Disability-related Events Calendar 2017

Each year, the Australian Network on Disability compiles a list of key disability and health-related campaigns and events scheduled throughout the year.

If you are aware of an event or campaign that is missing from this list, please contact info@and.org.au with the details.

January

17 - Undies Run for Bowel Cancer - Cancer Council SA

24 - Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day - Moebius Syndrome International


 

February

1-28 - Ovarian Cancer Month - Ovarian Cancer Australia

1-28 - International Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness MonthHeart Kids Australia

1-28Februdarey - Cerebral Palsy League

4World Cancer Day - Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

5-11 - Feeding Tube Awareness Week - ausEE Inc.

14 - Sweetheart Day - Heart Kids Australia

19MS Swimathon Gold Coast - MS Queensland

28 - Rare Disease Day - EURORDIS

28 - UnitingCare Pancake Day - Uniting

TBC - Orthoptic Awareness Week - Orthoptics Australia


March

1-31 - National Epilepsy Awareness Month - Epilepsy Australia

1-31 - Banadaged Bear Appeal - The Children's Hospital at Westmead

1 - International Wheelchair Day - Wheelchair Steve

4MS Swimathon Rockhampton - MS Queensland

10 - March Into Yellow - Endometreosis Australia

5-11Kidney Health Week - Kidney Health Australia

9 - World Kidney Day - World Kidney Day

10-12 - Amp Camp - Amputee Association of NSW

12 - MS Swimathon Mackay - MS Queensland

12-18 - World Glaucoma Week - Glaucoma Australia

13-20 - Coeliac Awareness Week - Coeliac Australia

13-19Brain Awareness Week - BrainAware

16-19World’s Greatest Shave - Leukaemia Foundation

18 - Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day - Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia

21 - World Down Synrome Day - United Nations

24 - World Tuberculosis Day - United Nations

24-25MS Swimathon Cairns - MS Queensland

26 - MS Melbourne Cycle - MS Australia

26 - Purple Day for Epilepsy - Epilepsy Action Australia


April

1-30 - Go Blue for Autism - Autism Queensland

2 - World Autism Awareness Day - United Nations

7 - World Health Day - United Nations

10-17Parkinson's Awareness Week - Parkinson's Australia

11World Parkinson's Day - Parkinson's Victoria

TBC - Osteopathy Awareness Week - Australian Osteopathic Association

28 - World Day for Safety & Health at Work - International Labor Organization (ILO)

TBCInternational Guide Dog Day - Guide Dogs Australia


 May

1-31 - 65 Roses - Cystic Fibrosis Australia

7MS Swimathon Townsville - MS Queensland

7Walk to D’Feet MND - Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia (MND SA)

16 - Australian Network on Disability Annual National Conference, Sydney - Australian Network on Disability

21-28 - National Palliative Care Week - Palliative Care Australia

25 - World MS Day - MS International Federation

29 - Wear White at Work for International White Wreath Day (Suicide awareness) - White Wreath Association

28-3 June - Arthritis Awareness Week - Arthritis Australia

21-27 - Macular Degeneration Awareness Week - Macular Disease Foundation Australia

TBC - Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea - Cancer Council

TBCGlobal Accessibility Awareness Day

TBC - MS Walk and Fun Run - MS Australia


 June

1-30 - Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - Bowel Cancer Australia

12-18 - International Men's Health Week - Men's Health Information and Resource Centre

14 - World Blood Donor Day - World Health Organisation (WHO)

18Brissie to the Bay Bike Ride - MS Queensland

19-25 - World Continence Week - Continence Foundation of Australia

21 - MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Global Day - MND Australia

22 - Red Apple Day - Bowel Cancer Australia

29 - World Scleroderma Day - Scleroderma Australia

30 - Red Nose Day - SIDS and Kids

TBC - Thyroid Awareness Week - The Australian Thyroid Foundation


July

22 - Fragile X Awareness Day - The Fragile X Association of Australia

22 - MND SA Xmas in July Gala Ball - Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia (MND SA)

28 - World Hepititis Day - World Hepatitis Alliance

TBC - Crazy Hair Day - Cystic Fibrosis New South Wales

TBC - Stress Down Day - Lifeline Australia

TBC - National Blood Donor Week - Australian Red Cross Blood Service


August

1-31 - Tradies National Health Month - Australian Physiotherapy Association

1-31 - Every August Until a Cure - Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia (MND SA)

13 - Neuro-rehab Awareness Day - Australian Institute of Neuro Rehabilitation

TBC - Jeans for Genes Day - Children's Medical Research Institute

TBC - Anxiety Disorders Week - Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria

TBC - Brain Injury Awareness Week - Brain Injury Australia

TBC - Hearing Awareness Week - Deafness Forum of Australia

TBC - Daffodil Day - Cancer Council


September

1-30 - Dementia Awareness Month - Alzheimer's Australia

1-30 - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

14 - R U OK? Day - R U OK?

21 - World Alzheimer's Day - Alzheimer's Australia

29 - World Heart Day - World Heart Federation

TBC - Gold Bow Day - Australian Thyroid Foundation

TBCSpinal Cord Injury Awareness Week - Australian Spine Injury Alliance

TBC - World Lymphoma Awareness Day - Lymphoma Australia

TBC - Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week - Hypersomnolence Australia

TBC - National Stroke Week - National Stroke Foundation

TBCHeadache and Migraine Week - Headache Australia


October

1-31 - Mental Health Awareness Month - Mental Health Association NSW

1-31 - Dogtober - Assistance Dogs Australia

1-31 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Cancer Australia

1-31 - Girls Night In - Cancer Council Australia

6Light the Night - Leukaemia Foundation

8-14Mental Health Week - Western Australia Mental Health Commission

8-14Down Syndrome Awareness Week & Buddy Walk - Down Syndrome Association

9-11Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Hawaii

10World Mental Health Day - Mental Health Australia

10Kidney Health Research Walk - Kidney Health Australia

12World Sight Day - Vision 2020 Australia

12World Arthritis Day - World Arthritis Day

15White Cane Day - White Cane Day

20World Osteoporosis Day - International Osteoporosis Foundation

24World Polio Day - Rotary International

29Great Strides Walkathon - Cystic Fibrosis New South Wales

TBCNational Amputee Awareness Week - Limbs 4 Life

TBC - Haemophilia Awareness Week & Red Cake Day - Haemophilia Foundation Australia

TBCNational Carers Week - Carers Australia

TBC - Hat Day for Mental Health - Australian Rotary Health

TBC - Sock it to Suicide Week - White Wreath Association

TBC - National Walk to Work Day - Diabetes Australia

TBC - National Week of Deaf People - Deaf Australia

TBC - Loud Shirt Day - Hear and Say Centre

TBC - Pink Ribbon Day - Cancer Council

TBC - National Bandanna Day - CanTeen


November

1-30 - Movember - Movember Foundation

1-30 - Lung Health Awareness Month - The Australian Lung Foundation

14 - World Diabetes Day - Diabetes Australia

15 - World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day - Lung Foundation Australia

26-29 - Disability Matters Conference - New Zealand - Australian Disability Clearninghouse on Education and Training

TBCOZeWAI Conference 2017 - Australian Web Accessibility Initiative

TBC - Antibiotic Awareness Week - NPS Medicine Wise

TBC - National Psychology Week - Australian Psychological Society

TBC - National Disability Awards - International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)

TBC - National Sunnies Day - Queensland Eye Institute

TBC - Assistance Dogs Australia Awareness Week - Assistance Dogs Australia


December

1 - World AIDS Day - Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

3 - International Day of People with Disability - International Day of People with Disability


* Please note: Some dates and events are subject to change. We monitor these throughout the year and make updates as available.

If your organisation has a relevant event which you would like us to include, please email info@and.org.au.