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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 National 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
16 National Close 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 National Smile Day
11 World Parkinson's Day
25 ANZAC Day
 World Health 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 Privacy Awareness Week
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
25 Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
27-3 June Reconciliation Week
29 White Wreath Day
31 World MS Day
31 World No Tobacco Day


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


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


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


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


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


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


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: 24 March 2017