Calendar of Events

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

Page last updated: 16 May 2019

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.

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Department of Health 2019 Calendar of Events (PDF 125 KB)

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


January

Month of January - No listings


February

Month of February - Don't Wait Until It's Too Late - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia
3-9 February -Tube Feeding Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE.Inc
28 February - Teal Ribbon Day - Nationwide - Ovarian Cancer Australia


March

Month of March - Endometriosis Awareness Month - Worldwide - Endometriosis Australia
9-13 March - Headache Awareness Week - Nationwide - Brain Foundation
11-17 March - Brain Awareness Week - Worldwide - Brain Foundation
26 March - Purple Day - Nationwide - Epilepsy Foundation


April

Month of April - Parkinson's Awareness Month- Worldwide - Parkinson's Australia
Month of April - Fabry Awareness Month - Nationwide - Fabry Australia
1-5 April - National Advance Care Planning Week - Nationwide - Advance Care Planning Australia
1-7 April - Healthy Hips Week - Nationwide - Healthy Hips Australia ltd
14-20 April - Osteopathy Awareness Week - Worldwide - Osteopath Australia
17 April - World Haemophilia Day - Worldwide - Haemophilia Foundation Australia
28 April-5 May - Heart Week - Nationwide - Heart Foundation


May

Month of May - Medication Dependence Prevention Month - Nationwide - Script Wise
5-11 May - Motherless Daughters Awareness Week - Nationwide - Motherless Daughters Australia
5-11 May - Myotherapy Awareness Week - Nationwide - Myotherapy Association Australia Incorporated
7 May - World Asthma Day - Worldwide - Asthma Australia
8 May - National Amyloidosis Day - Nationwide - Adam Gardiner Fund INC.
11-17 May - ME & CFS Awareness Week - Nationwide - Emerge Australia
16 May - Hae Day - Worldwide - HAE Australasia Ltd
19-25 May - National Palliative Care Week - Nationwide - Palliative Care Australia
20-26 May - Exercise Right Week - Nationwide - Exercise & Sports Science Australia
20–26 May - Spinal Health Week - Nationwide - Australian Chiropractors Association
30 May - World MS Day 2019 - Worldwide - MS Australia
31 May - World No Tobacco Day - Worldwide - World Health Organisation


June

Month of June - National Burns Awareness Month - Nationwide - Kidsafe
Month of June - Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia
Month of June - Cancer Research Awareness Month - Nationwide - Cure Cancer Australia
Month of June - Hip Dysplasia Awareness Month - Worldwide - Healthy Hips Australia ltd
3–9 June - World Haemochromatosis Week - Worldwide - Haemochromatosis Australia
10-16 June - Infant Mental Health Awareness Week Australia - Nationwide - Australian Association for Infant Mental Health
19 June - Red Apple Day - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia
27 June - PTSD Awareness Day - Worldwide - Australian Resource Centre for PTSD Limited


July

Month of July
13-20 July - National Diabetes Week - Nationwide - Diabetes Australia


August

Month of August
4-10 August - National EOS Awareness Week - Nationwide - ausEE.Inc
5-11 August - Sleep Awareness Week - Nationwide - Sleep Health Foundation
8 August - Top 8 Challenge Day – Nationwide - ausEE.Inc
19–25 August - Natural Fertility Awareness Week - Nationwide - The Ovulation Method Research and Reference Centre of Australia Ltd
19–25 August - Be Medicinewise Week - Nationwide - NPS Medicinewise


September

Month of September - Dementia Awareness Month - Nationwide - Dementia Australia
Month of September - Therapy Dog Awareness Month - Nationwide - Delta Society Australia
1-7 September - Asthma Week - Nationwide - Asthma Australia
2-6 September - Women’s Health Week - Nationwide - Jean Hailes for Women's Health
4 September - Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Awareness Day - Nationwide - PKD Foundation Australia
7-14 September - Dystonia Awareness Week - Nationwide - Dystonia Network Of Australia Inc
16-22 September - Community and Primary Healthcare Nursing Week - National - Australian College of Nursing
21 September - World Alzheimer's Day - Worldwide - Dementia Australia


October

Month of October - Shoctober defib awareness month - Nationwide - Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation
Month of October - Polio Awareness Month - Nationwide - Polio Australia
1–7 October - National Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Awareness Week - Nationwide - Australian BPD Foundation Ltd
10 October - World Mental Health Day - Nationwide - World Federation for Mental Health
4-11 October - National Amputee Awareness Week - National - Limbs 4 Life
13-19 October - Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week - Nationwide - Haemophilia Foundation Australia
14–20 October - Foot Health Week - Nationwide - Australian Podiatry Association
18 October - World Menopause Day - Worldwide - Australasian Menopause Society
18–24 October - Limb Difference Awareness Week - Nationwide - Aussie Hands
26 October - 3 November - Veterans' Health Week - Nationwide - Department of Veterans' Affairs
27 October - Australasian Sonographers Day - Nationwide - Australasian Sonographers Association


November

Month of November - ALPHA-1 Awareness Month - Nationwide - Alpha-1 Association of Australia
Month of November - Epilepsy Awareness Month - Worldwide - Epilepsy WA
10-16 November - Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week - Nationwide - PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia
29 November - Thank U NICU Day - Nationwide - Miracle Babies Foundation


December

Month of December - Decembeard - Nationwide - Bowel Cancer Australia