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616 community events listed
1 May 2021 - 31 May 2022
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.

28 July - 4 August
(date to be confirmed)

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

31 July 2021 - 31 July 2022
(date to be confirmed)

Schools Tree Day

Planet Ark
Each year around 250,000 Australian school students participate in Schools Tree Day - a special National Tree Day event just for kids. It's a great opportunity for children to learn about nature, get outside and have fun at the same time. This Schools Tree Day, all schools and their students are encouraged get involved and plant some trees for a healthier planet!
National

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
(date to be confirmed)

National EOS Awareness Week

ausEE Inc.
National EOS Awareness Week is a week to raise awareness for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders in Australia.
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
(date to be confirmed)

MS Readathon - One month challenge

Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL)
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
1-31 August
Today

National Tick Awareness Month for Pets

NexGard
National Tick Awareness Month for Pets is intended to raise awareness amongst pet owners about the importance of preventing ticks, including paralysis ticks. The month aims to educate owners and encourage them to talk to their vet about risks of ticks and how they can be prevented.

1 August - 31 October
Today

Great Northern Clean Up

Clean Up Australia
The Great Northern Clean Up, an event of Clean Up Australia, takes place during the months of August, September and October - a time of year which is more suitable for communities living in the tropical North.
Since the campaign started in 2009 more than 30,000 volunteers have removed the equivalent of 1,800 ute loads of rubbish from 813 sites north of the Tropic of Capricorn. This year the event is taking place during the months of August-October when an estimated 3,851 volunteers have already removed around 277 ute loads of rubbish from 126 sites across northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.
National

02 8197 3412
Monday 2 August
(date to be confirmed)

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.

1800 677 260
2-8 August
(date to be confirmed)

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.

2-8 August
(date to be confirmed)

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

Wednesday 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.

4-10 August
(date to be confirmed)

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.

4-10 August
(date to be confirmed)

Homelessness Prevention Week

Homelessness Australia
Homeless Persons' Week is an annual awareness raising week held in the first full week of August each year 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

4-10 August
(date to be confirmed)

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

Sunday 8 August

Top 8 Challenge Day

ausEE Inc
Imagine if food caused pain... nausea… reflux… was hard to swallow or even suddenly became stuck in your oesophagus... That can be the reality for someone living with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID). During National EOS Awareness Week on the 8 August, ausEE Inc challenges you to take our Top 8 Challenge. For one meal or for the whole day on the 8/8 to not eat any one of, up to all of the top 8 common allergenic foods and don8 to make a difference to those living with EGIDs.
National

Sunday 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.

Monday 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

Thursday 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

Thursday 12 August
(date to be confirmed)

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

Friday 13 August
(date to be confirmed)

Red Nose Day

Red Nose
Red Nose Day is the major fundraiser for Red Nose. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities help to provide vital services and programs to the Australian community.

Red Nose is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families. With offices throughout Australia and a national office in Melbourne our areas of focus include bereavement support, education, research, national awareness campaigning, advocacy and fundraising.

National

Friday 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

Saturday 14 August

Gay Uncles Day

With no day for all the nieces and nephews of the world to celbebrate their gay uncles, the internet called for that to change and dubbed August 14th Gay Uncles Day. August 14th is a day for everyone to celebrate their love for Guncles all across the world.
14-21 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

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.
National

16-22 August
(date to be confirmed)

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

17-25 August
(date to be confirmed)

QLD Seniors Week

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

Wednesday 18 August
(date to be confirmed)

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.

Thursday 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

Thursday 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

Friday 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

21-27 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

Monday 23 August
(date to be confirmed)

Daffodil Day

Cancer Council Australia
Daffodil Day is one of the Cancer Council's most loved fundraising events and this year, every daffodil and every donation grows hope - hope for more survivors, hope for better treatments and hope for greater support. As the largest merchandise based event in the Southern Hemisphere, it's day to support all Australians affected by cancer.
National

1300 65 65 85
Monday 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

Wednesday 25 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, and is celebrated on the last Wednesday in August each year.
National

Wednesday 25 August
(date to be confirmed)

Amnestea

Amnesty International Australia
Gather your friends, family or colleagues to share a cup of tea and raise money for human rights. Over the last 53 years Amnesty International has exposed thousands of human rights abuses. Thanks to people like you, wrongly imprisoned people have been freed and the guilty have been brought to justice.
National

Wednesday 25 August
(date to be confirmed)

Unity Walk & Run

Parkinson's NSW
The Unity Walk is the perfect day out with family and friends. The event's focus is a leisurely stroll or, if you are in Sydney, an additional 4km or 8km Run, for a great cause. It gives a voice to all those living with or touched by Parkinson's.
NSW

25-31 August
(date to be confirmed)

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

Friday 27 August

Tracky Dack Day

TLC for Kids
On the last Friday in August, Australians 'dack up and donate' by wearing tracksuit pants ('trackies') and fundraising for sick kids. This is an act of solidarity with hospitalised children, who are encouraged to change into trackies to lift their mood and create a more normal day-to-day routine.
National

Sunday 29 August

International Day against Nuclear Tests

United Nations
International Day Against Nuclear Tests is used to remind UN member states of the dangers of nuclear weapons, and the hope that nuclear disarmament is possible.
International

Sunday 29 August

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
Monday 30 August

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

United Nations
Enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole. Enforced disappearance has become a global problem and is not restricted to a specific region of the world.
International

30 August - 5 September
(date to be confirmed)

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)
Tuesday 31 August
(date to be confirmed)

International Overdose Awareness Day

The Salvation Army Crisis Services
Overdose Awareness Day is a commemorative day which acknowledges individual loss and family grief when loved ones have suffered overdose and are either permanently injured or have lost their life. The day also aims to raise awareness about overdoses from the use of both licit and illicit drugs.
International

Wednesday 1 September

Gold Bow Day

The Australian Thyroid Foundation
The ATF Gold Bow Day highlights the increase in thyroid cancer and gives support to thyroid cancer patients undergoing Radio-Active Iodine Treatment.
National

Wednesday 1 September

Wattle Day

Wattle Day Association
Wattle Day is oriented towards the future, encompassing positive virtues in the celebration of Australia and the Australian spirit.
National

Wednesday 1 September
(date to be confirmed)

Footy Colours Day

Fight Cancer Foundation
Fight Cancer Foundation's Footy Colours Day is a national community fundraising campaign that helps kids with cancer keep up with school. Join thousands of Australians by wearing your favourite team's colours and hosting an event at your school, organisation, group or club to raise much needed funds!
National

1-7 September
(date to be confirmed)

Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Week

Independence Australia (formerly known as ParaQuad Victoria)
Raising awareness and prevention of spinal cord injury. It is held in the second week of November all around Australia.
National

1300 704 456
208 Wellington Street
COLLINGWOOD VIC 3066
1-7 September

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

1-7 September
(date to be confirmed)

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 September each year.
National

1-7 September
(date to be confirmed)

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

1-8 September
(date to be confirmed)

Adult Learners Week

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

1-30 September

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

1-30 September

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

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

Australian Dystonia Awareness Month

Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. (DNA)
Providing a pathway to support, information, literature and community awareness for adults and children living with dystonia and their carers and health providers.
National

02 4784 3368
1-30 September

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
(date to be confirmed)

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

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

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

Dystonia Awareness Month

Australian Dystonia Support Group (ADSG)
Dystonia Awareness Month aims to raise awareness of dystonia - a neuroligical movement condition which causes unccontrollable movements, twisting ro muscle spasms and pain. There are different forms of dystonia which can also affect a person's speech and swallowing.
National

1-30 September

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

WomenCan
Every year in Australia more than 6,500 women will be diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer and around 2,000 will die. WomenCan is the fundraising arm of the peak research organisation - Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG). During September the 'Save The Box' campaign raises awareness for cancer research. Many women are uncomfortable talking about their gynaecological parts. However, by understanding, taking early action and through research we improve life for women now and in the future.
National

1-30 September

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.

1-30 September

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

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

Australian Dystonia Awareness Month

Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. (DNA)
Providing a pathway to support, information, literature and community awareness for adults and children living with dystonia and their carers and health providers.

1-30 September

Starlight Movie Month

Starlight Children's Foundation
Starlight Movie Month is a chance for your colleagues, family, friends and neighbours to raise funds for seriously ill children and their families.

Thursday 2 September
(date to be confirmed)

National Health and Physical Education Day

The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Inc
National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day has been designed to raise awareness of, and advocate for, a greater focus of HPE in our schools. If you are a teacher, why not take your class outside for a lesson or organise a PE-related excursion? Schools, why not plan a fun run or walk for your students? If you are a parent, why not walk home with the kids or take them to a nearby park for some play time after school?
National

(08) 8352 3288
Thursday 2 September

Indigenous Literacy Day

Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Indigenous Literacy Day aims to help raise funds to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions. We need your support to help raise funds to buy books and literacy resources for children in these communities.
National

2-8 September

National Landcare Week

Landcare Australia

It's National Landcare Week from 2-8 September, a time for all Australians to acknowledge and reflect on the great work being carried out by over a hundred thousand volunteers who give up their valuable time to care for this great country we call home.

Landcarers across Australia grow our food, look after our environment, care for our coastlines, and protect our native animals. National Landcare Week was created to celebrate our hardworking Landcarers who are fostering a better environmental future for all.

NSW

02 9412 1040
02 0412 1060
Level 3, 6 Help Street
CHATSWOOD NSW 2067
Friday 3 September
(date to be confirmed)

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.

Friday 3 September

Walk To Work Day

Diabetes Australia
Now in its 23rd year, Walk to Work Day, on Friday 3 September 2021, helps employers and employees build regular walking into their daily routine and, at the same time, support a worthwhile cause. This year, the event continues to support Diabetes Australia. Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day promotes regular walking as a healthy activity and that will help people reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes (better physical, mental and social health) and raise funds for Diabetes Australia.

Saturday 4 September

World Sexual Health Day

World Association for Sexual Health
In 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) called all their organisations to celebrate, on each September 4th, World Sexual Health Day in an effort to promote a greater social awareness on sexual health across the globe.
International

Saturday 4 September

PKD Awarenesss Day

PKD Australia
PKD Awareness Day raises awareness for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), which is the most common life-threatening genetic disorder of the kidneys and affects around 1 in 1000 people which is more than 25,000 Australians. People with ADPKD will develop multiple fluid filled cysts in their kidneys, as cysts grow and enlarge both kidneys, kidney function declines.
National

4-12 September
(date to be confirmed)

History Week

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.

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