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329 community events listed
June 2022

01 May - 30 June

(date to be confirmed)

Live Below the Line

Organisation: Oaktree Foundation

Thousands of Australians will eat on $2 a day for five days. Feeding yourself on $2 a day is the equivalent of living below the extreme poverty line. It's a way to raise much-needed funds for Oaktree's overseas partners, as well as gain a unique insight into some of the challenges faced by those living in extreme poverty.

Website: www.livebelowtheline.com.au/

01-30 June

Migraine Awareness Month

Organisation: Migraine Australia

Migraine Awareness Month is an International Event held every year in June and is organised in Australia by Migraine Australia, a national patient advocacy organisation founded to support all Australians living with migraine and their families.

Website: www.migraine.org.au/

01-30 June

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages and is usually harmless to people with a healthy immune system. CMV is the leading preventable viral cause of developmental disabilities. June is the time to raise awareness of CMV and to improve lives.

Location: International

Website: www.cmv.org.au/

01-30 June

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Organisation: Bowel Cancer Australia

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is an annual initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia running throughout the month of June (1-30), to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 80 Australians every week.

Location: National

Website: www.bowelcancerawarenessmonth.org/

19-25 June

Refugee Week

Organisation: The Refugee Council Of Australia

Refugee Week is used to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.<br><br> While a refugee's journey begins with danger, it also begins with hope. Refugees flee their homelands not only because they fear persecution, but also because they have hope: they hope to find freedom from persecution, and safety and security for themselves and their families; they hope to be given a chance to start a new life and recover from past trauma.

Location: National

Website: www.refugeeweek.org.au/

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20-26 June

(date to be confirmed)

World Continence Week

Organisation: Continence Foundation of Australia

The Continence Foundation of Australia relies on its members and other individuals and organisations to assist with the promotion of World Continence Week and its theme to the local communities and media networks. Every year individuals and organisations have contributed in reaching out to its local networks, including those who are, or are at risk of becoming, incontinent.

Location: International

Website: www.continence.org.au/

20-27 June

(date to be confirmed)

Thinking of You Week

Organisation: John Sands

Thinking of You Week is a special week that harnesses the emotional power of greeting cards to create a wave of love, caring and happiness around the world. Sending handwritten cards generates positive feelings and wellbeing. Science has shown that receiving a handwritten card creates a lovely warm positive boost. The fact that you have spent the time to make or chose a card, write it and send it makes people feel far more special and cared for than receiving instant texts, emails or Facebook messages.

Website: www.thinkingofyouweek.com.au/

Sat 25 June


Day of the Seafarer

Organisation: United Nations

The Day of the Seafarer celebrates the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole.

Location: International

Website: www.imo.org/About/Events/Pages/Day-of-the-Seafarer.aspx

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Sun 26 June

World Drug Day: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Organisation: United Nations

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a day used to raise awareness of the threat to public health and safety that illicit drugs pose.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/end-drug-abuse-day

Sun 26 June

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Organisation: United Nations

Torture seeks to annihilate the victim's personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being. The United Nations has condemned torture from the outset as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow human beings.

Location: International

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

Mon 27 June

PTSD Awareness Day

Organisation: Phoenix Australia

This international day raises awareness about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to ensure more people know about the condition and more people who suffer PTSD will seek treatment. PTSD is the most common mental health disorder after depression. In Australia the day is recognised by the Department of Health.

Location: National

Website: www.phoenixaustralia.org

Phone: 03 9035 5599

27 June - 03 July

Heart Failure Awareness Week

Organisation: hearts4heart

Heart Failure Awareness Week encourages all Australians to learn the symptoms of heart failure (HF) and the best actions to take to be smart about your heart. HF affects an estimated half a million Australians and is the number one cause of hospitalisation in people over the age of sixty-five, but with early diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle changes, a person with heart failure can reduce their risk of hospitalisation and improve their quality of life. Many patients living with HF lead normal, active lifestyles. You've only got one heart, don't fail it. Speak with your GP and get your heart checked.

Website: hearts4heart.org.au/?msclkid=61646e46c6b711eca49f6b77d57a43e7

Wed 29 June

World Scleroderma Day

Organisation: Scleroderma Australia

Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. June 29 is a day to recognise the bravery of those who live with this disease and to demand equal treatment and equal care for people with scleroderma.

Location: National

Website: www.sclerodermaaustralia.com.au/

Thu 30 June

Social Media Day

Organisation: Mashable

In the spirit of these technologies that connect us, Social Media Day brings us together - both online and offline.<br><br> Around the world, organizers have assembled a variety of events this year, including business networking, educational panels, training sessions and social gatherings. Meetups will take place on six continents - in some instances bringing hundreds or even thousands of people together. Certain places such as the Philippines are even taking the entire weekend to celebrate with a variety of events.<br><br> You can follow along by tracking the #smday hashtag, and by connecting with fellow social-media fans at a Social Media Day Meetup near you.<br><br> For updates and to find out what other organizers are up to, follow our @mashsmday Twitter account, and like our Social Media Day Facebook page.

Website: mashable.com/smday/

30 June - 02 July

(date to be confirmed)

Katherine to Darwin Challenge

Organisation: Total Recreation NT Inc.

Up to fifty riders will complete the over 300km demanding route over 3 consecutive days. The aim is raise funds for Total Recreation, a community based not for profit organisation that provides opportunities for people with disability to participate in sporting and recreational activities. Get involved, support a rider by donating or start your training today, join the peloton and take up the challenge.

Location: NT

Website: www.k2dc.com.au

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July 2022

Fri 01 July

(date to be confirmed)

AIME National Hoodie Day

Organisation: AIME Mentoring

Hoodie Day is a chance for the whole nation to don an AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) hoodie and spread the message of Indigenous success. AIME wants to help people to keep a roof over their head by splitting profits from sales of its most successful fundraising product, the AIME Hoodie, with those struggling to get by.

Website: aimementoring.com

Donate online

01-31 July

Dry July

Organisation: Dry July Foundation

<p>Dry July is a national fundraiser, run by Dry July Foundation, that encourages people to go alcohol-free in July and raise funds for people affected by cancer. <p>Funds are provided to projects and programs that improve the comfort and wellbeing of people affected by cancer- whether it's a lift to a life-saving appointment, guidance from a specialist nurse, connection to an informative voice, access to therapy programs or a bed close to treatment. We aim to make a difficult time, a little easier for those affected by cancer. <p>Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits and encourages awareness of a healthy attitude to alcohol consumption. The challenge is a perfect fit for workplaces or social groups.

Location: National

Website: au.dryjuly.com/

01-31 July


Organisation: Australia and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF)

Get your eyes tested this JulEYE. 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if detected early enough, yet every 65 minutes an Australian loses part or all of their vision.

Location: National

Website: ranzco.edu/home/foundation/juleye/

01-31 July

National Desexing Month

Unplanned litters contribute to the overpopulation of cats and dogs and if you choose not to desex your pet then you are inviting the possibility of your pet breeding. National Desexing Month specials are offered to the general public usually during the month of July.

Website: ndn.org.au/

Sun 03 July

International Day of Cooperatives

Organisation: United Nations

International Day of Cooperatives is a day used by the United Nations to celebrate the role of cooperatives in economic social and cultural development, and in the achievement of social policy objectives.

Location: International

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

03-10 July


Organisation: NAIDOC

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is usually held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

Location: National

Website: www.naidoc.org.au

10-16 July

National Diabetes Awareness Week

Organisation: DANII Foundation

DANII Foundation is calling on all Australians to support the NATIONAL DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK campaign and help to raise awareness of diabetes nationally during 10th to 16th July 2022. Awareness of Diabetes is a National Public Health issue and much still needs to be done, collectively and individually, for better prevention, diagnosis and management of the condition.

Location: National

Website: danii.org.au/

Mon 11 July

World Population Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Population Day serves to both celebrate humanity itself, and to remind us that we need to look after each other and the planet we live on.

Location: International

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

Tue 12 July

Malala Day

Organisation: UN Global Education First

On this day we remember the millions of children worldwide (mostly girls) who do not go to school and reaffirm our commitment to defend the right to education for all children.

Location: International

Website: www.globaleducationfirst.org/malaladay.html

Wed 13 July

Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

Asalha Puja Day is one of the most sacred days in Buddhism. It is observed on the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the eight lunar month (July), and is a celebration of the foundation of the Sangha (the community of Buddhist monks).

Location: International

15-21 July

(date to be confirmed)

National Wound Awareness Week

Organisation: Australian Wound Management Association

Around 300,000 Australians, mostly elderly and on pensions, suffer lower leg ulcers requiring regular care. The Australian Wound Management Association is working with its 3,000 nurses, doctors and allied health members to bring about equity of care and improve quality of life.

Website: www.awma.com.au

17-23 July

National Farm Safety Week

Organisation: Farmsafe Australia's Operations Centre

National Farm Safety Week is run each year, in the third week of July, aims to raise awareness of farm safety issues in rural communities across Australia.

Location: National

Website: www.farmsafe.org.au/Farm-Safety-Week

Mon 18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day

Organisation: United Nations

The UN and the Nelson Mandela Foundation call on people across the world to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping people on Nelson Mandela International Day - one minute for each year Nelson Mandela devoted his life to serving humanity.

Location: International

Website: www.mandeladay.com/

Fri 22 July

National Pyjama Day

Organisation: The Pyjama Foundation

National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your favourite pair of PJ's to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. With the money raised from National Pyjama Day, you'll be helping us offer learning skills to more than 1000 children, fund educational resources and help provide stable, positive relationships. So this July put on your favourite PJ's, make a donation, and get your friends/colleagues involved!

Location: National

Website: www.thepyjamafoundation.com/

Phone: 07 3256 8802

Sun 24 July

Stress Down Day

Organisation: Lifeline Australia

Stress Down Day is a fundraising event to help cover the cost of running Lifeline's 24 hour telephone counseling line - 13 11 14. Workplaces participate by enjoying a day of stress reducing activities, including wearing casual dress to work, in exchange for a donation to the cause.

Location: National

Website: www.lifeline.org.au/get-involved/campaigns-events/

24 July - 31 August

Donate Life Week

Organisation: Donate Life

DonateLife Week is Australia's national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation and is led by the Organ and Tissue Authority as part of the Australian Government's National Reform Agenda to increase organ and tissue donation rates.

Location: National

Website: www.donatelife.gov.au

25-31 July

Library and Information Week

Organisation: Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association has been running Library and Information Week since 2001 - a week for all libraries and information services throughout Australia showcase their resources and services to their communities, through programs and events. Whether it's a library in your school, community, university, hospitals, cultural or law institutions, this week is an opportunity to learn more about what they do and the important roles they play in our local

Website: www.alia.org.au/liw

26 July - 01 August

(date to be confirmed)

National Pain Week

Organisation: Chronic Pain Australia

National Pain Week aims to contribute to the de-stigmatisation of the experience of chronic pain; work towards creating healing relationships between the person in pain and their pain clinician/s; and to reduce the isolation and suffering of people in pain.

Location: National

Website: www.nationalpainweek.org.au/

Thu 28 July

World Hepatitis Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Hepatitis Day raises awareness of chronic hepatitis A, B and C.

Location: International

Website: www.worldhepatitisalliance.org/

Fri 29 July

(date to be confirmed)

Crazy Hair Day

Organisation: Cystic Fibrosis Victoria

Crazy Hair Day is a day to go crazy with your hair - teased, coloured, gelled or twisted; wigs and scarves, punk or just plain messy! is an annual fundraising event organised by Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) and is a fun way for schools to celebrate the start of third term.

Location: National

Website: www.crazyhair.com.au

Sat 30 July

Gastroschisis Awareness Day

Organisation: Avery Angels Gastroschisis Foundation

Gastroschisis is a birth defect that causes the intestines to protrude from a hole in the abdomen, typically to the right of the umbilical cord. Occasionally, other organs are involved as well. While approximately 90% of affected infants survive in industrialized nations with proper medical care, there is still a 10% mortality rate due to complications or related defects and infections - even with the best medical care. Gastroschisis affects 1 out of every 2229 babies according to the CDC, although the actual rate varies by state. Rates of gastroschisis are increasing worldwide, and this trend is being called a "pandemic" by many researchers. The medical community still does not know what causes gastroschisis. Although the overall prognosis is good for most infants born with this birth defect provided they have access to medical care, complications do arise. Studies show that gastroschisis is the leading cause of intestinal transplantation, and that 40% of gastroschisis survivors will need to be readmitted to the hospital at some point due to complications, the most common of which are bowel obstruction and abdominal pain.

Location: National

Website: averysangels.org

Sat 30 July

International Day of Friendship

Organisation: United Nations

The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

Location: International

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

Sun 31 July

World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty, and celebrates the work rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural treasures.

Location: International

Website: www.internationalrangers.org/

Sun 31 July

(date to be confirmed)

National Stepfamily Awareness Day

Organisation: The Stepfamily Association of Victoria

The last Sunday in July has been designated as 'National Stepfamily Awareness Day'. A day dedicated to the stepfamily, it provides an opportunity to acknowledge, promote and celebrate the great work that stepfamilies do.

Location: National

Website: www.stepfamily.org.au/

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Sun 31 July

(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/

Sun 31 July

National Tree Day

Organisation: Planet Ark

Planet Ark is calling for people to connect with nature by getting involved in National Tree Day, Australia's largest tree-planting and nature care event. People can participate by becoming National Tree Day site coordinators or attending plantings in their local areas.

Location: National

Website: treeday.planetark.org/

31 July - 06 August

National Missing Persons Week

Organisation: Australian Federal Police

National Missing Persons Week aims to raise awareness about the significant number of young Australians reported missing. Out of the estimated 35,000 people who are reported missing each year, approximately 20,000 are under the age of 18.

Location: National

Website: www.missingpersons.gov.au

August 2022

01-07 August

National Landcare Week

Organisation: Landcare Australia

<p>It's National Landcare Week from 2-8 September, a time for all Australians to acknowledge and reflect on the great work being carried out by over a hundred thousand volunteers who give up their valuable time to care for this great country we call home. <p>Landcarers across Australia grow our food, look after our environment, care for our coastlines, and protect our native animals. National Landcare Week was created to celebrate our hardworking Landcarers who are fostering a better environmental future for all.

Location: NSW

Website: landcareaustralia.org.au

Phone: 02 9412 1040

Address: Level 3, 6 Help Street CHATSWOOD NSW 2067

01-07 August

(date to be confirmed)

OCD and Anxiety Disorders Week

Organisation: Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria

Anxiety Disorders week is an awareness week for OCD and Anxiety Disorders. Events include support and social activities, seminars and promotional activities.

Website: www.arcvic.org.au/

01-07 August

(date to be confirmed)

National EOS Awareness Week

Organisation: ausEE Inc.

National EOS Awareness Week is a week to raise awareness for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders in Australia.

Location: National

Website: www.eosaware.com

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01-07 August

(date to be confirmed)


Organisation: StreetSmart

The event brings together coffee roasters, cafes and coffee drinkers around the country to help people who are homeless. Participating cafes generously donate $1.00 per coffee sold to fund local projects.

Location: National

Website: www.streetsmartaustralia.org/cafesmart

Donate online

01-07 August

(date to be confirmed)

Homelessness Prevention Week

Organisation: Homelessness Australia

Homeless Persons' Week is an annual awareness raising week held in the first full week of August each year to highlight the over 105,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. Homelessness Australia provides information sheets and resources to support events all around Australia.

Location: National

Website: www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au

01-07 August

(date to be confirmed)

Local Government Week

Organisation: Local Government NSW

NSW councils and their staff provide invaluable services to local communities on a daily basis. While many people are aware that councils manage rates, roads and rubbish, the breadth and diversity of their work often goes unrecognised. Local Government Week provides the perfect opportunity to promote the importance of councils to residents, ratepayers, businesses - the whole community!

Location: NSW

Website: www.lgnsw.org.au/events-training/local-government-week

01-31 August

Tradies National Health Month

Organisation: The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Steel Blue

Tradies National Health Month focuses on educating and engaging tradies on the importance of full body health and safety, with handy tips and hints tailored to the needs of a tradie.

Location: National

Website: www.tradieshealth.com.au

01-31 August

MS Readathon - One month challenge

Organisation: Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL)

The 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 at the same time raising their community awareness and empowering them to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

Location: National

Website: www.ms.org.au

Phone: 1300 677 323

01 August - 31 October

Great Northern Clean Up

Organisation: Clean Up Australia

The Great Northern Clean Up, an event of Clean Up Australia, takes place during the months of August, September and October - a time of year which is more suitable for communities living in the tropical North. <br> Since the campaign started in 2009 more than 30,000 volunteers have removed the equivalent of 1,800 ute loads of rubbish from 813 sites north of the Tropic of Capricorn. This year the event is taking place during the months of August-October when an estimated 3,851 volunteers have already removed around 277 ute loads of rubbish from 126 sites across northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Location: National

Website: www.cleanup.org.au/the-great-northern-clean-up

Phone: 02 8197 3412