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2017 events

This list of events has been compiled with information supplied by organisations arranging the event or activity. Please contact the relevant organisation for further information.

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26 Australia Day


1-29 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
1-29 Childhood Heart Disease Awareness Month
1-29 FebFast
4 World Cancer Day
13 Anniversary of the apology
13-19 Healthy Weight Week
14 Condom Day
22 Teal Ribbon Day


1-31 Epilepsy Awareness Month
1-31 March in Yellow
5 Clean Up Australia Day
5-11 Kidney Health week
8 International Women's Day
12-18 World Glaucoma Week
16Close the Gap Day
16-19 World's Greatest Shave
20 World Oral Health Day
21 World Down Syndrome Day
21 Harmony Day
25 Earth Hour 8.30pm


1-30 April No Falls
1-30 Go Blue for Autism in April
1 Smile Day
7World Health Day
11 World Parkinson's Day
25 ANZAC Day


1-31 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
1-31 Thyroid Awareness Week
1 Kiss Goodbye to MS
1-7 Heart Week
1-7 Motor Neurone Disease Week
2 World Asthma Day
5 Starlight Day
6-14 Bike Week
10-16 Schizophrenia Awareness Week
12 International Nurses Day
14-20 Food Allergy Week
15-21Privacy Awareness Week
19 Walk Safely to School Day
20-27 Annual Under Eights Week
21-28 Palliative Care Week
25 Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
26 Sorry Day
27-3 June Reconciliation Week
29 White Wreath Day
31 World MS Day
31 World No Tobacco Day


1-30 Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
3 Mabo Day
5-9 Queensland Week
6 Queensland Day
12-18 Men's Health Week
14 World Blood Donor Day
18 MS Brissie to the Bay Bike Ride
19-25World Continence Week
21Red Apple Day
30 Red Nose Day


1-31 Dry July
3-9Sleep Awareness Week
3-10NAIDOC Week
9-15Diabetes Week
23-29Pituitary Awareness Week
24-30Pain Week
28 World Hepatitis Day
30-6 August DonateLife Week


1-31 Tradies National Health Month
1-7 World Breastfeeding Week
4Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day
4 Jeans for Genes Day
6-12Dental Health Week
7-13Haemochromatosis Awareness Week
21Queensland Health Cancer Forum – Data, do you see what I see
25Daffodil Day
TBC Healthy Bones Action Week
TBC Hearing Awareness Week


1-30 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
1-30 Dementia Awareness Month
1-30 Blue September
1-30International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
1-7Asthma Awareness Week
1-7Spina Bifida Awareness Week
3-10Cardiomyopathy Awareness Week
4-8Women's Health Week
4-10 Superhero Week for Muscular Dystrophy
4-10Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week
6Health and Physical Education Day
8 White Balloon Day
11-17Stroke Week
14 R U OK? Day
24Stay in Bed Day
27-2 Sept Legacy Week
29 World Heart Day


1-31 Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month
1-31 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
1-31 Ocsober
1-31 Shoctober - Defibrillator National Awareness Month
1-31 Pink Ribbon Breakfast
1-31 Girls Night In
1-31 Great Cycle Challenge
1-31Polio Awareness Month
1-31 Walktober
4-10Amputee Awareness Week
6World Cerebral Palsy Day
10 World Mental Health Day
12 Sunnies for Sight Day
13 World Thrombosis day
15Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge
15-21Carers Week
15-21 Sock it to Suicide Week
18Ride2Work Day
20 World Osteoporosis Day
21-29Veterans' Health Week
23-29International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action
24 Pink Ribbon Day
28 Bandanna Day
TBC MS Moonlight Walk
TBC Nutrition Week


1-30 Movember
1-30 Lung Cancer Awareness Month
1-30ALPHA-1 Awareness Month
13-19Antibiotic Awareness Week
14 World Diabetes Day
16World Pancreatic Cancer Day
19 International Men's Day
25 White Ribbon Day
19-25Skin Cancer Action Week


1 World Aids Day
3 International Day of Persons with Disability


The Department of Health does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the contents of the calendar and accepts no responsibility for any loss arising from its use. Before engaging in any activity associated with the listed events, confirmation of the date should be sought from the relevant organisation.

Last updated: 10 August 2017