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610 community events listed
14 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

19 November 2019 - 5 January 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Road Ribbon for Road Safety

Western Australian Local Governments Assosciation
Coinciding with the World Health Organisation's World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, the Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of road safety over the festive season. Organisations can participate by making road ribbons available to employees and the community, organising a road safety event/display or incorporating the campaign messages into existing community events/displays. Individuals are encouraged to wear a free road ribbon and spread the messages to family and friends to help raise awareness of road safety.

1-31 December

No Gender December

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

1-31 December

Decembeard Australia

Bowel Cancer Australia
A hair-raising fundraiser held during the month of December (1st-31st December), Decembeard® 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

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 REAL men to grow a beard in the final month of the year to raise awareness and much needed funds for bowel cancer.
National

24 December
(date to be confirmed)

Buy Nothing Christmas

This Christmas we'll be swamped with offers, ads and invitations to buy more stuff. But now there's a way to say enough and join a movement dedicated to reviving the original meaning of Christmas giving.
International

25 December
(date to be confirmed)

The 12 Do's of Christmas

Planet Ark
At Christmas Australians buy more, travel more and eat more than at any other time of the year. To help reduce the environmental and financial impact of these festive activities, Planet Ark has come up with 12 simple, positive actions - the 12 Do's of Christmas.
National

1300 733 712
25 December

Christmas Day

The Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God.
International

26 December

Boxing Day

1 January 2020

New Year's Day

1-7 January 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Gantan Sai (New Years) - Shinto

On this New Year's Day, the followers of the Shinto religion visit shrines to pray for the renewal of their heart, prosperity and health in the year to come. The Japanese celebrate the 7 day holiday by making visits to their friends and family to express their good wishes for the year to come. They also wear their finest clothes on this day.

1-31 January 2020
(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

8 January 2020
(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.
International

8-14 January 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Blockchain Week

A week with multiple events dedicated to blockchain and distributed ledger technonly (DLT).

12 January 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Kiss a Ginger Day

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

12 January 2020
(date to be confirmed)

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
14-20 January 2020
(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

17-26 January 2020

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

20 January 2020
(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
21 January 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Undies Run for Bowel Cancer

Cancer Council SA
The People's Choice Undies Run for Bowel Cancer raises funds and awareness for bowel cancer by inviting people to strip down and do a fun run in the heart of Adelaide… in their underwear.
SA

26 January 2020

Australia Day

National Australia Day Council
Australia Day is a day to celebrate the past, present and future of the country. It is a commemoration of the day that the First Fleet landed in Sydney Cove in 1788, as well as a celebration of all the achievements of our country. At its core Australia Day is driven by communities who celebrate everything they love about living in Australia and about being an Australian.
National

26 January 2020

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.

26 January 2020

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.

26 January 2020
(date to be confirmed)

Big Red BBQ

Kidney Health Australia
Big Red BBQ is a fun campaign bringing individuals, work places and organisations together to host a barbeque with your family, friends and colleagues in support of Kidney Health Australia.

26 January 2020

Belgrave Survival Day

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

27 January 2020

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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.

1-29 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)

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

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
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)

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
(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

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

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