Events and national dates

2016

Australia Day

26 January

World Cancer Day

4 February

Valentines Day

14 February

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

19 February – 6 March

Multicultural March

March

World Glaucoma Week

6 – 12 March

International Women's Day

8 March

Brain Awareness Week

14 – 20 March

Close the Gap Day

17 March

Harmony Day

21 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March

World Down Syndrome Day

21 March

Purple Day for Epilepsy

26 March

NSW Seniors Festival

1-10 April

National Youth Week

10 – 19 April

World Autism Awareness Day

2 April

World Health Day

7 April

Anzac Day

25 April

Mothers Day

8 May

Volunteer Week

9 – 15 May

International Nurses Day

12 May

International Day of Families

15 May

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

17 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity

21 May

National Sorry Day

26 May

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

26 May

National Reconciliation Week

27 May – 3 June

Refugee Week

19 – 25 June

Global Day of Parents

1 June

Queens Birthday

13 June

Men’s Health Week

13 – 19 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

15 June

Vinnies CEO Sleepout

23 June

United Nations Public Service Day

23 June

NAIDOC week

3 – 10 July

National Diabetes Week

10 – 16 July

Homelessness Prevention Week

1 – 7 August

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

4 August

Jeans for Genes Day

4 August

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

9 August

International Youth Day

12 August

Hearing Awareness Week

20 – 27 August

Daffodil Day

26 August

National Meals on Wheels Day

31 August

Fathers Day

4 September

National Child Protection Week

4 – 10 September

Women’s Health Week

5 – 9 September

R U OK? Day

8 September

Foster Care Week

11-17 September

National Stroke Week

12 – 18 September

International Day of Older Persons

1 October

Mental Health Month

October

World Mental Health Day

10 October

National Carers Week

16 – 22 October

Children’s Week

22 – 30 October

Grandparents Day

30 October

World Stroke Day

29 October

Movember

November

Remembrance Day

11 November

International Men’s Day

19 November

Social Inclusion Week

19 – 27 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November

White Ribbon Day

25 November

16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

25 November – 10 December

Red Ribbon Day (World AIDS Day)

1 December

International Day of People with Disability

3 December

International Volunteer Day

5 December

Human Rights Day

10 December

International Migrants Day

18 December