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208 community events listed
October 2021

Sat 02 October

International Day of Non-Violence

Organisation: United Nations

Celebrated on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi the International Day of Non-Violence aims to disseminate education and understanding of the positive effect of non-violence.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/non-violence-day

Sat 02 October

World Smile Day

Organisation: Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation

World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year. The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. He is known to have created the yellow Smiley Face in 1963. The World's first World Smile Day was held in the year 1999 and has been held annually since.

Location: International

Website: www.worldsmileday.com/

Sat 02 October

World Animal Day

World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and is widely celebrated throughout the world. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Location: International

Website: www.worldanimalday.org.uk/

02-10 October

World Space Week

Organisation: United Nations

Who didn't want to be an astronaut when they were a kid? This week celebrates the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition as well as every child's imagination.

Location: International

Website: www.worldspaceweek.org/

04-10 October

(date to be confirmed)

Mental Health Week

Organisation: Mental Health Foundation of Australia

Mental Health Week is an annual national awareness event held in October every year. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the wider community, to increase community awareness and education about mental health issues and to encourage participation in life enhancing lifestyles

Location: National

Website: www.mentalhealthvic.org.au/

04-11 October

National Amputee Awareness Week

Organisation: Limbs 4 Life

Limbs 4 Life empower amputees with knowledge and support to make a real difference, because no one should have to go through limb loss alone. <p>They provide information and support to amputees and their families while promoting an inclusive community. <p>Their vision is to ensure that no amputee goes through the process of limbs loss alone.

Location: VIC

Website: www.limbs4life.org.au

Phone: 1300 782 231

Address: Building 97, 45 GIlby Rd MOUNT WAVELREY VIC 3149

Donate online

Tue 05 October

World Habitat Day

Organisation: United Nations

United Nations has designated the first Monday in October each year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/habitat-day

Tue 05 October

World Teachers Day

Organisation: UNESCO

World Teachers' Day held annually on 5 October is a UNESCO initiative, a day devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world. The real point is to provide a time to look at and address issues pertaining to teachers. Strangely one of the most central, vital professionals to society does not receive the respect it deserves in some parts of the world.

Location: International

Website: en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldteachersday

Tue 05 October

International Tenants Day

Organisation: Tenants Queensland

The International Union of Tenants (IUT) has therefore chose these themes together with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular goal number 11, Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable as the recommended themes when Tenants celebrate the International Tenants' Day around the world.

Location: International

Website: tenantsqld.org.au

Wed 06 October

World Cerebral Palsy Day

World CP Day is a global innovation project to change the world for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. It is designed to gather ideas from people around the world and make the best of those ideas a reality. The project is led by a group of non-profit cerebral palsy charities, and supported by organisations in over 30 countries. We welcome new countries and partner organisations.

Location: International

Website: en.worldcpday.org/

06-14 October

Navaratri (Hindu)

Navaratri is the hindu festival that translates to "nine nights". It is a festival for followers to invoke the energy of the Universal Mother.

Location: International

Fri 08 October

(date to be confirmed)

Odd Socks Day

Organisation: Grow

Odd socks day is a light-hearted approach to reminding people that anyone can have an odd day. Stigma is undoubtedly still one of the biggest barriers to people seeking help and recovery from mental illness.

Location: National

Website: www.oddsocksday.org.au

Fri 08 October

World Sight Day

Organisation: WHO

World Sight Day seeks to raise public awareness on low vision. Blindness and low vision are critical issues in Australia, especially with an ageing population. World Sight Day is a global initiative providing an opportunity to raise the profile of the causes of blindness and vision impairment and the preventative measures.

Location: International

Website: www.who.int/blindness/world_sight_day/en/

Sat 09 October

World Post Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The Posts in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/world-post-day

09-17 October

(date to be confirmed)

Queensland Mental Health Week

Organisation: Queensland Mental Health Commission

<p>Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) is an annual event that aims to shine a spotlight on what all of us can do to look after our mental health and reach out to those who need support. <p>The event is linked to National Mental Health Week and World Mental Health Day, which is held on 10 October every year.

Location: QLD

Website: www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/

Phone: 1300 640 709

Sun 10 October

World Mental Health Day

Organisation: Community Council for Australia

Aimed to again shed a positive light, and raise the visibility and awareness of mental health in a community.The campaign encourages people to make a #MentalHealthPromise and shed a more positive light on mental health in a bid to reduce stigma for the one in five Australians who are affected by mental illness annually.

Location: International

Website: 1010.org.au

Sun 10 October

World Homeless Day

The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people's needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.

Location: International

Website: www.worldhomelessday.org/

Sun 10 October

National Hat Day

Organisation: Australian Rotary Health

Hat Day is the fun-draising day where you wear a hat and make a donation to help shine a light on mental illness in Australia. Register a Hat Day event with your workplace, club, sport team, friends, or family to support mental health research and reduce stigma. Hat Day is an initiative of Australian Rotary Health, one of the largest non-government funders of mental illness research in Australia.

Website: hatday.com.au/

Sun 10 October

World Day Against the Death Penalty

The World Day Against the Death Penalty aims at raising awareness on the inhumane living conditions of people sentenced to death..

Location: International

Website: www.worldcoalition.org/worldday.html#

Mon 11 October

International Day of the Girl Child

Organisation: United Nations

The Day of the Girl is about highlighting, celebrating, discussing, and advancing girls lives and opportunities across the globe. When girls come together to talk about what really matters to us, we can teach other people-grownups, boys, girls all across the world-a new way of thinking about issues like gender stereotypes, discrimination, and opportunity. October 11 is not just a day but a movement. 11.10 is bigger than one issue, one organization, or even one country.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/girl-child-day

11-16 October

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week

Organisation: Haemophilia Foundation Australia

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week is an opportunity for haemophilia foundations and other organisations, as well as individuals and families, to fundraise and take part in a campaign and activities to raise awareness about haemophilia and related inherited bleeding disorders throughout Australia.

Location: National

Website: www.haemophilia.org.au/

Donate online

11-17 October

(date to be confirmed)

National Carer's Week

Organisation: Carers Australia

Carers Week recognises and celebrates the 2.6 million Australians who are carers in our communities. Carers Week events across Victoria provide opportunities for carers to get together and support one another, exchange ideas and information, and spread awareness about caring.

Location: National

Website: www.carersweek.com.au/

11-17 October

(date to be confirmed)

National Nutrition Week

Organisation: Nutrition Australia

National Nutrition Week encourages Australians to learn about making healthy food and lifestyle choices.

Location: National

Website: www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/national-nutrition-week

11-17 October

(date to be confirmed)

Anti Poverty Week

Organisation: Anti Poverty Week

Anti-Poverty Week aims to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia; and to encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

Location: National

Website: antipovertyweek.org.au/

Tue 12 October

World Arthritis Day

Every year on International Arthritis Day people with arthritis from around the World join together to make their voices heard and raise awareness of arthritis, an often painful disease that affects millions of individuals across the globe.

Location: International

Website: www.eular.org/world_arthritis_day.cfm

12-18 October

(date to be confirmed)

National Adoption Awareness Week

National Adoption Awareness Week (NAAW) is coordinated by Adopt Change and is designed to raise awareness of adoption and provide education on the support needs of children and families. NAAW aims to increase insight and understanding through a series of specialist and community-based events exploring the experiences of children and families through local and intercountry adoption and promote reform of Australian adoption laws and practices to facilitate a pro-adoption community.

Website: www.adoptchange.org.au

12-18 October

National Superhero Week

Organisation: Muscular Dystrophy Australia

Bring your Super Powers and a gold coin donation and come to school or your workplace dressed up as your favourite superhero or better yet, invent one! Register your school or workplace and nominate a date for the event in the first week of September.

Location: National

Website: www.mycause.com.au/events/superheroweek2020

Wed 13 October

Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Organisation: Advanced Breast Cancer Group

Advanced Breast Cancer Group - which sees women living with metastatic breast cancer supporting other women living with the disease. We are keen to make sure these women have a voice nationally.

Location: National

Website: www.advancedbreastcancergroup.org.au

Wed 13 October

(date to be confirmed)

Pink Ribbon Day

Organisation: The Cancer Council

Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day helps raises funds in support of the many thousands of Australian women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. Cancer Council aims to minimise the threat of women's cancers through successful prevention, best treatment, support and world-class cancer research.

Website: www.cancer.org.au/pink-ribbon

Wed 13 October

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

Organisation: United Nations

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is a day for city-planners and governments across the world to think about the safety of the people who rely on them in the instance of a natural disaster. While it is not a day to actively decrease the instances of natural disasters, it is a reminder to these people that they must reduce the death tolls of the most major disasters.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/disaster-reduction-day

Wed 13 October

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Organisation: Advanced Breast Cancer Group

The day sees women living with metastatic breast cancer supporting other women living with the disease. We are keen to make sure these women have a voice nationally.

Location: National

Website: mbcn.org/october-13-national-metastatic-breast-cancer-awareness-day/

Fri 15 October

Global Handwashing Day

Organisation: The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing

Global Handwashing Day was originally created for children and schools, but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap.<br><br> Each year on October 15, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world.

Location: International

Website: globalhandwashing.org/global-handwashing-day/

Fri 15 October

International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Organisation: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Research and Information

15 October is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. On this day, parents and families across Australia honour their babies who passed away from miscarriage, stillbirth or postnatal causes. To lose a baby is an agonizing heartache we wish no one would have to go through. If you have lost a baby, you are not alone: 1 out every 4 Australian women has lost a baby, too. Many bereaved parents find that being able to honour their babies on 15th Oct helps them on their journey to overcome the grief.

Location: National

Website: www.sands.org.au/october-15th

Fri 15 October

International Day of Rural Women

Organisation: United Nations

On the International Day of Rural Women we recognise the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/rural-women-day

Fri 15 October

Fivers For Survivors Day

Organisation: The Freedom Hub

Fivers For Survivors Day is raising awareness for Anti-Slavery Day on the 18th and raising funds for the Survivors of Modern Slavery in Australia. The estimation is around $18,000 people living in slavery here, but we think it is more. <p>Join other businesses and corporates, who put on a 'lunch and learn' or after work 'drinks and learn', and every employee donates $5 or $50 toward ending slavery in Australia and helping victims recover.

Website: thefreedomhub.org/fivers-for-survivors/

Phone: +61 4 1272 1330

Address: 283 Young Street WATERLOO NSW 2017

Sat 16 October

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day

Organisation: Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (RADLD)

DLD is a developmental disability which affects who a person thinks about, understands and uses language. The cause for this is unknown and affects approximately 7% of the population. It is often referred to as a hidden disability, as people with DLD look like everyone else. It is hidden, but very common and often goes undiagnosed. As you can imagine, difficulties with language development significantly impacts a person's ability to make friends, learn at school and enter the workforce. A person with DLD is also at high risk of incarceration, anxiety/depression and suicide.

Location: International

Website: www.salda.org.au

Phone: 1300 881 763

Address: 33 Cubberla Street FIG TREE POCKET QLD 4069

Sat 16 October

GiveOUT Day

Organisation: GiveOUT

GiveOUT Day is a national day of giving to LGBTIQ+ communities, organisations and projects. Join us as we work to build the capacity of LGBTIQ+ projects and communities around Australia, and create greater visibility for these grassroots organisations. Sign up now to raise funds for your organisation, or donate to one (or more!) of the worthy projects.

Location: National

Website: giveout.org.au/giveout-day

Sat 16 October

World Food Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Food Day is a reminder that everybody deserves and needs access to food, particularly those who can't keep up with rising food prices.

Location: International

Website: www.fao.org/world-food-day/home/en/

16-25 October

(date to be confirmed)

Fair Food Week

Organisation: Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA)

Coordinated by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA), to support the Peoples' Food Plan, Australia's Fair Food Week shines a light on our new story of food.

Website: fairfoodweek.org.au/

Sun 17 October

National Edge Day

Edge Day is an unofficial holiday founded by people who associate themselves with the straight edge movement. Straight edge is a subculture and subgenre of hardcore punk whose adherents refrain from using alcohol, tobacco, and other recreational drugs. It was a direct reaction to the sexual revolution, hedonism, and excess associated with punk rock.

Location: International

Website: nationaltoday.com/national-edge-day/

Sun 17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Organisation: United Nations

The UN developed this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries - a need that has become a development priority.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/day-for-eradicating-poverty

18-24 October

(date to be confirmed)

Limb Difference Awareness Week

Organisation: Aussie Hands

Aussie Hands celebrates 20 years supporting Australians living with a hand or arm difference, and this year, members will share their stories to raise awareness of living with a limb difference.

Location: National

Website: www.aussiehands.org/limb-difference-awareness-week/

18-24 October

(date to be confirmed)

Week Without Violence

Organisation: World YWCA and WHIN (Women's Health in the North)

Week Without Violence is a worldwide campaign that aims to raise awareness of family violence and encourages you to think and act towards a world without violence.

Location: International

Website: www.nifvs.org.au/event-directory/week-without-violence/

18-24 October

(date to be confirmed)

National Week of Deaf People (NWDP)

Organisation: Deaf Australia Inc

Every year, Deaf Australia and it's state branches gear up to organise events through a week long period which is focused on celebrating Auslan, Deaf people and the Deaf community in Australia.

Website: deafaustralia.org.au/nwdp/

18-24 October

(date to be confirmed)

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Organisation: Birdlife Australia

Have you ever wondered about the birds in your neighbourhood? Join thousands of people for the AUSSIE BACKYARD BIRD COUNT - BirdLife Australia's first nationwide bird survey. All you need is 20 minutes, your favourite green patch and some keen eyesight (or binoculars!) Record the birds you see on our brand new Aussie Bird Count app (or website) and you'll instantly see live information on how many people are taking part near you and the number of birds and species counted right across your neighbourhood and the whole of Australia!

Location: National

Website: www.aussiebirdcount.org.au

18-24 October

(date to be confirmed)

National Water Week

Organisation: Australian Water Association

National Water Week is dedicated to raise community awareness about current and future water issues and to encourage the community to take action to protect our vital water sources. It's also a celebration of water achievements in painting a sustainable future for generations to come.

Location: National

Website: www.awa.asn.au/AWA_MBRR/About_AWA/National_Water_Week.aspx

Phone: 1300 361 426

18-24 October

(date to be confirmed)

Sock it to Suicide Week

Organisation: White Wreath Association

Every year during the third full week of October is Sock it to Suicide week, the White Wreath Association encourages everyone to wear bright coloured socks to their workplace, school, etc and donate a gold coin in support of the White Wreath Association.

Location: National

Website: www.whitewreath.com

Donate online

Tue 19 October

Poinsettia Day

December 19th is Poinsettia Day. The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist, physician and Minister to Mexico who in 1828 sent cuttings of the plant he'd discovered in Southern Mexico to his home in Charleston, South Carolina. Botanically, the plant is known as Euphorbia Pulcherrima.

Location: International

Website: www.poinsettiaday.com/

Wed 20 October

World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day

Organisation: JBI

Evidence-based healthcare is a worldwide movement with hundreds of organisations and tens of thousands of individuals working tirelessly towards improving the science and practice of EBHC for the same aim: to improve health outcomes. This is a global initiative aimed at creating awareness of the need for better evidence to inform healthcare policy, practice and decision making in order to improve health outcomes globally.

Website: worldebhcday.org/

Wed 20 October

Ride2Work Day / Ride2Uni Day

Organisation: Bicycle Network

Ride 2 Work Day has become an established event on the annual workplace calendar. Whether you're a regular cycle-commuter or you're just thinking about having a go, now is the time to start planning for Ride to Work Day.

Location: National

Website: www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/ride2work/

Wed 20 October

World Osteoporosis Day

Organisation: International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)

World Osteoporosis Day takes place every year on October 20, launching a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) every year, World Osteoporosis Day involves campaigns by national osteoporosis patient societies from around the world with activities in over 90 countries.

Location: International

Website: www.osteoporosis.org.au

20-21 October

(date to be confirmed)

Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail is a free festival of over 16,100 garage sales that happens in communities across Australia annually. Save the date! <p>It's fast becoming a national movement of reuse-loving, community minded individuals who come together on one weekend to clear out their pre-loved stuff, find treasure, meet the neighbours and have some fun. Garage Sale Trail is Powered by 150+ local councils, like-minded partners and over 370,000 Australians. Whether you're looking to declutter or make some money, love the search for a unique bargain, or just want to take part in a fun community event, get involved!

Website: www.garagesaletrail.com.au

Thu 21 October

(date to be confirmed)

headspace day

Organisation: headspace

Come and join us for our 'HEADSPACE DAY' - a national day of awareness and celebration of youth mental health. <b>#headspaceday</b> is about ensuring young people across the country have access to youth friendly, mental health services, no matter where they live. By picking up an Access All Areas wristband from your local <b>headspace</b> centre, you can show your support for young people experiencing mental health issues and the importance of access to services for all young people.

Location: National

Website: headspace.org.au/

22-30 October

(date to be confirmed)

National Unity Week

Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders announced a National Day of Unity in response to growing reports of discrimination, violence and rising tensions within the Australian community. Celebrate National Unity Week by hosting or attending an inter-faith or intercultural event in your community. Meet people of other cultures and faiths, learn from one another and recognise that unity builds a better future than division ever could.

Website: nationalunityweek.org.au/

Sat 23 October

(date to be confirmed)

Loud Shirt Day

Organisation: First Voice Centres around Australia

Fish out your flashiest frock, or dig out that awesome Hawaiian shirt you've been hiding in your wardrobe and get it on! Loud Shirt Day is the day you wear something really, loud to help give deaf children the gift of sound and speech. Whether you fancy stripes, florals, polka dots or paisley, as long as its got colour, pizzazz, it'll be perfect for Loud Shirt Day.

Location: National

Website: www.loudshirtday.com.au/

23-31 October

(date to be confirmed)

Children's Week

Organisation: Children's Week Council of Australia

Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October. Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.

Website: www.childrensweek.org.au/

Sun 24 October

World Kangaroo Day

Organisation: Friends of Mother Earth Incorporated

World Kangaroo is celebrated on 9 March of each year. Through World Kangaroo Day, we aim to celebrate kangaroos and raise awareness to the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife in the world. Loss of habitat, bushfires, drought, predators, legal and illegal hunting, car accidents, fences, disease and animal cruelty are driving local populations of kangaroos to extinction. Instead of protecting kangaroos, each year Australian Governments sanction the commercial slaughter of millions of kangaroos for their meat and skins. World Kangaroo Day shines a light on the problems facing Australia's kangaroo. We need to raise awareness and educate people because the commercial kangaroo industry is shrouded in 50 years of claims, which are no longer true - if they ever were. It's time to debunk the myths and educate the public before more local kangaroo populations become extinct.

Website: www.worldkangarooday.org.au/

Sun 24 October

United Nations Day

Organisation: United Nations

This day marks the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in 1945.

Location: International

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

Sun 24 October

World Development Information Day

Organisation: United Nations

The United Nations hope to disseminate information about the challenges of world development to help promote continued efforts to solve some of these issues.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/development-information-day

Sun 24 October

(date to be confirmed)

World Polio Day

Organisation: Rotary Club

World Polio Day shines a spotlight on the importance of the global eradication of polio, and addresses the existing threat to the global community of ongoing poliovirus transmission and the risk of circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV).

Location: International

Website: www.endpolio.org/worldpolioday

Donate online

Sun 24 October

(date to be confirmed)

World Polio Day

Organisation: Polio Network Victoria

World Polio Day serves as a reminder that the disease, which can cause lifelong paralysis, is almost eradicated. The day is used to raise funds for polio foundations to continue their efforts to finally see the end of polio.

Location: International

Website: www.polionetworkvic.org//

Phone: 1300 704 456

Address: 208 Wellington St COLLINGWOOD VIC 3066

24-30 October

Disarmament Week

Organisation: United Nations

Disarmament week is a day to unite in the effort to reduce, limit and eventually abolish weapon usage.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/disarmament-week

25-31 October

(date to be confirmed)

State Education Week

Organisation: Queensland Government

The annual week-long celebration is an opportunity to recognise the talent and achievements of students and teachers in state schools, and showcase their wonderful work to the wider community.

Location: QLD

Website: education.qld.gov.au/community/events/edweek/

Tue 26 October

Cupcake Day

Organisation: RSCPA

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is the biggest bakeoff in the Southern Hemisphere and involves Cupcake Cooks around Australia baking cupcakes and hosting a Cupcake Party to raise vital funds for the RSPCA.

Location: National

Website: www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au/

26 October - 01 November

(date to be confirmed)

Herbal Medicine Week

Organisation: National Herbalists Assoc Australia

Herbal Medicine Week promotes the use of herbal medicines. This annual event is held by the National Herbalists Association of Australia and is spreading like wild herbs as a very popular event held nation wide.

Location: National

Website: www.herbalmedicineweek.com.au/

Wed 27 October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Organisation: United Nations

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is a reminder to preserve our visual and audio documents that have become the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/audiovisual-heritage-day

Wed 27 October

(date to be confirmed)

National Kidsafe Day

Organisation: Kidsafe

National Kidsafe Day aims to increase awareness of unintentional childhood injuries and their prevention, as well as the important work of Kidsafe - the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, in public education, advocacy and research into the causes and prevention of unintentional childhood injury.

Location: National

Website: kidsafe.com.au/national-kidsafe-day/

Wed 27 October

(date to be confirmed)

Big Cake Bake

Organisation: Red Cross

Big Cake Bake is a delicious way to raise funds for Red Cross and help <i>bake the world a better place.</i>

Location: National

Website: www.bigcakebake.org.au/

Phone: 1800 652 635

Thu 28 October

(date to be confirmed)

Blue Knot Day

Organisation: Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)

Blue Knot Day is ASCA's national awareness day celebrated in October every year. On this day, ASCA asks all Australians to unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

Website: www.blueknot.org.au/BlueKnotDay

Donate online

Fri 29 October

Day for Daniel

Organisation: Daniel Morcombe Foundation

Day for Daniel is Australia's largest child safety education and awareness day. Held annually on the last Friday of October, Day for Daniel honours the memory of Daniel Morcombe. Register your school, early learning centre, workplace or community group today!

Website: www.danielmorcombe.com.au

Phone: 1300 326 435