Health Events

Looking for specific health information or ways to get involved? We’ve got all the major health events covered in our calendar.

October 2020

DateEventAbout this event
1 OctoberWorld Vegetarian DayWorld Vegetarian Day, October 1, kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month, helping make a difference by teaching others about the positives of vegetarianism.
1-31 OctoberBreast Cancer Awareness MonthAustralia's Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides people with the chance to focus on breast cancer and its impact. Share stories, speak to family and get important information out to family, friends and colleagues.
1-31 OctoberGreat Cycle Challenge AustraliaGreat Cycle Challenge encourages people of all ages and fitness levels to get on their bikes and ride to fight kids' cancer.
1-31 OctoberLupus Awareness MonthLupus Awareness Month highlights the need for more awareness and financial support for Lupus, which is a potentially fatal disease affecting nearly 6 million people across the world.
1-31 OctoberOcsoberOcsober is a fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the whole of October.
1-31 OctoberNational Safe Work Australia Month
1-31 OctoberMental Health Month
1-31 OctoberWalktober
1-31 OctoberShoctober
1-31 OctoberPolio Awareness Month
1-31 October
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month raises awareness and helps teach people more about Dyslexia with events like Light it Red for Dyslexia.
1-7 OctoberBorderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week
2 OctoberWorld Smile Day
2 OctoberWalk to Work Day
4-11 OctoberNational Amputee Awareness WeekThe week raises awareness of amputees and people living with congenital limb differences throughout Australia.
4 OctoberOdd Socks DayOdd socks day is a light-hearted way to remind people that we can all have an odd day. The day attempts to tackle stigma around mental illness.
5-11 October Mental Health WeekMental 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
8 OctoberWorld Sight DayWorld Sight Day raises public awareness on blindness and low vision, providing an opportunity to educate people more about the causes of blindness and preventative measures.
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day raises public awareness of mental health issues and promotes greater understanding of its effect on individuals and the wider community.
11 OctoberHeadspace Day#headspaceday is about ensuring young people have access to mental health services no matter where they live in Australia.
11-17 OctoberCarers Week
11-17 October Bleeding Disorders Awareness WeekThis week awareness about inherited bleeding disorders such as haemophilia and von Willebrand disease.
12 OctoberWorld Arthritis DayInternational Arthritis Day brings arthritis sufferers together and gives them a voice to be heard.
12-18 OctoberFoot Health Week
15 OctoberWellness Walk & FestivalThe walk raises awareness for mental illness and promotes the importance of community and togetherness by bringing people together from all backgrounds.
15 OctoberPregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance DayInternational Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day occurs every October. Parents and families across Australia have the opportunity to honour their babies who passed away from stillbirth, miscarriage or postnatal causes.
15 OctoberGlobal Handwashing Day
15-21 OctoberNational Nutrition WeekNational Nutrition Week encourages Australians to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.
18 OctoberDevelopmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness DayDevelopmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day promotes greater awareness for DLD, which affects how a person thinks about, understands and uses language. A person with DLD is at high risk of incarceration and suicide. This important day looks at educating the public more about the condition.
18-24 OctoberSock it to Suicide Week
19-25 OctoberNational Week of Deaf People (NWDP)Deaf Australia organises events through a week long period in October, which focuses on celebrating the Deaf community in Australia.
20 OctoberWorld Osteoporosis DayWorld Osteoporosis Day takes place every year on October 20, and involves lots of campaigns by national osteoporosis patient societies from around the world.
21 OctoberRide to Work DayRide2Work encourages everyday people to jump on the bike and get active on their way to work.
24 OctoberWorld Polio DayWorld Polio Day highlights the importance of the global eradication of polio.
26 OctoberPink Ribbon Day

November 2020

DateEventAbout this event
1-30 NovemberMovember: Changing the Face of Men's HealthMovemember raises awareness of men's health issues and is a fun way to raise money for a good cause
1-30 NovemberLung Cancer Awareness MonthLung Cancer Awareness Month helps raise awareness about lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia. The month sees a range of community events and activities taking place to raise funds.
8-14 NovemberPerinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness WeekPerinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week was established by PANDA in 2005. Since then PANDA has helping raise awareness about perinatal anxiety and depression, including what to look for and where you can seek support.
13 NovemberWorld Kindness DayThe mission of The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is to make kindness the norm™ in our schools, workplaces, homes & communities.
14 NovemberWorld Diabetes DayWorld Diabetes Day takes place in more than 160 countries, making it the world's largest diabetes awareness campaign.
15-21 NovemberNational Skin Cancer Action WeekThis is an important reminder from Cancer Council Australia to use sun protection and of the importance of early skin cancer detection for all Australians.
18 NovemberWorld Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease DayMore commonly known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema, WCOPDD raises awareness of the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
20 NovemberWhite Ribbon DayWhite Ribbon Day is your opportunity to bring people together – in person or online - to raise awareness and commit to action to prevent men’s violence against women. In workplaces, schools and communities all over Australia, we’re asking you to stand up, speak out and act to end gendered violence.

December 2020

DateEventAbout this event
1 DecemberWorld AIDS DayWorld AIDS Day is a globally recognised event that takes place on 1 December. The day raises awareness about the issues and concerns surrounding HIV and AIDS. It's also a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died.
1-31 DecemberDecembeardDecembeard Australia encourages men to grow a beard in December to raise awareness for bowel cancer. The disease affects 1 in 10 Aussie men making it Australia's second biggest cancer killer.
3 DecemberInternational Day of Persons with DisabilitiesThe International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is celebrated every year in Australia on December 3rd to acknowledge the incredible contribution people of all abilities make to the community.
5 DecemberInternational Volunteer Day

January 2021

DateEventAbout this event
1-31 JanuaryVeganuaryFind new, delicious and healthy foods by going vegan in January. By doing this, you'll have a hugely positive effect on the environment.
26 JanuaryWorld Leprosy DayWorld Leprosy Day is recognised around the world each year on the last Sunday of January. The day helps to raise awareness about the disease and attempts to change attitudes that marginalise those affected by leprosy across the globe.

February 2021

DateEventAbout this event
1-29 FebruaryOvarian Cancer Awareness MonthAround 1,550 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia each year, with more than two-thirds at an advanced stage. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is all about helping people get tested earlier to prevent this, as well as providing support to patients and families.
1-29 FebruaryREDFEB Heart Research Month
1-29 FebruaryFebFastFebFast is all about giving people the skills and the know-how to break the habits that inhibit their wellbeing, alcohol and sugar addiction.
1-29 FebruaryDon't Wait Until It's Too LateDon't Wait Until It's Too Late aims to encourage more Aussies to get screened for bowel cancer so that they can get treated early and increase their chances of successful treatment.
1-29 FebruaryInternational Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness DayHeartKids raises awareness for children's heart disease and works towards reducing the occurrence of the disease. It provides irreplaceable support for children with heart disease and their families, as well as those who have lost young children.
1-29 FebruaryHeart Research MonthHeart Research Month raises awareness on the importance of life-saving heart research, including preventing, diagnosing and treating the disease. "Day of Hearts" Day is celebrated on 14 February and encourages us all to take care of our hearts.
1-29 FebruaryFebruDAREyYou can raise money this February by daring someone. Create your dare and get your friends to donate – the larger the dare, the more money you'll make!
2-8 FebruaryFeeding Tube Awareness WeekFeeding Tube Awareness Week promotes the positive benefits of feeding tubes by educating people on why these life-saving medical devices are so important.
3-9 FebruaryTinnitus Awareness WeekTinnitus Awareness Week (TAW) helps raise awareness of tinnitus and the huge effect it can have on people's day-to-day life. Help raise awareness of the work being carried out and the essential support provided this year.
4 FebruaryWorld Cancer DayWorld Cancer Day is organised by the Union for International Cancer Control. The important day helps educate people on different aspects of the disease through education and information.
10-16 FebruarySmart Eating Week
14 FebruaryWear Red DayWear red this 14 February to help raise awareness for cardiovascular disease, supported by Heart Research Australia.
14 FebruarySweet Heart DayHeartKids Australia launched Sweetheart Day to raise awareness of childhood heart disease and to encourage donations to continue their work providing support and advocacy, growing awareness and enabling further research into children's heart disorders.
14 FebruaryNational Condom DayNational Condom Day takes place, rather appropriately, on Valentines Day, to help promote the importance of sexual protection, sexual health and family planning.
18 FebruaryInternational Asperger's DayInternational Asperger's Day highlights the importance of Asperger's syndrome for individuals and society more generally, looking at the positive changes that can be made and helping us gain a better understanding of the autism spectrum.
25 FebruaryClean Up Australia Day for Business
26 FebruaryTeal Ribbon DayTeal Ribbon Day is held on the last Wednesday of February and invites Australians to buy and wear a teal ribbon in support of raising awareness for Ovarian Cancer Australia. You can get your Teal Ribbon directly from Ovarian Cancer Australia or from Chemmart Pharmacies, Spotlight and Brazilian Butterfly.
29 FebruaryRare Diseease DayRare Disease Day is an annual event coordinated by EURORDIS and aimed at raising awareness on a national level about rare diseases.

March 2021

DateEventAbout this event
1 MarchWorld Compliment Day
1 MarchClean Up Australia Day
1-31 MarchMelanoma March
1-31 MarchNational Epilepsy Awareness MonthYou can wear purple in support of National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Throughout the month, there are lots of community activities, media campaigns and events going on to help spread awareness, including Purple Day on 26 March.
1-7 MarchHearing Awareness WeekThis annual event helps bring hearing impairments to the local communities' attention.
3 MarchWorld Hearing Day
6 MarchMarch into YellowThe March into Yellow challenge raises the profile and awareness of endometriosis, a common and often debilitating disease that affects 1 in 10 Australian women. The event encourages people to wear yellow and raise money in support of finding a cure and for women suffering from the disease.
8 MarchInternational Women's Day
8-14 MarchWorld Glaucoma WeekWorld Glaucoma Week builds awareness of what is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. The week raises funds to advance research on glaucoma.
9-15 MarchWorld Salt Awareness Week
10 MarchNational Day of Women Living with HIVThe National Network of Women Living with HIV Day was started in 2016 to help highlight and bring attention to women suffering from the disease, who are often neglected when it comes to HIV awareness.
12 MarchWorld Kidney DayThis global awareness campaign focuses its attention on raising awareness for Chronic Kidney Disease, helping people learn more about how to prevent and treat the disease.
13 MarchWorld's Greatest ShaveEvery hour someone in Australia is diagnosed with a blood disorder disease and every second hour, someone dies from the disease. The World's Greatest Shave has raised over $120 million since 1998. The money raised goes to support individuals and their families living with lymphoma, myeloma or leukaemia, as well as blood cancer research.
13 MarchWorld Sleep Day
13-20 MarchCoeliac Awareness WeekThis annual event raises awareness of how to spot the symptoms of coeliac disease. It also provides insight into diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
15 MarchUndiagnosed Children's Awareness DayApproximately 1 in 20 children are born with a genetic disorder, though diagnosis is often rare. Of the children who present to geneticists with syndromic features, 60% may not ever receive a diagnosis. Undiagnosed Children's Awareness Day works to change this
15-22 MarchMultiple Birth Awareness WeekMultiple Birth Awareness Week celebrates families raising twins, triplets and beyond. It also looks at the challenges that come with raising young children.
16-22 MarchBrain Awareness Week
20 MarchNational Day of Action agaisnt Bullying and Violence
20 MarchInternational Day of Happiness
20 MarchWorld Oral Health Day
21 MarchWorld Down Syndrome DayDown syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement and has always been a part of the human condition. World Down Syndrome Day helps raise awareness of how important access to health care, intervention programs and inclusive education is to the wellbeing of someone with down syndrome.
23-29 MarchKidney Health Week1 in 3 Australians have an increased risk of kidney disease. Kidney Health Week is a national campaign run at a grassroots level, which raises awareness of the importance of our kidneys, while shining a light on the prevention and early detection of kidney disease.
24 MarchWorld Tuberculosis DayWorld Tuberculosis Day is about educating and making people aware of how common tuberculosis is and how it is responsible for the deaths of several million people every year. The day also raises funds to help eliminate tuberculosis as a public health issue in developing countries.
25 MarchFND Australia Awareness DayFunctional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a neurological disorder affecting motor, movement and sensory functions of the body. It is the second most common reason for referral to Neurology worldwide. Despite the prevalence of FND, awareness and understanding of the condition remains limited across the globe. FND Australia Support Services Inc are a Not-for-Profit Charity registered with the ACNC. From UK to Australia, the FND aim to unite voices across oceans and borders in raising #Voices4FND.
26 MarchPurple Day for Epilepsy

April 2021

DateEventAbout this event
2 AprilGo Blue for AutismWorld Autism Awareness Day promotes autism awareness by encouraging everyone to don blue.
2 AprilWorld Autism Day
7 AprilWorld Health DayThis event marks the establishment of the World Health Organisation. Each year, World Health Day rallies behind a specific health issue to raise awareness for.
7-13 AprilWorld Allergy WeekWorld Allergy Week raises awareness of the impact of allergies with a campaign that raises support and funds for research into allergies. You can participate by wearing a spot of red in your home, school or workplace.
11 AprilWorld Parkinson's DayWorld Parkinson's Day raises funds and awareness to help look for a cure. Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive neurological condition that has a serious impact on an aging population, with 25 Australians diagnosed every day. Around 80,000 Australians currently live with the condition.
13 AprilWear Green for PremmiesThe Wear Green for Premmies campaign is a day in which you can wear green to show your support for the 25,000 babies born prematurely in Australia every year.
24-30 AprilWorld Immunization WeekRun by the World Health Organisation, this event promotes the life-saving benefits of vaccinations for people around the world and of all ages.
25 AprilWorld Malaria DayAnother World Health Organisation-backed campaign that aims for a 90% reduction in malaria by 2030.
28 AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at WorkSponsored by the International Labour Organisation, this event aims to improve awareness of work-related safety, accidents and diseases worldwide.
7 AprilWorld Health Day
15-21 AprilWorld Creativity and Innovation Week
17 AprilWorld Haemophillia Day
22 AprilWorld Mother Earth Day
27 April - 1 MayPatient Experience Week
28 AprilPay It Forward Day

May 2021

DateEventAbout this event
1-31 MayNeurofibromatosis Awareness MonthNeurofibromatosis Month aims to provide information to people and healthcare professionals, so that they can learn and understand more about what exactly Neurofibromatosis (NF) is.
1-31 MayArt for EpilepsyArt for Epilepsy raises money by getting Australian artists to create artwork and sell them for epilepsy.
1-31 MayMiracle Month of MayThis raises awareness and funds for premature and sick newborn babies as well as their families and the hospitals that take care of them.
1-31 MayEhlers-Danlos Awareness MonthThe Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month helps raise awareness for the 13 multi-systemic, heritable disorders that affect connective tissue, the most abundant tissue in the body. Severe ailments include Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which involves fragile blood vessels and can cause internal organs to spontaneously rupture.
1-31 MayCrohn's & Colitis Awareness MonthCrohn's & Colitis Awareness Month raises awareness for Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which more than 5 million people live with.
1-31 MayMindful in May
1-31 May65 Roses (cystic fibrosis)
1-31 MayMacular Month
1-31 MayThyroid Awareness Month
1-31 MayEczema Awareness Month
3-9 MayNational Heart Week
4-10 MayTourette Syndrome Awareness WeekTourette Syndrome Awareness Week teaches us more about what Tourettes is and tackles stigmas created by false information about the disorder.
5 MayWorld Asthma DayHeld every year and organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma to improve awareness around the world.
5 MayWorld Hand Hygiene Day
6 MayInternational No Diet DayInternational No Diet Day (INDD) celebrates body acceptance and diversity. It encourages us all to have a healthy relationship with food and exercise as well as our body, no matter what our size or shape.
8 MayInternational Thalassaemia DayPatients with thalassaemia can suffer from anaemia and many other complications as a result of inadequate red blood cells. International Thalassaemia Day is celebrated every year to commemorate patients and raise awareness of the condition to improve patient care and research.
8 MayWorld Ovarian Cancer Day
8 MayWorld Red Cross DayThis day takes place on the day Red Cross founder Henry Dunant was born, celebrating the incredible work done by Red Cross staff and volunteers.
10 MayWorld Lupus DayWorld Lupus Day raises awareness about this autoimmune disease and looks at the way in which it may cause abnormalities in vital organs like the kidneys, lungs and brain.
12 MayMay 12th International ME/CFS Awareness DayMay 12th is the International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND). The diseases included in CIND include Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). May 12th was chosen as the official day as it's the birthday of Florence Nightingale who was believed to have suffered from ME/CFS. Around May 12th each year, buildings and landmarks around Australia light up in blue to raise awareness about ME/CFS.
13-19 MaySchizophrenia Awareness WeekSchizophrenia Awareness Week tackles the stigmatised and marginalised individuals living with schizophrenia throughout Australia. The week aims to teach people more about the facts and work towards dispelling the myths.
14-18 MayMyopia Awareness WeekThis week helps raise awareness for myopia throughout Australian communities. It draws attention to the essential role optometrists continue to play in altering the way we approach and treat myopia.
15 MayInternational Day of Families
15 MayTuberous Sclerosis Complex Global Awareness DayTuberous Sclerosis Complex Global Awareness Day raises awareness for a rare disease that affects more than 2000 people in Australia.
17 MayWorld Hypertension Day
17-20 MayPneumonia Awareness WeekThis week-long event aims to educate Australians about the risks and impacts of pneumonia.
17-24 MaySchizophrenia Awareness Week
18-24 MayNational Volunteer Week
19 MayWorld IBD DayWorld IBD Day is organised by patient organisations and fights for those suffering from inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn's disease.
24 MayWorld Schizophrenia Awareness Day
24-30 MayNational Palliative Care WeekOrganised by Palliative Care Australia and supported by the Department of Health, this week of events draws attention to how important palliative care is for people affected by chronic diseases.
24-30 MayFood Allergy Awareness Week
25 MayWorld Thyroid DayWorld Thyroid Day campaigns for those suffering from this disease and recognises the medical professionals worldwide who are fighting it.
25-31 MayExercise Right WeekThis event aims to motivate more Australians to get fit by teaching them about the benefits of exercise and how they can create their own regimes and exercise plans.
25-31 MaySpinal Health WeekSpinal Health Week raises awareness for the importance of spinal health, which can have a huge impact on improving our overall health and wellbeing.
28 MayAustralia's Biggest Morning Tea
29 MayWear White at Work Day
30 MayWorld MS DayWorld MS Day focuses on improving the quality of life for those suffering from MS and helps teach people more about the disease.
31 MayWorld No Tobacco DayThis is an annual event aiming to show the harm the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of nations.

June 2021

DateEventAbout this event
1-30 JuneBowel Cancer Awareness MonthBowel cancer is commonly diagnosed in Australia. It is potentially one of the most preventable cancers through the early detection of abnormalities from screening.
1-30 JuneCytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness MonthCytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages and is the leading preventable viral cause of developmental disabilities. CMV Month raises awareness of CMV in an attempt to improve lives and teach people more.
1-30 JuneNational Burns Awareness Month
1-5 JuneOrthoptic Awareness WeekOrthoptic Awareness Week is held each year by the Orthoptic Association of Australia and helps promote the importance of taking care of your eyes with regular eye examinations.
1-7 JuneHaemochromatosis Awareness WeekHaemochromatosis Awareness Week raises awareness of haemochromatosis, or inherited iron overload disorder, by teaching communities more about the condition.
1-7 JuneHeart Rhythm WeekArrhythmias are responsible for between 23,000 and 33,000 sudden cardiac arrest deaths each year. Many of these deaths could be avoided with greater public awareness of their risks and symptoms, which is where Heart Rhythm week looks to make a difference.
11-17 JuneInfant Mental Health Awareness WeekInfant Mental Health Awareness Week encourages government, industry and consumers to look at the needs of babies and toddlers and to invest in the essential services that support children in their earliest years.
14 JuneWorld Blood Donor DayWorld Blood Donor Day aims to remind us all about the importance of blood donation and how much more blood is needed to help all those who need it.
14-20 JuneNational Blood Donor Week
15-21 JuneInternational Men's Health WeekInternational Men's Health Week promotes awareness of the importance of good health in men, boys and their families.
17 JuneRed Apple DayBy purchasing the red apple pin, Australians can help awareness for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
19 JuneWorld Sickle Cell DaySickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder where abnormal haemoglobin is produced. World Sickle Cell day was established to raise awareness of the disease, to improve treatment and help find a cure.
21 JuneInternational Day of YogaThe word 'yoga' comes from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite. International Day of Yoga promotes the importance of the union between the body and consciousness to help us all lead a healthier life.
29 JuneWorld Scleroderma DayScleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease. World Scleroderma Day highlights the brave people living with this disease to demand equal treatment and care for people with scleroderma.

July 2021

DateEventAbout this event
1-31 JulyDry JulyDry July is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving the lives of adults living with cancer. By giving up alcohol for the month of July, it's a good opportunity to raise awareness of individual drinking habits and the importance of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle.
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12-18 JulyNational Dietbetes Week1.1 million Australians live with diabetes. National Diabetes Week is a fundraising event which helps to raise awareness and work towards prevention.
24 JulyStress Down Day
26 July - 2 AugustDonateLife WeekThis week-long event aims to promote the critical importance of organ and tissue donation.
27 July - 2 AugustNational Pain WeekNational Pain Week aims to contribute to the de-stigmatisation of the experience of chronic pain.
28 JulyWorld Hepatitis DayWith lots of local events, World Hepatitis Day aims to raise awareness in Australia and worldwide of hepatitis.
30 JulyGastroschisis Awareness DayGastroschisis is a birth defect that causes the intestines to protrude from a hole in the abdomen. There is still a 10% mortality rate due to complications or related defects and infections. The condition affects 1 out of every 2229 babies according to the CDC. Gastroschisis Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of the issue and find solutions.

August 2021

DateEventAbout this event
1-31 AugustWe'll Make a ChangeThrough a series of events, business leaders help raise money to support the vital work of CPL and create new opportunities for Queenslanders living with disability.
1-31 AugustMS Readathon - One month challengeThe MS Readathon is a reading-based fundraiser run by Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). It encourages people of all ages to read and improve their literacy whilst raising community awareness of those living with MS.
1-31 AugustTradies National Health Month
1-7 AugustWorld Breastfeeding WeekAn annual event every first week in August, aiming to highlight the benefits that breastfeeding can bring.
2-8 AugustNational EOS Awareness WeekNational EOS Awareness Week is a full week that helps raise awareness for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders in Australia.
3-9 AugustDental Health WeekEveryone is encouraged to visit their dentist or find a new one during this yearly event.
3-9 August Sleep Awareness Week
4-10 AugustOCD and Anxiety Disorders WeekAnxiety Disorders week is an awareness week dedicated to OCD and Anxiety Disorder sufferers.
7 AugustCrazy Hair DayCrazy Hair Day is a day where you go crazy with your hair. This annual fundraising event is organised by Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) and is a fun way to engage schools, raise awareness and celebrate the start of the new term.
7 AugustJeans for Genes DayJeans for Genes Day is a huge fundraising event for the Children's Medical Research Institute. The day aims to work towards reducing the number of children born with genetic illnesses.
8 AugustDying to Know DayDying To Know Day is an annual day dedicated to creating conversations about death, dying and bereavement.
13 AugustLeft Handers Day
14 AugustRed Nose DayRed Nose Day is the major fundraiser for Red Nose. The funds raised go towards saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood.
16-22 AugustKidney Kar RallyThe Kidney Kar Rally is Kidney Health Australia's longest running event. Programs are designed to give children with kidney disease the opportunity to socialise and make long term friends.
17-23 AugustNational Wound Awareness WeekAround 300,000 Australians suffer lower leg ulcers which require regular care. The Australian Wound Management Association works with nurses, doctors and health members to bring about better care for all sufferers, most of whom are elderly.
20-26 AugustHealthy Bones Action WeekAustralians will come together to raise awareness about the importance of healthy bones. The event will run over 6 days.
20 AugustWorld Mosquito DayWorld Mosquito Day commemorates British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's 1897 discovery of the link between female mosquitoes and malaria.
23-29 AugustSpeech Pathology WeekSpeech Pathology Week raises awareness about swallowing disorders, as well as the work of speech pathologists.
23 AugustThe Bloody Long WalkThe Bloody Long Walk is a 35km walking challenge in Melbourne that raises money to find a cure for Mitochondrial disease (mito).
28 AugustDaffodil DayDaffodil Day is a well-known fundraising event in Cancer Council's calendar, helping support all Australians affected by cancer.
28 AugustTracky Dack DayOn the last Friday in August, you can wear tracksuit pants - 'trackies' - to help fundraise for sick kids.
31 AugustInternational Overdose Awareness DayThe day commemorates those lost to overdoses and the families affected. It also raises awareness about overdosing and looks at what preventative measures can be taken.
31 August - 7 SeptemberNational Stroke WeekStrokes are Australia's second single greatest killer, with over 60,000 strokes occurring each year. National Stroke Week gives the community to get involved, raise money and support the national campaign.

September 2021

DateEventAbout this event
31 August-7 SeptemberNational Stroke WeekStroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability, but more than 80% of strokes can be prevented.
1-30 SeptemberInternational Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthProstate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.
1-30 SeptemberLiptemberHelping start the conversation about women's mental health, by popping a little colour on.
1 SeptemberGold Bow Day
1-7 SeptemberAsthma WeekSpring is the season where the weather warms, flowers begin to bloom and there’s an overall sense of new beginning in the air.
6-12 SeptembnerBirth Trauma Awareness WeekThe delivery of a baby is a positive event for many women, but for some it can be a mixed experience or even very negative, resulting in physical and/or psychological injuries (trauma) with lasting negative impacts on their lives. We are here to help women and their partners who are struggling with ongoing problems related to the birthing experience.
7-11 SeptemberWomen's Health WeekJean Hailes Women’s Health Week is a week dedicated to all women across Australia to make good health a priority.
9 SeptemberFASD DayEvery year on September 9th, International FASD Awareness Day is observed. People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
10 SeptemberWorld Suicide Prevention Day
R U OK? inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life. You don't need to be an expert to reach out - just a good friend and a great listener.
12 SeptemberWorld First Aid Day
21-25 SeptemberHeadache and Migraine Week
21-25 SeptemberDementia awareness weekDementia Australia represents the 459,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.6 million Australians involved in their care
22 SeptemberWorld Car-free Day
29 SeptemberWorld Heart Day