The National Calendar | Do Something!
Do Something's guide to community events

01 Jul -
31 Jul

Call to Arms

Call to Arms

In 2006, after Essendon Football Club champion Adam Ramanauskas was diagnosed with cancer, his teammates wore yellow armbands in the Clash For Cancer against Melbourne Football Club. Without knowing it at the time, this became the first ever Call To Arms game. Since then, sporting clubs of all codes and levels have joined the cause by wearing yellow in one game each season.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

Dry July

Dry July

Dry July is a not-for-profit organisation determined to improve the lives of adults living with cancer through an online social community giving up booze for the month of July. Whether joining as a part of a team or as an individual, participants take on the 31 days of July to raise funds and directly help adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

2015 Cans4Films Festival

2015 Cans4Films Festival

For more than six years, Network Video has proudly presented the annual Cans4Films Festival, an in-store initiative that’s designed to provide tangible help in delivering hunger relief across Australia and now, New Zealand too. This July, when you head into your local Network Video store, you can donate a can of food in exchange for a free weekly rental.

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01 Jun -
31 Aug

Pull On Your Socks

Pull On Your Socks

Pull On Your Socks encourages sports teams to wear pink socks this winter to support the McGrath Foundation and ensure every family in Australia experiencing breast cancer has access to a breast care nurse, as well as increasing breast awareness in young Australians. Get involved by purchasing your own pair of socks, or holding a fundraiser.

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05 Jul

International Day of Cooperatives

International Day of Cooperatives

International Co-operative Day is an annual celebration of the co-operative movement observed by the International Co-operative Alliance. The United Nations recognizes and reaffirms the role of cooperatives in economic, social and cultural development.

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05 Jul -
12 Jul

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.

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11 Jul

World Population Day

World Population Day

World Population Day aims to engage people, spur commitment and spark actions related to the opportunities and challenges presented by a world of 7 billion people. Modern contraception remains out of reach for hundreds of millions of women, men and young people.

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12 Jul -
18 Jul

Diabetes Awareness Week

Diabetes Awareness Week

Each year Diabetes Australia celebrates National Diabetes Week to raise awareness and understanding about this chronic condition. The week aims to educate Australians about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and how simple lifestyle choices can help prevention.

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18 Jul

Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

The UN joined a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day. Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity and was the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.

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20 Jul -
26 Jul

Smoke Alarm Awareness Week

Smoke Alarm Awareness Week

Smoke alarms save lives – but only when they are working. Every year in Australia more than 3,000 people are injured and many lives lost in house fires. Smoke Alarm Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness about the importance of working smoke alarms, regularly checking them and replacing them when they reach their expiry date. Smoke Alarm Awareness Week will help save Australian lives.

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24 Jul

Stress Down Day

Stress Down Day

Stress Down Day is an annual event held by Lifeline dedicated to creating awareness around the importance of reducing the burden of stress on our community. On Stress Down Day we encourage you to reduce your stress levels by dressing down, enjoying fun activities with friends and workmates while at the same time raising funds for Lifeline.

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24 Jul

Schools Tree Day

Schools Tree Day

Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day events enable Australians to get their hands dirty and make a real difference for their local environment. Since its founding by Olivia Newton-John and Jon Dee, this Planet Ark event has planted over 16 million native trees and shrubs. Why not join in and help the wildlife in your local community?

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25 Jul

White Ribbon Night

White Ribbon Night

Have a night in with your friends to raise vital funds and help stop violence against women. You can invite two people or 2,000 to your dinner party, barbecue, movie night, game-a-thon, or just watch the footy... The possibilities are endless. By registering an event and making a donation you’re helping us get closer to bring an end to men’s violence against women in Australia.

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26 Jul

National Tree Day

National Tree Day

National Tree Day is Australia's biggest community tree-planting and nature care event. Each year this Planet Ark event sees millions of native trees, shrubs and grasses planted right around Australia with the aim of building a better environment for all Australians.

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28 Jul

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis Australia believes that World Hepatitis Day will prompt all Australians to think about the huge scale of viral hepatitis infection globally. On World Hepatitis Day, Hepatitis Australia asks that Australians join with them and show their support by talking openly and supportively about viral hepatitis and liver health.

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28 Jul -
05 Aug

OCD & Anxiety Disorders Week

OCD & Anxiety Disorders Week

A week of community events, workshops and activities supporting people with anxiety disorders, their carers, family, friends and health professionals...

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01 Aug -
07 Aug

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) promotes exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life which yields tremendous health benefits such as providing critical nutrients, protection from deadly diseases and fostering growth and development.

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01 Aug -
31 Aug

Honey Money Days

Honey Money Days

During the month of August, Animals Asia invites its supporters to hold Honey Money Day fundraisers to make life sweeter for the rescued moon bears. Honey Money Days aims to raise awareness of the plight of endangered moon bears farmed for their bile in China and Vietnam, and highlight Animals Asia’s work to end this cruel practice.

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