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607 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.

1-7 August
Today

World Breastfeeding Week

United Nations
World Breastfeeding Week aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need.
International

1-7 August
Today

OCD and Anxiety Disorders Week

Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria
Anxiety Disorders week is an awareness week for OCD and Anxiety Disorders. Events include support and social activities, seminars and promotional activities.

1-31 August
Today

Wheel Make a Change

Cerebral Palsy League
Every 14 hours, a child in Australia is born with cerebral palsy, making it the most common childhood physical disability. People with cerebral palsy have said it's like being trapped in a body they can't fully control. 30 minutes of your time can change the life of a child born with cerebral palsy.

Wheel of Brisbane,
Russel Street,
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
1-31 August
Today

Honey Money Days

Animals Asia
Honey Money Days aims to raise awareness of the plight of endangered moon bears farmed for their bile in China and Vietnam, and highlight Animals Asia's work to end this cruel practice.
National

1-31 August
Today

Tradies National Health Month

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Steel Blue
Tradies National Health Month focuses on educating and engaging tradies on the importance of full body health and safety, with handy tips and hints tailored to the needs of a tradie.
National

1-31 August
Today

MS Readathon - One month challenge

Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA)
The MS Readathon is a reading-based fundraiser run by Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). It encourages people of all ages to read and improve their literacy whilst at the same time raising their community awareness and empowering them to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
National

1300 677 323
2-8 August
Today

National Missing Persons Week

Australian Federal Police
National Missing Persons Week aims to raise awareness about the significant number of young Australians reported missing. Out of the estimated 35,000 people who are reported missing each year, approximately 20,000 are under the age of 18.
National

2-8 August
Today

National EOS Awareness Week

ausEE Inc.
National EOS Awareness Week is a week to raise awareness for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders in Australia.
National

2-9 August
Today

Donate Life Week

Donate Life
DonateLife Week is Australia's national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation and is led by the Organ and Tissue Authority as part of the Australian Government's National Reform Agenda to increase organ and tissue donation rates.
National

3-9 August
Today

Dental Health Week

Australian Dental Association inc
Held on the first week of August, Dental Health Week raises awareness of how to best look after your and your children's teeth.

3-9 August
Today

Homeless Persons Week

Homelessness Australia
Homeless Persons' Week is an annual awareness raising week to highlight the over 105,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. Homelessness Australia provides information sheets and resources to support events all around Australia.
National

(02) 6247 1586
3-9 August
Today

Local Government Week

Local Government NSW

NSW councils and their staff provide invaluable services to local communities on a daily basis. While many people are aware that councils manage rates, roads and rubbish, the breadth and diversity of their work often goes unrecognised.

Local Government Week provides the perfect opportunity to promote the importance of councils to residents, ratepayers, businesses - the whole community!

NSW

0427 435 309
4 August

National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NATICD)

National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NATICD) is a celebration of human rights and Indigenous children. Held on 4 August each year, NAITCD was first observed by SNAICC in 1988.

7 August

CafeSmart

StreetSmart
The event brings together coffee roasters, cafes and coffee drinkers around the country to help people who are homeless. Participating cafes generously donate $1.00 per coffee sold to fund local projects.
National

7 August

Jeans for Genes Day

Children's Medical Research Institute
Jeans for Genes Day is the major fundraising event for the Children's Medical Research Institute, who is on a mission to reduce the number of children born with genetic illnesses.
National

1800 677 260
Locked Bag 23
WENTWORTHVILLE NSW 2145
8 August

Dying to Know Day

The Groundswell Project
Dying to Know Day is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

8-16 August

Elvis Week

Each August, Elvis fans from around the world gather in Memphis for a celebration of the music, movies and legacy of Elvis Presley. Elvis Week always includes traditional events such as the Elvis Fan Club Presidents Event, Elvis Insiders Event and Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, plus special concerts, panel discussions, dances and much more.
International

9 August

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

United Nations
This is a day used to celebrate and recognize the stories, cultures and unique identities of indigenous peoples around the world.
International

10-16 August
(date to be confirmed)

BANGONABEANIE

Brain Injury Association QLD
The BANGONABEANIE Campaign is simple - buy and proudly wear our trademark blue beanie to support National Brain Injury Awareness Week.
National

10-16 August

Haemochromatosis Awareness Week

Haemochromatosis Australia
Haemochromatosis Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of haemochromatosis, or inherited iron overload disorder.
National

11-21 August

Kidney Kar Rally

Kidney Health Australia
The Kidney Kar Rally is Kidney Health Australia's longest running event. Each year, all rally teams compete to raise significant funds for our National Kidney Kids Programs across Australia. These programs are designed to give kids with kidney disease the chance to regularly socialize with their peers and make long term friends.
National

12 August

World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.
International

12 August

International Youth Day

United Nations
International Youth Day is a reminder that investment in the worlds youth will provide a better future for all.
International

13 August

Left-Handers day

On 13th August 1992 the Club launched International Left-Handers Day, an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.
National

14 August

Uggies for Carers Day

Believe Foundation

We ask people to wear their uggies or boots to school or work on this day and to make a gold coin donation or organise a bbq or a morning tea to raise funds. It's a fun way to feel warm and fuzzy by wearing uggies and knowing that they are helping to better the life of an unpaid carer and their family.

The full proceeds will continue to support "Thanks for Caring" an initiative set up to support and assist many of South Australia's unpaid carers who are struggling financially. We provide practical and immediate assistance to unpaid carers and their families with particular emphasis on food, living standards, mobility, respite and for young carers, tutoring and computer equipment for their education.

http://facebook.com/thanksforcaringsa
National

08 8372 2799
15-23 August

QLD Seniors Week

Queensland Government & Council on the Ageing
eniors Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contribution of older people.
QLD

07 3316 2999
15-23 August

National Science Week

Department of Education
National Science Week celebrates the contributions Australian Scientists have made to the world. There are hundreds of activities, events and debates across the country during the week. The theme for this year's National Science Week is A Century of Australian Science.
National

17 August

Cupcake Day

RSCPA
Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is the biggest bakeoff in the Southern Hemisphere and involves Cupcake Cooks around Australia baking cupcakes and hosting a Cupcake Party to raise vital funds for the RSPCA.
National

18 August

Vietnam Veterans Day (Long Tan Day)

18 August each year is the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, now synonymous with Vietnam Veterans Day. In acknowledging Vietnam Veterans' Day, communities throughout Australia remember the sacrifices made by our young men and women in a conflict that spanned a ten year period, thus making it the longest war in which Australian's participated.

19 August

World Humanitarian Day

United Nations
World Humanitarian Day is used to increase public awareness about humanitarian assistance activities worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in this regard, as well as to honour all humanitarian and United Nations and associated personnel who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause and those who have lost their lives in the cause of duty.
International

19 August

International Orangutan Day

World Orangutan Events
To recognise the most iconic victim of the palm oil industry, International Orangutan Day has been set for August 19th, EVERY YEAR! This event is to help encourage the public to take action in preserving this amazing species.
International

20 August

World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day on 20 August first came into being in 1897 when British doctor Sir Ronald Ross made the historic link that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
International

22-28 August

Book Week

Children's Book Council Of Australia
Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.
National

22 August - 1 September

Surf Life Saving Kokoda Challenge

Surf Life Saving Foundation
As part of this incredible adventure to support Surf Life Saving initiatives across Australia, you'll trek in the footsteps of Australian soldiers by day and at night, camp under a canopy of stars and trees, falling asleep to the sounds of the night jungle. 2015 marks 100 years since the birth of the ANZAC
National

23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

United Nations
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is intended to inscribe the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade in the memory of all peoples.
International

23-29 August

Speech Pathology Week

Speech Pathology Australia
Speech Pathology Week is the annual week to raise awareness about communication and swallowing disorders, as well as the work of speech pathologists.
National

23-29 August

Hearing Awareness Week

Deafness Forum of Australia
One in six Australians is Deaf, Deafblind, hearing impaired or has a chronic ear disorder. Hearing Awareness Week provides an opportunity to explain that hearing health is an important issue for every Australian.
National

23-30 August

National Op Shop Week

National Op Shop Week seeks to raise awareness of the important role of charity op shops in our community and
  • boost donations of quality clothing and household goods to charity op shops
  • boost charity op shop sales
  • recognise the tremendous work of the volunteers and staff dedicated to supporting their charity op shop.
National

24-30 August

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful National Association
The aim of the Keep Australia Beautiful campaign is to demonstrate the easy ways people can help the environment and also save money by making a few simple changes around the home and in their daily lives.
National

26 August

National Meals on Wheels Day

Australian Meals on Wheels Association
National Meals on Wheels Day is an opportunity to celebrate the 78,700 volunteers that contribute to their community.
National

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