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

11 Aug -
19 Aug

National Science Week

National Science Week

Department of Education National Science Week celebrates the contributions Australian Scientists have made to the world. There are hundreds of activities, events and debates across the country during the week.

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17 Aug -
24 Aug

Book Week

Book Week

Children's Book Council Of Australia Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

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01 Aug -
31 Aug

MS Readathon - One month challenge

MS Readathon - One month challenge

Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA) The MS Readathon is a reading-based fundraiser run by Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). It encourages people of all ages to read and improve their literacy whilst at the same time raising their community awareness and empowering them to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

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15 Jul -
21 Oct

The Bloody Long Walk Series

The Bloody Long Walk Series

The Bloody Long Walk is a challenge to cure mitochondrial disease (mito). Walk, jog or run and enjoy spectacular scenery whilst raising vital funds to help find a cure for mito. Mito is a debilitating and potentially fatal genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to convert food into the energy needed to power muscles and major organs; 1 in 200 people are at risk of developing mito.

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20 Aug

RSPCA Cupcake Day

RSPCA Cupcake Day

RSCPA.Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is the biggest bake-off in the southern hemisphere and involves Cupcake Cooks around Australia baking cupcakes and hosting a Cupcake Party to raise vital funds for the RSPCA.

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20 Aug -
26 Aug

Healthy Bones Action Week

Healthy Bones Action Week

Building and maintaining healthy bones is important at every stage of life, and Healthy Bones Action Week is seeking the support of families, schools, community groups and other organisations to get involved in the Week to help us spread the word on the key actions needed for building and maintaining healthy bones.

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21 Aug -
27 Aug

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful National Association The aim of the Keep Australia Beautiful campaign is to demonstrate the easy ways people can help the environment and also save money by making a few simple changes around the home and in their daily lives

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24 Aug

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day

Cancer Council Australia Daffodil Day is one of the Cancer Council's most loved fundraising events and each year every daffodil and every donation grows hope - hope for more survivors, hope for better treatments and hope for greater support. As the largest merchandise-based event in the southern hemisphere, it's a day to support all Australians affected by cancer.

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24 Aug -
31 Aug

VCFS 22q11.2 Awareness Week

VCFS 22q11.2 Awareness Week

VCFS 22q11 Awareness last week of August 2017. Pink & Blue Day 2017 is the last Friday in August - Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to wear Pink and/or Blue for a Gold Coin Donation to VCFS 22q11 Foundation.

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29 Aug

National Meals On Wheels day

National Meals On Wheels day

National Meals on Wheels Day is an opportunity to celebrate the 78,700 volunteers that contribute to their community, and is celebrated on the last Wednesday in August each year.

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31 Aug

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

The Salvation Army Crisis Services Overdose Awareness Day is a commemorative day which acknowledges individual loss and family grief when loved ones have suffered overdose and are either permanently injured or have lost their life. The day also aims to raise awareness about overdoses from the use of both licit and illicit drugs.

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01 Sep -
07 Sep

Spina Bifida Awareness Week

Spina Bifida Awareness Week

Spina Bifida Foundation of Victoria Spina Bifida Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of the disease that affects roughly 5,000 Australians.

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01 Sep -
08 Sep

Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learning Australia Australia's only national celebration and promotion of all forms of adult learning. The week recognises achievements in adult learning and aims to encourage adults, not currently engaged in community activities or learning, to come and try something new.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Blue September

Blue September

Australian Cancer Research Foundation Blue September is a nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative about all the cancers that affect men, not just prostate and testicular cancer, but also bowel, lung, liver, pancreatic and other cancers. The campaign aims to raise funds for Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Australian Cancer Research Foundation charities to raise men's awareness.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Footy Colours Day

Footy Colours Day

Footy Colours Day is a national fundraising campaign held during the month of September where participants are encouraged to wear their favourite team’s colours and host an event at their school, organisation, group or club to raise funds for kids with cancer. Hosting an event is easy – simply register at footycoloursday.com.au and pick a Footy Colours Day activity that works for you!

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Liptember

Liptember

Liptember Foundation Liptember is a campaign raising funds and awareness for women's mental health during the month of September. All funds raised during the month of September are donated to the Centre for Women's Health and Lifeline.

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02 Sep -
08 Sep

Legacy Week

Legacy Week

Legacy Week is an important fundraising day for many Australians. Over 100,000 war widows and 1900 children and people with disabilities benefit from the money raised. Many Australians regard this as one of the best times to remember the sacrifice made by many Australian soldiers and their families.

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02 Sep -
08 Sep

National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week is an annual event highlighting NAPCAN's mission to prevent child abuse and neglect and to ensure the safety and well being of all of Australia's children.

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