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587 community events listed
January 2022

15 May 2002 - 21 May 2022

National Families Week

Organisation: Families Australia

National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your immediate family, make contact with your extended family and friends and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of family time.

Location: National

Website: www.nfw.org.au

01 May 2021 - 31 May 2022

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.

Website: www.ctf.org/get-involved/nf-awareness-month

31 July 2021 - 31 July 2022

(date to be confirmed)

Schools Tree Day

Organisation: 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!

Location: National

Website: treeday.planetark.org/schools/

01 September 2021 - 01 September 2022

(date to be confirmed)

National Health and Physical Education Day

Organisation: The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Inc

National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day has been designed to raise awareness of, and advocate for, a greater focus of HPE in our schools. If you are a teacher, why not take your class outside for a lesson or organise a PE-related excursion? Schools, why not plan a fun run or walk for your students? If you are a parent, why not walk home with the kids or take them to a nearby park for some play time after school?

Location: National

Website: www.hpeday.com.au

Phone: (08) 8352 3288

February 2022

Tue 01 February

World Galgo Day

Organisation: 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.

Website: diadelgalgo.com/

Tue 01 February

World Hijab Day

Organisation: 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. <p>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.

Website: worldhijabday.com

Tue 01 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.

Location: International

Website: www.harmony.gov.au/events/calendar/#Feb2021

01-28 February

Red Feb - Heart Research Month

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: www.heartresearch.com.au/event/redfeb/

Donate online

01-28 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.

Website: febfast.org.au/

01-28 February

Red Feb

Organisation: 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.

Website: www.heartresearch.com.au/wrd/

01-28 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.

Location: National

Website: www.slf.org.au/

Donate online

01-28 February

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Organisation: Ovarian Cancer Australia

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month campaigns to highlight the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to raise funds for our programs.

Location: National

Website: www.ovariancancer.net.au/

Donate online

01-28 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.

Website: www.facebook.com/feelgoodfebruary

01-28 February

International Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: International

Website: www.heartkids.org.au

Wed 02 February

World Wetlands Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: International

Website: www.environment.gov.au/water/wetlands/world-wetlands-day

Thu 03 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.

Location: International

Fri 04 February

World Cancer Day

Organisation: 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.

Website: www.worldcancerday.org/

Donate online

04-10 February

(date to be confirmed)

International Vendor Week

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: www.thebigissue.org.au/news-and-events/

Sun 06 February

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Organisation: 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

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/female-genital-mutilation-day

07-13 February

(date to be confirmed)

Feeding Tube Awareness Week

Organisation: ausEE Inc

This week aims to raise awareness for those living with feeding tubes and the day to day challenges they face.

Location: National

Website: www.ausee.org/feeding-tube-awareness-week

08-14 February

(date to be confirmed)

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Organisation: 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.

Location: International

Website: www.tinnitusaustralia.org.au/

Wed 09 February

Safer Internet Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: International

Website: www.saferinternetday.org/

Sat 12 February

International Darwin Day

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

Website: darwinday.org/

12-14 February

Sweetheart Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: www.sweetheartday.org.au/

Sun 13 February

World Radio Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: International

Website: www.worldradioday.org/

Sun 13 February

Apology Anniversary

Organisation: 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.

Website: healingfoundation.org.au/apology-2/

Mon 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.

Website: www.vday.org/

Mon 14 February

National Condom Day

Organisation: Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia

National Condom Day is celebrated on Valentines Day, and raises awareness of sexual health and family planning.

Location: National

Website: www.shfpa.org.au/

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.

Website: waaids.com/item/1072-wa-sexual-health-week.html

Tue 15 February

(date to be confirmed)

National Pet Adoption Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: www.petstock.com.au/assist/adopt-different

Phone: 13 73 87

Wed 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.

Location: International

Website: www.buddhamind.info/leftside/lifesty-2/magha.htm

16 February - 16 March

(date to be confirmed)

UnitingCare Pancake Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: victas.pancakeday.com.au/

Fri 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.

Website: www.asperger.asn.au/

Sun 20 February

World Day of Social Justice

Organisation: 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.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/social-justice-day

Sun 20 February

World Naked Bike Ride

Organisation: 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.

Location: International

Website: wnbrmelbourne.com.au/

Mon 21 February

International Mother Language Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/mother-language-day

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.

Location: International

Website: www.arospecweek.org/

Tue 22 February

World Thinking Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: International

Website: www.worldthinkingday.org/en/home

Thu 24 February

Teal Ribbon Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: www.ovariancancer.net.au

Fri 25 February

(date to be confirmed)

Business Clean Up Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/act-now/what-you-can-do-business

Sun 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. <p>On this date we celebrate these organisations.

Location: International

Website: worldngoday.org

Mon 28 February

(date to be confirmed)

Rare Diseases Day

Organisation: 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.

Website: www.rarediseaseday.org/country/au/australia

Mon 28 February

Summer's Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: www.summersday.com.au/

Donate online
March 2022

Tue 01 March

(date to be confirmed)

Clean Up Australia Day

Organisation: 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.

Website: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

Tue 01 March

(date to be confirmed)

Schools Clean Up Day

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/

Tue 01 March

World Compliment Day

Give someone a genuine compliment today!

Website: www.worldcomplimentday.info/press-information.html

01-31 March

(date to be confirmed)

Jump to Cure Diabetes

Organisation: 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.

Website: jdrf.org.au/get-involved/

01-31 March

The March Charge

Organisation: 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.

Location: NSW

Website: www.themarchcharge.com.au/about

01-31 March

The Water Challenge

Organisation: 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.

Website: www.waterchallenge.org.au

Donate online

01-31 March

Polite Pets Month

Organisation: Animal Aid

March is Polite Pets Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about behavioural issues in pets, and addressing solutions to these issues.

Location: National

Website: www.animalaid.org.au/

Donate online

01-31 March

March into Yellow

Organisation: 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.

Website: www.marchintoyellow.org.au/

01-31 March

Bandaged Bear Appeal

Organisation: 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.

Website: bandagedbear.org.au/

01-31 March

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Organisation: 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.

Website: www.epilepsyaustralia.net

01-31 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.

Location: National

Website: womenshistory.net.au/

01-31 March

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: www.qendo.org.au/qendo-march

Phone: 1800 367 96636

Address: PO Box 336 STONES CORNER QLD 4120

01-31 March

Adenomyosis Awareness Month

Organisation: 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.

Location: International

Website: www.qendo.org.au/

Phone: 1800 367 96636

Address: PO Box 336 STONES CORNER QLD 4120