Calendar of Events

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

Page last updated: 20 February 2017

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 as yet

February

Month of February - Don't Wait Until It's Too Late - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia

5-11 February - Tube Feeding Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE.Inc

13-19 February - Australia's Healthy Weight Week - Nationwide - Dietitians Association of Australia

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

15 February - International Childhood Cancer Day - Worldwide - TheTruth365-Australia Inc.

15 February - World Cholangiocarcinoma Day - Worldwide - Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

March

13-19 March - Brain Awareness Week - Worldwide - Brain Foundation

22 March - Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day - Worldwide - Lynch Syndrome Australia

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

April

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

13 April - FND Awareness Day - Worldwide - FND Hope

23-29 April - Healthy Hips Week - Nationwide - Healthy Hips Australia Ltd

24-28 April - Patient Experience Week - Nationwide - Health Consumers' Council (WA) Inc

May

8 May - National Amyloidosis Day - Worldwide - Adam Gardiner Fund Incorporated

7-13 May - Pneumonia Awareness Week - Nationwide - Lung Foundation Australia

8-14 May - Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Week - Nationwide - Allergy and Environmental Sensitivity Support and Research Association Inc.

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

16 May - Hae Day - Worldwide - HAE Australasia Ltd

21-27 May - Macular Degeneration Awareness Week - Nationwide - Macular Disease Foundation Australia

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

June

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

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

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

July

3-9 July - Sleep Awareness Week - Nationwide - Sleep Health Foundation

24-30 July - National Pain Week 2017 - Nationwide - Chronic Pain Australia

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

30 July - 6 August - DonateLife Week - Nationwide - Organ and Tissue Authority

August

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

6-12 August - Dental Health Week - Nationwide - Australian Dental Association

6-12 August - National EOS Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE Inc

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

September

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

1-7 September - National Asthma Awareness Week - Nationwide - Asthma Australia

4-10 September - Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week - Worldwide - Hypersomnolence Australia

14 September - R U OK Day - Nationwide RU OK

October

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

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

04-10 OctoberNational Amputee Awareness Week - Nationwide - Limbs 4 Life

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

12 October - World Sight Day - Worldwide - Vision 2020 Australia

21-29 October - Veterans' Health Week - Nationwide - Department of Veterans' Affairs

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

November

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

16 November - World Pancreatic Cancer Day - Worldwide - Garvan Research Foundation

December

Month of December - Decembeard - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia

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