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433 community events listed
May 2021

01-31 May

Crohns & Colitis Awareness Month

Organisation: Crohn's and Colitis Australia (CCA)

Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month aims to bring attention to Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome, which affects more than 5 million people.

Website: www.crohnsandcolitis.com.au

01-31 May

Mindful in May

Organisation: Mindful in May

Mindful in May brings the benefits of meditation together with an opportunity to help bring clean water to those living in the developing world. Your donation and fundraising will be used by Charity Water in its mission to solve the water crisis. When you register and donate, you'll receive a one-moth meditation program.

Location: National

Website: www.mindfulinmay.org

01-31 May

Dine With Heart Month

Organisation: Sacred Heart Mission

<b>EAT GOOD. DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD.</b> Victoria's homelessness crisis now affects almost 23,000 people. Throughout May, participating restaurants, cafes and bars join will forces with diners to raise money to support Sacred Heart Mission's Meals Program, which provides hearty, free meals every day for up to 400 people experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and social isolation.

Location: National

Website: www.sacredheartmission.org/events/dine-with-heart

01-31 May

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month is held during May each year to raise community awareness and promote a clear message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in our communities.

Location: National

Website: www.domesticviolence.com.au/pages

01-31 May

Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month

Organisation: The Ehlers-Danlos Society

The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a collection of thirteen multi-systemic, heritable disorders affecting connective tissue, the most abundant tissues in the body. With the exception of the hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, each type is a distinct entity defined by mutations in a single or small set of genes. Common features among the types include joint hypermobility, skin fragility, chronic pain, and fatigue. More severe types, such as Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, can be life-threatening, as fragile blood vessels and internal organs can spontaneously rupture. For more information, go to ehlers-danlos.com

Website: ehlers-danlos.com

01-31 May

Miracle Month of May

Organisation: Miracle Babies Foundation

To raise awareness and funds for premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.

Location: National

Website: www.miraclebabies.org.au

Donate online

01-31 May

Supermarket Free Month

Go Supermarket Free this Mayl to support local business, farmers and suppliers. Change your habits and buy local!

Location: National

Website: supermarketfree.com.au/

01-31 May

(date to be confirmed)

Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month

Organisation: Prader-Willi Syndrome Association Victoria

Prader-Willi syndrome is a lifelong condition and although lots of research is being carried out, to date there is no cure. There are no known reasons for the genetic accident that causes this condition, but we are learning more about PWS everyday, and there is hope. Hope that, through increased knowledge, we can help all people with this condition to live a fuller life despite their limitations. <p>Throughout May, we aim to raise awareness of Prader-Willi Syndrome to help boost the possibility of finding a cure.

Location: International

Website: www.pwsausa.org/

Phone: 0451 797 284

Donate online

01-31 May

(date to be confirmed)

Art for Epilepsy

Organisation: Epilepsy Action Australia

Art for Epilepsy brings together the talented Australian artists in support of those impacted by epilepsy in an online auction. A broad range of artists take part to provide something to suit all tastes and budgets. Each work contains the colour purple, the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, and are auctioned off through our website. Grab yourself an original piece of art for a great cause!

Location: National

Website: www.epilepsy.org.au/donate/

01-31 May

Mercy May

Organisation: Mercy Ships Australia

This May, join with Mercy Ships to help women in Africa by hosting a Mercy May event. Helping is easier than you think! Just get your friends together for a good time and raise money for a great cause in the process. There are so many ideas for the kind of Mercy May event you can hold. All you have to do is pick one.

Website: www.mercyships.org.au

Donate online

01-31 May

(date to be confirmed)

65 Roses

Organisation: Cystic Fibrosis Federation Australia

The National Cystic Fibrosis 65 Roses Campaign is hosted during the month of May. Each year the National Office in conjunction with its State and Territory associations host many awareness initiatives and fundraising events through May. For the last couple of years we have encouraged people to participate in a challenge themed around the number 65. Supporters have embraced this concept with many wonderful ideas for challenges.

Website: www.cff.org/About-Us/About-the-Cystic-Fibrosis-Foundation/The-65-Roses-Story/

01 May 2021 - 31 May 2022

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

The aim of Neurofibromatosis Month is to provide information to the community and to healthcare and educational professionals, so that they will better understand what Neurofibromatosis (NF) is. This will enable them to accept and provide support to those affected by NF.

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

12-13 May

Eid al Fitr (Islam)

During the month of Ramadan Eid al-Fitr is a time of charitable giving, peace-making and spiritual renewal.

Location: International

Sat 15 May

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Global Awareness Day

Organisation: Tuberous Sclerosis Australia

On May 15 each year, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Global Awareness Day is celebrated around the country and the global. Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a devastating rare disease that affects more than 2000 individuals in Australia and thousands more carers, families and friends who live with the impact of the disease.

Location: National

Website: tsa.org.au

Phone: 1300 733 435

Address: 18 Central Rd BEVERLY HILLS NSW 2209

Sat 15 May

International Day of Families

Organisation: United Nations

The International Day of Families is an opporunity to raise awareness of issues relating to families in the international community.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-of-families

Sat 15 May

National Community Language School Day

Organisation: Community Languages Australia

<p> National Community Language School Day promotes the work of community language schools and importance of language education by sharing activities with the local community. Whilst the Day itself is May 18, 2019 school can work around this date a week before a week later <p> National Community Language School Day is an iniative by Community Languages Australia that represents all community language school state and territory federations and associations at a national level.

Website: www.communitylanguagesaustralia.org.au/news/2019/05/national-community-language-schools-day--3rd-saturday-in-may-each-year

Address: L2, 189 Faraday St, CARLTON VIC 3053

15-19 May

(date to be confirmed)

Myopia Awareness Week

Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

The aims of Myopia Awareness week are: <ol><li>To raise awareness in the Australian community about myopia</li> <li>To highlight the critical role optometrists play in changing the way we think and treat myopia</li> <li>To encourage the new standards of care (myopia control and management) to be adopted by optometrists.

Website: myopiamovement.com/

15-21 May

(date to be confirmed)

National Families Week

Organisation: Families Australia

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

Location: National

Website: www.nfw.org.au

Mon 17 May

IDAHOBIT Day

Organisation: Minus18 Foundation

On May 17 people all over Australia will stand against discrimination in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) mates, colleagues and families. <p> Go rainbow on IDAHOBIT and use the day to publicly stand with the LGBTIQ community. It's the perfect opportunity for your school or workplace to start small changes that can make a big difference.

Website: www.idahobit.org.au/index.php/

Donate online

Mon 17 May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

Location: International

Website: www.itu.int/en/wtisd/Pages/default.aspx

Mon 17 May

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is a worldwide celebration of exual and gender diversities, and an opportunity to rally together in an effort to help push for a world free of prejudice.

Location: International

Website: dayagainsthomophobia.org/

Mon 17 May

(date to be confirmed)

National Walk Safely To School Day

Organisation: The Pedestrian Council

Walk Safely to School Day is an annual, national event that encourages all primary school students to walk safely, and commute actively, to school. Now in its fourteenth year, this community event promotes better attitudes to road safety, health, public transport and the environment. Parents and carers are encouraged to walk their children to school on the day.

Location: National

Website: www.walk.com.au/

17-18 May

Communities in Control Conference

Organisation: Our Community

Australia's most inspiring annual community sector gathering, Communities in Control, provides for an opportunity for delegates to lift their gaze from the daily grind, to hear the latest community sector research and developments, to be challenged, to reconnect with others in or supportive of the community sector, and to reaffirm their commitment to and enthusiasm for the work they do.

Location: Online

Website: www.communitiesincontrol.com.au

17-23 May

National Volunteer Week (NVW)

Organisation: Volunteering Australia

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia's largest annual celebration of volunteers. From Monday to Sunday, NVW will celebrate the significant contribution of Australia's almost six million volunteers. Each year these volunteers dedicate over 600 million hours to help others.

Website: www.volunteeringaustralia.org/get-involved/nvw/

Phone: 0480 258 723

Address: PO Box 128 CIVIC SQUARE ACT 2608

17-23 May

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

Wed 19 May

(date to be confirmed)

RSPCA Million Paws Walk

Organisation: RSPCA

The Million Paws Walk is a fundraising event for the RSPCA. The RSPCA investigates more than 50,000 of animal cruelty or neglect each year.

Location: National

Website: www.millionpawswalk.com.au/

19-25 May

(date to be confirmed)

National Palliative Care Week

Organisation: Palliative Care Australia

Palliative care is an issue that will affect all of us at some point in our lives, whether as a patient, carer, family member, neighbour or friend. It's important that all Australians are aware of what care and support is available to them at the end of their lives and how they can receive it; that they have thought about what care they want and shared this with their loved ones and health professionals; and because it's important people know that palliative care is about living well at the end of life - it's for you, your carers and your family.

Website: palliativecare.org.au/national-palliative-care-week-2020

19-25 May

(date to be confirmed)

National Law Week

Law Week is an annual event, held in May, to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society.

Website: lawweek.net.au/

19-26 May

Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Organisation: One Door Mental Health

People with schizophrenia are among the most highly stigmatised and socially marginalised people in our community. Through this week, government, citizens, media and NGOs aim to reduce stigma towards people affected by schizophrenia, bust myths about schizophrenia, and promote help-seeking by people affected by schizophrenia and their carers.

Location: National

Website: www.onedoor.org.au

Phone: (02) 9879 2600

Thu 20 May

(date to be confirmed)

Girl Guides Australia National Biscuit Day

Organisation: Girl Guides Australia

For more than 60 years Girl Guides around Australia have proudly sold Girl Guide Biscuits in our communities to our families, friends, supporters and businesses. They are certainly an icon of Girl Guiding and a valuable symbol of our connection with the broader community.

Location: National

Website: www.girlguidebiscuits.com.au/

Donate online

20-26 May

(date to be confirmed)

National Volunteer Week

Organisation: Volunteering Australia

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than 6 million Australians who volunteer.

Location: National

Website: www.volunteeringaustralia.org

20-27 May

(date to be confirmed)

Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Organisation: Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW

Schizophrenia Awareness Week is an annual event used to raise community awareness and understanding of the mental illness.

Location: National

Website: www.sfnsw.org.au/Awareness-and-Education/Awareness/default.aspx

Phone: (08) 8221 5159

Address: Locked Bag 5014 GLADESVILLE NSW 1675

Fri 21 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Organisation: United Nations

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is an opportunity to increase understanding of cultural diversity, and the positive impact it can have on countries and communities.

Location: International

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

21-27 May

(date to be confirmed)

Thyroid Awareness Week

Organisation: The Australian Thyroid Foundation

Are you familiar with how your thyroid affects your health? Thyroid Awareness Week aims to educate all Australians about the importance of good thyroid health and role of hormones in controlling our metabolism

Location: International

Website: www.thyroidfoundation.org.au/news/6245933

21-27 May

(date to be confirmed)

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

Organisation: Macular Disease Foundation

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. Macular Degeneration Awareness Week is an annual event designed to raise awareness of macular degeneration and to encourage those most at risk, people over 50, to have their eyes tested and macula checked. A free macular degeneration information pack is available from the Macular Disease Foundation Australia by calling 1800 111 709.

Location: National

Website: www.mdfoundation.com.au/

21-27 May

(date to be confirmed)

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

Organisation: Macular Disease Foundation Australia

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia. Macular Degeneration Awareness Week is an annual event designed to raise awareness of the disease and to encourage those most at risk, people over 50, to have their eyes tested and macula checked. A free macular degeneration information kit is available from the Macular Disease Foundation Australia by calling the Helpline 1800 111 709.

Location: National

Website: www.mdfoundation.com.au

Sat 22 May

Bitcoin Pizza Day

Bitcoin (BTC) users around the world celebrate "Bitcoin Pizza Day" on May 22. The price of one of the legendary pizzas purchased on this day in 2010 was worth $41.4m in 2018.

Location: International

Sat 22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity

Organisation: United Nations

The International Day for Biological Diversity is used to increase understanding and awareness of all biodiversity issues.

Location: International

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

Sat 22 May

(date to be confirmed)

Wow Day

Organisation: State Emergency Service (SES)

A day of recognition and appreciation where the dedicated work of State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers is celebrated across Australia. The focus of WOW Day is to encourage the community to show their support in a very simple but highly visible gesture by wearing the colour orange. This is the colour worn by SES volunteers.

Website: www.wearorangewednesday.com.au/

Sun 23 May

(date to be confirmed)

World Turtle Day

For more than 100 million years, marine turtles have covered vast distances across the world's oceans, and have been an integral part of tropical coastal ecosystems. Over the past 200 years, human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of these ancient mariners.

Location: International

Website: www.tortoise.com/

Sun 23 May

(date to be confirmed)

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Organisation: Cancer Council

May is Australia's biggest Morning Tea month. Thursday 23rd May is the official day but you can host an event anytime throughout May or June. It's simple, fun and best of all for a great cause! All you need to do is set a date, brainstorm some morning tea ideas, invite your guests and raise money to help support the fight against cancer.

Location: National

Website: www.biggestmorningtea.com.au

24-27 May

(date to be confirmed)

Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival

<p>Ningaloo Reef is a name recognised nationally and internationally as a 'premier marine environment', home to the most predictable, seasonal aggregations of whale sharks in the world. The Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival highlights the community's relationship with the annual visit of the whale shark.</p> <p>The objective is to bring together government departments, business, industry and community members to strengthen their relationships, while enhancing the education and celebration of the whale shark.</p>

Location: WA

Website: www.facebook.com/ningaloowhalesharkfestival/

Tue 25 May

International Missing Children's Day

A day where people around the world commemorate the missing children who have found their way home, remember those who have been victims of crime, and continue efforts to find those who are still missing.

Location: International

Website: www.helpbringthemhome.org.au/

Tue 25 May

(date to be confirmed)

World Thyroid Day

Organisation: The Australian Thyroid Foundation

World Thyroid Day (WTD), May 25th, is dedicated to thyroid patients and to all who are committed to the study and treatment of thyroid diseases worldwide.

Location: International

Website: www.thyroidfoundation.org.au/

25-26 May

(date to be confirmed)

Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride

Organisation: Rotary Club of Townsville Central

The Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride is a relaxed cycling tour promoted by the Rotary Club of Townsville Central to raise awareness of mental health issues in our community, and to raise funds to aid research into the causes and treatments of mental health disorders. The rides major donation recipient is Australian Rotary Health, the largest non government mental health research funding organization in Australia. We also support local initiatives in the treatment and support of those suffering mental illnesses.

Website: banishtheblackdog.org.au/

Donate online

25-26 May

(date to be confirmed)

Red Shield Appeal Doorknock

Organisation: Salvation Army

The Red Shield Appeal is The Salvation Army's signature fundraising drive which helps fund a vast network of social and community services. <p>The Red Shield Appeal began in 1965 and funds programs and services ranging from providing shelter for the homeless, assisting families in crisis through practical support and financial counselling, to guiding people with addictions through to a clean, healthy lifestyle. <p>The appeal kicks off with offical launch events around the country where corporate and community leaders are invited to be our partners in mission.

Location: National

Website: salvos.org.au/get-involved/help-us-fundraise/red-shield-appeal/

Phone: 13 72 58

25-31 May

(date to be confirmed)

Food Allergy Week

Organisation: Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Food Allergy Week is run by the charitable, not-for-profit organisation Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia. It's annual initiative that aims to better educate the public on the importance of understanding food allergy and supporting those when it comes to allergy management. This year the event is taking place from May 26 - June 1.

Location: National

Website: allergyfacts.org.au/faw2020

Phone: (02) 9977 8195

Address: Suite 7, 22 Darley Rd MANLEY NSW 2095

25-31 May

(date to be confirmed)

Spinal Health Week

Organisation: The Chiropractors' Association of Australia (National) Limited

Spinal Health Week presents the opportunity for chiropractors to educate Australians about the importance of spinal health in improving overall health and wellness.

Website: www.chiro.org.au/

25-31 May

Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

Organisation: United Nations

A non-self-governing territory is defined as a territory "whose people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government. This week of solidarity is used to show support for these territories.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/non-self-governing-week

Wed 26 May

National Sorry Day

Organisation: National Sorry Day Committee

National Sorry Day is a continuing effort to achieve appropriate education, reconciliation and recognition for the Aboriginal stolen generation.

Location: National

Website: www.reconciliation.org.au/national-sorry-day-2020/

Donate online

26 May - 06 June

White Night Melbourne Reimagined

As the sun sets on White Night Melbourne and the Melbourne International Arts Festival, RISING has emerged as a new major cultural event for Melbourne. RISING is a surge of art, music and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne, created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators. Under the full moon from 26 May to 6 June 2021, the city will re-synchronise and be re-energised with public art, performance and music spanning the emerging and iconic, the epic and intimate.

Location: VIC

Website: whitenightmelbourne.com.au/

27 May - 02 June

(date to be confirmed)

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

Organisation: Macular Degeneration Foundation

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. Macular Degeneration Awareness Week is an annual event designed to raise awareness of Macular Degeneration and to encourage those most at risk, people over 50, to have their eyes tested and macula checked. A free Macular Degeneration information pack is available from the Foundation.

Location: National

Website: www.mdfoundation.com.au/

Address: Suite 902, Level 9 SYDNEY NSW 2000

27 May - 03 June

National Reconciliation Week

Organisation: Reconciliation Australia

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey-the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.

Website: www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/what-is-nrw/

Fri 28 May

Don't Fry Day

Australia's Skin Cancer Prevention Day!

Location: National

Website: skincancerprevention.org/get-involved/dont-fry-day/

Sat 29 May

White Wreath Day - In Remembrance of All Victims of Suicide

Organisation: White Wreath Association

White Wreath Day is celebrated in remembrance of suicide victims. Almost every Australian family is directly or indirectly affected by suicide. On White Wreath Day we are asked to display a white wreath in remembrance of those who have lost their lives.

Location: National

Website: www.whitewreath.com/coming-events

Donate online

Sat 29 May

Wear White at Work

Organisation: White Wreath Association Ltd

On 29 May 'Wear white at work' and donate a gold coin to show your support for mental illness sufferers and families of suicide victims. Each year we have to come to terms with the suicide of thousands of fellow Australians (men, women and children). For those left behind by these tragedies the hurt is unimaginable. The White Wreath Association provides 24-hour support for anyone who is in need, by providing advocacy, assistance and support to both families and individuals who have been affected by a mental illness or suicide.

Location: National

Website: www.whitewreath.com/coming-events

Phone: 1300 766 177

Sat 29 May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Organisation: United Nations

International Day of UN Peacekeepers is a day of recognition for the military, police and civilian peacekeepers deployed across the world.

Location: International

Sun 30 May

World MS Day

Organisation: MS Australia

World MS Day is the MS movement's annual campaign to raise awareness, support and connect the 2.8 million people living with the condition worldwide.

Location: National

Website: www.worldmsday.org

Sun 30 May

Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Day

Organisation: Prader-Willi Syndrome Association Victoria

Prader-Willi syndrome is a lifelong condition and although lots of research is being carried out, to date there is no cure. There are no known reasons for the genetic accident that causes this condition, but we are learning more about PWS everyday, and there is hope. Hope that, through increased knowledge, we can help all people with this condition to live a fuller life despite their limitations. <p>On May 30, we aim to raise awareness of Prader-Willi Syndrome to help boost the possibility of finding a cure.

Location: International

Website: www.pws.asn.au/index.html

Phone: 0451 797 284

Donate online

Mon 31 May

(date to be confirmed)

National Smile Day

Organisation: Humour Foundation

Smile day is The Humour Foundation's annual fundraising campaign. It is the one day of the year we ask the public to get involved in raising funds to help sick children SMILE in hospitals around Australia. Together we can discover the power of a smile!

Location: National

Website: www.humourfoundation.com.au/

Phone: 1300 HUMOUR (486 687)

Mon 31 May

Pentecost - Christian

Pentecost is a Christian celebration of the fiftieth day after Easter. Pentecost Sunday, which marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian calendar, celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.

Location: International

Mon 31 May

World No Tobacco Day

Organisation: United Nations

World No Tobacco Day aims to increase awareness about the dangers of smoking tobacco products, and the health implications of tobacco usage.

Location: International

Website: www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en/

June 2021

01-06 June

(date to be confirmed)

Orthoptic Awareness Week

Is it just us or are jokes about eyes getting cornea by the day? Terrible jokes aside, Orthoptic Awareness Week is a week of serious business held each year by the Orthoptic Association of Australia. As well as raising awareness of the profession of Orthoptics, it promotes the importance of regular eye examinations for eye related issues.

Location: National

Website: www.orthoptics.org.au/media-advocacy/orthoptics-awareness-week-oaw/

Phone: 03 9857 9390

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/

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

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/

Thu 03 June

Mabo Day

Mabo Day commemorates the anniversary of the 1992 High Court decision in the case brought by Eddie Mabo and others which recognised the existence in Australia of native title rights. The historic court decision buried the legal description of early Australia as 'terra nullius', or 'no man's land."

Location: National

Website: aiatsis.gov.au/explore/articles/dates-significance

03-09 June

(date to be confirmed)

Haemochromatosis Awareness Week

Organisation: Haemochromatosis Australia

Haemochromatosis Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of haemochromatosis, or inherited iron overload disorder.

Location: National

Website: haemochromatosis.org.au/

Donate online

03-09 June

(date to be confirmed)

Heart Rhythm Week

Organisation: Arrhythmia Alliance Australia

Arrhythmias are responsible for between 23,000 and 33,000 sudden cardiac arrest deaths each year, many of which could be avoided with greater public awareness of their risks and symptoms. The most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation affects an estimated 240,000 Australians and increases the chance of someone suffering a stroke by five times.

Location: National

Website: www.heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/au

Fri 04 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Organisation: United Nations

The purpose of International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.

Location: International

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

Donate online

Sat 05 June

World Environment Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Environment Day aims to be the world's biggest and most widely celebrated environmental action event.

Location: International

Website: www.thinkeatsave.org/

07-13 June

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Organisation: Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is an international initiative during 23rd - 27th June that invites Government, industry and consumers to consider the distinct needs of babies and toddlers and to invest in the critical services that support the first thousand days (conception to age 2). <p>IMHAW promotes the importance of attachment and responsive, sensitive caregiving experiences for infant-family relationships beginning in the antenatal period.

Website: waimh.org/

Donate online

Tue 08 June

World Oceans Day

Organisation: United Nations

The official designation of World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. The lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe, the oceans are also a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.

Location: International

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

Donate online

08-15 June

(date to be confirmed)

Philanthropy Week

Organisation: Queensland Community Foundation

The purpose of Philanthropy Week is to raise awareness of philanthropy itself, honour those who make an outstanding contribution to the community and advance support for the state's charities and community service organisations through sustainable giving. During the week the Queensland Community Foundation holds an awards luncheon to recognise significant philanthropic achievements.

Location: QLD

Website: qcf.org.au/

Fri 11 June

(date to be confirmed)

Gold Telethon

Organisation: Sydney Children's Hospital Founation

Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation is the principal fundraising body for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. Gold Telethon is our major annual fundraiser, an all-day broadcast on Channel Nine.

Location: NSW

Website: goldtelethon.org.au

Phone: 1800 644 336

Address: Locked Bag 2005 RANDWICK NSW 2031

Sat 12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

Organisation: United Nations

World Day Against Child Labour aims to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the efforts needed to eliminate it.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/world-day-against-child-labour