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

01 Sep -
30 Sep

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

One in five hundred Australian children will develop a cancer before the age of 15. That's 600 Australian children diagnosed with childhood cancer every year. Childhood Cancer is the single greatest cause of death from disease in Australian children, taking three lives every week. We need greater awareness, more funding and increased research. This September, go gold for kids with cancer.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Save the Koala Month

Save the Koala Month

September is Save the Koala Month. Join 'Cuddles for Koalas' Ambassador Erin McNaught and help save the koala! We have great rewards for our fundraisers. You can make it happen and every little bit helps.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Blue September

Blue September

Blue September is an international event aimed to 'face up to cancer' in men. The month includes a series of Blue Fridays in which Australians are called upon to 'get blue' on a September Friday of their choice. Register your event and help raise funds for cancer research.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

This national event takes place in September each year. Some ways that everyone can be involved in this event is through wearing a blue ribbon-symbolic of the cause and hosting a barbecue to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Liptember

Liptember

Liptember is a month long charity initiative run throughout September every year. This initiative strives to raise awareness of women’s mental health issues and fundraise for research to achieve optimal health outcomes for women. Dawn your favourite red lipstick over Liptember.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

National Biodiversity Month + Australian Heritage week

National Biodiversity Month + Australian Heritage week

National Biodiversity Month brings awareness to the Department of the Environment and Heritage which provides support throughout the year with a variety of resources for local groups promoting biodiversity.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Social September

Social September

Social September encourages us all to press pause in September - disconnect from our digital lives and reconnect with each other, and ourselves. Creating spaces for face-to-face connections, promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. All funds raised will support the Reach Foundation, enabling more young Australians to participate in programs that promote connection and build self-belief.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Back 2 School Day

Back 2 School Day

CELEBRATE YOUR PAST, CHANGE A CHILD’S FUTURE Grab an old school tie, break out the fairy bread and let the fun and games begin! Register now and get your workmates, family and friends together to relive your school days. Hold a recess event on any day in September and raise funds to support The Smith Family to help Aussie kids in need through education. Visit www.back2school.com.au.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Great Outback BBQ

Great Outback BBQ

The Great Outback BBQ is a fun way for people to come together, have a good time and support people living in remote parts of Australia. By hosting your own Great Outback BBQ event, you will help not-for-profit organisation Frontier Services provide a network of vital services for people in the outback.

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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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29 Sep

World Heart Day

World Heart Day

Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s largest killers, claiming 17.3 million lives a year. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke include raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, smoking, inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables, overweight, obesity and physical inactivity.

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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 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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