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1-31 January
(date to be confirmed)

Veganuary

Viva
Eat delicious, healthy food, save lives and help the environment. Join thousands of people going vegan for the month of January.
International

1 January - 31 December
Today

Year of Lifelong Learning #YOLL2018

Adult Learning Australia

Join with us in celebrating 2018 as the year of lifelong learning! #YOLL2018

Celebrate the power of people continuing to learn throughout their lives. We know from research both in Australia and internationally that when people take an active approach to learning in their adult years they develop the skills, confidence and courage to live independently, find new work and to shine at new skills. Taking time for learning as an adult is the key to a healthy and active life, to staying connected in communities, as well as to finding new or better work - it's a lifechanger!

We are encouraging communities to put a focus on adult learning as a lifelong activity throughout 2018. To coincide with this we are calling on the Australian government to adopt a formal policy on lifelong learning as an essential feature of an inclusive, healthy, equitable and sustainable future for Australia.

National

info@ala.asn.au
1 February

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.

1-28 February
Today

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
Today

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
Today

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.

1-28 February
Today

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
Today

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
Today

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
Today

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
Today

International Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Month

Heart Kids
Heart Kids 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 (CHD). During the month there is a particular emphasis on February 14th.

2 February

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

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
4 February
(date to be confirmed)

National Pet Adoption Day

PetRescue
PETstock and PetRescue have joined forces to bring hundreds of adorable rescue pets to PETstock stores across Australia for one mega adoption event! Over 90 of PetRescue's rescue group members will be getting in on the action (across nearly 100 stores nationwide), giving you an awesome opportunity to meet their pets face-to-furry-face and find your new BFF!
National

4 February

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.

5-9 February

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

5-11 February

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

5-11 February

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

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

6 February

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

12 February

International Darwin Day

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

12-18 February
Today

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.

13 February

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

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 February

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

14 February

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

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

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

14 February

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

14 February

1 Billion Rising

V-Day
1 Billion Rising aims to mobilise, engage, awaken and join people worldwide to end violence against women - and make violence against women a global human issue not relegated to country or tribe or class or religion
International

14 February

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.

14-21 February
Today

Sexual Health Awareness Week

Shine SA
Sexual Health Awareness Week encourages young adults, aged between 18 and 30 years, to broaden their understanding of sexual health and relationships.
SA

16 February

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

17 February

White Night Melbourne

Come and experience the best Melbourne has to offer as the city is transformed into an all-night wonderland for everyone to explore. From dusk til dawn discover over 80 free events celebrating music, food, film, art and light. White Night Melbourne is part of an internationally renowned phenomenon that began in Paris.
VIC

18 February
Today

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

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

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

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

24 February

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

25 February - 3 March

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

27 February

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

28 February

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

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.

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