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432 community events listed
June 2021

Sat 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

Sun 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

Mon 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.mndaust.asn.au/global-day/

Donate online

Mon 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 22 June

(date to be confirmed)

Healthy Tuckshop Day

Organisation: The Tuckshop Revolution

The inaugural Healthy Tuckshop Day aims to spread awareness of the healthy tuckshop movement in Australia. Teachers, students and canteen managers sign the Healthy Tuckshop Pledge to declare a commitment to healthy and delicious tuckshop menu options. Healthy habits start early!

Website: www.tuckshoprevolution.com.au/

Wed 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

Wed 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

Fri 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

Sat 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

Sat 26 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 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

Sun 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

Tue 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/

29 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

Wed 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/

July 2021

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

(date to be confirmed)

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

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 04 July

(date to be confirmed)

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

Tue 06 July

(date to be confirmed)

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

Sun 11 July

Cycle of Giving/Tour de Brisbane

Organisation: The Common Good

Every year The Common Good hosts the Cycle of Giving; a cycling event to raise funds for organ transplant research. The Prince Charles Hospital is one of the leading organ and tissue transplant facilities in Australia, and every dollar raised through the Cycle of Giving goes to supporting cutting edge organ transplant research at the facility. Cycle of Giving has joined forces with Tour de Brisbane to introduce a broader rider population to the need to fund more organ transplant research.

Location: QLD

Website: www.thecommongood.org.au/tour-de-brisbane-2021/

Sun 11 July

(date to be confirmed)

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

Mon 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

Mon 12 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

14-20 July

(date to be confirmed)

National Diabetes Week

Organisation: Diabetes Australia

Each year Diabetes Australia celebrates National Diabetes Week to raise awareness about diabetes in Australia. The campaign aims to educate Australia of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and how type 2 can be prevented.

Location: National

Website: www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/national-diabetes-week

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

Sun 18 July

(date to be confirmed)

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/

Mon 19 July

(date to be confirmed)

National Pyjama Day

Organisation: The Pyjama Foundation

Thousands of schools, businesses and groups will be encouraged to stay in their PJs to show support for The Pyjama Foundation's work with Australian children in foster care.

Location: National

Website: www.thepyjamafoundation.com/

Phone: 07 3256 8802

21-26 July

(date to be confirmed)

National Farm Safety Week

Organisation: Farmsafe Australia's Operations Centre

National Farm Safety Week aims to raise awareness of farm safety issues in rural communities across Australia.

Location: National

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

22-28 July

(date to be confirmed)

National Pain Week

Organisation: Chronic Pain Australia

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

Location: National

Website: www.nationalpainweek.org.au/

Sat 24 July

(date to be confirmed)

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/

Sat 24 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

Mon 26 July

(date to be confirmed)

Crazy Hair Day

Organisation: Cystic Fibrosis Victoria

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

Location: National

Website: www.crazyhair.com.au

Wed 28 July

World Hepatitis Day

Organisation: United Nations

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

Location: International

Website: www.worldhepatitisalliance.org/

28 July - 04 August

(date to be confirmed)

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