Calendar of Events

Provides details, dates and locations of major National health events, in the current year.

Page last updated: 19 January 2018

Please note that all event requests should be related to major National health events and are subject to review prior to being listed on the calendar.

No responsibility is accepted for the correctness of the information or the contact details supplied by contributing organisations.
A listing in the calendar does not imply endorsement by the Australian Government Department of Health.

To have an event considered for inclusion, or to update an entry, please complete the Events Calendar Form

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Department of Health 2018 Calendar of Events (PDF 37 KB)

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December


January

No events submitted as yet.


February

Month of February - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Nationwide - Ovarian Cancer Australia
Month of February - Don't Wait Until It's Too Late - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia
4-10 February -Tube Feeding Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE.Inc
25-February - 03 March - World Hearing Day and Hearing Awareness Week in Australia - Worldwide - Hearing Awareness Week


March

11-18 March - Multiple Birth Awareness Week - National - Australian Multiple Birth Association
13-19 March - Brain Awareness Week – Worldwide - Brain Foundation
24 March - World Tuberculosis Day – Worldwide - World Health Organisation


April

4 April - World Parkinson's Day- Worldwide - Parkinson's Australia
7 April - World Health Day – Worldwide - World Health Organisation
24-30 April - World Immunisation Week – Worldwide - World Health Organsiation


May

5-12 May - Motherless Daughters Awareness Week – Nationwide - Motherless Daughters Australia
10 May - World Lupus Day – Nationwide - Lupus Foundation
12 May - International ME/CFS Awareness Day – Worldwide - ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc.
16 May - Hae Day – Worldwide - HAE Australasia Ltd
20-26 May - National Palliative Care Week - Nationwide - Palliative Care Australia
21-28 May - Exercise Right Week 2018 - Nationwide - Exercise & Sports Science Australia
31 May - World No Tobacco Day – Worldwide - World Health Organisation
27 May - 2 June - Cancer Research Awareness Week - Worldwide - Cure Cancer Australia Foundation


June

Month of June - Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia
2-8 June - Haemochromatosis Awareness Week - National - Haemochromatosis Australia
18-24 June - World Continence Week - Worldwide - Continence Foundation of Australia
20 June - Red Apple Day - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia


July

28 July - World Hepatitis Day – Worldwide - World Health Organisation
5-11 July - National EOS Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE.Inc
8-14 July - National Diabetes Week - Nationwide - Diabetes Australia


August

8 August - Top 8 Challenge Day – Nationwide - ausEE.Inc
8 August - Dying To Know Day – Nationwide - The GroundSwell Project


September

3-10 September - Stroke Week - Nationwide - Stroke Foundation
9-15 September - Women’s Health - Nationwide - Jean Hailes for Women's HealthWeek


October

Month of October - Shoctober - Defibrillator Awareness Month – Nationwide - Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation
Month of October - Polio Awareness Month – Nationwide - Polio Australia
1-7 October - Sleep Awareness Week - Nationwide - Sleep Health Foundation
10 October- World Mental Health Day – Worldwide - World Health Organisation
20 October - World Osteoporosis Day – Worldwide - Osteoporosis Australia
21 October - International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action - Worldwide - The LEAD Group Inc


November

Month of November - ALPHA-1 Awareness Month – Nationwide - Alpha-1 Association of Australia
Month of November - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month – Worldwide - Pancreatic Cancer Alliance


December

Month of December - Decembeard – Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia
1 December – World Aids Day – Worldwide - World AIDS Day Australia
12 December - National Wear Red Day - Nationwide - Heart Research Australia