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1 May 2021 - 31 May 2022
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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.

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

1-30 November

E-Tea

Epilepsy Action Australia
November is epilepsy awareness month and this year we want you to celebrate with E-Tea! Register to host a morning or afternoon tea with family, friends or colleagues for delicious treats, laughter, fun, fundraising, and of course to generate awareness of epilepsy. Hosting a E-Tea event is a great way to fundraise while sharing some delicious treats, laughter and games. Simply choose what you'd like to do on a day in November and at a time that best suits you!
National

1300 37 45 37
1-30 November
(date to be confirmed)

Learn On The Loo

WaterAid Australia
The average person spends 10-15 minutes on the toilet every day - that's almost 8 hours a month. To raise funds and awareness for the 1 in 3 people worldwide who don't have access to a decent toilet, WaterAid is inviting Australians to dedicate their toilet time during November to learning a new skill. Memorise, meditate, or master your way through the month, ask friends to sponsor you, and help WaterAid reach some of the poorest and most marginalised people on earth who still don't have access to a decent dunny.
National

9001 8262
1-30 November

Asbestos Awareness Month

Asbetsos Diseases Research Insitiute
Asbestos Awareness Month aims to educate Australians about the dangers of asbestos in and around homes because Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases in the world.

1-30 November

National Novel Writing Month

Office of Letters and Light
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.
International

1-30 November

World Vegan Month

Ever considered going vegan, but not sure where to start? Vegan Month is dedicated to educating about vegan eating and lifestyles, and encouraging you take give it a go. Take part by eating and living vegan, being kinder to the environment, stopping animal crueltly, and living a healthier life!
International

1-30 November

Movember

Movember Foundation
Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Mo Bros, supported by their Mo Sistas, start Movember (November 1st) clean shaven and then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache. During Movember, each Mo Bro effectively becomes a walking billboard for men's health and, via their Mo, raises essential funds and awareness for Movember's men's health partners.

1-30 November

Lung Health Awareness Month

Lung Foundation Australia
Lung Awareness Month is used to promote lung health and focus on the impact of lung disease in the Australian community.
National

Thursday 4 November

Diwali

Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated by Hindu, Jain and Sikh religions.
International
Friday 5 November

International Volunteer Managers Day

International Volunteer Managers Day is a day to let those volunteer managers know that the spirit of volunteerism is enhanced and enabled by them - and to thank them.
International

Saturday 6 November

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

United Nations
Damage to the environment in times of armed conflict impairs ecosystems and natural resources long after the period of conflict, often extending beyond the limits of national territories and the present generation.
International

7-13 November
(date to be confirmed)

National Others Week

Global Care
Held from the first Sunday in November, NOW encourages people to find a way to help someone, whether it's a random act of kindness or a planned activity. Because as the NOW motto says - life is a team sport!
National

8-14 November

National Recycling Week

Planet Ark
National Recycling Week aims to improve the positive environmental outcomes of recycling by increasing community awareness, increasing collection rates and reducing contamination. Local councils, businesses and community groups are encouraged to join in throughout the week.

8-14 November

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

Panda
Since 2005 PANDA has been leading the perinatal mental health sector in promoting the Week to raise awareness about perinatal anxiety and depression, including signs to look for and where to go to seek support.
National

8-14 November

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation
Our National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week is used to raise funds and promote awareness and education around cervical cancer and the impact it has on Australian women and their families every year. Currently Australia is on track to be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035, but only if we aren't complacent and women stay on top of their cervical health.
National

1300 727 630
PO Box 1008
FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006
8-14 November
(date to be confirmed)

National Psychology Week

Australian Psychology Society
National Psychology Week (NPW) is an APS initiative that aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people and communities lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives.

Wednesday 10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development

United Nations
This is a day to celebrate the responsible use of science to further the advancement of peace and development across the world.
International

Wednesday 10 November
(date to be confirmed)

World Vegan Day

WVD Melbourne
Becoming vegan is the best way to help animals, the environment, and your health - and it's easier than you might think. There are a number of reasons why people choose to go vegan. The most popular ones are:
  • It eliminates suffering and saves the lives of thousands of animals;
  • It boosts your health and increases your life expectancy; and
  • It's a lot kinder to the planet.
International

10-16 November

International Week of Science and Peace

United Nations
The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. The organization of events and activities for the week was undertaken as a non-governmental initiative; the secretariat for the International Year of Peace was informed of the preparatory activities and the final summary of events that occurred during the week. The organizers sought to encourage the broadest possible international participation in the observance.
International

Thursday 11 November

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
National

Friday 12 November

World Pneumonia Day

United Nations
World Pneumonia Day seeks to raise awareness of pneumonia as a public health issue and help prevent the millions of avoidable child deaths from pneumonia that occur each year.
International

Saturday 13 November

World Kindness Day

Australian Kindness Movement
The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion; and realise we are citizens of the world. As world citizens we have a commonality, and must realise that if progress is to be made in human relations and endeavours, if we are to achieve the goal of peaceful coexistence, we must focus on what we have in common.
International

Sunday 14 November

World Diabetes Day

International Diabetes Federation
The World Diabetes Day campaign is an event used to increase understanding of diabetes, and to raise funds for research.
International

14-22 November
(date to be confirmed)

Neighbourhood Watch Week

Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Week is an annual event held throughout Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of the event is to increase membership and spread awareness on the benefits of belonging to a local NHW group, as well as to inform people on general safety and home security tips. Get in contact with your local NHW group or state police to find out what events are planned in your area.
National

0428 377 901
Monday 15 November

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

United Nations
Every year more than 1 million people die from a traffic crash. This day is used to remember those who have died on the roads, and to remind the public to be careful when driving.
International

15-22 November
(date to be confirmed)

Australian Food Safety Week

Food Safety Information Council
The theme of Australian Food Safety Week will be 'Is it done yet? Using a thermometer to check if your food is cooked safely'. We will be encouraging consumers to buy and use food thermometers to cook food safely with the aim of reducing the 4.1 million cases of food poisoning in Australia each year. Events will be held around the country. The 2020 theme will be 'Food Safety - it's in your hands' where we will be building upon the good behaviour established during the COVID-19 pandemic so we can continue to reduce the amount of foodborne disease.
National

0407626688
PO Box 6316
KINGSTON ACT 2064
15-23 November
(date to be confirmed)

Alopecia Awareness Week

Variety - the Children's Charity
Variety - the Children's Charity is all about helping Aussie kids be kids! Variety is championing Alopecia Awareness Week, raising awareness and raising funds to provide wigs to children effected by the condition. You can get involved by donating your hair to be made into a wig or hold a fundraiser to purchase a wig for a child.
National

Tuesday 16 November

International Day for Tolerance

United Nations
The International Day of Tolerance promotes respect, dialogue, cooperation and tolerance of all cultures.
International

Wednesday 17 November

World Prematurity Day

National Premmie Foundation
A day to raise awareness of babies born prematurely.
International

Thursday 18 November

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

United Nations
A day to highlight the incidence and prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - more commonly known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
International

18-24 November
(date to be confirmed)

Antibiotic Awareness Week

NPS MedicineWise
Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual, global event to raise awareness about the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance. The week encourages people around the world to use antibiotics responsibly.

International

Friday 19 November

World Toilet Day

World Toilet Organisation
World Toilet Organisation created World Toilet Day (WTD) to raise global awareness of the struggle 2.6 billion face every day without access to proper, clean sanitation. WTD also brings to the forefront the health, emotional and psychological consequences the poor endure as a result of inadequate sanitation.
International

Friday 19 November

World Philosophy Day

United Nations
World Philosophy Day's objective is to encourage the peoples of the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas, as well as to inspire a public debate between intellectuals and civil society on the challenges confronting our society.
International

Saturday 20 November

Universal Children's Day

United Nations
Universal Children's Day is observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.
International

Saturday 20 November
(date to be confirmed)

National Ag Day

National Ag Day
Whether city or bush-based, Australians are all motivated to create a better future for our families and our environment. We all live in the same modern world and share the same progressive values. It's these values that drive our farmers to produce high quality food and fibre everyday for all Australians and the world. So, this AgDay help us celebrate that in fact, we are all a part of the same cycle, all moving in the same direction.
National

1 Woolworths Way
BELLA VISTA NSW 2153
Saturday 20 November

Africa Industrialization Day

United Nations
Africa Industrialisation Day aims to mobilise the commitment of the international community to the industrialisation of Africa.
International

20-28 November

Social Inclusion Week

Play It Forward
CONNECT, COLLABORATE & CELEBRATE!

Social Inclusion Week aims to help all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in society. Created by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, founder of the award winning Choir of Hard Knocks, Social Inclusion Week is about connecting local communities, workmates, family and friends, in order to build and strengthen relationships or networks and address isolation and exclusion of those who may be marginalised.

National

Sunday 21 November

World Television Day

United Nations
This day celebrates the ways television has helped to increase world communications, as well as the implications it has had on social and cultural development.
International

21 November - 31 December
(date to be confirmed)

Dinesmart

Streetsmart
For the six weeks in the lead-up to Christmas, StreetSmart partners with restaurants to ask diners to make a small donation to StreetSmart on their bill. Every table is asked to add $2 or more to their bill, not even the price of a coffee or mineral water. It's a simple idea that adds up to a big impact on the lives of people who are homeless.
National

Monday 22 November
(date to be confirmed)

Wellness Walk & Festival

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW
The Wellness Walk is a yearly event taking in the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the finishing line at Government House to enjoy the celebratory Wellness Festival! It's a family friendly walk with an easy route suitable for all ages & abilities.
The walk raises awareness for mental illness & encourages walking as a way to improve mental wellness. This is a wonderful event brings together people from all walks of life in a positive, active and fun environment because together we make a difference.

Thursday 25 November

White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Foundation (Australia)
The White Ribbon Campaign aims to raise awareness among Australian men and boys about the roles they can play to prevent violence against women. The campaign calls for men across Australia to speak out and take an oath swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.
International

Thursday 25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

United Nations
This day is a reminder that violence against women should never occur. It is a reminder that the world must continue to eliminate instances of violence against anybody, particularly women.
International

Thursday 25 November

Orange Day

UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign
The UN Secretary-General's UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE campaign), managed by UN Women, is a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls around the world. It calls on governments, civil society, women's organizations, young people, the private sector, the media, and the entire UN system to join forces in addressing the global pandemic of violence against women and girls.
International

25 November - 10 December

16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

UN Women
16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign that began in 1991. From 25 November, the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, International Human Rights Day, the campaign calls on individuals and groups around the world to act to end all forms of violence against women and girls.
International

Sunday 28 November
(date to be confirmed)

Thank U NICU Day

National Event in Australian Neonatal Intensive Care Units
THANK U NICU Day is a national day held each November to thank and acknowledge all Australian NICU and SCN staff and the miracle families they help to create.
Monday 29 November

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

United Nations
A day for UN member states to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people.
International

Tuesday 30 November

International Computer Security Day

Security is an important consideration when working with computers, the Internet or indeed any electronic devices. Use Computer Security Day to ensure that your passwords are regularly updated, that your personal information is safe and secure, and that your systems are protected.
International
Tuesday 30 November

Day of Remembrance for all Vicitims of Chemical Warfare

United Nations
This commemoration will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the commitment of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons, thereby promoting the goals of peace, security, and multilateralism.
International

Wednesday 1 December

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day - held on 1 December each year - is one of the most globally recognised events of the year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
International

1-31 December

Decembeard

Bowel Cancer Australia
Bowel cancer affects men of all ages. 1 in 10 Aussie men will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime, and it is Australia's second biggest cancer killer. A hair-raising fundraiser held during the month of December (1st-31st December), Decembeard Australia encourages men to grow a beard in the final month of the year to raise awareness and much needed funds for bowel cancer.

1-31 December

No Gender December

No Gender December marks a time to make a stand against the gendered marketing of toys to children.

Thursday 2 December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

United Nations
Despite the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, slavery still exists. This is a day to raise awareness of the issue that continues to function in new forms.
International

Friday 3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

United Nations
Australia celebrates the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) every year on 3 December to acknowledge the valuable contribution people of all abilities make to our community.
International

1800 440 385 (TTY users please phone 1800 555 677 and ask for 1800 440 385)
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