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

20 Oct -
26 Oct

National Water Week

National Water Week

National Water Week is Australia's only nationally-focused event designed to assist our community to take actions that help protect and conserve our most precious resource - water.

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18 Oct -
26 Oct

Children's Week

Children's Week

Children's Week is held to heighten community awareness of the needs of children and to promote knowledge of services which are available to children and their families; to stimulate education in quality child care and child rearing; to increase communication between children and adults and to provide opportunities for children and adults to share enjoyable experiences.

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24 Oct -
30 Oct

Disarmament Week

Disarmament Week

Marking the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, Disarmament Week aims to highlight the danger of the arms race and increase public understanding of the urgent task of disarmament.

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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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27 Oct

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The historical record manages to occupy both a cherished yet contested and debated space in Australian culture. World Day for Audiovisual Heritage celebrates the transformative affect of audio and visual records throughout the 20th and 21st centuries and the contribution they continue to make to modern society.

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27 Oct

Pink Ribbon Day

Pink Ribbon Day

Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon campaign raises funds in support of the many thousands of women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. You can get involved by selling pink merchandise, holding a Pink Ribbon Fundraiser, volunteering or donating throughout October.

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31 Oct

National Bandanna Day

National Bandanna Day

If you want to show young people that you support their fight against cancer, and that you will not let cancer be the boss of them, support National Bandanna Day. There are lots of different ways to get involved from selling bandannas on the streets or to family, friends and workmates, to organising a fundraising event at your school or workplace.

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