0404 177 749
1-30 September
Today

Starlight Movie Month

Starlight Children's Foundation
Starlight Movie Month will be back in September 2015! There are plenty of ways you will be able to get involved. Simply register your interest and we'll be in touch!
National

1300 727 827
80 Chandos Street
ST LEONARDS NSW 2065
1-30 September
Today

Foster Care Month

The primary aim of Foster Care Month is to raise the profile of fostering in the wider community by promoting the great work done by existing substitute care services in both the Government and non-Government sectors. The month also creates an opportunity to focus on the secondary aim of increasing recruitment by highlighting the ongoing need for the recruitment of appropriate foster care families
National

1-30 September
Today

Debris Month of Action

Project AWARE
Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet - one dive at a time. More than six million tons of marine litter is estimated to enter the ocean each year, and scuba divers are doing their bit to battle this silent killer. During September, action is ramped up in order to combat the growing marine debris problem and inspire year-round action to remove, report and prevent underwater debris.
International

+ 61 2 9454 2890
Unit 3, 4 Skyline Place
Frenchs Forest
SYDNEY NSW 2086
1-30 September
Today

Liptember

Liptember Foundation
Liptember is a campaign raising funds and awareness for women's mental health during the month of September. All funds raised during the month of September are donated to the Centre for Women's Health and Lifeline.
National

1-30 September
Today

Dystonia Awareness Month

Dystonia Awareness Month aims to raise awareness of dystonia - a neurological Movement condition which causes uncontrollable movements, twisting or muscles spasms and pain. There are different forms of dystonia which can also affect a person's speech and swallowing.
National

1-30 September
Today

Social September

Reach
Social September encourages us all to press pause in September - disconnect from our digital lives and reconnect with each other, and ourselves. The aim is to create spaces for face-to-face social connection, promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

1-30 September
Today

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month helps to spread the message about childhood cancer in order to help more Australian families who have children with cancer.
National
1-30 September
Today

Blue September

Australian Cancer Research Foundation
Blue September is a nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative about all the cancers that affect men - not just prostate and testicular cancer, but also bowel, lung, liver, pancreatic and other cancers. The campaign aims to raise funds for Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Australian Cancer Research Foundation charities to raise men's awareness of cancer and help them to reduce the risk of developing and dying from cancer by making better lifestyle choices and seeking help sooner rather than later.
National

3 September
Today

National Flag Day

Australian National Flag Day Association
Australian National Flag day celebrates the anniversary of the Australian Flag, first flown in 1901.
National

5 September

Badge Day

Legacy
Badge Day is part of Legacy Week. Iconic badges are offered as a token of appreciation for the donation made by the public. Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans. Today Legacy's caring and compassionate service assists over 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependants with a disability.

5 September

International Day of Charity

United Nations
Poverty persists in all countries of the world, ‎regardless of their economic, social and cultural situation, particularly in developing countries.

In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human ‎suffering within and among nations, as well as of the efforts of charitable organizations ‎and individuals, including the work of Mother Teresa, the General Assembly of the ‎United Nations in its resolution A/RES/67/105PDF document designated the 5th of September, the ‎anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, as the International Day of Charity.

International

5 September

Footy Colours Day

Fight Cancer Foundation
Footy Colours Day is the one day in September that you can fight cancer and change lives. Thousands of Australians unite and wear their favourite football team's colours - AFL - NRL - Rugby Union - Soccer, to help raise money for children living with cancer. So show your true colours in your workplace, school or club and make a difference to the lives of children fighting cancer, by participating in Footy Colours Day. Wear your football teams colours, guernseys, scarf, beanies and make a donation to Fight Cancer Foundation
National

5-13 September

History Week NSW

History Council NSW
History Week is a significant event that engages local communities on the NSW cultural calendar. Each year members of the History Council of NSW collaborate to host events that explore a particular theme in a variety of formats. From talks to exhibitions, tours to online engagement, there is something for everyone.
NSW

02 9252 8715
6 September

Father's Day

The best day to celebrate all fathers across the world and to show your appreciation for them.
6-12 September

National Child Protection Week

NAPCAN
National Child Protection Week has been coordinated by NAPCAN, with the support of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs since 1990.

The campaign aims to engage and educate all Australians to understand they have a part to play in keeping our children and young people safe from violence, abuse and neglect.
National

7 September

Threatened Species Day

Department of the Environment
National Threatened Species Day (each year on 7th Sept) is held to encourage the community to help conserve Australia's native fauna and flora. Take action to prevent further extinctions by restoring healthy numbers of endangered species and ecological communities.
National

131 555
7-11 September

Women's Health Week

Jean Hailes
Women's Health Week is an online event providing women with a range of engaging opportunities to learn about their health including videos, articles, podcasts, local community events and the latest evidence-based information from health experts.
National

03 9548 9120
6th Floor Alfred Centre
99 Commercial Road
MELBOURNE VIC 3004
7-11 September

Women's Health Week

Jean Hailes for Women's Health
Jean Hailes Women's Health Week is a week aimed at encouraging women to take the time to focus on their health and wellbeing. The week includes events in communities around Australia as well as online resources including motivating videos and practical tips and information from experts and ambassadors.
National

7-11 September

Kids Teaching Kids Week

Kids Teaching Kids Week is a free, national, inquiry based, peer teaching program that uses the environment as a theme and focus for learning. Students of all ages find solutions to complex environmental problems such as climate change, water, waste, conservation, energy, drought, population and pollution. Students research, develop and then perform songs, comedy, dance routines, poems, plays and experiments for their classmates to deliver their messages about the environment.
National

03 9329 3736
7-13 September
(date to be confirmed)

Include a Charity Week

Include a Charity Week is a national awareness campaign to encourage more Australians to consider including a charity when preparing, or next updating their Will.
National

8 September

International Literacy Day

United Nations
Today one in five adults are illiterate, which causes many social and educational issues. International Literacy Day is a reminder of the importance of literacy.
International

9 September

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (FASDAY)

National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrom and Related Disorders (NOFASARD)
On the ninth day of the ninth month every year, people all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol use during the nine months of pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
International

fasday.com/
9 September
(date to be confirmed)

National Health and PE Day

The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
The purpose of the day is to highlight the good work going on in schools and the wider community by promoting health and physical education on a national scale through media and local activities/celebrations.
National

10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day

United Nations
World Suicide Prevention Day is about bringing together communities, researchers, practitioners and politicians, clinicians and those in government, individuals with lived experience and those bereaved by suicide, to demonstrate a commitment to reducing the incidence of suicide in Australia, to raise awareness of this significant national challenge and to share information about ways to effectively take action as individuals and a community.
International

10 September

Out of the Shadows and into the Light

Lifeline
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44. Lifeline believes we all have a role to play in suicide prevention.

For World Suicide Prevention Day, get involved by joining a walk or organising a walk in your local community.

National

13 11 14
10 September
(date to be confirmed)

Big Red Kidney Walk

Kidney Health Australia
This event is designed to help raise awareness and funds for kidney disease across Australia, an annual event that brings our kidney community together for a family fun day where people can meet, go for a walk or run. Our participants usually have a special connection with kidney health and want to help raise awareness of this important cause and enlist the support of family and friends. Kidney Health Australia's Big Red Kidney Walks feature varying distances to accommodate walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. A BBQ is held for all event participants after the walk's conclusion with entertainment for the whole family.
National

03 9674 4300
11 September

R U OK? Day

R U OK Foundation
Are You Ok Day is an annual national day of action that aims to get Australians, right across the entire spectrum of society, connecting with friends and loved ones, by reaching out to anyone doing it tough and simply asking: "Are you ok?" talking about suicide with someone at risk actually reduces the chances of them taking their life. It is the one thing we can all do to make a real difference. R U OK ? Day is about prevention, preventing little problems turning into big problems.
National

8 Boronia Street
REDFERN NSW 2016
12 September

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

United Nations
South-South cooperation, as an important element of international cooperation for development, offers viable opportunities for developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their individual and collective pursuit of sustained economic growth and sustainable development.
International

12 September
(date to be confirmed)

White Balloon Day

Bravehearts
White Balloon Day is a day to 'lift the cone of silence' that surrounds child sexual assualt, and is used to increase understanding of the difficult issue.
National

13 September

National Skatepark Day

National Skatepark Day is a celebration of youth culture and active recreation at skateparks around Australia. On a local level, the events will be facilitated by Local Governments and Youth Service Providers who will be given resources to engage with their local young people in order to improve facilities and better understand their needs.
National

(02) 8080 4339
13 September

Sustainable House Day

ANZSES Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society.
Sustainable House Day aims to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of making your house more 'green'. It is a reminder for us to remember we are leaving footprints on the planet, and we need to be careful with our energy usage.
National

13-15 September

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish celebration that is commonly referred to as Jewish New Year. It is a time of casting off sins and preparing for a new year.
International
14-20 September
(date to be confirmed)

Herbal Medicine Week

National Herbalists Assoc Australia
Herbal Medicine Week promotes the use of herbal medicines. This annual event is held by the National Herbalists Association of Australia and is spreading like wild herbs as a very popular event held nation wide on the 3rd week of September every year.
National

14-21 September

National Stroke Week

National Stroke Foundation
National Stroke Week raises awareness of stroke which Australia's second single greatest killer, with over 60,000 strokes occurring every year. Get involved and hold an activity in your community to support the national campaign.
National

1800 STROKE (787 653)
03 (9670 9300)
Level 7, 461 Bourke Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
15 September

International Day of Democracy

United Nations
The International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. Democracy is as much a process as a goal and only with the full participation of and support by the international community, the national governing bodies, civil society and individuals, can the ideal of democracy be made into a reality to be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.
International

16 September

Lyme Gladiolus Day

The Karl McManus Foundation
The Karl McManus Foundation holds Lyme Gladiolus Day to raise awaresnees of Lyme disease in Australia. It is also a major day for the foundation's National Lyme Disease Appeal, which aims to raise $1 million for research into Lyme disease in Australia, and to raise public awareness of Lyme disease, its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.
National

16 September

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

United Nations
This commemoration around the world offers an opportunity to focus attention and action at the global, regional and national levels on the protection of the ozone layer. All Member States are invited to devote this special day to promotion, at the national level, of concrete activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the Montreal Protocol and its Amendment.
International

17 September

Australian Citizenship Day

Australian Government
The day is an opportunity for all of us to take pride in our citizenship and reflect on the meaning and importance of being Australian. It is a chance for all of us to think about the events and people that shaped our nation. We also reflect on the role we play in building Australia and shaping our future.
National

17 September

World Revolution Day

Adbusters Media Foundation
A day to address and protest social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the perceived undue influence of corporations on government-particularly from the financial services sector.

18 September

Paryushan Parva (Jain)

The festival through which an attempt is made to put an end to all vices, passions and lustful desires in thought, speech and deeds.
International
18-20 September
(date to be confirmed)

Clean up the World Weekend

Clean up Australia
Clean Up the World partners with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to inspire and empower communities to "clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment" through carrying out initiatives ranging from waste removal and tree planting to water and energy conservation projects. Clean Up the World and its participating organisations mobilise an estimated 35 million volunteers from 120 countries annually.
International

19 September

Talk like a Pirate day

International Talk Like A Pirate Day falls on September 19th every year - a chance for anyone to talk like a pirate.
International

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