Calendar of Events

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

Page last updated: 27 April 2016

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


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February

Month of February - REDFEB Heart Research Month - Worldwide - Heart Research Australia

7-13 February - Tube Feeding Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE.Inc

4 February - World Cancer Day - Worldwide - Union for International Cancer Control

14 February - Heart Research Day - Nationwide - Heart Research Australia

26 February - Wear Red Day - Nationwide - Heart Research Australia

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March

9 March - National Day of Women Living with HIV Australia - Nationwide - National Association of People with HIV Australia

10 March - World Kidney Day - Worldwide - Kidney Health Australia

13-20 March - Coeliac Awareness Week - Nationwide - Coeliac Australia

22 March - National Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day - Nationwide - Lynch Syndrome Australia

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April

7 April - World Health Day - Worldwide - World Health Organisation

10-16 April - Healthy Hips Week for Hip Dysplasia Awareness - Nationwide Healthy Hips Australia Ltd

11 April - Pause4Parkinson's / World Parkinson's Day - Worldwide - Shake It Up Australia

11 April - Osteopathic Healthcare Week - Worldwide - Osteopathy Australia

24-30 April - World Immunisation Week - Worldwide - World Health Organisation

25-29 April - Patient Experience Week - Nationwide - Health Consumers' Council (WA) Inc

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May

Month of May - Thyroid Awareness Month - Worldwide - Thyroid Foundation

Month of May - 65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis - Nationwide - Cystic Fibrosis Australia

1-7 May - Australian Brain Cancer Action Week - Nationwide - Brain Tumour Alliance Australia Inc

2 May - SUIT UP! for science! - Nationwide - The Centenary Institute

3 May - World Asthma Day - Worldwide - National Asthma Council Australia

9-15 May - Pneumonia Awareness Week - Nationwide - Lung Foundation Australia

10 May - World Lupus Day - Worldwide - Lupus Foundation

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

15-21 May - Food Allergy Awareness Week - Nationwide - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

19 May - World IBD Day - Worldwide - The Gut Foundation Crohn's & Colitis Australia

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

22-28 May - Macular Degeneration Awareness Week - Nationwide - Macular Degeneration Foundation Australia

22-28 May - Kidney Health Week - Nationwide - Kidney Health Australia (The Australian Kidney Foundation)

22-28 May - National Palliative Care Week - Nationwide - Palliative Care Australia

23-29 May - Exercise Right Week - Worldwide - Exercise & Sports Science Australia

25 May - World MS Day - Worldwide - Multiple Sclerosis Australia

31 May World No Tobacco Day - Worldwide - World Health Organization

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June

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

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

Month of June - National Burns Awareness Month - Nationwide - Julian Burton Burns Trust

Month of June - Lipoedema Awareness Month - Worldwide - Lipoedema Support Society Inc.

1-7 June - DES Awareness Week - Nationwide - DES Action

5 June - MS Walk + Fun Run - Nationwide - Multiple Sclerosis Limited

5 June - National Day of Real Play - Nationwide - Nature Play

12-18 June - National Blood Donor Week - Nationwide - Australian Red Cross Blood Service

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

20-26 June - World Continence Week - Worldwide - Continence Foundation of Australia

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July

4-10 July - Sleep Awareness Week - Nationwide - Sleep Health Foundation

10-16 July - National Diabetes Week - Nationwide - Diabetes Australia

22 July - National Pyjama Day - Nationwide - The Pyjama Foundation

25-31 July - National Pain Week - Nationwide - Chronic Pain Australia

30 July - Gastroschisis Awareness Day - Worldwide - Avery's Angels Gastroschisis Foundation

30 July - 07 Aug - DonateLife Week - Nationwide - Organ and Tissue Authority

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August

1-7 August - Healthy Bones Action Week- Nationwide - Dairy Australia

1-7 August - World Breastfeeding Week - Worldwide - World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

1-8 August - Dental Health Week - Nationwide - Australian Dental Association

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

7-13 August - National EOS Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE Inc

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

8 August - Top 8 Challenge Day - Nationwide - ausEE Inc

8-14 August - Haemochromatosis Awareness Week - Nationwide - Haemochromatosis Australia

22-28 August - VCFS22q11.2 Awareness Week - Worldwide - VCFS 22q11 Foundation

22-28 August - Be MedicineWise Week - Nationwide - NPS Medicine Wise

26 August - Pink and White for 22q Day - Worldwide - VCFS 22q11 Foundation

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September

Month of September - Dementia Awareness Month - Nationwide - Alzhimer's Australia

Month of September - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - Worldwide - THETRUTH365-AUSTRALIA

5-9 September - Women's Health Week - Nationwide - Jean Hailes for Women's Health

5-11 September - Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week - Nationwide - Hypersomnolence Australia

8 September - R U OK Day - Nationwide RU OK

9 September - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day - Worldwide NOFASD Australia

10 September - World Suicide Prevention Day - Worldwide - World Health Organisation

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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 - Dwarfism Awareness Month - Worldwide - Short Statured People of Australia

10 October - World Mental Health Day - Worldwide - World Health Organisation

15 October - Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day - Worldwide - Pregnancy Loss Australia

20 October - World Osteoporosis Day - Worldwide - Osteoporosis Australia

22-29 October - 10th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week - Worldwide - Brain Tumour Alliance Australia Inc

23 October - SUDEP Awareness Day - Worldwide - SUDEP Action

23-29 October - International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action - Worldwide - The Lead Education and Abatement Design (LEAD) Group Incorporated

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November

Month of November - ALPHA-1 Awareness Day - National - Alpha-1 Association of Australia

6-12 November - Australian Food Safety Week - Nationwide - Food Safety Information Council

13-19 November - Perinatal Depression and Anxiety (PNDA) Awareness Week - Nationwide - PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

14 November - World Diabetes Day - Worldwide - Diabetes Australia

14-20 November - Antibiotic Awareness Week - Nationwide - NPS Medicine Wise

20-26 November - National Skin Cancer Action Week - Nationwide - Cancer Council Australia

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December

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

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