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637 community events listed
8 May 2021
(date to be confirmed)

Missing Orangutan Mothers

Orangutan Outreach
Orangutan mothers and babies have an incredibly close relationship. Baby orangutans don't have a support network around to give them the many lessons of finding food, building nests and other survival skills. Because of the growing demand for palm oil, though, more and more orangutan mothers are being killed every year on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.

27 May - 2 June 2021
(date to be confirmed)

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

Macular Degeneration Foundation
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. Macular Degeneration Awareness Week is an annual event designed to raise awareness of Macular Degeneration and to encourage those most at risk, people over 50, to have their eyes tested and macula checked. A free Macular Degeneration information pack is available from the Foundation.
National

Suite 902, Level 9
447 Kent Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
31 May 2021
(date to be confirmed)

National Smile Day

Humour Foundation
Smile day is The Humour Foundation's annual fundraising campaign. It is the one day of the year we ask the public to get involved in raising funds to help sick children SMILE in hospitals around Australia. Together we can discover the power of a smile!
National

1300 HUMOUR (486 687)
11 June 2021
(date to be confirmed)

Gold Telethon

Sydney Children's Hospital Founation
Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation is the principal fundraising body for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. Gold Telethon is our major annual fundraiser, an all-day broadcast on Channel Nine.
NSW

1800 644 336
Locked Bag 2005
RANDWICK NSW 2031
12-18 July 2021
(date to be confirmed)

National Diabetes Week

Diabetes Australia
Each year Diabetes Australia celebrates National Diabetes Week to raise awareness about diabetes in Australia. The campaign aims to educate Australia of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and how type 2 can be prevented.
National

31 July 2021
(date to be confirmed)

White Ribbon Night

White Ribbon
Join communities across Australia to unite in support of bringing an end to violence against women by having a night in to get the word out. You can invite two people or 2,000 to your movie night, games night, dinner party, watch the footy with mates... the possibilities are endless!
National

02 9045 8444
1-7 August 2021

Dental Health Week

Australian Dental Association inc
Held on the first week of August, Dental Health Week raises awareness of how to best look after your and your children's teeth.

1-7 August 2021

World Breastfeeding Week

United Nations
World Breastfeeding Week aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need.
International

25 August 2021
(date to be confirmed)

Amnestea

Amnesty International Australia
Gather your friends, family or colleagues to share a cup of tea and raise money for human rights. Over the last 53 years Amnesty International has exposed thousands of human rights abuses. Thanks to people like you, wrongly imprisoned people have been freed and the guilty have been brought to justice.
National

1-30 September 2021

Dementia Awareness Month

Alzheimer's Australia
Dementia Awareness Month is the national flagship month for Alzheimer's Australia's community awareness activities. There will be events and activities held around the country to broaden understanding of dementia-friendly communities during Dementia Awareness Month.
National

1-30 November 2021
(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
Saturday 1 January

New Year's Day

1-7 January

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
(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

Kiss a Ginger Day

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

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
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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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