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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

Tuesday 11 January
(date to be confirmed)

No Pants Subway/Metro Ride

Improv Everywhere
The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event staged by Improv Everywhere every January in many cities around the world. The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants behave as if they do not know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled the annual No Pants Subway Ride in 2021. Please check the website for a 2022 update when the time comes.
International

Wednesday 12 January

International Earth Chakra Day

International Earth Chakra Day
International Earth Chakra Day is a global day of celebration and collaboration, an opportunity to spread a wave of energy around the Earth to support planetary healing and cosmic consciousness.
International

0424 251 455
Wednesday 12 January

Kiss a Ginger Day

In opposition to "Kick a Ginger Day", "Kiss A Ginger Day" was created, celebrated on the 12th of January.

14-23 January

Tamworth Country Music Festival (TCMF)

The festival showcases over 2,200 events and 4,000 different performances or gigs in 80 different venues. There are over 600 buskers in Peel Street alone, providing a diverse range of entertainment each day - it is no wonder we attract over 55,000 visitors.
NSW

Wednesday 19 January

Ride to Cure Diabetes

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
The Ride to Cure Diabetes creates a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes. Held in the Barossa Valley, Riders choose to challenge themselves on one of three professionally run courses of 35km, 80km or 160km. Some people come for the day while others stay for the weekend commemorating their great achievements with superb food and wine and fantastic accommodation.
SA

Thursday 20 January
(date to be confirmed)

Penguin Awareness Day

A celebration of one of the world's most beloved creatures and a call to action for their conservation.
International
20-23 January
(date to be confirmed)

Aboriginal Cultural Showcase

Tamworth Country Music Festival
Australia's largest gathering of Indigenous country musicians are gearing up to take Tamworth by storm at the fifth Annual Cultural Showcase.

Held as part of the iconic Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Annual Cultural Showcase brings together some of the best and brightest Indigenous musicians this side of the Black Stump.

NSW

Wednesday 26 January

Invasion Day / Survival Day

The refusal to celebrate Australia Day is part of an ongoing fight for the recognition of the abuse of Indigenous people's rights.
Wednesday 26 January

Tandanya Survival Day

January 26 is "Survival Day", an important time when the community gathers to celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The day serves to acknowledge and reinforce the present and the future of our cultures.

Wednesday 26 January

Belgrave Survival Day

Belgrave Survival Day is an annual event on January 26th and presents an opportunity for people in the area to celebrate the survival of Australian Indigenous people, their culture and heritage.
VIC

Thursday 27 January

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

United Nations
Acknowledged on the day that the Auschwitz Concentration Camp was liberated in 1945, this day remembers all those who suffered and lost their lives during the holocaust.
International

Tuesday 1 February

World Hijab Day

World Hijab Day Organization
February 1st, 2013 marked the first annual World Hijab Day (WHD) in recognition of millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab.

It's estimated that people in 190 countries take part in World Hijab Day every year. WHD has many volunteers and ambassadors worldwide to conduct WHD events in order to bring awareness about hijab. By opening up new pathways to understanding, World Hijab Day hopes to counteract some of the controversies surrounding why Muslim women choose to wear the hijab.


Tuesday 1 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. 2022 is the year of the Tiger.
International

Tuesday 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... Hung from trees, thrown into wells, beaten to death or abandoned.

1-28 February

National Sustainable Living Festival

The National Sustainable Living Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability-themed event in Australia. The Festival aims to inspire and provide solutions to the sustainability and climate challenges we currently face both now and into the future. The month-long program showcases local and international sustainability and climate thought leaders presenting critical understandings, observations, and insights to help inform and guide the stark choices that now stand before us. Cutting edge sustainability and climate change innovative solutions will be presented in both virtual and in-person formats throughout the month of February with live-streamed and pre-recorded presentations, interactive discussion forums, digital workshops on a variety of topics, and maybe even a virtual tour experience.
National

1-28 February

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

Red Feb

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. Getting involved is as simple as wearing red and donating.

1-28 February

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

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

FebFast

Febfast aims to give individuals the tools and opportunity to reflect, change and break existing routines that inhibit wellness. Across Australia, thousands of people give up alcohol, sugar or another vice of their choice, for the month of February to raise funds for young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

1-28 February

Art in Nature

Sisters Grimm
Global movement, Art in Nature, is calling for art submissions from young people across Australia. This is your chance to have your art featured in a bespoke online art gallery and animated, brand-new music video curated by MBE-awarded and Grammy-nominated Sisters Grimm! The Australian music video will draw inspiration from Australia's natural landscapes and be accompanied by an original song, released on 22 March 2022, for World Water Day. Anyone under 18 can enter by creating an artwork that reflects their experience with nature or the environment, and submitting a digital photo. Free to enter, submissions close 28 February 2022.

1-28 February

Red Feb - Heart Research Month

Heart Research Australia
Heart Research Month raises awareness about the devastating impact of heart disease and the need for ongoing research. Heart Research Australia's focus is to obtain funding for pioneering, first-stage research to find breakthroughs for treating heart disease. Heart disease is the largest killer of Australians, and affects 2 out of 3 families. During the month there is a particular emphasis on 14 February.
National

Wednesday 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

Thursday 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
Friday 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.

4-10 February
(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

Sunday 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

8-14 February
(date to be confirmed)

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Better Hearing Australia (Vic) Inc
Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW) is an annual event. 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

Wednesday 9 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

Saturday 12 February

International Darwin Day

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

12-14 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

Sunday 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

Sunday 13 February

Apology Anniversary

National Sorry Day Committee (NSDC)
February 13 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.

Monday 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

Monday 14 February
(date to be confirmed)

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
(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.

Tuesday 15 February
(date to be confirmed)

National Pet Adoption Day

PETstock
During the month of February, PETstock encourage prospective pet parents to adopt a new way of thinking when it comes to animal adoption and consider a pet they haven't before. PETstock stores across the country will play host to animal rescue organisations as part of our 8thgth annual National Pet Adoption Day, an initiative of our charity arm, PETstock Assist with support from event partner PetRescue.
National

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Wednesday 16 February

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

Wednesday 16 February
(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

Friday 18 February

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.

18 February - 13 March

Transitions Fillm Festival

Transitions Fillm Festival
Transitions Film Festival is the only festival in Australia, and one of the leading festivals internationally, that explicitly focuses on the grand challenges of our time, and the solutions to those challenges. Using the power of film and expert panel discussions, the Transitions Film Festival aims to inform, engage, and inspire audiences to create positive impact in the world. We cultivate powerful emotional experiences, stimulate important discussions, build communities and catalyse positive energy into meaningful action. The Transitions Film Festival has been inspiring audiences and powering social change since 2012, hosting festivals in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin and facilitating screenings in Alice- Springs, Hobart and across Australia.
National

Sunday 20 February

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

Sunday 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

Monday 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

21-27 February

National Driver Fatigue Week

Orange & Cabonne Road Safety
National Driver Fatigue Week aims to raise awareness of behaviour change to avoid driver fatigue through simple methods like power naps. A power nap is a short sleep that terminates before deep sleep. It is intended to quickly revitalise an individual. The benefit of a power nap is it improves concentration and situation awareness.
National

21-27 February

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week (ASAW)

ASAW is an annual, international event, meant to spread awareness and acceptance of aromantic spectrum identities and the issues we face, as well as making more people aware of our existence while also celebrating it.
International

Tuesday 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

Thursday 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

Friday 25 February
(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

Sunday 27 February

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

Monday 28 February
(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.

Monday 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

Tuesday 1 March
(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.

Tuesday 1 March
(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

Tuesday 1 March

World Compliment Day

Give someone a genuine compliment today!

1-31 March

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

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

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

The March Charge

Cancer Council NSW
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

1-31 March

Adenomyosis Awareness Month

QENDO
March is #AdenomyosisAwarenessMonth. Adenomyosis is a disease of the uterus, and it can cause debilitating pain and severe menstrual bleeding for some women. Help raise awareness of this debilitating disease, and minimally invasive treatment.
International

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

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

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

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

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 March - 30 April

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.

Thursday 3 March

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

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

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