Health and Wellbeing Calendar

How should I use this?

The Health and Wellbeing Calendar is a useful planning tool for working in health promoting ways.

The Calendar should be used as a supporting resource for your local community or service health promotion planning. When you have a clear idea from your clients, participants, staff and communities of what the priorities are, the calendar can then be used to help you plan when you begin a program or host an event.

Keep in mind that organising activities and programs often takes more time than originally expected so consider how much time and the resources you have available before committing to regular events.

Don't forget to visit the relevant health and wellbeing websites listed in the calendar where you can access accurate and up to date information about each awareness campaign, as well as relevant information about the health issue you wish to promote.

What's included?

The calendar is made up of international, national and state awareness campaigns, there are many awareness campaigns in existence, this is not an exhaustive list. Items included in the calendar are based on the determinants of health and the Working in Health Promoting Ways Framework, principles or practice, priority areas and health literacy.

This year the calendar has been designed using health literacy principles. How we can improve the way our health systems are set up and how we can communicate as healthcare providers to make it easier for people to find, use and understand information and services. The calendar is a two-sided poster and can be printed in A4 or A3 to make it easier to read.

Contact us

We would appreciate your feedback on the Health and Wellbeing Calendar so please let us know whether the information included and the layout is useful or if you have an event you would like to be included in a future calendar.  email us

2019 Events

Printable version for 2019 will soon be available.





1 January

Quit Smoking New Year’s Resolution

4 January

World Braille Day

12 January

International Youth Day

14 January

World Kidney Day

27 January

World Leprosy Day



Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

3 to 9 February

Tube Feeding Awareness Week

4 February

World Cancer Day

4 to 10 February

Tinnitus Awareness Week

08 February

International Ovarian Cancer Day

11 to 16 February


11 to 17 February

Smart Eating Week

14 February

National Wear Red Day

14 February

National Condom Day

18 February

International Asperger’s Day

20 February

World Day of Social Justice

22 February

World Encephalitis Day

23 to 24 February

Relay for Life - Derwent Valley

26 February

Business Clean Up Australia Day



National Epilepsy Awareness Month

2 to 10 March

Bike Week Tasmania

3 March

Clean up Australia Day

3 to 9 March

Hearing Awareness Week

4 March

World Hearing Day

6 to 12 March

Stepathon Challenge

8 to  March

International Women’s Day

10 to 16 March

World Glaucoma Week

11 to 17 March

Brain Awareness Week

13 to 20 March

Coeliac Awareness Week

15 to  March

World Sleep Day

16 to 17 Mar

Relay for Life - North West

21 March

World Down Syndrome Day

21 March

Harmony Day

22 March

Ride to School Day

22 March

World Day for Water

23 to 24 March

Relay for Life - Hobart

24 March

World TB Day

24 to 30 March

National Playgroup Week

30 March

Earth Hour

30 March

World Bipolar day

30 to 31 March

Relay for Life - Launceston

31 March

Neighbour Day



Parkinson’s Awareness Month

2 April

World Autism Awareness Day

6 April

World Physical Activity Day

7 - 13 April

World Allergy Week

8 to 13 April


10 to 17 April

National Youth Week

11 to  April

World Parkinson’s Day

16 to  April

World Voice Day

17  April

World Haemophilia Day

18  April

World Heritage Day

22  April

Earth Day

23 to 29 April

World Immunisation Week

25 April

World Malaria Day

28 April - 4 May

National Heart Week



65 Roses Month


Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month


Thyroid Awareness Month


Miracle Month of May


National Crohns & Colitis Month

5  May

World Hand Hygiene Day

5 to 11 May

Arthritis Move it in May Month

6 to 12 May

National Road Safety Week

7 May

World Asthma Day

10 May

World Lupus Day

12 May

International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis /Chronic Fatigue Awareness Day

13 May

Pneumonia Awareness Week

15 to 21 May

National Families Week

16 May

Hae Day (hereditary angioedema )

17 May

International Day Against Homophobia, Trans & Biphobia

17 May

National Walk Safely to School Day

19 May

World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day

19 to 25 May

National Palliative Care Week

20–26 May

National Volunteers Week

25 May

World Thyroid Day

26 May

National Sorry Day

26 May - 1 June

Food Allergy Awareness Week

27 May  to  3 June

National Reconciliation Week

29 May

White Wreath Day

30 May

World MS Day

31 May

World No Tobacco Day


Schizophrenia Awareness Week


Spinal Health Week


Macular Degeneration Awareness Week



Bowel Cancer Awareness Month


Tinnitus Awareness Month


Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

3 to 9 June

World Haemochromatosis Week

5 June

World Environment Day

10 to 16 June

International Men’s Health Week

10 to 16 June

National Stomal Therapy Week

12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

14 June

World Blood Donor Day

14 June

Pirate Day Friday (Kids Cancer)

15 June

World Elder Awareness Day

16 to 22 June

Refugee Week

19 June

Red Apple Day

20 June

World Refugee Day

21 June

MND Global Day

24 to 30 June

World Continence Awareness Week

29 June

World Scleroderma Day


Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Week



JulEYE Awareness Month


Dry July

2 July

Corpus Callosum Awareness Day

7 to 14 July


11 July

World Population Day

15 to 21 July

Would Awareness Week

22 July

FragileX Awareness Day

24 July

Stress Down Day

26 July

National Tree Day (Schools)

28 July

World Hepatitis Day

28 July

National Tree Day

28 July  to  4 August

Donate Life Week


National Diabetes Awareness Week



Tradies National Health Month

1 to 7 August

World Breastfeeding Week

2 August

Jeans for Genes Day

2 to 9 August

National Healthy Bones Week

4 to 10 August

National EOS Awareness Week

4 to 10 August

National Missing Persons Week

5 to 11 August

Sleep Awareness Week

5 to 11 August

Dental Health Week

08 August

Dying to Know Day

08 August

Top 8 Challenge Day

8 to 14 April

Kidney Health Week

9 August

Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples

10 to 18 August

National Science Week

19 to 25 August

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

31 August

International Overdose Awareness Day


Brain Injury Awareness Week


Speech Pathology Awareness Week


Be Medicinewise Week



Dementia Awareness Month


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

1 to 7 September

National Asthma Week

1 to 7 September

National Child Protection Week

2 to 6 September

Women’s Health Week

2 to 8 September

Adult Learners Week

2 to 8 September

National Stroke Week

8 September

International Literacy Day

9 to 13 September

Headache Awareness Week

10 September

Intl Gynaecological Awareness Day

10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day

15 September

Worldwide Lymphoma Day

21 September

World Alzheimer’s Day

21 to 27 September

National Week of Deaf People

23 September

International Day of Sign Languages

29 September

World Heart Day


Spina Bifida Awareness Week


Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s National Donor Week



Health Literacy Month




SHOCTOBER Defibrillator Month


World Polio Awareness Month


Work Safe Tasmania Month


Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Dwarfism Awareness Month


Foot Health Month


Lupus Awareness Month

1 October

International Day of Older Persons

4 October

World Dyslexia Day

4 to 11 October

National Amputee Awareness Week

6 October

World Cerebral Palsy Day

10 October

World Mental Health Day

10 October

World Sight Day

11 October

National Hat Day

12 October

World Arthritis Day

13 to 19 October

Haemophilia Week

13 to 19 October

National Carers Week

15 October

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance

16 October

National Ride to Work Day

16 October

World Food Day

19 to 27 October

Children’s Week

21 October

World Osteoporosis Day

21 to 27 October

International Infection Prevention Week

21 to 27 October

Occupational Therapy Week

24 October

World Polio Day

25 October

Day for Daniel

28 October

Blue Knot Day


Mental Health Week


OCD and Anxiety Disorders Week


Seniors Week



November NICU Awareness Month


Alpha-1 Awareness Month


Asbestos Awareness Month


Lung Cancer Awareness Month

5 October

Walk to Work Day

9 to 16 November

Australian Food Safety Week

11 to 17 November

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

14 November

World Diabetes Day

16 November

International Day for Tolerance

17 November

World Prematurity Day

19 November

International Men’s Day

20 November

Universal Children’s Day

21 November

Go Home on Time Day

25 November

White Ribbon Day


1 December

World AIDS Day

2 December

International Day for Abolition of Slavery

3 December

International Day of People with Disability

5 December

International Volunteers Day

10 December

Human Rights Day

18 December

International Migrants Day

Developed by Public Health Services, December 2018  Please provide feedback at Calendar is a Working in Health Promoting Ways resource. Find out more about Working in Health Promoting Ways at

As each organisation may have made changes to event details since this resource was produced please refer directly to each website for up to date information.