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1 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

World Galgo Day

Dia Del Galgo
Every year in Spain, thousands of galgos are born and bred to hunt. They endure a life of fear and cruelty and when they are no longer useful, they are savagely killed... hHung from trees, thrown into wells, beaten to death or abandoned.

1 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

National Wear Red Day

Wear Red Day raises money towards vital first-stage, innovative research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease - the leading cause of death and disability in Australia. Sadly, it's a disease which touches '2 out of 3 families' - that's two more families than we'd like. Wear something RED on 14 February for a small gold coin donation which will help us protect Australia's hearts. You can choose to wear red socks, don a red ribbon, draw hearts on your cheeks, it's entirely up to you how you wish to showcase Valentine's Day as the true day of saving and loving your hearts!
National

1-28 February 2020

Feel Good February

Feel Good Feb (FGF) is having the intention and taking the time to make others feel good during February and beyond. Do a kind deed for a stranger.

1-28 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

The Sustainable Living Festival

Sustainable Living Foundation
The Sustainable Living Festival seeks to inspire and empower everyday Australians to accelerate their uptake of sustainable living.
The Big Weekend is the flagship three-day event held at Federation Square, Melbourne.
Come along and check out what's on offer at the Sustainable Living Festival.
VIC

1-28 February 2020

FebFast

Febfast aims to give individuals the tools and opportunity to reflect, change and break existing routines that inhibit wellness, starting with alcohol consumption.

1-28 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Don't Wait Until It's Too Late

Bowel Cancer Australia
Bowel Cancer Australia's annual public awareness campaign is aimed at raising awareness of bowel cancer and encouraging more Australian's to screen for the disease.
National

1-28 February 2020

FebruDAREy

Cerebral Palsy League
Double dare to show you care this February. Set your dare and get your friends to donate - the bigger the dare, the more dollars.

1-28 February 2020

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Australia
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month campaigns to highlight the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to raise funds for our programs.
National

1-28 February 2020

International Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Day

Heart Kids
HeartKids aims to raise awareness for all aspects of children's heart disease. They support children with heart diseases, as well as their families, including those who have lost young children. Heart Kids works towards reducing both the incidence and the mortality rates of childhood heart disease.
International

1-28 February 2020

Heart Research Month

Heart Research Australia
Heart Research Month raises awareness about the devastating impact heart disease has on families, friends and communities, and the importance of supporting life-saving heart research to find new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating heart disease. Heart Research Australia supports a centre of excellence that attracts world class and emerging researchers to conduct ground-breaking research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Heart Research Day is celebrated on the 14 February - the "Day of Hearts" - encouraging everyone to love and take care of their heart.

1-29 February 2020

National Sustainable Living Festival

The largest and longest-running Festival of its kind aims to inspire and provide solutions to the sustainability and climate challenges we face by showcasing over 300 events packed in a month-long program of local and international talent presenting talks, forums, workshops, film, art, and design.
National

2 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

World Wetlands Day

United Nations
World Wetlands Day marks the signing of the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty that calls for the member countries to maintain the ecological use of their wetlands. It is a day to remember the importance and fragility of our native wetlands.
International

3 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Setsubun Sai (Shinto)

Setsuban Sai is a Shinto New Year celebration based on Japan's old lunar calendar. It is celebrated as a good luck festival and a celebration of the traditional beginning of Spring.
International
3-9 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Feeding Tube Awareness Week

ausEE Inc
This week aims to raise awareness for those living with feeding tubes and the day to day challenges they face.
National

4 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

World Cancer Day

Union for International Cancer Control
It is the occassion to unite the world in the fight against the disease through raising awareness, educating the public, and lobbying for change. It is only by every person, organisation, and government, individually doing their part, that the world will be able to reduce the global cancer burden.

4-10 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

International Vendor Week

The Big Issue
More than 60 senior business leaders and politicians will join The Big Issue's regular vendors on the streets in a national campaign to shine a spotlight on homelessness and disadvantage.
National

5 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Safer Internet Day

Cyber Smart
Safer Internet day encourages families, libraries and schools to learn and connect together. Take positive actions and teach each other about staying safe online.
International

5 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year falls on the first day of the Chinese calendar, and continues for 15 days. During celebrations people clean their houses to drive away the bad luck of the previous year. 2016 is the year of the Monkey.
International

5-11 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Better Hearing Australia (Vic) Inc
Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW) is an annual event which in 2017 is taking place from 6-12 February. This year's activity will be based around the campaign 'Together for Tinnitus' which is intended to increase our visibility, generate discussion about tinnitus and raise awareness of the work being carried out and support provided.
International

6 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

United Nations
The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. #endgfm

9 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

National Pet Adoption Day

PETstock
PETstock Assist in partnership with not-for-profit charity PetRescue will be running its 6th annual National Pet Adoption Day in February to help find forever homes for pets all over Australia.

Last year's campaign saw over 1,000 rescue pets find loving homes. Yet, there is still more work to do, with an estimated 200,000 pets living unclaimed in Australian shelters and pounds across Australia. In 2020, PETstock hopes to outmatch last year's adoption numbers and find even more healthy, happy pets forever homes.

National

13 73 87
9 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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

12 February 2020

International Darwin Day

Darwin Day celebrates the anniversary of the birth of the famous evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin.

13 February 2020

World Radio Day

United Nations
A day proclaimed by UNESCO to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios. It's an occasion to draw attention to the unique value of radio, which remains the medium to reach the widest audience and is currently taking up new technological forms and devices.
International

13 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Apology Anniversary

National Sorry Day Committee (NSDC)
Today is a mark of respect of the achievement that was the apology to the Stolen Generations, and a reminder to the broader public, to the country's politicians and policy makers, that sorry is more than a word, and that communities, Stolen Generations focussed community and peak body organisations, and government politicians and policy makers must continue to work together in order to achieve key outcomes for the Stolen Generations.

13-20 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

WA Sexual Health Awareness Week

The theme for WA Sexual Health Week always includes Safety, Pleasure and Respect. These three simple words underpin a holistic understanding of sexual health.

14 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Sweetheart Day

HeartKids
HeartKids Australia is launching Sweetheart Day on 14 February to raise awareness of childhood heart disease and encourage donations to continue our work in providing support, advocacy, growing awareness and enabling further research into children's heart disorders.
National

14 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

National Condom Day

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia
National Condom Day is celebrated on Valentines Day, and raises awareness of sexual health and family planning.
National

14 February 2020

V-DAY

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

18 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

International Asperger's Day

International Asperger's Day aims to highlight the significance of Asperger syndrome for both society and individuals, also illustrates one of the many challenges to the newcomer trying to understand the autism spectrum.

20 February 2020

World Day of Social Justice

United Nations
Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.
International

21 February 2020

International Mother Language Day

United Nations
International Mother Language Day is a day of multilingualism and multiculturalism. It is a chance to promote the preservation and protection of all languages.
International

22 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

World Thinking Day

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
World Thinking Day is a day of friendship, advocacy and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.
International

26 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Business Clean Up Day

Clean Up Australia
By participating in Business Clean Up Day you are doing your part to promote a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. It's also a fantastic way to be seen as a community leader and engage with your staff, customers and local community. Previous Business Clean Up Day's have proven to be excellent team building events and great for staff morale.
National

27 February 2020

World NGO Day

In every country, there are numerous NGO entities, from larger organisations, professional associations and chambers of commerce to small local charities, grassroots organisations in every city or district representing a multitude of interests, sectors and activities.

On this date we celebrate these organisations.

International

27 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Teal Ribbon Day

Ovarian Cancer Australia
On Teal Ribbon Day, all Australians are invited to purchase and wear a teal ribbon from Ovarian Cancer Australia to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Teal Ribbons can be purchased directly from Ovarian Cancer Australia (minimum quantity of 5 ribbons) or from Chemmart Pharmacies, Spotlight, and Brazilian Butterfly. It is held on the last Wed in February.
National

28 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Summer's Day

KidSafe Qld
On this day each year stop and remember all the children who lost their lives as a result of an unintentional injury, and acknowledge those children and families living with the consequences of preventable injury.
National

28 February 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Rare Diseases Day

Rare Diseases Europe
Rare Disease Day is an annual, awareness-raising event co-ordinated by EURORDIS at the international level and by National Alliances and Patient Organisations at the national level. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives.

1 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Schools Clean Up Day

Clean Up Australia
Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day.
National

1 March 2020

World Compliment Day

Give someone a genuine compliment today!

1-31 March 2020

Endometriosis Awareness Month

QENDO
Endometriosis Awareness takes place across the globe during the month of March (and beyond) with a mission to raise awareness of a disease which affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide.
National

1800 367 96636
PO Box 336
STONES CORNER QLD 4120
1-31 March 2020

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.

1-31 March 2020

The Water Challenge

WaterAId Australia
1 in 10 people worldwide don't have access to clean water. This March, join thousands of Australians by making water your only beverage to help give safe water to others. Take the fizz out of your drink, give your coffee a wake-up call and raise a glass to the one drink the world can't live without.

1-31 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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.

1-31 March 2020

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.

1-31 March 2020

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 2020

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.

1-31 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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 2020

March Charge

Cancer Council NSW 2019
The March Charge is a fun personal fitness challenge that has an enormous impact on how cancer is researched and treated. Just by walking or running for Cancer Council this March, and by raising funds, you can help us Charge ahead with cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support services. You can choose to go solo or get your friends/family/colleagues together and do it as a team - it's up to you! Charge anywhere/anytime you like! Charge in the morning with your family or walk with your colleagues at lunch - it's your Charge and your choice.
NSW

3 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia
Clean Up Australia Day encourages all Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland or streets and help collect rubbish. Individuals and local groups can either organise a Clean Up Site or volunteer to join an existing Site.

3 March 2020

World Wildlife Day

United Nations
On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora.
International

3-9 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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. Hearing Awareness Week occurs each year in the last full week of August
National

3-11 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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

4-8 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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
4-10 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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

5 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

UnitingCare Pancake Day

UnitingCare
UnitingCare Pancake Day is about having a great day of fun with friends while supporting local people in need. Throughout February hundreds of groups across Victoria and Tasmania host events to raise money to support people in need.
National

5-10 March 2020
(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

8 March 2020

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

9 March 2020

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 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Cycle of Giving

The Common Good
Every year The Common Good hosts the Cycle of Giving; a cycling event to raise funds for organ transplant research. The Prince Charles Hospital is one of the leading organ and tissue transplant facilities in Australia, and every dollar raised through the Cycle of Giving goes to supporting cutting edge organ transplant research at the facility. Just $44 powers one hour of critical research at the hospital. You can participate in a 25, 65 or 100 kilometre ride on the 28 February 2016 and help to raise funds for this important cause.
QLD

10-16 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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

11 March 2020

Canberra Day

Canberra day is an annual public holiday in the ACT which celebrates Canberra's official founding in 1913.
ACT
11 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Race For Kids

Royal Bank of Canada
RBC Race for the Kids is part of Royal Bank of Canada's (RBC) "Kids Pledge," which is a five-year, $100 million commitment to improve the wellbeing of 1 million children and young people. Last year, the race took place in more than 15 locations including London, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Sydney, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, attracting more than 124,000 global participants. Since its launch in New York in 2008, RBC Race for the Kids has raised over US$27 million for children's charities around the globe. RBC supports a wide range of programs that address the needs of the 'whole' child - mind, body and spirit-so that all children have a chance to reach their potential someday.
International

13-17 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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.

13-20 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Coeliac Awareness Week

Coeliac Australia
Coeliac Awareness Week is held annually from 13-20 March. Coeliac disease remains one of the most under-diagnosed conditions in Australia. Public recognition of coeliac disease and the potential reactions to gluten (often self-diagnosed!) have never been higher, yet awareness of the condition among medical professionals continues to be low.

14 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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

15 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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

15-22 March 2020

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

16 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

World Naked Bike Ride

World Naked Bike Ride
The World Naked Bike Ride aims to increase awareness of the vulnerability of cyclists on the road. It is also a peaceful protest against the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy.
International

17 March 2020

St Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385-461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
International
18-22 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Walk for Water

WaterAid
1 in 9 people worldwide still don't have access to clean water close to home. For hundreds of millions of people, especially women and girls, that means long, dangerous and physically painful walks to collect water from sources that could be filthy.

10,000 steps is the equivalent of 100 minutes of walking or 8 kilometres. Track your steps using a WaterAid pedometer, which you can request after you sign up.

Ask your friends to sponsor you as you Walk for Water. Funds raised will help WaterAid reach people who have limited access to clean water sources.

International

18-22 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Walk for Water

How far would you walk for a glass of water? Some women and children have to walk more than 30 minutes a day. To mark World Water Day, walk 10,000 steps for 5 days while raising money to help provide lifesaving clean water for some of the world's poorest communities.
International

Level 9
176 Wellington Parade
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002
18-29 March 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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

20 March 2020

International Day of Happiness

United Nations
Do something, big or small, to take part on 20 March and bring happiness to others. Everyone wants to be happy - and life is happier when we're together. So let's celebrate our common humanity. Join the community and be part of this special day.
International

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