Calendar of Events

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

Page last updated: 27 October 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 Organization

April

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

2-8 April - World Allergy Week - Worldwide - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

13 April - FND Awareness Day - Worldwide - FND Hope

22-29 April - World Primary Immunodeficiency Week - Worldwide - The Immune Deficiencies Foundation of Australia

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

24-28 April - World Immunisation Week - Worldwide - World Health Organization

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

10 May - World Lupus Day - Nationwide - Lupus Foundation

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

21-28 May - National Palliative Care Week - Nationwide - Palliative Care Australia

29 May to 4 June - Cancer Research Awareness Week - Nationwide - Cure Cancer Australia Foundation

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

9 June - Pirate Day Friday - Nationwide - The Adventures

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

12-16 June - Infant Mental Health Awareness Week - Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Incorporated

19-25 June - Neglected Cancers' Awareness Week - Nationwide - Garvan Institute of Medical Research


July

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

9-15 July - National Diabetes Week - Nationwide - Diabetes NSW & ACT

21 July - National Pyjama Day - Nationwide - The Pyjama 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

7-13 August -Haemochromatosis Awareness Week - Nationwide - Haemochromatosis Australia

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

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

21-27 August - Be Medicinewise Week - Nationwide - NPS MedicineWise

21-27 August - Natural Fertility Awareness Week - Nationwide - Ovulation Method Research and Reference Centre of Australia


September

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

Month of September - International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Worldwide - Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

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

3-10 September - Cardiomyopathy Awareness Week - Nationwide - Cardiomyopathy Association of Australia Ltd

4-8 September - Women's Health Week - Nationwide - Jean Hailes for Women's Health

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

6 September - National Health and Physical Education Day - Nationwide - Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)

11-17 September - National Headache and Migraine Week - Nationwide - Headache Australia

14 September - R U OK Day - Nationwide RU OK

24-30 September - Active Ageing Week - Worldwide - Active Ageing Australia


October

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

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

Month of October - Lupus Awareness Month - Nationwide - Lupus Foundation

Month of October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Worldwide - McGrath Foundation

01-7 October - National Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week - Australian BPD Foundation Ltd

04-10 October - National Amputee Awareness Week - Nationwide - Limbs 4 Life

6 October - World Cerebral Palsy Day - Worldwide - Cerebral Palsy Alliance

8 -14 October - Haemophilia Awareness Week - Nationwide - Haemophilia Foundation Australia

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

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

15-21 October - National Carers Week - Nationwide - Carers NSW

16-20 October[ - Wound Awareness Week - Nationwide - Wound Awareness Week

20 October - World Osteoporosis Day - Osteoporosis Australia

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

22-28 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

Month of November - Lung Health Awareness Month - Nationwide - Lung Foundation Australia

Month of November - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month - Worldwide - Pancreatic Cancer Alliance

4 November - Bow Tie Day - Nationwide - Upper Hunter Where there's a Will

6 November - Colour the World Orange - Worldwide - The Purple Bucket Foundation Inc.

10 November - World NET Cancer Day - Worldwide - Unicorn Foundation

12-18 November - Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week - Nationwide - PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia Inc

13-19 November - Antibiotic Awareness Week - Nationwide - NPS MedicineWise

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

19 - 25 November - National Skin Cancer Action Week - Cancer Council Australia


December

Month of December - Decembeard - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia

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