Key dates and events

Serving such a diverse and vibrant community as NSW, there’s always an opportunity for us to join in celebrating our State’s rich diversity, or for raising awareness of diversity and inclusion within our workplace.

Some featured events for 2017 include:

January

  • 26 January
    - Australia Day

February

  • 13 February
    - National Apology Day

  • 18 February
    - International Asperger's Day

March

  • 1 March
    - International Wheelchair Day

  • 8 March
    - International Women’s Day

  • 13 March
    - International Day of Happiness

  • 16 March
    - National Close the Gap Day

  • 21 March
    - Harmony Day
    - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    - World Down Syndrome Day

  • 31 March – 9 April
    - Youth Week NSW

April

  • 2 April
    - World Autism Awareness Day

  • 7 April
    - World Health Day

  • 8 - 17 April
    - National Youth Week

May

  • 16 May
    - Australian Network on Disability's 7th Annual National Conference

  • 17 May
    - International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

  • 21 May
    - World Day for Cultural Diversity

  • 26 May
    - National Sorry Day

  • 27 May - 3 June
    - National Reconciliation Week

June

  • 20 June
    - World Refugee Day

  • 18 - 24 June
    - Refugee Week

July

  • 3 July
    - National NAIDOC Week

August

  • 4 August
    - National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day

  • 9 August
    - International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

  • 19 - 26 August
    - Hearing Awareness Week - Deafness Forum of Australia

September

  • 14 September
    - R U OK Day

  • 17 September
    - Australian Citizenship Day

October

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

  • 1 October
    - Pink Ribbon Day - National Breast Cancer Foundation

  • 6 October
    - National Walk to Work Day - Diabetes Australia

  • 8 - 14 October
    - Mental Health Week - National Mental Health Commission

  • 10 October
    - World Mental Health Day

  • 15 - 21 October
    - National Week of Deaf People - Deaf Australia

November

  • 1 - 30 November
    - Movember - Movember Foundation

  • 16 November
    - International Day for Tolerance (United Nations)

  • 25 November
    - White Ribbon Day - Stop Domestic Violence

December

  • 1 December
    - World AIDS Day

  • 3 December
    - International Day of People with a Disability
    - World AIDS Day

 

Please contact the relevant organiser to confirm the date of the event.

The Australian Network on Disability also lists disability related events which are available here