International Awareness

International Awareness Days

Breast Cancer Month


October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. … a change in the size or shape of your breast. a change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion.

Older Person Day

1st October

The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year. … The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.

Coffee Day

1st October

International Coffee Day is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events now occurring in places across the world. … On this day, many businesses offer free or discounted cups of coffee.

National Amputee Week

4th - 11th October

Limbs 4 Life is the peak charity for amputees in Australia and provides services to tens of thousands of amputees and their caregivers who rely on our programs and services for assistance pre and post-amputation. Without Limbs 4 Life many amputees and people with congenital limb deficiencies would go through the trauma of limb loss alone.

Regardless of the cause of amputation, many amputees experience poor psycho-social outcomes which negatively impacts their ability to regain independence and lead fulfilling lives. Through information, Peer Support delivered by trained amputee volunteers and guidance, Limbs 4 Life works to assist new amputees to regain confidence, return to work and feel socially included.

Neighbourhood Watch Week

6th - 12th October

Neighbourhood Watch Week. Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is a community-led safety and awareness program working in partnership with police. It aims to prevent crime, stop social isolation and increase the safety, security and quality of life for everyone in the community

Cerebral Palsy Day

Sat 6th October

World Cerebral Palsy Day: Saturday 6 October 2018. World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day is Saturday 6 October 2018. More than just an awareness day, it is an opportunity to: 1. Celebrate and express pride in the lives and achievements of those with CP and the people and the organisations that support them too.

Bleeding Disorders Awareness

7th - 13th October

Help raise awareness of people living with bleeding disorders in Australia by participating in an event for Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week. Bleeding Disorders Awareness also known as red cake day.

Mental health Day

10th October

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. … This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples life worldwide

Homeless Day

10th October

World Homeless Day was born out of discussions between aid workers around the world, all of whom were helping the homeless in their own countries. The aim and slogan of the Day is locals act locally on a global day’. … On this day, you can celebrate by helping to raise awareness for the homeless in your own community.

Panda Week

11th - 17th October

PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and early parenthood. PANDA operates Australia’s only National Helpline for individuals and their families to recover from perinatal anxiety and depression, a serious illness that affects up to one in five expecting or new mums and one in ten expecting or new dads. 

World Sight Day

11th October

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2018 is on 11 October 2018.

Arthritis Day

12th October

World Arthritis Day is a day to remember and raise awareness of this condition, and how it affects the lives of those that suffer with it. … Arthritis is cleanly summed up in its name, being derived from the Greek words arthro, meaning joint, and itis, meaning inflammation.

National Carers Week

15th - 21st October

Anyone at any time can become a carer and National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles. … National Carers Week provides you with a chance to show your appreciation and learn about carers and caring in Australia