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

01 Oct

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day is an annual celebration of the joys and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. Take a pledge, register an activity and go meat free for the day, week or month!

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01 Oct

World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a global innovation campaign to change the world for 17 million people with cerebral palsy (CP). From July to the end of October, people with CP post an idea for something that would change their lives for the better. Three ideas are shortlisted, and inventors and researchers are challenged to create a prototype and compete for a prize pool of $US 50,000.

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01 Oct -
07 Oct

Be Kind To Animals Week

Be Kind To Animals Week

The kindness of one person can make a world of difference in the lives of another. Be Kind To Animals Week gives us a chance to take a step back from our busy lives and think about those that ask nothing of us. During the first week of October (1-7th) we ask you to do something to celebrate your concern for animals worldwide!

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01 Oct -
08 Oct

RSPCA Awareness Week

RSPCA Awareness Week

There is always lots happening during RSPCA Awareness Week. Get involved with your local RSPCA to help raise awareness about their work protecting and caring for animals.

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01 Sep -
16 Oct

Tiwest Night Stalk

Tiwest Night Stalk

Do you know all of the wild animals around your neighbourhood? Explore a local natural area and its resident animals on any night (or every night!) between 1 September and 16 October by participating in the Tiwest Night Stalk. It’s easy to do – all you need is a torch, a Spotters Log, a keen eye and a sense of adventure. It's free and fun to participate. See the website for more information.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Ocsober

Ocsober

Challenge yourself to an alcohol-free October and you can help raise funds for Life Education - Australia's largest non-government provider of health education to children and young people.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Girls Night In

Girls Night In

This October, get the girls together for a night in and help support the Cancer Council. Register your ‘Girls Night In’ and help raise money for women’s cancer research and support services.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Injury Free Day

Injury Free Day

The KIDS Foundation Injury Free Campaign is an annual event which highlights the importance of safety and injury prevention. The campaign runs during October, Community Safety Month. Schools can register their involvement, receive free resources and show their commitment to safety by encouraging their students and staff to be safe at school, at home and within the community.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Community Safety Month - WA

Community Safety Month - WA

October is Community Safety Month. Whether it's by volunteering, helping out your local bushcare group or just having a cuppa with your neighbours, you can help promote awareness about a range of community safety issues such as road safety, suicide prevention and emergency management.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Buy Nothing New Month

Buy Nothing New Month

Use this October wisely by reassessing how much you really need, where your stuff actually comes from, where it goes after use and what your alternatives are. This month is about not spending on the items that are not necessarily needed, and saving for the things we do need. You can tackle over-consumption this October by pledging to ‘Buy Nothing New’!

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Crime Prevention Month

Crime Prevention Month

This October, the Queensland Police invites the community to participate and contribute in making the community a safer place. Queensland Police will be running a variety of activities through out Queensland, including crime prevention information sessions and family fun days.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Wildlife Awareness Month

Wildlife Awareness Month

Each year Wildlife Awareness Month sees Victorians all over the state get out and about in their local environment. With thousands of native animals killed, injured or orphaned each year throughout Australia, check out the website to see what you can do to help.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Walktober

Walktober

Tired of traffic, petrol prices and bad talkback radio? October is all about walking places. Help the Heart Foundation promote the miraculous health and social benefits of regular walking this month and find a few hidden laneways along the way.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Dogtober

Dogtober

Dogtober is all about celebrating your dog. Get involved with doggy themed events and you can have fun, help raise much needed funds and promote awareness for Assistance Dogs Australia all at the same time.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Foot Health Month

Foot Health Month

Listen to your feet this Foot Health Month. This month is the perfect opportunity to pay your feet some attention and help urge people with diabetes to maintain foot health vigilance.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Pink Ribbon Breakfast is an annual, nationwide fundraising initiative of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Individuals can register to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation by hosting an event—be it breakfast, morning tea or some other type of get-together. Events are typically held in October, international breast cancer awareness month. Registrations are now open.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Great Cycle Challenge

Great Cycle Challenge

Great Cycle Challenge asks riders all across Australia to take on a personal cycling challenge to pedal throughout October to fight kids' cancer! It doesn't matter if your challenge is to ride 25 kilometres or 2,500 kilometres, the event is all about setting yourself your own personal challenge, getting fit and raising funds towards research into treatments and a cure for childhood cancer.

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