Calendar of Events

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

Page last updated: 18 June 2018

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

No events submitted.


February

Month of February - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Nationwide - Ovarian Cancer Australia
Month of February - Don't Wait Until It's Too Late - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia
4-10 February -Tube Feeding Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE.Inc
25-February - 03 March - World Hearing Day and Hearing Awareness Week in Australia - Worldwide - Hearing Awareness Week


March

11-18 March - Multiple Birth Awareness Week - National - Australian Multiple Birth Association
13-19 March - Brain Awareness Week – Worldwide - Brain Foundation
14 March - Swallowing Awareness Day - Nationwide - Speech Pathology Australia
20 March - World Oral Health Day - Worldwide - Gold Coast Oral Health Service
21 March - UN World Down Syndrome Day - Worldwide - Down Syndrome Australia
24 March - World Tuberculosis Day – Worldwide - World Health Organisation
26 March - Purple Day - Nationwide - Epilepsy Foundation


April

Month of April - Fabry Awareness Month - Worldwide - Fabry Australia
8-14 April - Healthy Hips Week - Healthy Hips Australia Ltd
7 April - World Health Day – Worldwide - World Health Organisation
11 April - World Parkinson's Day- Worldwide - Parkinson's Australia
13 April - FND Awareness Day - FND Hope
15-21 April - Osteopathy Awareness Week - Worldwide - Osteopathy Australia
16-22 April - National Advance Care Planning Week - Nationwide - Advance Care Planning Australia
22 April - 24 June - Memory Walk & Jog - Nationwide - Dementia Australia
24-30 April - World Immunisation Week – Worldwide - World Health Organsiation


May

Month of May - Lung Health Awareness Month - Lung Foundation Australia
5-12 May - Motherless Daughters Awareness Week – Nationwide - Motherless Daughters Australia
8 May - National Amyloidosis Day - Worldwide - Adam Gardiner Fund INC.
10 May - World Lupus Day – Nationwide - Lupus Foundation
12 May - International ME/CFS Awareness Day – Worldwide - ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc.
13-20 May - Pneumonia Awareness Week - Nationwide - Lung Foundation Australia
14-18 May - National Prevention of Prescription Medication Dependence Week - Nationwide - Script Wise
16 May - Hae Day – Worldwide - HAE Australasia Ltd
20-26 May - National Palliative Care Week - Nationwide - Palliative Care Australia
20-27 May - Schizophrenia Awareness Week - Nationwide - Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
21-28 May - Exercise Right Week 2018 - Nationwide - Exercise & Sports Science Australia
30 May - World MS Day - MS Australia
31 May - World No Tobacco Day – Worldwide - World Health Organisation
27 May - 2 June - Cancer Research Awareness Week - Worldwide - Cure Cancer Australia Foundation


June

Month of June - Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia
Month of June - National Burns Awareness Month - Nationwide - Kidsafe Australia
2-8 June - Haemochromatosis Awareness Week - National - Haemochromatosis Australia
3 June - World Clubfoot Day - Worldwide - Ponseti International
11-17 June - 2018 Infant Mental Health Awareness Week Australia - Nationwide - Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc
20 June - Red Apple Day - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia
18-24 June - World Continence Week - Worldwide - Continence Foundation of Australia


July

5 -11 July - National EOS Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE.Inc
7-14 July - ASK-Y Awareness Week - ASK-Y
7-14 July - National Diabetes Week - Nationwide - Diabetes Australia
15-21 July - Wounds Awareness Week - Nationwide - Wounds Australia
28 July - World Hepatitis Day – Worldwide - World Health Organisation


August

Month of August - Tradies National Health Month - Australian Physiotherapy Association
8 August - Top 8 Challenge Day – Nationwide - ausEE.Inc
8 August - Dying To Know Day – Nationwide - The GroundSwell Project
5-11 August - National EOS Awareness Week - ausEE.Inc
19-25 August - Speech Pathology Week 2018 - Speech Pathology Australia
20-26 August - Be Medicinewise week - Nationwide - NPS Medicinewise
20-26 August - Natural Fertility Awareness Week - Nationwide - The Ovulation Method Research and Reference Centre of Australia Ltdce
24-31 August - 22q Awareness - Nationwide - VCFS 22q11 Foundation INC


September

Month of September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Worldwide - Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia
Month of September - International Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month - Worldwide - Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group
3-10 September - Stroke Week - Nationwide - Stroke Foundation
9-15 September - Women’s Health - Nationwide - Jean Hailes for Women's HealthWeek
13 September - World Sepsis Day - Worlwide - Australian Sepsis Network
14-21 September - Dystonia Awareness Week - Nationwide - Dystonia Network Australia
14-21 September - AF Awareness Week - Worldwide - hearts4heart
22-30 September - Veterans' Health Week - Nationwide - Department of Veterans' Affairs


October

Month of October - Shoctober - Defibrillator Awareness Month – Nationwide - Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation
Month of October - Polio Awareness Month – Nationwide - Polio Australia
4-11 October - National Amputee Awareness Week - Limbs 4 Life
1-7 October - Sleep Awareness Week - Nationwide - Sleep Health Foundation
10 October - World Mental Health Day – Worldwide - World Health Organisation
12 October - World Sight Day - Worldwide - Vision 2020 Australia
20 October - World Osteoporosis Day – Worldwide - Osteoporosis Australia
21 October - International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action - Worldwide - The LEAD Group Inc
21-27 October - Foot Health Week - Nationwide - Australian Podiatry Association
29 Oct to 4 Nov - Blue Knot Day - Nationwide - Blue Knot Foundation


November

Month of November - ALPHA-1 Awareness Month – Nationwide - Alpha-1 Association of Australia
Month of November - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month – Worldwide - Pancreatic Cancer Alliance
Month of November - Epilepsy Awareness Month - Worldwide - Epilepsy WA
Month of November - CRPS Awareness Month - Worldwide - The Purple Bucket Foundation Inc.
2 - November - Healthy Hips Day - Nationwide - Healthy Hips Australia Ltd
4 - November - World Parkinson's day - Worldwide - Parkinson's Australia
11-17 November - Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week – Nationwide - PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia
12-18 November - World Antibiotic Awareness Week - Worldwide - NPS MedicineWise


December

Month of December - Decembeard – Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia
1 December – World Aids Day – Worldwide - World AIDS Day Australia
12 December - National Wear Red Day - Nationwide - Heart Research Australia
12- 24 December - National Skin Cancer Action Week - Nationwide - Cancer Council Australia