Awareness Dates

06FEB International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

28FEB  National Red Balloon Day

20FEB World Day of Social Justice

08MAR International Women’s Day

18MAR World Sleep Day

21MAR Harmony Day – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

14 to 21MAR Harmony Week Tasmania

26MAR Purple Day – Epilepsy Awareness Day

21 to 27MAY17 Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

13APR  Youth Homelessness Matters Day

08 to 14MAY  Road Safety Week

11 to 17MAY2015  National Volunteer Week

27MAY to 03JUN National Reconciliation Week

29MAY  International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

31MAY  World No Tobacco Day

04JUN International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

11JUN Go Red for Women day – Heart Foundation’s awareness for women campaign

15JUN  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 

12JUN World Day Against Child Labour

20JUN World Refugee Day

20 to 26JUN  World Continence Week

26JUN United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

9 to 15 JUL2017  National Diabetes Week

28JUL  Schools Tree Day

30JUL  National Tree Day

09AUG International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

23AUG International Day for Rembembrance of the Slave Trade & of its Abolition

23 29AUG Speech Pathology Week – 2015 theme ‘Talk with Me’

19AUG World Humanitarian Day

30AUG Wear it Purple Day – you have the right to be proud of who you are

31AUG Overdose Awareness Day

05 – 09SEP Women’s Health Week

08 SEP  Bravehearts White Balloon Day

4 – 10SEP  National Stroke Week

21SEP International Day of Peace

29SEP  National Police Remembrance Day

30SEP  Suicide Prevention Day

01OCT International Day of Older Persons

02OCT International Day of Non-Violence

04OCT  National Amputee Awareness Week

10OCT World Mental Health Day

12OCT World Sight Day

16 – 22OCT2017 Seniors Week

15OCT  International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

17OCT International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

24OCT United Nations Day

05NOV International Volunteer Manager’s Day

16NOV International Day of Tolerance

25NOV  White Ribbon Day recognising the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW)

allNOV  Asbestos Awareness Month

01DEC  World AIDS Day Australia

03DEC International Day of Persons with Disabilities

18DEC International Migrants Day

20DEC International Human Solidarity Day

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