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

19 Oct -
28 Oct

Celebrate Children Week

Celebrate Children Week

Children's Week Council of Australia Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October. Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.

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22 Oct -
28 Oct

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Have you ever wondered about the birds in your neighbourhood? Join thousands of people for the AUSSIE BACKYARD BIRD COUNT - BirdLife Australia's second nationwide bird survey. All you need is 20 minutes, your favourite green patch and some keen eyesight (or binoculars!) Record the birds you see on our brand new Aussie Bird Count app (or website) and you'll instantly see live information.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Pink Ribbon Day

Pink Ribbon Day

Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day helps raises funds in support of the many thousands of Australian women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. Cancer Council aims to minimise the threat of women's cancers through successful prevention, best treatment, and world-class cancer research. While October is the official month for Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day, you can get involved at anytime.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Breast Ever Brunch

Breast Ever Brunch

Help create change in the lives of women with breast cancer by hosting a Breast ever Brunch this October. Whether you decide to host a brunch at home or a morning tea at work, every dollar you raise this October will help women with breast cancer when they need it most. You can help create change in her life today. Visit www.breasteverbrunch.org.au to get your FREE host kit!

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month NSW is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held throughout October each year. The timing of the campaign centres on World Mental Health Day, which is marked each year on October 10. Following the huge response and fantastic community events and feedback from last year, Mental Health Month 2018 will be keeping the theme from last year – Share the Journey.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Dogtober

Dogtober

Dogtober is a way to get involved with Assistance Dogs, have some fun and help train another 25 super pups to help people with physical disabilities. You can help by creating your own doggie themed event or being sponsored to undertake a challenge which will raise much needed funds and awareness.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Odd Socks Day

Odd Socks Day

Odd socks day is a light-hearted approach to remind people that anyone can have an odd day, and that stigma is still one of the greatest barriers to people seeking help and recovering from a mental illness. Odd Socks Day runs all month so get your colleagues together, chuck on some odd socks, fundraise for Grow and stomp out stigma!

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Foot Health Month

Foot Health Month

Foot Health Month is hosted every year as an initiative of the Australasian Podiatry Council, the peak body for podiatry in Australia. The Foot Health Month campaign seeks to remind the public about the significance of good foot health and encourage people to seek more information about the services that podiatrists offer.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Ocsober 2016

Ocsober 2016

Ocsober is a fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October. Ocsober supports Life Education and Life Education's iconic mascot Healthy Harold who, for 30 years, has been empowering Aussie Kids to make smart, healthy life choices free from the harms associated with drug misuse.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Walktober

Walktober

This October, people across Australia will set themselves a challenge to raise money to enable more disadvantaged students to participate in Bluearth’s Active Leaders Program. This year, Walktober is a 31 minute challenge for 31 days. Each day in October, we’re asking you to walk, run, ride, swim, bounce, skip, climb for 31 minutes a day. It’s all about moving more, any way you enjoy.

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26 Oct

Day for Daniel 2016

Day for Daniel 2016

Get involved with raising awareness of Child Safety & Protection. The theme of the event is WEAR RED & EDUCATE! What can you do? REGISTER your School, Business or Event at www.dayfordaniel.com.au Download our FREE educational Resources Kit from www.danielmorcombe.com.au POSTER: http://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/wh1.thewebconsole.com/wh/5246/images/DFD_Poster_2015.pdf

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26 Oct

CanTeen - National Bandanna Day

CanTeen - National Bandanna Day

On Friday 26 October supporters across Australia will be jumping on the bandanna bandwagon. Help us raise funds to continue our vital work supporting young people living with cancer. How you can help: In the month of October, purchase a bandanna online, order a box to sell onwards, volunteer on the day or host a fundraiser. Contact us to find out more.

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26 Oct

Big Cake Bake

Big Cake Bake

Red Cross Big Cake Bake is a delicious way to raise funds for Red Cross and help bake the world a better place. Get together with friends, families colleagues and neighbours and fundraise for Red Cross. Events can include a morning or afternoon tea, cake sale or baking competition. The official event date is Friday, 26 October 2016, however, events can be held anytime throughout October.

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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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10 Nov -
17 Nov

Australian Food Safety Week

Australian Food Safety Week

Australian Food Safety Week is run by the Food Safety Information Council, Australia’s leading disseminator of community targeted food safety information and a health promotion charity. Australian Food Safety Week will include the release of our latest research and community events around the country.

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10 Nov -
18 Nov

Alopecia Awareness Week

Alopecia Awareness Week

Alopecia Areata Awareness Week held in the 3rd week of November. This annual event is a great time to spread the word about this condition which is so often misunderstood. AAAF hosts a range of events across the country during this week, and invite you to attend, or to host your own event! Some regular highlights include the Boldest Bald Brunch, and the Crazy Hair Day.

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12 Nov -
18 Nov

National Adoption Awareness Week

National Adoption Awareness Week

National Adoption Awareness Week (NAAW) is coordinated by Adopt Change and is designed to raise awareness of adoption and provide education on the support needs of children and families. NAAW aims to increase insight and understanding through a series of specialist and community-based events exploring the experiences of children and families through local and intercountry adoption.

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12 Nov -
18 Nov

National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week

Planet Ark National Recycling Week aims to improve the positive environmental outcomes of recycling by increasing community awareness, increasing collection rates and reducing contamination. Local councils, businesses and community groups are encouraged to join in throughout the week.

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14 Nov

Diabetes Day

Diabetes Day

Diabetes Australia The World Diabetes Day campaign is an event used to increase understanding of diabetes and to raise funds for research. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2018 is Family and Diabetes. The year's activities and materials will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.

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01 Dec

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is one of the most globally recognised events of the year. World AIDS Day is celebrated across Australia to raise awareness in the community about the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.

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