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

05 Aug -
11 Aug

National EOS Awareness Week

National EOS Awareness Week

National EOS Awareness Week is a week to raise awareness for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders in Australia.

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06 Aug -
12 Aug

Homelessness Prevention Week

Homelessness Prevention Week

Homelessness Australia Homeless Persons' Week is an annual awareness raising week held in the first full week of August each year to highlight the over 105,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. Homelessness Australia provides information sheets and resources to support events all around Australia.

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06 Aug -
12 Aug

Speech Pathology Week

Speech Pathology Week

Speech Pathology Australia. Speech Pathology Week is the annual week to raise awareness about communication and swallowing disorders, as well as the work of speech pathologists.

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06 Aug -
12 Aug

Dental Health Week

Dental Health Week

Australian Dental Association Held on the first week of August, Dental Health Week raises awareness of how to best look after your and your children's teeth.

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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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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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12 Aug

City2Surf Fun Run

City2Surf Fun Run

The Sun Herald City2Surf Sydney is an annual 14km race from Hyde Park in Sydney's CBD to the finish at Bondi Beach. This event was first run in 1971 with 2,000 entrants and reached a record 64,713 entrants in 2007. The new "back of the pack" start group was added in 2010 and the event now attracts over 80,000 participants each year.

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12 Aug

International Youth Day

International Youth Day

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August. The UN Programme on Youth encourages youth around the world to organise activities to raise awareness about the situation of young people in their country. Why not celebrate International Youth Day by holding an event in your area?

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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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18 Aug

Vietnam Veterans Day (Long Tan Day)

Vietnam Veterans Day (Long Tan Day)

18th of August each year is the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, now synonymous with Vietnam Veterans Day. In acknowledging Vietnam Veterans' Day, communities throughout Australia remember the sacrifices made by our young men and women in a conflict that spanned a ten year period, thus making it the longest war in which Australians have participated.

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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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