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

06 Sep -
12 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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18 Oct

Steps for Independence

Steps for Independence

Launched by Independence Australia for the first time in 2012, Steps for Independence aims to promote the prevention of spinal cord injury and raise money for services that support people living with a spinal cord injury to regain their independence.

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12 Nov -
18 Nov

SES Week

SES Week

SES Week celebrates the amazing work of Australia's State Emergency Services. With events, demonstrations and fundraisers held across the country, visit your state SES website for details on how you can be involved and help to keep your community safe.

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01 Dec -
31 Dec

Decembeard Australia

Decembeard Australia

Decembeard Australia: REAL men grow beards. Now in its second year down under, December is Decembeard™ for Bowel Cancer Australia. Bowel cancer affects men of all ages. 1 in 10 Aussie men will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime, and it is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. A hair–raising fundraiser held during the month of December.

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07 Dec

International Civil Aviation Day

International Civil Aviation Day

International Civil Aviation Day promotes the importance of Civil Aviation in both the social and economic development of nations around the word. With airline safety a topic of much current attention, this day highlights the vital requirements for safety, efficiency and regularity in international air transport.

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When:
06:30pm - 09:00pm
Access:
Disabled parking, Free parking, Public transport, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Guide dog friendly
Phone:
08 9399 0111
Email:
info@armadale.wa.gov.au
More:
http://www.armadale.wa.gov.au/Home/Services_and_Facilities/Events/2014/Carols_by_Candlelight

07 Dec

Carols by Candlelight - Perth, WA

Carols by Candlelight - Perth, WA

Join the festive spirit with the much loved Carols by Candlelight. The evening’s events begin with the Toy Parade leading Santa down Jull Street Mall as they mesmerise the children with their interaction. Thousands will enjoy enchanting performances by local professional and community talents as well as be invited to come together as a collective voice and join in with carols.

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09 Dec

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day

Each year corruption accounts for mammoth losses to GDP around the world. International Anti-Corruption Day aims to raise public awareness of corruption and the need for business will-power to promote promote accountability and transparency.

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09 Dec

Starlight Children's Foundation Christmas Appeal

Starlight Children's Foundation Christmas Appeal

This Christmas, Starlight Children’s Foundation is appealing for help to raise $1.4 million to grant more than 200 life-changing Starlight Wishes for seriously ill kids and teens across Australia. To find out how you can help fulfil Starlight Wishes this Christmas, call 1300 727 927 or go to www.starlightwish.org.au.

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10 Dec

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Every day human rights defenders work to end discrimination in all it's forms. Established in 1950, Human Rights Day celebrates the anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the first global enunciation of human rights and is recognised by human rights campaigners around the world.

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11 Dec

International Mountain Day

International Mountain Day

Did you know that more than half the world's fresh water originates in mountains? International Mountain Day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.

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When:
08:00am - 08:00am
Access:
Disabled parking, Public transport, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Guide dog friendly
Phone:
0408068763
Email:
kmacrae@lifesaving.com.au
More:
http://www.lifesaving.com.au/littlelifesavers/

15 Dec -
19 Dec

Little Lifesavers

Little Lifesavers

Our core challenges in North Queensland are dangerous marine creatures, so in addition to general water safety and surf skills, the program provides educational activities on jellyfish and crocodiles. A highlight of our program is that we teach our Little Lifesavers CPR, and if they are too young, we educate them on how to instruct others, such as older children or adults, to perform CPR.

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18 Dec

International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day

Migration is a positive and empowering experience and contributes to both economical growth and human development. For many people, however, migration will bring human rights violations and exploitation. International Migrants Day supports the protection of the fundamental rights of all persons, regardless of their migration status, as guaranteed by international law.

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20 Dec

International Human Solidarity Day

International Human Solidarity Day

Pay too much attention to the daily news cycle and it's easy to begin thinking there's more that divides global communities than unites them. Launched in 2006, International Human Solidarity Day celebrates a concept which has defined the work of the United Nations and is indispensable in the realisation of successful international relationships this century.

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26 Dec

National Leftovers Day

National Leftovers Day

To combat the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of food thrown away over the Christmas and New Year period, make sure you cut down on Christmas waste this year by reusing and correctly storing your leftover Christmas treats. As well as making the most of leftovers, Australians can also reduce their festive food impact on their wallet by sticking to their shopping lists & budget!

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26 Dec -
01 Jan

Festive Recycling

Festive Recycling

Between Christmas and New Year, Australians produce more recycling than any other time. For that reason Planet Ark and Australia Post are encouraging everyone to be clean and green this festive period. There are heaps of simple things you can do to have a fun during the green festive season - just check out the website for details.

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12 Jan -
20 Mar

Iced Tea Party for Lymphoedema

Iced Tea Party for Lymphoedema

The Iced Tea Party™ is a refreshing, easy and fun way to get together with friends and raise money for lymphoedema research and education. Every year, hundreds of people are diagnosed with lymphoedema, a largely unknown disorder which causes swelling of the limbs and causes much discomfort. There is no cure. Register to host an Iced Tea Party™ and help us find a cure.

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17 Jan

Ride to Cure Diabetes

Ride to Cure Diabetes

The Ride to Cure Diabetes is an extraordinary event in a stunning location raising funds for medical research to improve lives and find a cure for type 1 diabetes. People from all over Australia meet for the weekend, or just the day, to commemorate their extraordinary fundraising and cycling achievements.

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26 Jan

Australia Day

Australia Day

Australia Day is Australia's biggest annual celebration. Whether a BBQ, beach and a beer is your game, or you prefer something more unconventional, today's your day to celebrate what's good about living down under. You can also check out the huge range of community events and programs courtesy of local Australia Day committees and councils around the country.

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26 Jan

Big Red BBQ

Big Red BBQ

This coming Australia Day, 26 January 2015, communities across Australia will be asked to turn red and host a Big Red BBQ in support of Kidney Health Australia. Big Red BBQ not only raises awareness of the impact of kidney disease, it also includes the exciting “5 Ingredient Challenge” to promote healthy eating. It's a cooking competition with a healthy eating twist!

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27 Jan

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust remembers all those who suffered and lost their lives during the Holocaust. This day is commemorated on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945 and reminds us of the mantra 'never again'.

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