Calendar of Events

Provides details, dates and locations of major National health events, in the current year.

Page last updated: 30 June 2015

Please note that all event requests should be related to major National health events and are subject to review prior to being listed on the calendar.

No responsibility is accepted for the correctness of the information or the contact details supplied by contributing organisations.
A listing in the calendar does not imply endorsement by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December


January

01 January - New Year’s Day - Nationwide

26 January - Australia Day - Nationwide

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February

Month of February - Heart Research Month - Nationwide - Heart Research Australia 02 9436 0056

6 February - National Wear Red Day - Nationwide - Heart Research Australia 02 9436 0056

8-14 February - Tube Feeding Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE.Inc - email ausEE.Inc

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March

2 March - Labour Day - WA

8-15 March - Multiple Birth Awareness Week - Nationwide - Australian Multiple Birth Association email Australian Multiple Birth Association

9 March - Canberra Day - ACT

9 March - Labour Day - VIC

9 March - 8 Hours Day - TAS

9 March - Adelaide Cup Day - SA

13-20 March - Coeliac Awareness Week - Nationwide - Coeliac Australia 1300 458 836

24 March - World Tuberculosis Day - Worldwide - World Health Organization

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April

3 April - Good Friday - Nationwide

6 April - Easter Monday - Nationwide

7 April - World Health Day - Worldwide - World Health Organization

11 April - World Parkinson's Day - Worldwide - Parkinson's ACT

15 April - Wear Green for Premmies - Nationwide - L'il Aussie Prems Foundation

19 April - MS Melbourne Cycle - Victoria - MS Organisation email MS Organisation 1300 705 340

19-25 April - Osteopathy Awareness Week - Worldwide - Osteopathy Australia email Osteopathy Australia

25 April - Anzac Day - Nationwide

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May

1 May - White Shirt Day - Nationwide - Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

3-9 May - MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Week - Nationwide - MND Australia Inc

5 May - International Midwives Day - Worldwide - International Confederation of Midwives

12 May - International Nurses Day - Worldwide - International Council of Nurses

12 May - International ME/CFS Awareness Day - Worldwide - ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA Inc

16 May - hae day :-) - Worldwide - HAE Australasia Ltd

17 May - World Hypertension Day - Worldwide - High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia

17-23 May - Food Allergy Awareness Week - Nationwide - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

17-24 May - Pneumonia Awareness Week - Nationwide - Lung Foundation Australia

20 May - World Autoimmune Arthritis Day - Worldwide - International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis

21 May - Doctors Day in May - Nationwide - Twice the Doctor

24-30 May - National Palliative Care Week - Nationwide - Palliative Care Council South Australia

24-30 May - Macular Degeneration Awareness Week - Nationwide - Macular Disease Foundation Australia - email Macular Disease Foundation Australia 1800 111 709

25-31 May - Spinal Health Week - Nationwide - Chiropractors’ Association of Australia

25-31 May - Exercise Right Week - Worldwide - Exercise & Sports Science Australia

31 May - World No Tobacco Day - Worldwide - World Health Organization (WHO)

31 May - MS Walk + Fun Run 2015 - Nationwide - MS Society

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June

Month of June - Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia

Month of June- CMV Awareness Month - Worldwide - Congenital CMV Association of Australia

1 June - Western Australian Day - WA

8 June - Queen’s Birthday - Nationwide (except WA)

11 June - On Your Feet Australia - Nationwide - Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

15-21 June - Men’s Health Week - Nationwide

15-21 June - Stomal Therapy Awareness Week - Nationwide - Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses (AASTN)

17 June - Red Apple Day - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia

21 June - ALS/MND Global Day - Worldwide - MND Australia Inc

26 June - Red Nose Day - Nationwide - SIDS and Kids

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July

2 July - Corpus Callosum Awareness Day - Nationwide - Australian Disorders of the Corpus Callosum ausDoCC Inc.

6-12 July - Sleep Awareness Week 2015 - Nationwide - Sleep Health Foundation

12-18 July - Diabetes Awareness Week - Nationwide - Diabetes Australia Limited - email Diabetes Australia (02) 6232 3800

20-26 July - National Pain Week - Nationwide - Chronic Pain Australia - email Chronic Pain Australia

28 July - World Hepatitis Day - Worldwide - World Health Organization

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August

Month of August - Tradies National Health Month - Nationwide - Australian Physiotherapy Association

1 August - Jeans for Genes Day - Nationwide - Jeans for Genes Australia

8 August - Dying To Know Day - Nationwide - The GroundSwell Project

2-8 August - National EOS Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE Inc

2-9 August - DonateLife Week - Nationwide - Organ and Tissue Authority email Organ and Tissue Authority

3-9 August - Healthy Bones Action Week - Nationwide - Dairy Australia

3-10 August - Dental Health Week - Nationwide - Australian Dental Association

10-16 August - Haemochromatosis Awareness Week - Nationwide - Haemochromatosis Australia

17-23 August - Natural Fertility Awareness Week - Nationwide - The Ovulation Method Research and Reference Centre of Australia Ltd

23-29 August - Hearing Awareness Week - Nationwide - Department of Health

30 August - A Walk in The Park - Victoria - Parkinson's Australia

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September

28 September - Queen’s Birthday - WA

Month of September - Gynaelogical Cancer Awareness Month - Worldwide - Australia New Zealand Gynaelogical Oncology Group

28 September - Family and Community Day - ACT

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October

Month of October - Shoctober - Defibrillator Awareness Month - Nationwide - Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation

Month of October - October Lupus Awareness Month - Worldwide - Lupus Foundation email Lupus Foundation

Month of October - Polio Awareness Month - Nationwide - Polio Australia

Month of October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Nationwide - Breast Cancer Network Australia

1-7 October - Australian Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week - Nationwide - Australian BPD Foundation Ltd

4-11 October - Mental Health Week - Nationwide - WA Association for Mental Health

4-11 October - National Amputee Awareness Week - National - Limbs 4 Life Inc.

6 October - Labour Day - ACT, NSW, SA, QLD

10-18 October - Walking with Wellness Week - Nationwide - Pedorthic Association of Australia

11-17 October - Haemophilia Awareness Week & Red Cake Day - Nationwide - Haemophilia Awareness Foundation

12-18 October - Be Medicinewise Week - Nationwide - NPS Medicinewise

22 October - Australian IBD Day - Nationwide - The Gut Foundation

25-31 October - International Brain Tumour Awareness Week - Worldwide - The International Brain Tumour Alliance

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November

Month of November - Alpha-1 Awareness Month - Nationwide - Alpha-1 Association of Australia

Month of November - Lung Health Awareness Month - Nationwide - Lung Foundation Australia - email Lung Foundation Australia - 1800 654 301

2 November - Recreation Day - TAS

3 November - Melbourne Cup Day - VIC

9 November - National Hat Day - Nationwide - Australian Rotary Health

15-21 November - National Skin Cancer Action Week - Nationwide - Cancer Council Australia

16-22 November - Antibiotic Awareness Week - Worldwide - Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and NPS Medicinewise

17 November - International Lung Cancer Awareness Day - Worldwide - Lung Foundation Australia - email Lung Foundation Australia - 1800 654 301

18 November - World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day - Worldwide - Lung Foundation Australia - email Lung Foundation Australia - 1800 654 301

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December

1 December - World AIDS Day - Worldwide - World AIDS Day Australia

25 December - Christmas Day - Nationwide

26 December - Boxing Day - Nationwide

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