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390 community events listed
June 2022

Wed 15 June

Global Wind Day

In more than 75 countries around the world, wind farms are in operation, generating energy from a clean and renewable source. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.

Location: International

Website: www.globalwindday.org/

Wed 15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day seeks to prevent elder abuse incidents by giving targeted information and encouraging community participation on a broad scale.The day is about all of us working together to bring greater recognition of the mistreatment of older people wherever they live, and to highlight the need for appropriate action.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/elder-abuse-awareness-day/

Wed 15 June

Red Apple Day

Organisation: Bowel Cancer Australia

A highlight of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is Red Apple Day, when Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of Bowel Cancer Australia through the purchase of a Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbon and apple themed fundraising activities.

Location: National

Website: www.redappleday.org/

Fri 17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Organisation: United Nations

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to promote public awareness of the issue, as well as developing a focus on the effects of climate change.

Location: International

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

Sun 19 June

World Sickle Cell Day

Organisation: Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Australia

Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder in which abnormal haemoglobin is produced. Patients with this condition suffer from anaemia and pain crises amongst other complications due to abnormal sickled red blood cells. World Sickle Cell day was established based on recommendation by the United Nations is celebrated every year to raise awareness of the condition to improve treatment and search for a cure.

Location: International

Website: www.tasca.org.au

Address: 333 Waverley Road MT WAVERLEY VIC 3149

19-25 June

Refugee Week

Organisation: The Refugee Council Of Australia

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

Location: National

Website: www.refugeeweek.org.au/

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Mon 20 June

World Refugee Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Refugee Day is used to raise awareness of the difficult lives led by refugees.

Location: International

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

20-26 June

(date to be confirmed)

World Continence Week

Organisation: Continence Foundation of Australia

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

Location: International

Website: www.continence.org.au/

20-27 June

(date to be confirmed)

Thinking of You Week

Organisation: John Sands

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

Website: www.thinkingofyouweek.com.au/

Tue 21 June

International Day of Yoga

Organisation: United Nations

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word 'yoga' derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.

Location: International

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

Tue 21 June

MND Global Day

Organisation: MND Australia

MND Global Day raises awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), which is a progressive neurological disease.

Location: NSW

Website: www.mnd.org.au/page/103/mnd-awareness#:~:text=June%2021%20every%20year%20is%20MND%2FALS%20Global%20Awareness%20Day.

Donate online

Thu 23 June

United Nations Public Service Day

Organisation: United Nations

The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/public-service-day

Thu 23 June

International Widows Day

Organisation: United Nations

The first International Widows' Day was observed on 23 June 2011, providing an opportunity to give special recognition to the plight of widows and their children in order to restore their human rights and alleviate poverty through empowerment.

Location: International

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

Fri 24 June

Bring Your Dog To Work Day

Organisation: Advantage Petcare

Having dogs in the workplace has a whole range of benefits - from reducing stress to increasing productivity and improving team relationships. It's also great for your dog, who gets to spend the day with you rather than at home alone.

Location: International

Website: www.petsit.com

Sat 25 June

Day of the Seafarer

Organisation: United Nations

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

Location: International

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

Donate online

Sun 26 June

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

Organisation: United Nations

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

Location: International

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

Sun 26 June

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Organisation: United Nations

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

Location: International

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

Mon 27 June

PTSD Awareness Day

Organisation: Phoenix Australia

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

Location: National

Website: www.phoenixaustralia.org

Phone: 03 9035 5599

27 June - 03 July

Heart Failure Awareness Week

Organisation: hearts4heart

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

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

Wed 29 June

World Scleroderma Day

Organisation: Scleroderma Australia

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

Location: National

Website: www.sclerodermaaustralia.com.au/

Thu 30 June

Social Media Day

Organisation: Mashable

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

Website: mashable.com/smday/

30 June - 02 July

(date to be confirmed)

Katherine to Darwin Challenge

Organisation: Total Recreation NT Inc.

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

Location: NT

Website: www.k2dc.com.au

Donate online
July 2022

Fri 01 July

(date to be confirmed)

AIME National Hoodie Day

Organisation: AIME Mentoring

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

Website: aimementoring.com

Donate online

01-31 July

National Desexing Month

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

Website: ndn.org.au/

01-31 July

Dry July

Organisation: Dry July Foundation

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

Location: National

Website: au.dryjuly.com/

01-31 July

JulEYE

Organisation: Australia and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF)

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

Location: National

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

Sun 03 July

International Day of Cooperatives

Organisation: United Nations

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

Location: International

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

03-10 July

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.

Location: National

Website: www.naidoc.org.au

10-16 July

National Diabetes Awareness Week

Organisation: DANII Foundation

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

Location: National

Website: danii.org.au/

Mon 11 July

World Population Day

Organisation: United Nations

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

Location: International

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

Tue 12 July

Malala Day

Organisation: UN Global Education First

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

Location: International

Website: www.globaleducationfirst.org/malaladay.html

Wed 13 July

Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

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

Location: International

15-21 July

(date to be confirmed)

National Wound Awareness Week

Organisation: Australian Wound Management Association

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

Website: www.awma.com.au

17-23 July

National Farm Safety Week

Organisation: Farmsafe Australia's Operations Centre

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

Location: National

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

Mon 18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day

Organisation: United Nations

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

Location: International

Website: www.mandeladay.com/

Fri 22 July

National Pyjama Day

Organisation: The Pyjama Foundation

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

Location: National

Website: www.thepyjamafoundation.com/

Phone: 07 3256 8802

Sun 24 July

Stress Down Day

Organisation: Lifeline Australia

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

Location: National

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

24 July - 31 August

Donate Life Week

Organisation: Donate Life

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

Location: National

Website: www.donatelife.gov.au

25-31 July

Library and Information Week

Organisation: Australian Library and Information Association

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

Website: www.alia.org.au/liw