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588 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.

20 February - 8 March
Today

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras aims to raise the visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities.

+612 9383 0900
28 February - 15 March
Today

The Variety Cycle

Variety
The Variety Cycle a life changing adventure and physical challenge that helps Aussies kids in need. It's an epic journey from Sydney to Hobart, via Melbourne, departing on Saturday 28 February 2015 and finishing on the morning of Sunday 15 March 2015, travelling through some of Australia's most iconic cycling routes and landscapes.

1-7 March
Today

Seaweek

Marine Education Society of Australiasia
Seaweek is the Marine Education Society of Australasia's (MESA) major national public awareness campaign. It is conducted annually to focus community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of the sea.
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
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

3-9 March
Today

Orthoptic Awareness Week

Is it just us or are jokes about eyes getting cornea by the day? Terrible jokes aside, Orthoptic Awareness Week is a week of serious business held each year by the Orthoptic Association of Australia. As well as raising awareness of the profession of Orthoptics, it promotes the importance of regular eye examinations for eye related issues.
National

03 9857 9390
5 March

Magha Puja Day

Magha Puja Day is a Buddhist celebration of the Fourfold Assembly. It is celebrated on the full moon day of March.
International

6 March

March into Yellow

Endometriosis Australia
Join the March into Yellow challenge to help raise the profile & awareness of endometriosis - a disease affecting one in 10 Australian women. During March, for a day, a week or the whole month, take the challenge to WEAR yellow to show your support and care for the women that live with this insidious disease every month of every year. You can use the yellow challenge as a way to raise funds to help Endometriosis Australia develop and run education/awareness programs, as well as fund much needs research.

8 March

International Women's Day

United Nations
International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the contribution and achievements of all women. It is an opportunity to remember the barriers that women have broken through, and the accomplishments they have made despite barriers.
International

8-14 March

World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week raises awareness of the worldwide leading cause of irreversible blindness. The week also aims to raise funds to continue research in glaucoma.
International

8-15 March

Multiple Birth Awareness Week

Australian multiple Birth Association
Multiple Birth Awareness Week is a celebration of families raising twins, triplets, and more. The day also aims to raise awareness of the challenges that go hand-in-hand with raising these children.
National

9-15 March
(date to be confirmed)

Be Cruelty Free Week

Humane Society International
Be Cruelty-Free Week aims to raise awareness of the leading global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics. Join Humane Society International and their partners around the world as we fight to end cosmetics animal cruelty-forever. A great victory for animals was acheived by convincing Europe to become the world's largest cruelty-free cosmetics market. But in 8 out of 10 countries it's still legal to test beauty products and their ingredients on animals. Join HSI and help us convince the whole world to Be Cruelty-Free!
International

9-15 March

Parks Week

Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that our parks play in contributing to the health of our communities. A range of formal and informal events take place across Australia and New Zealand during parks week - there is something for everyone.
National

10 March

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March, and marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey, normally attended by HM Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, with the Commonwealth Secretary-General and Commonwealth High Commissioners in London. The Queen delivers an address to the Commonwealth, broadcast throughout the world.
International

10 March

Canberra Day

Canberra day is an annual public holiday in the ACT which celebrates Canberra's official founding in 1913.
ACT
10-16 March

World Salt Awareness Week

World Action on Salt and Health (WASH)
Many people now know that eating too much salt is bad for their health and are looking to cut down. However, whilst you can take control of your salt intake when preparing food at home by reading the labels and not adding salt, when eating out out of the home it can be difficult to know where to start.
International

12 March

World Kidney Day

Diabetes and high blood pressure are both key risk factors for chronic kidney disease. World kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our health, and aims to reduce the impact of kidney disease worldwide.
International

12-15 March

World's Greatest Shave

Leukaemia Foundation
Every hour somebody in Australia is diagnosed with lymphoma, myeloma or leukaemia. Every second hour, somebody dies from one of these diseases. The World's greatest shave has raised in excess of $120 million since 1998, and uses the raised funds to support patients and families living with these blood disorders. Funds are also used to support blood cancer research to help find better treatments and cures.

13-15 March

Melbourne Ukulele Festival

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival brings together many of the world's best ukulele acts. It is a strongly community-focussed, non-profit festival; dedicated to sharing the joy of the ukulele with both die-hard uke nuts and music fans in general. The festival will have something for everyone - young or old, solo or ensemble, artist or fan.
VIC

Northcote Town Hall
14-22 March

NSW Seniors Week

The Department of Family and Community Services NSW

NSW Seniors Week is the largest annual celebration of seniors in the southern hemisphere.

Every March during NSW Seniors Week, government, community and commercial organisations hold hundreds of events across the state - art, technology, entertainment, health, wellbeing, sport and much more! 2015 NSW Seniors Week will be held Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 March.

NSW

NSW Seniors Week project team
Locked Bag 4001
ASHFIELD BC NSW 1800
14-22 March

Cultural Diversity Week

Victorian Multicultural Commission
Cultural Diversity Week is held annually in March. The Week provides an opportunity for all Victorians to celebrate our cultural, linguistic and religious diversity, with a variety of events and activities taking place across the State.
VIC

14 March - 29 May

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.

16-22 March

A Taste of Harmony

Scanlon Foundation
A Taste of Harmony celebrates diversity in Australian workplaces by encouraging colleagues to share food and stories from different cultural backgrounds.
National

19 March

Close The Gap Day

Oxfam
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are still dying 10 to 17 years younger than other Australians. For that reason, more than 40 national organisations came together in 2006 to form Close the Gap - Australia's largest ever campaign to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
National

1800 088 110
19 March

Ride2School Day

Bicycle Victoria
Ride2School day encourages children to become more active and healthy in and out of school. Children participate by walking, riding or scooting to school.
National

(03) 8376 8888
(03) 8376 8800
20 March

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Bullying. No Way!
The theme of the day encourages parents and families to take a stand together with school communities and recognise the important role that everyone plays to stop bullying.
National

20 March

International Day of Happiness

United Nations
Do something, big or small, to take part on 20 March and bring happiness to others.
International

21 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

United Nations
Celebrated on the anniversary of the 1960 shooting of 69 anti-apartheid protestors, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is a reminder to continue breaking down all forms of racism and racial discrimination.
International

21 March

International Day of Forests

United Nations
Despite all of the priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, we are destroying the very forests we need to survive. Global deforestation continues at an alarming rate - 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed annually. Deforestation accounts for 12 to 20 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
National

21 March

Naw Ruz (New Year) - Baha'i

Naw-Ruz (`New Day') is the Bahá'í and Iranian new year. It occurs on the date of the vernal equinox, and symbolises the new life of spring.
International

21 March

World Down Syndrome Day

United Nations
Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, exists in all regions across the globe and commonly results in variable effects on learning styles, physical characteristics or health. Adequate access to health care, to early intervention programmes and to inclusive education, as well as appropriate research, are vital to the growth and development of the individual.
International

21 March

World Poetry Day

United Nations
The United Nations describes poetry as another facet of the dialogue among cultures. World Poetry Day is a celebration of the contribution made to society by poetry.
International

21 March

Harmony Day

Australian Government
Harmony Day 21 March is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home - from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.
National

21 March

Undiagnosed Children's Awareness Day

Syndromes without a name (SWAN) Inc
According to current estimates, 1 in 20 children are born with a genetic disorder, yet we only hear about the most common syndromes, or the ones that receive the most funding or have the biggest lobby groups. Of those children who present to geneticists with syndromic features, 60% may not ever receive a diagnosis.
National

0404 280 441
21-27 March

Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination

United Nations
In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a Programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (A/RES/34/24). On this occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on 21 March, would be organized annually in all States.
International

22 March

Run for the Kids

Herald Sun/CityLink
Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids will see people run or walk set courses - all people participating in this event play a part in raising money for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
VIC

03 9292 2901
22 March

World Water Day

United Nations
World Water Day is held to focus attention on the need for fresh water, and the importance of the sustainable management of fresh water resources.
International

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