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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.


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

January 2018

26 Australia Day

February 2018

1-28 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
1-28 Childhood Heart Disease Awareness Month
1-29 FebFast
4 World Cancer Day
13 Anniversary of the apology
TBC Healthy Weight Week
14 National Condom Day
25 - 3 MarHearing Awareness Week
28 Teal Ribbon Day

March 2018

1-31 Epilepsy Awareness Month
1-31 March in Yellow
4 Clean Up Australia Day
8 International Women's Day
10 World Kidney Day
11-17         World Glaucoma Week
15Close the Gap Day
14-18World's Greatest Shave
20 World Oral Health Day
21 World Down Syndrome Day
21 Harmony Day
24Earth Hour 8.30pm

April 2018

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

May 2018

28 April - 7 MayBike Week
29 April - 5 MayHeart Week
1-31 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
1-31 Thyroid Awareness Week
1 Kiss Goodbye to MS
TBC Motor Neurone Disease Week
6 World Asthma Day
6 Starlight Day
10-16Schizophrenia Awareness Week
12 International Nurses Day
13-19 Food Allergy Week
13 Mother's Day Classic
TBC Privacy Awareness Week
18Walk Safely to School Day
19Lymphoedema Public Awareness Day
19-26Annual Under Eights Week
21-28 Palliative Care Week
24 Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
25 World MS Day
26 Sorry Day
26-2 June Reconciliation Week
29 White Wreath Day
31 World No Tobacco Day

June 2018

1-30 Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
3 Mabo Day
6 Queensland Day
4-10Haemochromatitis Awareness Week
11-17 Men's Health Week
14 World Blood Donor Day
17MS Brissie to the Bay Bike Ride
18-24 World Continence Week
21 Red Apple Day
30 Red Nose Day

July 2018

1-31 Dry July
3-9 Sleep Awareness Week
8-15NAIDOC Week
10-14Diabetes Awareness Week
TBC Pituitary Awareness Week
24-30Pain Week
28 World Hepatitis Day
29 - 5 August DonateLife Week

August 2018

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

September 2018

1-30 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
1-30 Dementia Awareness Month
1-30 Blue September
1-30 International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
1-7 (TBC) Asthma Awareness Week
1-7 Spina Bifida Awareness Week
2-8Legacy Week
3-10 Cardiomyopathy Awareness Week
3-7 Women's Health Week
4-10 Superhero Week for Muscular Dystrophy
4-10 Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week
4-10 Stroke Week
5 Health and Physical Education Day
8 (TBC) White Balloon Day
12-132018 Partners in Prevention Forum
13R U OK? Day
TBC Stay in Bed Day
29World Heart Day

October 2018

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
1-31 Polio Awareness Month
1-31 Walktober
1-7Sleep Awareness Week
1-9Veterans' Health Week
4-10 Amputee Awareness Week
6 World Cerebral Palsy Day
10World Mental Health Day
11 Sunnies for Sight Day
TBC World Thrombosis day
14Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge
TBC Carers Week
TBC Sock it to Suicide Week
18Ride2Work Day
20         World Osteoporosis Day
20-26International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action
TBC Pink Ribbon Day
26 Bandanna Day
TBC MS Moonlight Walk
TBC Nutrition Week

November 2018

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

December 2018

1-31 Decembeard
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: 19 July 2018

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