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318 community events listed
August 2021

Mon 30 August

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Organisation: United Nations

Enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole. Enforced disappearance has become a global problem and is not restricted to a specific region of the world.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/victims-enforced-disappearance

30 August - 05 September

(date to be confirmed)

National Stroke Week

Organisation: National Stroke Foundation

National Stroke Week raises awareness of stroke which Australia's second single greatest killer, with over 60,000 strokes occurring every year. Get involved and hold an activity in your community to support the national campaign.

Location: National

Website: strokefoundation.org.au/How-you-can-help/Stroke-week

Phone: 1800 STROKE (787 653)

Tue 31 August

(date to be confirmed)

International Overdose Awareness Day

Organisation: The Salvation Army Crisis Services

Overdose Awareness Day is a commemorative day which acknowledges individual loss and family grief when loved ones have suffered overdose and are either permanently injured or have lost their life. The day also aims to raise awareness about overdoses from the use of both licit and illicit drugs.

Location: International

Website: www.overdoseday.com/

September 2021

Wed 01 September

Gold Bow Day

Organisation: The Australian Thyroid Foundation

The ATF Gold Bow Day highlights the increase in thyroid cancer and gives support to thyroid cancer patients undergoing Radio-Active Iodine Treatment.

Location: National

Website: thyroidfoundation.org.au/Gold-Bow-Day

Wed 01 September

Wattle Day

Organisation: Wattle Day Association

Wattle Day is oriented towards the future, encompassing positive virtues in the celebration of Australia and the Australian spirit.

Location: National

Website: www.wattleday.asn.au/

Wed 01 September

(date to be confirmed)

Footy Colours Day

Organisation: Fight Cancer Foundation

Fight Cancer Foundation's Footy Colours Day is a national community fundraising campaign that helps kids with cancer keep up with school. Join thousands of Australians by wearing your favourite team's colours and hosting an event at your school, organisation, group or club to raise much needed funds!

Location: National

Website: www.footycoloursday.com.au

01-07 September

(date to be confirmed)

National Asthma Week

Organisation: Asthma Foundation of Victoria

Activities organised to promote awareness of asthma to the general community - and highlight ways to help people manage asthma. Each state/ territory foundation organises individual events and is run during the first week of September each year.

Location: National

Website: www.asthma.org.au/

01-07 September

(date to be confirmed)

Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Week

Organisation: Independence Australia (formerly known as ParaQuad Victoria)

Raising awareness and prevention of spinal cord injury. It is held in the second week of November all around Australia.

Location: National

Website: www.independenceaustralia.com/

Phone: 1300 704 456

Address: 208 Wellington Street COLLINGWOOD VIC 3066

01-07 September

(date to be confirmed)

Legacy Week

Organisation: Legacy

Legacy Week is an important fundraising day for many Australians. Over 100,000 war widows and 1900 children and people with disabilities benefit from the money raised. Many Australians regard this as one of the best times to remember the sacrifice made by many Australian soldiers and their families.

Location: National

Website: www.legacy.com.au/LegacyWeek

01-07 September

Spina Bifida Awareness Week

Organisation: Spina Bifida Foundation of Vic (inc)

Spina Bifida Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of the disease that affects roughly 5,000 Australians.

Location: VIC

Website: sbfv.org.au/static/upcoming-events/index.html

01-08 September

(date to be confirmed)

Adult Learners Week

Organisation: Adult Learning Australia

Australia's only national celebration and promotion of all forms of adult learning.

Location: National

Website: www.adultlearnersweek.org/

01-30 September

Dementia Awareness Month

Organisation: Alzheimer's Australia

Dementia Awareness Month is the national flagship month for Alzheimer's Australia's community awareness activities. There will be events and activities held around the country to broaden understanding of dementia-friendly communities during Dementia Awareness Month.

Location: National

Website: www.fightdementia.org.au

01-30 September

Starlight Movie Month

Organisation: Starlight Children's Foundation

Starlight Movie Month is a chance for your colleagues, family, friends and neighbours to raise funds for seriously ill children and their families.

Website: starlight.org.au/what-we-do/campaigns-and-events/national-campaigns/starlight-movie-month

01-30 September

Save the Koala Month

Organisation: Australian Koala Foundation

Save the Koala Month aims to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of wild koalas and their habitats.

Location: National

Website: www.savethekoala.com/how-to-help/save-koala-month

01-30 September

Biodiversity Month

Organisation: The Department of the Environment and Heritage

Biodiversity Month is held in September each year. The Department of the Environment and Heritage provides support throughout the year with a variety of resources for local groups promoting biodiversity.

Location: National

Website: www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/month.html

01-30 September

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Organisation: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is held throughout September.The national event is used to raise awareness of the importance of mens health, and regular prostate checks.

Location: National

Website: www.prostate.org.au/

01-30 September

Social September

Organisation: Reach

Social September encourages us all to press pause in September - disconnect from our digital lives and reconnect with each other, and ourselves. The aim is to create spaces for face-to-face social connection, promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

Location: National

Website: www.reach.org.au/

Phone: 0404 177 749

01-30 September

Blue September

Organisation: Australian Cancer Research Foundation

Blue September is a nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative about all the cancers that affect men - not just prostate and testicular cancer, but also bowel, lung, liver, pancreatic and other cancers. The campaign aims to raise funds for Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Australian Cancer Research Foundation charities to raise men's awareness of cancer and help them to reduce the risk of developing and dying from cancer by making better lifestyle choices and seeking help sooner rather than later.

Location: National

Website: www.blueseptember.org.au

01-30 September

Australian Dystonia Awareness Month

Organisation: Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. (DNA)

Providing a pathway to support, information, literature and community awareness for adults and children living with dystonia and their carers and health providers.

Location: National

Website: www.dystonia.org.au/

Phone: 02 4784 3368

01-30 September

Debris Month of Action

Organisation: Project AWARE

Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet - one dive at a time. More than six million tons of marine litter is estimated to enter the ocean each year, and scuba divers are doing their bit to battle this silent killer. During September, action is ramped up in order to combat the growing marine debris problem and inspire year-round action to remove, report and prevent underwater debris.

Website: www.projectaware.org/update/join-debris-month-action

Donate online

01-30 September

Foster Care Month

The primary aim of Foster Care Month is to raise the profile of fostering in the wider community by promoting the great work done by existing substitute care services in both the Government and non-Government sectors. The month also creates an opportunity to focus on the secondary aim of increasing recruitment by highlighting the ongoing need for the recruitment of appropriate foster care families

Location: National

Donate online

01-30 September

Liptember

Organisation: Liptember Foundation

Liptember is a campaign raising funds and awareness for women's mental health during the month of September. All funds raised during the month of September are donated to the Centre for Women's Health and Lifeline.

Location: National

Website: www.liptember.com.au

01-30 September

(date to be confirmed)

Big Heart Appeal

Organisation: Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease. As a charity, the Heart Foundation relies on donations and gifts in wills to continue our lifesaving research, education and health promotion work.

Location: National

Website: www.heartfoundation.org.au/campaigns/big-heart-appeal

01-30 September

Dystonia Awareness Month

Organisation: Australian Dystonia Support Group (ADSG)

Dystonia Awareness Month aims to raise awareness of dystonia - a neuroligical movement condition which causes unccontrollable movements, twisting ro muscle spasms and pain. There are different forms of dystonia which can also affect a person's speech and swallowing.

Location: National

Website: australiandystoniasupportgroup.wordpress.com/events/dystonia-awareness-month/

01-30 September

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

Organisation: WomenCan

Every year in Australia more than 6,500 women will be diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer and around 2,000 will die. WomenCan is the fundraising arm of the peak research organisation - Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG). During September the 'Save The Box' campaign raises awareness for cancer research. Many women are uncomfortable talking about their gynaecological parts. However, by understanding, taking early action and through research we improve life for women now and in the future.

Location: National

Website: www.savethebox.org.au

01-30 September

Australian Dystonia Awareness Month

Organisation: Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. (DNA)

Providing a pathway to support, information, literature and community awareness for adults and children living with dystonia and their carers and health providers.

Website: www.dystonia.org.au/

Thu 02 September

(date to be confirmed)

National Health and Physical Education Day

Organisation: The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Inc

National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day has been designed to raise awareness of, and advocate for, a greater focus of HPE in our schools. If you are a teacher, why not take your class outside for a lesson or organise a PE-related excursion? Schools, why not plan a fun run or walk for your students? If you are a parent, why not walk home with the kids or take them to a nearby park for some play time after school?

Location: National

Website: www.hpeday.com.au

Phone: (08) 8352 3288

Thu 02 September

Indigenous Literacy Day

Organisation: Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Indigenous Literacy Day aims to help raise funds to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions. We need your support to help raise funds to buy books and literacy resources for children in these communities.

Location: National

Website: www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/indigenous-literacy-day

02-08 September

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

Fri 03 September

(date to be confirmed)

Badge Day

Organisation: Legacy

Badge Day is part of Legacy Week. Iconic badges are offered as a token of appreciation for the donation made by the public. Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans. Today Legacy's caring and compassionate service assists over 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependants with a disability.

Website: www.legacy.com.au/LegacyWeek

Fri 03 September

Walk To Work Day

Organisation: Diabetes Australia

Now in its 23rd year, Walk to Work Day, on Friday 3 September 2021, helps employers and employees build regular walking into their daily routine and, at the same time, support a worthwhile cause. This year, the event continues to support Diabetes Australia. Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day promotes regular walking as a healthy activity and that will help people reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes (better physical, mental and social health) and raise funds for Diabetes Australia.

Website: www.walk.com.au/wtw/how-to-participate.asp

Sat 04 September

World Sexual Health Day

Organisation: World Association for Sexual Health

In 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) called all their organisations to celebrate, on each September 4th, World Sexual Health Day in an effort to promote a greater social awareness on sexual health across the globe.

Location: International

Website: www.worldsexology.org/news/world-sexual-health-day/

Sat 04 September

PKD Awarenesss Day

Organisation: PKD Australia

PKD Awareness Day raises awareness for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), which is the most common life-threatening genetic disorder of the kidneys and affects around 1 in 1000 people which is more than 25,000 Australians. People with ADPKD will develop multiple fluid filled cysts in their kidneys, as cysts grow and enlarge both kidneys, kidney function declines.

Location: National

Website: pkdaustralia.org/pkd-awareness-day/

04-12 September

(date to be confirmed)

History Week

Organisation: History Council NSW

History Week is a significant event that engages local communities on the NSW cultural calendar. Each year members of the History Council of NSW collaborate to host events that explore a particular theme in a variety of formats. From talks to exhibitions, tours to online engagement, there is something for everyone.

Website: historycouncilnsw.org.au/history-week-toplevel/history-week-2020/

Sun 05 September

MS Melbourne Cycle

Organisation: MS Melbourne Cycle

The MS Melbourne Cycle is the perfect opportunity to get on your bike with friends or family and explore Melbourne while showing your support for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Website: www.msmelbournecycle.org.au/

Sun 05 September

International Day of Charity

Organisation: United Nations

Charity contributes to the promotion of dialogue, solidarity and mutual understanding &lrm;among people. The day is commemorated by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

Location: International

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

Sun 05 September

Father's Day

The best day to celebrate all fathers across the world and to show your appreciation for them.

05-11 September

(date to be confirmed)

National Child Protection Week

Organisation: NAPCAN

National Child Protection Week has been coordinated by NAPCAN, with the support of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs since 1990.<br><br> The campaign aims to engage and educate all Australians to understand they have a part to play in keeping our children and young people safe from violence, abuse and neglect.

Location: National

Website: napcan.org.au

Mon 06 September

(date to be confirmed)

World Duchenne Awareness Day

Organisation: Save Our Sons

Save Our Sons is the peak body for Duchenne in Australia fighting for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - a severe muscle-wasting condition that affects one in every 3,500 boys. Girls can also be born with Duchenne, but this is very rare. The most common form of muscular dystrophy in children, Duchenne has no cure and no one survives.

Location: International

Website: saveoursons.org.au/

06-08 September

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish celebration that is commonly referred to as Jewish New Year. It is a time of casting off sins and preparing for a new year.

Location: International

06-10 September

Women's Health Week

Organisation: Jen Hailes - Women's Health

Women's Health Week is the biggest week in Australia focusing on good health and wellbeing for women and girls. Run by Jean Hailes for Women's Health, the campaign takes a preventive approach to health by providing resources, tips and information on maintaining good health, inspiring women and girls to learn more and take action.

Location: National

Website: jeanhailes.org.au

Phone: 03 9453 8975

06-10 September

Women's Health Week

Organisation: Jean Hailes for Women's Health

Jean Hailes Women's Health Week is a week aimed at encouraging women to take the time to focus on their health and wellbeing. The week includes events in communities around Australia as well as online resources including motivating videos and practical tips and information from experts and ambassadors.

Location: National

Website: www.womenshealthweek.com.au

06-12 September

Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week

Organisation: Hypersomnolence Australia

The most important annual event for Idiopathic Hypersomnia is the International Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week&reg; hosted by Hypersomnolence Australia. It is held annually in the first full week in September.

Location: International

Website: www.hypersomnolenceaustralia.org.au/ihawarenessweek

Address: PO Box 5278 ALGESTER QLD 4115

06-12 September

(date to be confirmed)

Kidney Health Research Walk

Organisation: Kidney Health Australia

Dress in red attire or fancy dress and walk (or run) to support Australians affected by kidney disease. Walks are held across Australia and you can even Host Your Own! Visit www.kidney.org.au for more information and to become involved.

Location: National

Website: kidney.org.au/get-involved/big-red-kidney-walk

06-12 September

(date to be confirmed)

National Organic Week

Organisation: Centre for Organic and Resource Enterprises

National Organic Week Australia (NOW) is a week of targeted media and locally-held activities designed to increase awareness of the benefits of organic products and farming production systems and accelerate the uptake of these in the wider Australian community and environment.

Location: National

Website: www.organicweek.net.au/core/

Donate online

06-12 September

(date to be confirmed)

Kids Teaching Kids Week

Organisation: Kids Teaching Kids

Kids Teaching Kids Week is a free, national, inquiry based, peer teaching program that uses the environment as a theme and focus for learning. Students of all ages find solutions to complex environmental problems such as climate change, water, waste, conservation, energy, drought, population and pollution. Students research, develop and then perform songs, comedy, dance routines, poems, plays and experiments for their classmates to deliver their messages about the environment.

Location: National

Website: www.kidsteachingkids.com.au/

06-12 September

(date to be confirmed)

Spinal Injury Awareness Week

Organisation: Australian Spine Injury Awareness

Every day in Australia someone's life changes in an instant due to a spinal cord injury. The week is relevant not only to people living with spinal cord injuries, their families and friends; but the broader community, venues and business.

Website: www.sciaw.com.au/

Tue 07 September

World Duchenne Awareness Day

Organisation: Duchenne Foundation

World Duchenne Awareness Day (WDAD) is held on the 7th September to raise awareness for those affected by Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy. The date of WDAD (7/9) refers to the 79 of the exons of the dystrophin gene. This is the same gene responsible for producing the dystrophin protein, in charge of maintaining muscle cell structure and function. Duchenne occurs due to a mutation in the dystrophin gene, consequently the protein is not produced. As a result, muscles are not able to function or repair themselves properly, over time this compromises muscle function completely.

Location: International

Website: www.worldduchenneday.org/

Tue 07 September

Threatened Species Day

Organisation: Department of the Environment

National Threatened Species Day (each year on 7th Sept) is held to encourage the community to help conserve Australia's native fauna and flora. Take action to prevent further extinctions by restoring healthy numbers of endangered species and ecological communities.

Location: National

Website: www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened

07-12 September

(date to be confirmed)

Include a Charity Week

Organisation: Include a charity

Include a Charity Week is a national awareness campaign to encourage more Australians to consider including a charity when preparing, or next updating their Will.

Location: National

Website: www.includeacharity.com.au/

Wed 08 September

(date to be confirmed)

Tara Day (Buddhism)

The eighth of every month is Tara Day. Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means Rescuer; she is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes.

Wed 08 September

International Literacy Day

Organisation: United Nations

Today one in five adults are illiterate, which causes many social and educational issues. International Literacy Day is a reminder of the importance of literacy.

Location: International

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

Thu 09 September

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (FASDAY)

Organisation: National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrom and Related Disorders (NOFASARD)

On the ninth day of the ninth month every year, people all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol use during the nine months of pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

Location: International

Website: fasday.com/

Fri 10 September

Out of the Shadows and into the Light

Organisation: Lifeline

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44. Lifeline believes we all have a role to play in suicide prevention. <p> For World Suicide Prevention Day, get involved by joining a walk or organising a walk in your local community.

Location: National

Website: www.outoftheshadows.org.au/

Phone: 13 11 14

Fri 10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Suicide Prevention Day is about bringing together communities, researchers, practitioners and politicians, clinicians and those in government, individuals with lived experience and those bereaved by suicide, to demonstrate a commitment to reducing the incidence of suicide in Australia, to raise awareness of this significant national challenge and to share information about ways to effectively take action as individuals and a community.

Location: International

Website: www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/wspd/en/

Fri 10 September

(date to be confirmed)

R U OK? Day

Organisation: R U OK Foundation

Are You Ok Day is an annual national day of action that aims to get Australians, right across the entire spectrum of society, connecting with friends and loved ones, by reaching out to anyone doing it tough and simply asking: "Are you ok?" talking about suicide with someone at risk actually reduces the chances of them taking their life. It is the one thing we can all do to make a real difference. R U OK ? Day is about prevention, preventing little problems turning into big problems.

Location: National

Website: www.ruokday.com/

Donate online

Fri 10 September

(date to be confirmed)

White Balloon Day

Organisation: Bravehearts

White Balloon Day is Bravehearts' key annual awareness and fundraising campaign to protect Aussie kids from child sexual assault.

Location: National

Website: www.whiteballoonday.com.au

Sun 12 September

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

Organisation: United Nations

Developing countries have the primary responsibility for promoting and implementing South-South cooperation, not as a substitute for but rather as a complement to North-South cooperation, and in this context reiterating the need for the international community to support the efforts of the developing countries to expand South-South cooperation.

Location: International

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

Wed 15 September

(date to be confirmed)

Lyme Gladiolus Day

Organisation: The Karl McManus Foundation

The Karl McManus Foundation holds Lyme Gladiolus Day to raise awaresnees of Lyme disease in Australia. It is also a major day for the foundation's National Lyme Disease Appeal, which aims to raise $1 million for research into Lyme disease in Australia, and to raise public awareness of Lyme disease, its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Location: National

Website: www.karlmcmanusfoundation.org.au

Wed 15 September

International Day of Democracy

Organisation: United Nations

The International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. Democracy is as much a process as a goal and only with the full participation of and support by the international community, the national governing bodies, civil society and individuals, can the ideal of democracy be made into a reality to be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.

Location: International

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

15-16 September

Yom Kippur - Jewish

Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement.

Location: International

Website: www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/holiday4.html

Thu 16 September

(date to be confirmed)

Pet Promise Day

Organisation: Safe Pets Safe Families Inc

A lot of pets get surrendered or euthanised for reasons that could have been avoided or preventable, so we have created Pet Promise Day, a national awareness day that will bring about awareness and education that will help people understand what it takes to own a pet and picking the best pet for them. This will help reduce the number of pets being surrendered or euthanised and complement our charity's cause.

Website: www.facebook.com/petpromiseday/

Donate online

Thu 16 September

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Organisation: United Nations

This commemoration around the world offers an opportunity to focus attention and action at the global, regional and national levels on the protection of the ozone layer. All Member States are invited to devote this special day to promotion, at the national level, of concrete activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the Montreal Protocol and its Amendment.

Location: International

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

Fri 17 September

(date to be confirmed)

Bright Pink Lipstick Day

Organisation: Pink Hope

Bright Pink Lipstick Day aims to raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the community and raise funds for Pink Hope to be able to continue to offer programs and support services for those at risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Website: pinkhope.org.au/

Fri 17 September

Australian Citizenship Day

Organisation: Australian Government

The day is an opportunity for all of us to take pride in our citizenship and reflect on the meaning and importance of being Australian. It is a chance for all of us to think about the events and people that shaped our nation. We also reflect on the role we play in building Australia and shaping our future.

Location: National

Website: immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/celebrating-citizenship/australian-citizenship-day

17-19 September

(date to be confirmed)

Clean up the World Weekend

Organisation: Clean up Australia

Clean Up the World partners with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to inspire and empower communities to "clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment" through carrying out initiatives ranging from waste removal and tree planting to water and energy conservation projects. Clean Up the World and its participating organisations mobilise an estimated 35 million volunteers from 120 countries annually.

Location: International

Website: www.cleanuptheworld.org/

Donate online

Sun 19 September

National Thank A Cop Day

National Thank A Cop Day is your opportunity to make them feel valued and loved. On the 19th September annually is the community's chance during Police Week to personally thank each and everyone of them. In recent times there is ample evidence that they are doing it tough as the job becomes more demanding and individuals lose respect for them in aggressive ways. Make them feel appreciated and special citizens on this day through our actions.

Location: National

Sun 19 September

Talk like a Pirate day

International Talk Like A Pirate Day falls on September 19th every year - a chance for anyone to talk like a pirate.

Location: International

Website: www.talklikeapirate.com/

Mon 20 September

(date to be confirmed)

Sustainable House Day

Organisation: Alternative Technology Association

Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia's most environmentally progressive homes, on show on Sustainable House Day.

Location: National

Website: www.sustainablehouseday.com

20-26 September

(date to be confirmed)

Meat Free Week

Organisation: Ethical Eats Ltd

Every march, meat free week encourages you to think about how much meat you eat and the impact eating too much has on your health, the environment and animals. At the same time, you'll also raise money for some very worthwhile charities.

Location: National

Website: meatfreeweek.org

Tue 21 September

World Alzheimer's Day

Organisation: Alzheimer's Australia

World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. At the moment, Alzheimer's is progressive and irreversible.

Location: International

Website: www.dementia.org.au/media-releases/2018/world-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-day-puts-the-focus-on-the-growing-number-of-people-developing-dementia

Donate online

Tue 21 September

World Gratitude Day

On World Gratitude Day we should focus on what we are grateful for and appreciate what we have, rather than what we want or think we need. It's possible that we can keep our unnecessary and frivolous consumption at bay too.

Location: International

Tue 21 September

International Day of Peace

Organisation: United Nations

The United Nations' International Day of Peace - marked every year on September 21 - is a global day when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.

Location: International

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

Wed 22 September

World Rhino Day

Organisation: WWF-South Africa

World Rhino Day celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.

Location: International

Website: www.worldrhinoday.org/

Wed 22 September

World Carfree Day

Organisation: World Carfree Network

World Carfree Day aims to encourage people around the world te leave their cars at home for the day. The World Carfree Network promotes a global carfree culture.

Location: International

Website: www.worldcarfree.net/wcfd/

Fri 24 September

World Maritime Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Maritime Day is a UN awareness day for issues concerning the maritime industry.

Location: International

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

Sun 26 September

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Organisation: mesothelioma.com

Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. Caused by asbestos, mesothelioma has no known cure and has a very poor prognosis.</p>

Website: www.mesothelioma.com/

Sun 26 September

World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day is observed globally every year on the last Sunday in September. Rivers may make up only about 0.2 percent of all the fresh water worldwide but their importance is priceless. This day encourages citizens to get actively involved to ensure the future health of our rivers.

Location: International

Website: worldriversday.com/

Sun 26 September

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Organisation: The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com

On this day, patients, caretakers, family members, doctors, and friends help promote the work that health care teams are doing to raise awareness about mesothelioma and how to prevent it. Supporters wear blue and may wear mesothelioma awareness wristbands or ribbons. Mesothelioma Awareness Day has been uniting survivors, caregivers, and loved ones by honoring those affected by this rare disease.

Website: www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/awareness/

Mon 27 September

National Police Remembrance Day

Organisation: Australian Federal Police

The National Police Remembrance Day honours the memory of those police men and women who have given their lives in the service of the community.

Location: International

Website: www.afp.gov.au/about-us/our-organisation/ceremonial-events-and-functions/ceremonial-events/national-police

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Mon 27 September

World Tourism Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Tourism Day represents an opportunity to address how tourism can help build tolerance and understanding worldwide by serving as a catalyst for communication and exchange between the different cultures of the world.

Location: International

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

27 September - 02 October

(date to be confirmed)

National Op Shop Week

National Op Shop Week seeks to raise awareness of the important role of charity op shops in our community and<ul> <li>boost donations of quality clothing and household goods to charity op shops <li>boost charity op shop sales <li>recognise the tremendous work of the volunteers and staff dedicated to supporting their charity op shop. </ul>

Location: National

Website: OpShopWeek.com.au

Tue 28 September

(date to be confirmed)

Hug a Vegan Day

Organisation: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Vegans are doing the planet, animals, and themselves a huge favor by ditching animal products and leading cruelty-free lives instead. Whether you're vegan yourself or you've got a friend, classmate, or family member who's vegan, share the love! Pledge to give hugs and spread compassion this "Hug a Vegan" Day.

Location: International

Website: www.facebook.com/Hug-A-Vegan-Day-148617091833843/timeline/