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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

1-31 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

13 March - 24 April
(date to be confirmed)

NSW Seniors Festival

The Department of Family and Community Services NSW
NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors each year. If you are over 60, NSW Seniors Festival gives you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community events, many which are free or heavily discounted.
NSW

NSW Seniors Festival project team
Locked Bag 4001
ASHFIELD BC NSW 1800
14-25 March

A Taste of Harmony

Scanlon Foundation
Created by the Scanlon Foundation, A Taste of Harmony takes place on March 14 - 25, which coincides with Harmony Week. A Taste of Harmony allows organisations to partake in an activity to recognise and celebrate cultural diversity within the workplace, coinciding with Harmony Week. It gives organisations the chance to bring their team together virtuallyor physically with a range of fun, safe and worthwhile ways to get involved.
National

14-25 March
(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

15 March - 22 April

Passover

Probably the best known Jewish holiday, Passover commemorates the story of the exodus, where the Israelites were freed from Egyptian slavery.
International
18-22 March
(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

21-25 March

Know Show Grow Festival

Know Show Grow Festival
Breaking ground as the first dedicated mental health festival of its kind in Brimbank, Know Yourself, Show Yourself, Grow Yourself Festival is on a journey to raise awareness and normalise conversations about mental health by creating a safe and inclusive space where community, services, ideas and creativity can dance together; helping people harvest the skills and knowledge they need to know, show and grow ourselves.
VIC

21-27 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

United Nations
In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a Programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (A/RES/34/24). On this occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on 21 March, would be organized annually in all States.
International

21-27 March
(date to be confirmed)

National Playgroup Week

Playgroup Australia
Playgroups play an important role in providing parent and carer support and in promoting the value of play young children. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work undertaken all over Australia by dedicated parent and carer volunteers to keep playgroups running.

21-28 March

Cultural Diversity Week

Victorian Multicultural Commission
Every year in March, we bring Victorians together to celebrate our diversity. Multiculturalism is a core part of the Victorian identity, our character and way of life. As home to people from all corners of the world, Victoria is a place where anyone can contribute and belong.

This year's Cultural Diversity Week theme pushes the boundaries and asks: What does multicultural Victoria look like in 2030? Through a hybrid offering of in-person and digital events, we'll invite participants to ask the big questions, spark constructive conversations and envision the future of Victorian multiculturalism.


21-28 March
(date to be confirmed)

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

Tuesday 22 March

World Water Day

United Nations
World Water Day is held to focus attention on the need for fresh water, and the importance of the sustainable management of fresh water resources.
International

22-26 March
(date to be confirmed)

National Advance Care Planning Week

Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance care planning is invaluable because it ensures your voice is heard if medical decisions have to be made for you. Having a plan means your friends, family and doctors aren't guessing what's important to you or what an acceptable outcome is for your life.

Get the conversation started in your community during National Advance Care Planning Week by hosting or attending a local event.

National

Wednesday 23 March

World Meteorological Day

United Nations
World Meteorological Day is a commemoration of the day the World Meteorological Organisation was formed in 1950.
International

Thursday 24 March

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

United Nations
The purpose of the Day is to honour the memory of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations and promote the importance of the right to truth and justice.
International

Thursday 24 March

World Tuberculosis Day

United Nations
World Tuberculosis Day is designed to build public awareness about the disease which causes the deaths of several million people every year, mostly in developing countries. The day also aims to raise funds to help eliminate tuberculosis as a public health problem.
International

Friday 25 March

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

United Nations
The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is marked each year on the anniversary of the abduction of Alec Collett, a former journalist who was working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) when he was abducted by armed gunmen in 1985. His body was finally found in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley in 2009.
International

Friday 25 March

FND Awareness Day

FND Australia Support Services Inc.
Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) also known as Conversion Disorder (CD), is a disabling and distressing neurological disorder. Since 2017, FND Awareness Day has been held annually on March 25.
National

Friday 25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

United Nations
Known as Slavery Remembrance day, this is a day to remember the consequences and lessons learned from the transatlantic slave trade.
International

Friday 25 March
(date to be confirmed)

FND Awareness Day

FND Australia
Functional Neurological Disorder [FND] is a poorly understood disabling condition. People with FND have with neurological symptoms such as an inability to walk, paralysis, gait disorder, tremors, abnormal movements, seizures, blindness, an inability to swallow or talk and/or continence issues. In FND, generally the nervous system is structurally intact but functions abnormally, making diagnosis and subsequent access to care and treatment, more challenging.
National

Saturday 26 March

Purple Day

Epilepsy Australia
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.
International

Saturday 26 March

Earth Hour 8.30pm

WWF
Earth Hour is an international sustainability movement, where individuals and businesses are encouraged to turn off all lights for an hour. Earth Hour aims to increase awareness of the impact we have on our world through the use of fossil fuels and electricity.
International

Sunday 27 March

Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is Australia's annual celebration of community held on the last Sunday in March every year. Its aim is to encourage closer, friendlier relationships between neighbours and to strengthen communities.
National

Wednesday 30 March

Email Debt Forgiveness Day

It's easy to forget, to delay, to decide it takes too long to sit down and write down whole sentences of thought in our multi-platform, hyper-distracted culture. But Email Debt Forgiveness day is an awesome motivation to catch up on those emails you've meant to send or are anxiously avoiding.

Together, we can all make our inboxes less stressful for another year.


1-30 April

Parkinson's Awareness Month

Parkinson's Australia
Parkinson's Australia is the national peak body and charity representing more than 80,000 Australians living with Parkinson's. Parkinson' Australia advocates for the Parkinson's community, promotes best practice models of service delivery, works to increase awareness of Parkinson's and provides information and education on Parkinson's symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatments.
VIC

02 6180 2817
Unit 8, 2 Phippes Close
DEAKIN ACT 2600
1-30 April

Leo Club Awareness Month

April is Leo Club Awareness Month - an opportunity for Leos and Lions to raise awareness about the importance of engaging young people in the community through the Leo Club Program.

1-30 April

IBS Awareness Month

FODMAP PTY LTD
BS Awareness Month is a nationally and internationally significant month.

1 in 7 people suffering IBS type symptoms - 15 times more people require a diet low in FODMAPs than a gluten free diet. There is currently no cure, only multiple IBS management strategies including the low FODMAP diet, Dietitian support, health care team, probiotics and prebiotics, gut hypnotherapy etc.


+61 3 9845 7155
1st Floor
91 Maroondah Highway
RINGWOOD VIC 3134
1-30 April

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) originated in the USA in the 1980s as a week-long awareness raising event. SAAM is now an internationally recognised campaign held every April.
International

1-30 April

Adopt a Greyhound Month

Greyhounds are very gentle dogs, but unfortunately the racing industry breeds far too many every year. They are exploited and mistreated by the racing industry which only has use for them while they run profitably. If the greyhound is not profitable it is most likely killed. It is a sad fact that only a fraction of the approximately 20,000 greyhounds bred each year is alive to be re-homed.

Greyhounds need little exercise and generally spend about 18 hours a day sleeping, making them very suitable for people little in apartments.
International

Saturday 2 April

World Autism Awareness Day

United Nations
Autism, a developmental disability, is a lifelong disorder that impairs social interaction, communication and behaviour. World Autism Awareness Day aims to increase understanding of the disability.
International

Saturday 2 April

Go Blue for Autism

Autism QLD
Each year on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, iconic buildings across Australia and the world turn their lights blue to promote autism awareness. In support of this global initiative, Autism Queensland asks people Go Blue for the month of April to help raise awareness and funds to help us support Queenslanders of all ages living with ASD and their families.
National

07 3273 0000
2 April - 1 May

Ramadan - Islam

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast.
International

Sunday 3 April

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
Sunday 3 April
(date to be confirmed)

Be alarmed! Change your smoke alarm battery

Working smoke alarms provide vital early warning in the event of a fire. When people are asleep, they can't smell smoke. Smoke alarms are essential to wake people if a fire breaks out; they give occupants early warning and time to evacuate safely.
National

Monday 4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

United Nations
This is a day intended to draw attention to the plight of mine survivors and the gradual reduction in new casualties since the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty entered into force in 1999.
International

Monday 4 April

World Stray Animals Day

The Day for Compassion, Care, and Action for Stray Animals Worldwide.

April 4 is the worldwide celebrated day to give special attention to the 600.000.000 stray animals in the world. Dogs and cats should have a home. But stray dogs and stray cats don't. They lead poor and miserable lives on the streets, often illfed, suffering extreme heat, cold, and diseases, even more often being chased around by hostile and violent civilians and authorities. But we, as people who care about animals, can do something.

International
4-14 April

National Youth Week

National Youth Week is an annual, weeklong celebration of young people (12 to 25) throughout Australia. National Youth Week encourages youths to share ideas, attend events, discuss youth issues, showcase their talents and even have a bit of fun.

Wednesday 6 April
(date to be confirmed)

Wear Green for Premmies

L'il Aussie Prems Foundation
The 'Wear Green for Premmies' campaign is a day where thousands of people wear green to show their support of the 25,000 babies born prematurely in Australia each year. The day raises awareness of premature birth whilst highlighting the trials and hardships that families face after an early arrival.

Thursday 7 April

International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

United Nations
This day commemorates the deaths of 800,000 people who were murdered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, central Africa.
International

Thursday 7 April

World Health Day

United Nations
World Health Day is a commemoration of the founding of the World Health Organisation. It functions as an opportunity to focus on health issues that affect the international community.
International

Saturday 9 April

Riot Grrrl Day

April 9 is Riot Grrrl Day, in honor of Bikini Kill/The Julie Ruin/Le Tigre's Kathleen Hanna. Riot grrrl is an underground feminist hardcore punk movement that originally started in the early 1990s and served as an inspiration for a musical movement in which women could express themselves in the same way men had been doing for the past several years.
Sunday 10 April

Cycle of Giving/Tour de Brisbane

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. Cycle of Giving has joined forces with Tour de Brisbane to introduce a broader rider population to the need to fund more organ transplant research.
QLD

Monday 11 April

World Parkinson's Day

World Parkinson's Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the condition, while also raising funds to continue research into a possible cure. Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive neurological condition for which there is currently no cure. Twenty-five Australians are diagnosed every day, with approximately 80,000 Australians currently living with the condition.
International

11-17 April
(date to be confirmed)

Meet Us On the Street: Anti-Street Harassment Week

Meet Us On the Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week is an opportunity to collectively raise awareness that street harassment happens and that it's not okay.

Tuesday 12 April

International Day of Human Space Flight

United Nations
12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. The General Assembly expressed its deep conviction of the common interest of mankind in promoting and expanding the exploration and use of outer space, as the province of all mankind, for peaceful purposes and in continuing efforts to extend to all States the benefits derived there from.
International

Wednesday 13 April

Baisakhi - Sikh

The harvest festival of North India, the beginning of the solar year. For Sikhs, it represents the founding of the Khalsa, a Sikh brotherhood. Baisakhi always falls on 13th or 14th April and this is also the Hindu New Year for North India.
International

14-25 April
(date to be confirmed)

Nature Play Week

Kids in Nature Network
Nature Play Week celebrates initiatives of all shapes and sizes that reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors. The week is filled with over 40 Nature Play experiences for kids and their families facilitated by dozens of wonderful local organisations, parents and schools across Victoria, and beyond.

Friday 15 April

Good Friday Appeal

The Good Friday Appeal is a unique fundraising activity that brings together people from all parts of the community in a very special way. The common goal is to raise money for The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.

Friday 15 April

Good Friday

Good Friday is a religious holiday primarily observed by Christians commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
Saturday 16 April
(date to be confirmed)

National LSVRO Prevention Awarness Day

Georgina Josephine Foundation
The Foundation supports families directly affected by Low Speed Vehicle Run Over (LSVRO) incidents. The National LSVRO Prevention Awarness Day promotes the advocacy and educational work of the Georgina Josephina Foundation, and the support of families affected by LSVRO. Prevention is through simple measures - Supervise, Separate, See!
National

Sunday 17 April
(date to be confirmed)

World Haemophilia Day

Haemophilia Foundation Australia
World Haemophilia day raises awareness of the inherited bleeding disorder.

Sunday 17 April

Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
International
Sunday 17 April
(date to be confirmed)

Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD)

National Youth Coalition for Housing
Youth Homelessness Matters Day aims to raise awareness and public discussion about youth homelessness so that we can develop sustainable and innovative solutions for not only supporting the needs of homeless youth, but supporting the dreams of homeless youth.

Monday 18 April
(date to be confirmed)

Undiagnosed Children's Awareness Day

Syndromes without a name (SWAN) Inc
According to current estimates, 1 in 20 children are born with a genetic disorder, yet we only hear about the most common syndromes, or the ones that receive the most funding or have the biggest lobby groups. Of those children who present to geneticists with syndromic features, 60% may not ever receive a diagnosis.
National

Monday 18 April

World Heritage Day

World Heritage Day is an opportunity to appreciate heritage monuments and sites for the international community. The day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.

18 April - 19 May
(date to be confirmed)

The National Trust Heritage Festival

The National Trust
Celebrate our nation's multicultural makeup with 1500 events across Australia during April.

Tuesday 19 April

National Hearing Dog Day

Australian Lions Hearing Dogs
19th April 2022 marks 40 years since the first official Hearing Assistance Dog was delivered to a person who was hard of hearing in Australia by Australian Lions Hearing Dogs. Then known only as Lions Hearing Dogs, the organisation has been operating from the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, and has provided over 640 Hearing Assistance Dogs across Australia since. 'National Hearing Dog Day' will be a celebration of the partnership between a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, and their Hearing Dog, with a focus on how their Assistance Dog has enhanced their lives.

Thursday 21 April

World Creativity & Innovation Day

Each year International Creativity and Innovation Day is a celebration of new ideas, imagination and anything that has made the world a better place.
International

Friday 22 April

International Mother Earth Day

United Nations
The proclamation of 22 April as International Mother Earth Day is an acknowledgement that the Earth and its ecosystems provide its inhabitants with life and sustenance. It also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.

Friday 22 April
(date to be confirmed)

Earth Day

Earth Day Network
Earth Day is a celebration of the environment we all share. It also acts as a day of conservation awareness.

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