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

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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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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01 Nov

World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day marks the start of World Vegan Month! Kick the animal habit during November and join the community festival held in Melbourne. Enjoy food, shopping, talks, cooking demonstrations and a fantastic art space. Oh, and there's vegan speed dating as well.

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01 Nov -
30 Nov

Lung Health Awareness Month

Lung Health Awareness Month

Ever completed a Lung Health Test? November is Lung Health Awareness Month and the perfect time to think about what you can do for your lungs. Visit the Australian Lung Foundation website to see how healthy your lungs are today.

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01 Nov -
30 Nov

Movember

Movember

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces across the country. The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, with a specific focus on prostate cancer and depression in men.

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01 Nov -
30 Nov

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month - the world’s largest writing challenge and nonprofit literary crusade. Participants pledge to write their very own novel in a month, supported by write-in events at coffee shops, bookstores, and libraries around the country. You don't have to be in the game of constructing a literary masterpiece - whatever your genre, the idea is simply to get creative.

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01 Nov -
25 Dec

Operation Santa

Operation Santa

The UnitingCare Christmas Appeal, Operation Santa, has been a gift giving campaign, offering support to disadvantaged people of all ages. The campaign is launched in all Target and Target Country stores in early November through December each year and aims to make Christmas more special for the thousands of Australians who, for various reasons, are unable.

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