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137 community events listed
October 2020

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

01-31 October

(date to be confirmed)

Great Cycle Challenge Australia

Organisation: Children's Medical Research Institute

Great Cycle Challenge encourages people of all ages and fitness levels to get on their bikes this October and ride to fight kids' cancer! <br> Right now, cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in Australia. Over 600 Australian children are diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly, 3 die every week.

Website: greatcyclechallenge.com.au

01-31 October

Dogtober

Organisation: Assistance Dogs Australia

Dogtober is a way to get involved with Assistance Dogs, have some fun and help train another 25 super pups to help people with physical disabilities. You can help by creating your own doggie themed event or being sponsored to undertake a challenge which will raise much needed funds and awareness.

Location: National

Website: www.dogtober.org.au/

01-31 October

Mental Health Month NSW

Organisation: Mental Health Association NSW

Mental Health Month NSW is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held throughout October each year. The timing of the campaign centres on World Mental Health Day, which is marked each year on October 10.

Location: NSW

Website: mentalhealthmonth.wayahead.org.au/

Address: NSW 2011

01-31 October

Buy Nothing New Month

Buy Nothing New Month is the global movement for collective, conscientious consumption. It's about thinking where our stuff comes from (finite resources) and where it goes when we're done (often landfill) and what are the fantastic alternatives out there to extend the life of our 'stuff'.

Location: International

Website: www.buynothingnew.com.au/

01-31 October

Foot Health Month

Organisation: Australasian Podiatry Council

Foot Health Month in October is a time to look after and love your feet.

Location: National

Website: www.apodc.com.au/

Address: VIC 3057

01-31 October

Walktober

Organisation: Physical Activity Australia Inc

Physical Activity Australia have renamed October, 'Walktober' - Australia's walking month! It's the ideal time to celebrate walking. October is that time of year when you feel a 'spring' in your step; the weather is warming up and it's a great time to get outside. Join the Walktober Challenge and take steps to make sure that this generation of kids are active and healthy. Commit to 31 days of activity for a minimum of 31 minutes. At the same time, we raise funds to enable Bluearth and its programs to have a presence in more schools across Australia.

Location: National

Website: www.bluearth.org/walktober/?fbclid=IwAR2RWNhcR8lKH3DkIk1bNc6BM842q-sXjYuFb41vjlUJh7RxXdKraZKZhGw

01-31 October

Crime Prevention Month QLD

Organisation: QLD Police

Crime Prevention Month is about educating the community about strategies they can use to reduce their chance of being a victim of crime. Through simple steps members of the community can take part in reducing crime and can increase their personal safety. Crime Prevention Month is an opportunity for members of the community to learn these steps.

Location: QLD

Website: mypolice.qld.gov.au/

01-31 October

Lupus Awareness Month

Organisation: Lupus Foundation

The first month-long observance for lupus awareness occurred when President Reagan signed Public Law 99-365, designating October 1986 as Lupus Awareness Month. It marks the occasion to highlight the need for more awareness and financial support for a potentially fatal disease that affects close to 6 million world-wide.

Website: www.lupus.org/lupus-awareness-month

Donate online

01-31 October

National Safe Work Month

Organisation: Safe Work Australia

In Australia, October is National Safe Work Month - a time to make your commitment to improving safety and health in your workplace. <p>This year's theme, Work Health and Safety through COVID-19, acknowledges and reflects the wide-reaching impacts of COVID-19 on Australian businesses, employers and workers.

Website: safeworkmonth.swa.gov.au

01-31 October

Nude Food Day

Organisation: Nutrition Australia

Nude Food Day is a nationwide initiative developed to encourage kids and parents to eat well and live well, and eliminate all unnecessary packaging and wrapping that goes into schools. Nude Food Day can be celebrated any day (or everyday!) in October.

Website: www.nudefoodday.com.au/

Donate online

01-31 October

Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Organisation: Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc

Sexual Violence Awareness Month is held each October to encourage Queenslanders to show their support for ending violence of this nature and inform those affected about the help available.

Website: www.stopsexualviolence.com

01-31 October

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Organisation: Code Read Dyslexia Network Australia Ltd

<p>October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and every year many events take place during October including the National Awareness Event, Light it Red for Dyslexia, which started in 2015. </p> <p>Light it Red for Dyslexia is an annual event that is administered by Code Read Dyslexia Network Australia on behalf of the national Dyslexia Support Groups. Throughout the month of October significant monuments and buildings around Australia are lit up in the colour red for Dyslexia Awareness.</p>

Website: codereadnetwork.org/

01-31 October

Pink Ribbon Breakfast Campaign

Organisation: National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)

October is international breast cancer awareness month and NBCF's biggest fundraiser is the Pink Ribbon Breakfast Campaign. Whether you hold a morning tea, a big breakfast event in your community or a get-together in your office, the donations collected will make a difference to people with breast cancer.

Location: National

Website: pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au/

Donate online

01-31 October

Injury Free Day

Organisation: K.I.D.S Foundation

Simply nominate a day during October to promote safety and the importance of injury prevention. The KIDS Foundation Injury Free Campaign is an annual event which highlights the importance of safety and injury prevention. The campaign runs during October, Community Safety Month. Schools can register their involvement, receive free resources and show their commitment to safety by encouraging their students and staff to be safe at school, at home and within the community.

Location: National

Website: www.kidsfoundation.org.au/

Donate online

01-31 October

Girls' Night In

Organisation: Cancer Council

Cancer Council's Girls' Night In is the ideal reason to get your girlfriends together to celebrate friendships that matter for a cause that matters. By bringing the ladies in your life together for this special event you will be raising much needed funds to help beat women's cancers.

Website: www.cancercouncilfundraising.com.au/girls-night-in

12 October 2020 - 18 October 2021

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

16-25 October

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/

17-23 October

Book Week

Organisation: Children's Book Council Of Australia

Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

Location: National

Website: cbca.org.au/cbca-book-week

17-25 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

18-24 October

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/

19-25 October

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

19-25 October

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

19-25 October

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

19-25 October

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/

19-25 October

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/

20-21 October

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

Wed 21 October

Today

(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 21 October

Today

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: www.headspaceday.org.au

Fri 23 October

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

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 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

Sat 24 October

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

Sat 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/events/devinfoday/

Sat 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/events/unday/

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/events/disarmamentweek/

24 October - 01 November

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/

25-31 October

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/

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/

Tue 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/events/audiovisualday/

Tue 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> Big Cake Bake is on hold this year, but keep your oven mitts on, we'll be back in 2021!

Location: National

Website: www.bigcakebake.org.au/

Phone: 1800 652 635

Wed 28 October

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 30 October

National Bandanna Day

Organisation: Canteen

This year's National Bandanna Day aims to raise $1.7 million to help young people living with cancer. The theme for this year's event is "Attitude is Everything - Buy It, Wear It". By selling, buying and wearing bandannas, you can show your support for young people as they fight cancer.

Website: www.canteen.org.au/bandanna-day/

Fri 30 October

Day for Daniel (Morcombe)

Organisation: Daniel Morcombe Foundation

The Day for Daniel is a National Day of Action to raise awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention.

Website: www.dayfordaniel.com.au/

Sat 31 October

Howl-o-ween

Organisation: World Animal Protection

This Halloween World Animal Protection are calling on animal lovers to bring together their friends, families, work colleagues and school buddies to host a Howl-o-ween event and raise funds to help protect animals from suffering around the world.

Website: www.worldanimalprotection.org.au/

31 October - 01 November

Samhain (Summer's End)

Meaning 'summers end', Samhain is an ancient Celt festival marking the beginning of winter/the Celtic new year.

Location: International

November 2020

Sun 01 November

(date to be confirmed)

World Vegan Day

Organisation: WVD Melbourne

Becoming vegan is the best way to help animals, the environment, and your health - and it's easier than you might think. There are a number of reasons why people choose to go vegan. The most popular ones are: <ul> <li>It eliminates suffering and saves the lives of thousands of animals; <li>It boosts your health and increases your life expectancy; and <li>It's a lot kinder to the planet.</ul>

Location: International

Sun 01 November

International Drug Users Day

International Drug Users Day aims to raise awareness and increase action to address the needs of people who use drugs.

Location: International

Website: www.nuaa.org.au/

01-07 November

National Others Week

Organisation: Global Care

Held from the first Sunday in November, NOW encourages people to find a way to help someone, whether it's a random act of kindness or a planned activity. Because as the NOW motto says - life is a team sport!

Location: National

Website: nationalothersweek.com/

01-30 November

E-Tea

Organisation: Epilepsy Action Australia

November is epilepsy awareness month and this year we want you to celebrate with E-Tea! Register to host a morning or afternoon tea with family, friends or colleagues for delicious treats, laughter, fun, fundraising, and of course to generate awareness of epilepsy. Hosting a E-Tea event is a great way to fundraise while sharing some delicious treats, laughter and games. Simply choose what you'd like to do on a day in November and at a time that best suits you!

Location: National

Website: www.epilepsy.org.au/fundraise/e-tea/

Phone: 1300 37 45 37

01-30 November

Movember

Organisation: Movember Foundation

Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Mo Bros, supported by their Mo Sistas, start Movember (November 1st) clean shaven and then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache. During Movember, each Mo Bro effectively becomes a walking billboard for men's health and, via their Mo, raises essential funds and awareness for Movember's men's health partners.

Website: au.movember.com/

01-30 November

World Vegan Month

Ever considered going vegan, but not sure where to start? Vegan Month is dedicated to educating about vegan eating and lifestyles, and encouraging you take give it a go. Take part by eating and living vegan, being kinder to the environment, stopping animal crueltly, and living a healthier life!

Location: International

Website: www.vegansociety.com/whats-new/events/world-vegan-month-and-world-vegan-day

01-30 November

Lung Health Awareness Month

Organisation: Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Awareness Month is used to promote lung health and focus on the impact of lung disease in the Australian community.

Location: National

Website: www.lungfoundation.com.au/

01-30 November

Asbestos Awareness Month

Organisation: Asbetsos Diseases Research Insitiute

Asbestos Awareness Month aims to educate Australians about the dangers of asbestos in and around homes because Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases in the world.

Website: www.asbestosawareness.com.au/

01-30 November

(date to be confirmed)

Learn On The Loo

Organisation: WaterAid Australia

The average person spends 10-15 minutes on the toilet every day - that's almost 8 hours a month. To raise funds and awareness for the 1 in 3 people worldwide who don't have access to a decent toilet, WaterAid is inviting Australians to dedicate their toilet time during November to learning a new skill. Memorise, meditate, or master your way through the month, ask friends to sponsor you, and help WaterAid reach some of the poorest and most marginalised people on earth who still don't have access to a decent dunny.

Location: National

Website: www.learnontheloo.org.au

Phone: 9001 8262

Donate online

01-30 November

National Novel Writing Month

Organisation: Office of Letters and Light

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.

Location: International

Website: nanowrimo.org/

Thu 05 November

International Volunteer Managers Day

International Volunteer Managers Day is a day to let those volunteer managers know that the spirit of volunteerism is enhanced and enabled by them - and to thank them.

Location: International

Website: volunteermanagersday.org/

Fri 06 November

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Organisation: United Nations

Damage to the environment in times of armed conflict impairs ecosystems and natural resources long after the period of conflict, often extending beyond the limits of national territories and the present generation.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/events/environmentconflictday/

Sun 08 November

(date to be confirmed)

The Bloody Long Walk

Organisation: Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

A 35km challenge in Melbourne to raise funds to find a cure for Mitochondrial disease (mito) - a debilitating genetic disorder that robs the body's cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure and potentially death. Event currently postponed due to COVID-19.

Location: National

Website: www.bloodylongwalk.com.au/lp/melbourne/

08-14 November

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

Organisation: Panda

2020 brings the 15th annual PANDA Week. Since 2005 PANDA has been leading the perinatal mental health sector in promoting the Week to raise awareness about perinatal anxiety and depression, including signs to look for and where to go to seek support.

Location: National

Website: www.panda.org.au/awareness/pnda-awareness-week

Donate online

08-14 November

National Psychology Week

Organisation: Australian Psychology Society

National Psychology Week (NPW) is an APS initiative that aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people and communities lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives.

Website: www.psychology.org.au/for-the-public/Psychology-Week

08-15 November

NAIDOC Week

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. The November dates follow the decision by the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) to postpone NAIDOC Week from the original July dates due to the impacts and uncertainty from the escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across our communities and cities. The postponement was aimed at protecting our elders and those in our communities with chronic health issues from the disastrous impacts of COVID19.

Location: National

Website: www.naidoc.org.au

09-15 November

National Recycling Week

Organisation: Planet Ark

National Recycling Week aims to improve the positive environmental outcomes of recycling by increasing community awareness, increasing collection rates and reducing contamination. Local councils, businesses and community groups are encouraged to join in throughout the week.

Website: recyclingweek.planetark.org/about/

Tue 10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development

Organisation: United Nations

This is a day to celebrate the responsible use of science to further the advancement of peace and development across the world.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/events/scienceday/

10-16 November

International Week of Science and Peace

Organisation: United Nations

The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. The organization of events and activities for the week was undertaken as a non-governmental initiative; the secretariat for the International Year of Peace was informed of the preparatory activities and the final summary of events that occurred during the week. The organizers sought to encourage the broadest possible international participation in the observance.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/events/scienceday/week.shtml

Wed 11 November

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

Location: National

Website: www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/remembrance/

Thu 12 November

World Pneumonia Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Pneumonia Day seeks to raise awareness of pneumonia as a public health issue and help prevent the millions of avoidable child deaths from pneumonia that occur each year.

Location: International

Website: www.who.int/life-course/news/events/word-pneumonia-day/en/

Fri 13 November

World Kindness Day

Organisation: Australian Kindness Movement

The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion; and realise we are citizens of the world. As world citizens we have a commonality, and must realise that if progress is to be made in human relations and endeavours, if we are to achieve the goal of peaceful coexistence, we must focus on what we have in common.

Location: International

Website: www.theworldkindnessmovement.org/

Sat 14 November

Diwali

Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated by Hindu, Jain and Sikh religions.

Location: International

Sat 14 November

World Diabetes Day

Organisation: International Diabetes Federation

The World Diabetes Day campaign is an event used to increase understanding of diabetes, and to raise funds for research.

Location: International

Website: worlddiabetesday.org/

14-21 November

Australian Food Safety Week

Organisation: Food Safety Information Council

The theme of Australian Food Safety Week will be 'Is it done yet? Using a thermometer to check if your food is cooked safely'. We will be encouraging consumers to buy and use food thermometers to cook food safely with the aim of reducing the 4.1 million cases of food poisoning in Australia each year. Events will be held around the country. The 2020 theme will be 'Food Safety - it's in your hands' where we will be building upon the good behaviour established during the COVID-19 pandemic so we can continue to reduce the amount of foodborne disease.

Location: National

Website: www.foodsafety.asn.au

Phone: 0407626688

Address: PO Box 6316 KINGSTON ACT 2064

14-22 November

Alopecia Awareness Week

Organisation: Variety - the Children's Charity

Variety - the Children's Charity is all about helping Aussie kids be kids! Variety is championing Alopecia Awareness Week, raising awareness and raising funds to provide wigs to children effected by the condition. You can get involved by donating your hair to be made into a wig or hold a fundraiser to purchase a wig for a child.

Location: National

Website: aaaf.org.au/alopecia-awareness-week/

Sun 15 November

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Organisation: United Nations

Every year more than 1 million people die from a traffic crash. This day is used to remember those who have died on the roads, and to remind the public to be careful when driving.

Location: International

Website: www.worlddayofremembrance.org/

Mon 16 November

International Day for Tolerance

Organisation: United Nations

The International Day of Tolerance promotes respect, dialogue, cooperation and tolerance of all cultures.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/

16-17 November

Communities in Control Conference

Organisation: Our Community

Australia's most inspiring social movement - the biggest and best annual not-for-profit sector gathering - has moved online for 2020. This will be the best virtual conference you will ever attend, and just as powerful, nourishing and vital as ever.</p>

Location: Online

Website: www.communitiesincontrol.com.au

Tue 17 November

World Prematurity Day

Organisation: National Premmie Foundation

A day to raise awareness of babies born prematurely.

Location: International

Website: www.facebook.com/WorldPrematurityDay

Wed 18 November

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

Organisation: United Nations

A day to highlight the incidence and prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - more commonly known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Location: International

Website: goldcopd.org/world-copd-day/

18-24 November

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Organisation: NPS MedicineWise

Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual, global event to raise awareness about the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance. The week encourages people around the world to use antibiotics responsibly.</p>

Location: International

Website: www.nps.org.au/antibiotic-awareness

18-24 November

(date to be confirmed)

Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week

Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week is an opportunity to celebrate the power of partnerships between grassroot community groups and their philanthropic supporters, irrespective of whether they are giving their time, treasure or talent. It is supported through the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership. Why not join in the fun and showcase the great work that is happening in your local community.

Location: National

Website: www.communitypartnerships.com.au/

Thu 19 November

World Philosophy Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Philosophy Day's objective is to encourage the peoples of the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas, as well as to inspire a public debate between intellectuals and civil society on the challenges confronting our society.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/events/philosophyday/

Thu 19 November

World Toilet Day

Organisation: World Toilet Organisation

World Toilet Organisation created World Toilet Day (WTD) to raise global awareness of the struggle 2.6 billion face every day without access to proper, clean sanitation. WTD also brings to the forefront the health, emotional and psychological consequences the poor endure as a result of inadequate sanitation.

Location: International

Website: worldtoiletday.org/

19 November 2020 - 05 January 2021

(date to be confirmed)

Road Ribbon for Road Safety

Organisation: Western Australian Local Governments Assosciation

Coinciding with the World Health Organisation's World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, the Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of road safety over the festive season. Organisations can participate by making road ribbons available to employees and the community, organising a road safety event/display or incorporating the campaign messages into existing community events/displays. Individuals are encouraged to wear a free road ribbon and spread the messages to family and friends to help raise awareness of road safety.

Website: www.roadwise.asn.au/road-ribbon-for-road-safety.aspx