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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 2017

26  Australia Day

February 2017

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  National Condom Day
22 Teal Ribbon Day

March 2017

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
16 National Close the Gap Day
16-19 World's Greatest Shave
20  World Oral Health Day
21  World Down Syndrome Day
25 Earth Hour 8.30pm
  Harmony Day

April 2017

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

May 2017

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
TBC  Privacy Awareness Week
5  World Asthma Day
TBC Starlight Day
6-14 Bike Week
12  International Nurses Day
14-20 Food Allergy Week
19 National Walk Safely to School Day
20-27 Annual Under Eights Week
21-28  National Palliative Care Week
26  National Sorry Day
26  Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
27-3 June  Reconciliation Week
29  White Wreath Day
31 World MS Day
31  World No Tobacco Day

June 2017

1-30  Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
1-9 Medical Research Week
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
22  Red Apple Day
23-29 World Continence Week
30 Red Nose Day

July 2017

1-31  Dry July
2-9 NAIDOC Week
TBC National Diabetes Week
TBC National Pain Week
28  World Hepatitis Day
30-6 August  Donate Life Week

August 2017

1-31  Tradies National Health Month
TBC Healthy Bones Action Week
1-7  World Breastfeeding Week
TBC Dental Health Week
TBC Jeans for Genes Day
TBC  Haemochromatosis Awareness Week
TBC Hearing Awareness Week
  Daffodil Day

September 2017

1-30  Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
1-30  Dementia Awareness Month
1-30  Blue September
4-10 Superhero Week for Muscular Dystrophy
8  White Balloon Day
14 R U OK? Day
27-2 Sept Legacy Week
29  World Heart Day
TBC Big Red Walk
TBC Stay in Bed Day
TBC Spina Bifida Awareness Week
TBC National Asthma Week
TBC National Stroke Week

October 2017

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  Walktober
10  World Mental Health Day
12 World sight day
13 World Thrombosis day
15-21 Sock it to Suicide Week
20 World Osteoporosis Day
24  Pink Ribbon Day
28  National Bandanna Day
TBC  MS Moonlight Walk
TBC National Nutrition Week
TBC Ride2Work Day
TBC Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge

November 2017

1-30  Movember
1-30  Lung Cancer Awareness Month
14  World Diabetes Day
19  International Men's Day
25  White Ribbon Day
TBC  National Sunnies for Sight Day
TBC National Skin Cancer Action Week

December 2017

1  World Aids Day
3  International Day of Persons with Disability


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Last updated: 17 February 2017