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What's Open Christmas Day 2024
What's Open Christmas Day 2024
Melbourne
What's open Christmas Day in Melbourne on Wednesday 25th of December 2024. There are plenty of things to explore and keep you entertained. ...

5 Tips to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer
5 Tips to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer
Australia
After a long year of staying indoors, we can finally start to safely venture outside just in time for the warmer summer months. But this doesn't mean we can just throw caution to the wind when it...

Anthony Douglas: 2022 World Barista Champion
Anthony Douglas: 2022 World Barista Champion
Melbourne
Anthony Douglas of Axil Coffee Roasters was crowned World Barista Champion at 2022 Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry) from Taiwan won the World Brewers Cup. Thank you...

April Fool's Day 2025
April Fool's Day 2025
Melbourne
Tuesday 1st April 2025 We celebrate April Fool's Day on the 1st of April every year by playing pranks, practical jokes, and hoaxes on our friends, family and work mates. The celebration known...

Australia Dominates Most Liveable Cities 2024
Australia Dominates Most Liveable Cities 2024
Australia
Australia continues to dominate placings in the Economist's Global Liveability Index with 5 Australian cities in the top 20. The EIU's 2024 report released this week places Melbourne 4th in the...

Australian Citizenship Day 2024
Australian Citizenship Day 2024
Australia
Australian Citizenship Day is celebrated each year on 17 September. Australian Citizenship Day is a special day to reflect on and celebrate being an Australian citizen. Australian Citizenship is...

Baby Pig On Wheels
Baby Pig On Wheels
Kilmore
Introducing Leon Trotsky, the once broken piglet now breaking hearts. He was a regular farm pig until an accident involving his mum killed two of his siblings and crushed Leon's little...

Bastille Day 2025 | Melbourne
Bastille Day 2025 | Melbourne
Melbourne
Monday 14th July 2025 Bastille Day is the French National Day celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In France, it is called La Fete Nationale and commemorates the 1790 Fete de la...

Batman Day 2024
Batman Day 2024
Melbourne
Saturday 18th September is Batman Day Celebrating 85 years as The World's Greatest Detective, Batman is the ultimate crusader against injustice. Is there a city on the planet better served to...

Be Kind Day 2025 - Sunday 2nd March 2025
Be Kind Day 2025 - Sunday 2nd March 2025
Melbourne
Australia's national Be Kind Day is on Sunday 2nd March 2025. BE THE CHANGE Everyday children, young adults, & adults are bullied online, at work & at school. Being KIND is about...

Book Week 2024 - Reading is Magic
Book Week 2024 - Reading is Magic
Melbourne
With our 2024 Children's Book Week theme; Reading is Magic, we're celebrating reading stories and their amazing power to transport minds. We are encouraging kids to be curious about the wonders...

Cash Out Day 2025
Cash Out Day 2025
Australia
Wednesday 2nd April 2025, is Cash Out Day, the day when all of us make a withdrawal at an ATM, bank branch or EFTPOS retailer, to show the banks and politicians we don't want a cashless...

Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Day
Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Day
Melbourne
Firebrigades and fire specialists urge all Australians to change their smoke detector alarm batteries whenever Daylight Saving starts or ends. Residents are urged to change every smoke detector...

Christmas Planner Guide
Christmas Planner Guide
Melbourne
Christmas is one of the most joyful times of year, but also one of the busiest holiday seasons with so much to plan and do! Here's some advice on how to make your Christmas an easy and festive...

Clean Up Australia Day 2025
Clean Up Australia Day 2025
Melbourne
Sunday 2nd March 2025 STEP UP TO CLEAN UP THIS MARCH Since it began 18+ million Australians have donated their time as part of Clean Up Australia Day activities. That equates to 35 million...

Coming To Melbourne: What's on Following Week
Coming To Melbourne: What's on Following Week
Melbourne
Events coming to Melbourne: Monday 22nd July 2024 - Sunday 28th July 2024 Check out what's coming to Melbourne and Victoria, the week after this week. Click on the event link to see details,...

Coward Punch Campaign
Coward Punch Campaign
Australia
Stop The Coward Punch We are on a mission to eliminate the coward punch from our society and save lives in the process. Spreading awareness about the devastating effects the coward punch has on...

Day for Daniel 2024
Day for Daniel 2024
Melbourne
Friday 25th October 2024 | Day for Daniel is all about 'Keeping Kids Safe', remember to Wear Red, Educate and Donate. Wear Red, Educate and Donate. Day for Daniel is Australia's largest child...

Daylight Saving 2024/2025 | Ends
Daylight Saving 2024/2025 | Ends
Melbourne
This is a reminder to turn your clocks BACK one hour for the end of the 2024/2025 daylight saving period on Sunday 6th April 2025. Clocks are moved anti-clockwise one hour from 3am to...

Daylight Saving 2024/2025 | Starts
Daylight Saving 2024/2025 | Starts
Melbourne
This is a reminder to turn your clocks FORWARD one hour for the start of the 2024/2025 daylight saving period on Sunday 6 October 2024. Clocks are moved clockwise one hour from 2am to...

Dementia Awareness Month 2024
Dementia Awareness Month 2024
Australia
September is Dementia Awareness Month, with World Alzheimer's Day occurring on 21 September. Dementia currently affects more than 332,000 Australians. There are many types of dementia but they...

Do It For Dolly Day 2025
Do It For Dolly Day 2025
Australia
Help make our world a kinder place and register for this year's Do It For Dolly Day on Friday 9th May 2025. Dolly's Dream was started by Northern Territory couple Kate and Tick Everett in 2018 ...

Do Not Knock | Sticker
Do Not Knock | Sticker
Melbourne
The national Do Not Knock campaign aims to stop unwelcome dishonest and intimidating door-to-door salespeople. Being visited by salespeople at home can be an unnerving experience particularly for...

DonateLife | Thank You Day 2024
DonateLife | Thank You Day 2024
Australia
Each year many Australian lives are saved and transformed through the generosity of organ and tissue donors and their families. DonateLife Thank You Day is a national day to reflect and say thanks...

Dry July 2024
Dry July 2024
Australia
No one asks for cancer so we're asking you to help. Go Dry this July and raise funds for people affected by cancer. Dry July is a fundraiser that challenges you to go booze-free for a month to...

Earth Day 2025
Earth Day 2025
Australia
EARTH DAY - APRIL 22 INVEST IN OUR PLANET This is the moment to change it all - the business climate the political climate and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the...

Earth Hour 2025
Earth Hour 2025
Melbourne
Join us for 2025 #EarthHour on Saturday 22nd March 2025 @ 8:30 pm (your local time) and together let's #Connect2Earth Earth Hour will celebrate a worldwide commitment to ongoing change for the...

First Moon Landing: 20 July 1969
First Moon Landing: 20 July 1969
Melbourne
It was 55 years ago on Sunday 20th July 1969 at 8:17 am (UTC) that man first landed on the moon. One Giant Leap For Mankind | NASA Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two...

Free Comic Book Day 2025
Free Comic Book Day 2025
Melbourne
Saturday 3rd May 2025 Free Comic Book Day is a single day when comic book shops around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. Free Comic Book...

Go Skateboarding Day 2025
Go Skateboarding Day 2025
Melbourne
Every year on June 21, skateboarders around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most infuential activities in the world by blowing off all other...

Government House Open Day 2025
Government House Open Day 2025
Government House Drive Melbourne
Government House hosts an Open Day on Australia Day (26 January*) each year. Government House Victoria invites you to visit on the annual open day, presenting a diverse program of entertainment...

Grand Final Parade - Grand Final Friday 2024 - Public Holiday
Grand Final Parade - Grand Final Friday 2024 - Public Holiday
Melbourne
Friday 27th September 2024 is a public holiday in Victoria (TBC), starting a long weekend that includes the AFL grand final. Grand Final Friday gives Victorians a day off to get ready for the big...

Greek Independence Day 2025
Greek Independence Day 2025
Rye Foreshore Rye
Tuesday 25th March 2025 This day is Greece's National Day and is always celebrated on 25 March. Greece's Independence Day is actually a holiday that has blended over time with an older...

Groundhog Day 2025
Groundhog Day 2025
Melbourne
Sunday 2nd February 2025 Groundhog Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd February. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring...

Heart Health Check | 45+ Free
Heart Health Check | 45+ Free
Melbourne
Australia has introduced a Medicare-funded Heart Health Check for all Australians at risk of developing heart disease. Are you at risk? Do you need a Heart Health Check? Every day 51...

Herring Island | Punt Service 2025
Herring Island | Punt Service 2025
Como Landing Alexandra Ave South Yarra
Access to Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park is accessible only by punt from Como Landing to Herring Island Jetty and Landing. A punt service operates on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays)...

Horses' Birthday 2024
Horses' Birthday 2024
Melbourne
In Australia, every horse has its birthday on the first day of August each year.. Thursday 1st August 2024 All thoroughbreds have the same birthday so that their ages can be standardized for...

I Touch Myself | Breast Cancer Awareness
I Touch Myself | Breast Cancer Awareness
Melbourne
CHRISSY AMPHLETT (Christine Joy Amphlett) October 25, 1959 - April 21, 2013 She sang it. She shouted it. And we couldn't help but listen. Now Chrissy wants us to hear her words again. For...

IDAHOBiT 2025 | International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia
IDAHOBiT 2025 | International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia
Australia
May 17th is IDAHOBIT - International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia. A day to go rainbow and show your pride and support for the LGBTQIA+ community, whether you're a...

International Coffee Day 2024
International Coffee Day 2024
Melbourne
Celebrate International Coffee Day on Tuesday 1st October 2024. The 77 Member States of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and dozens of coffee associations from around the globe will...

International Day of Happiness 2024
International Day of Happiness 2024
Melbourne
Happy International Day of Happiness Melbourne! Thursday 20th March 2025 In 2012, the United Nations (UN) declared March 20 to be observed as the International Day of Happiness. The day...

International Day of People with Disability 2024
International Day of People with Disability 2024
Melbourne
Tuesday 3rd December 2024 is International Day of People with Disability. International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an...

International Day of Potato 2025
International Day of Potato 2025
Australia
Let's celebrate the International Day of Potato 2025 Friday 30th May 2025 In 2023, the United National General Assembly declared May 30th, 2024, as the first-ever International Day of Potato,...

International Hamburger Day 2025
International Hamburger Day 2025
Melbourne
Wednesday 28th May 2025 In case any of us needed an excuse to eat a burger, Australia's best burger joints are celebrating National Hamburger Day on 28 May with a flurry of deliciousness....

International Men's Day 2024
International Men's Day 2024
Australia
International Men's Day (IMD) is celebrated on 19 November every year and is marked in around 80 countries worldwide. The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day include focusing on...

International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2024
International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2024
Melbourne
September 19th (every year) is International Talk Like A Pirate Day But first ... enjoy our First Annual Talk Like A Pirate Day Sing-Along! Talking like a pirate is fun. It's really that...

International Women's Day 2025
International Women's Day 2025
Melbourne
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Saturday 8th March 2025 marks 114 years since the first...

Julian Assange: Bring Him Home
Julian Assange: Bring Him Home
Australia
This World Press Freedom Day, May 3, supporters of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange are out in full force to show candidates in the Australian Federal Election where they stand. Assange remains...

Kind July 2024
Kind July 2024
Melbourne
31 days 31 kind acts One pledge of one act of kindness by each of us would be 25 million acts of kindness in Australia. Kind July is an annual event where you do a simple act of kindness every...

Liptember 2024 | Women's Mental Health Campaign
Liptember 2024 | Women's Mental Health Campaign
Melbourne
Wear a splash of colour while raising funds for women's health. Liptember is a campaign raising funds and awareness for women's mental health during the month of September. Liptember is a...

Love Your Bookshop Day 2024
Love Your Bookshop Day 2024
Melbourne
Saturday 10th August 2024 Where's your favourite bookshop? Is it a modern two-storey building in the heart of the city, a converted church in a country town or a tiny but carefully curated...

Mad March in Melbourne: Featured Events
Mad March in Melbourne: Featured Events
Melbourne
There's really no better time than Autumn to be out and about, enjoying Melbourne. From galleries to gigs, there's lots to see and do in March. The Age has compiled a list of festivals, art...

Mad March | so many things to do
Mad March | so many things to do
Melbourne
If there was any dispute as to Australia's leading events city, one only has to look at Melbourne in March to see how many first-class, world events are on. Melbourne is proud of its reputation as...

Melbourne City Rooftop Honey
Melbourne City Rooftop Honey
401 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Melbourne City Rooftop Honey is a project to bring bees back to the city and suburbs of Melbourne supporting a world wide effort to help save the honey bee. Vanessa Kwaitkowski and Mat Lumalasi...

Melbourne Day 2024
Melbourne Day 2024
Melbourne
Friday 30th August 2024 marks 189 years since the city of Melbourne was founded - the day the first European settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River from the schooner Enterprize in...

Melbourne Day Celebrations 2024
Melbourne Day Celebrations 2024
Melbourne
Join the celebrations on Melbourne Day, 30 August to cheer your city and help hoist the Melbourne and Aboriginal flags atop the 20m flagpole at Enterprize Park. Cheer Melbourne's 188th birthday...

Melbourne Rare Book Week 2024
Melbourne Rare Book Week 2024
Melbourne
Thursday 18th July 2024 - Saturday 27th July 2024 presented by the Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) For the love of books Melbourne Rare Book Week...

Melbourne Water Saving Rules | 2011 > Current
Melbourne Water Saving Rules | 2011 > Current
Melbourne
Melbourne now has Water Use Rules (previously Stage 1 water restrictions). They are no longer 'restrictions' but permanent Water Use Rules to help manage our drinking water efficiently. These...

Melbourne's Best Kept Secrets
Melbourne's Best Kept Secrets
Melbourne
Shhhh, keep this to yourself, don't tell a soul.. Melbourne's Best Kept Secrets Melbourne is well-known for its hidden things; concealed bars, secret cafes, quirky museums, or undiscovered...

More.. things to see hear & do this weekend
More.. things to see hear & do this weekend
Melbourne
Make the most of your weekend in Melbourne with these fabulous events. No city does it better than Melbourne so get out and discover the very best shows festivals dining community exhibitions...

National Children's Week 2024
National Children's Week 2024
Melbourne
Monday 21st October 2024 - Sunday 27th October 2024 - TBC Children's Week is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children. Children's Week...

National Day of Action against Bullying & Violence 2024
National Day of Action against Bullying & Violence 2024
Australia
National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence Friday 16 August 2024 Thank you to the 6418 schools that registered for the 2023 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA)...

National Missing Persons Week 2024
National Missing Persons Week 2024
Melbourne
Monday 29th July 2024 - Sunday 4th August 2024 National Missing Persons Week is an annual event to raise community awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons. There are...

National Police Remembrance Day 2024
National Police Remembrance Day 2024
Melbourne
Sunday 29th September 2024 National Police Remembrance Day commemorates police officers from all Australian police services who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the community. Each...

National Reconciliation Week 2025
National Reconciliation Week 2025
Australia
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation...

National Recycling Week 2024
National Recycling Week 2024
Melbourne
Monday 11th November 2024 - Sunday 17th November 2024 Planet Ark's National Recycling Week campaign promotes the importance of reducing reusing and recycling! Whether it's hosting a swap...

National Sorry Day 2025
National Sorry Day 2025
Australia
Monday 26th May 2025 - National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the...

National Stroke Week 2024
National Stroke Week 2024
Melbourne
National Stroke Week Monday 5th August 2024 - Sunday 11th August 2024 This year, we are asking you to join our community and be 'United by Stroke' by learning the F.A.S.T. (Face. Arms. Speech....

National Tea Day 2024
National Tea Day 2024
Australia
National Tea Day 2024 - Sunday 15th December 2024 The world celebrates two TEA days a year... National Tea Day (December 15) and International Tea Day (May 21). The five basic styles of tea...

National Tree Day 2024
National Tree Day 2024
Melbourne
Get Outside & Grow for National Tree Day Planet Ark's National Tree Day is Australia's biggest community tree-planting event. Since Tree Day started in 1996 over 10.5 million native trees and...

National Wattle Day 2024
National Wattle Day 2024
Melbourne
1st September 2024 - falls on a Sunday Since 1992 National Wattle Day has been 1 September in all of Australia's States and Territories. Before then, Australians in different States have...

Neighbour Day 2025
Neighbour Day 2025
Melbourne
Join our annual day of action on Sunday 30th March 2025 The annual day of action for Neighbours Every Day is called Neighbour Day - celebrated on the last Sunday in March. Neighbour Day...

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2025
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2025
Melbourne
February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and is held to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, how many women are affected by the disease each year, the impact it has on these...

Pancake Day | Shrove Tuesday 2025
Pancake Day | Shrove Tuesday 2025
Melbourne
Shrove Tuesday is known as Pancake Day in Australia. Tuesday 4th March 2025 Shrove Tuesday 2024 It is the last day before Lent for many Christians. Many Australians make and share...

Petition: Lift Vaccine Mandates
Petition: Lift Vaccine Mandates
Melbourne
The petition calls on the Victorian State Government to cease the COVID-19 and flu vaccine directions; effectively immediately and issue a state directive to enable Victorian employers to reinstate...

Plastic Free July 2024
Plastic Free July 2024
Melbourne
Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution - so we can have cleaner...

Police Blue Ribbon Day 2024
Police Blue Ribbon Day 2024
Melbourne
Blue Ribbon Day is 29 September, which coincides with National Police Remembrance Day. Blue Ribbon Day is a chance for the community to say thank you to those who protect and serve our community...

Puppy Farm Awareness Day 2025
Puppy Farm Awareness Day 2025
Australia
Remembered on March 23 National Puppy Day aims to raise awareness of the dogs who continue to suffer in puppy farms. Puppy farms - or mills - are arguably one of Australia's largest causes of...

QUIT | World No Tobacco Day 2025
QUIT | World No Tobacco Day 2025
Melbourne
Every year World No Tobacco Day on May 31, aims to raise awareness of the devastating toll of tobacco through smoking-related death and disease. Quitline is available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm,...

R U OK? Day 2024
R U OK? Day 2024
Melbourne
Thursday 12th September 2024 R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other 'Are you OK?' It's a national day of...

Recalls: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Recalls: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Melbourne
View products like the compulsory Takata airbag recall Product Safety Australia - Recalls The ACCC's role is to identify and address the risk of serious injury and death from safety hazards in...

Red Nose Day 2024
Red Nose Day 2024
Melbourne
The next Red Nose Day is on Friday 9th August 2024. Every year on the second Friday in August, we invite Australian's everywhere to get silly for a serious cause to raise much needed funds to...

SAMSN | Supporting Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
SAMSN | Supporting Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Ground Floor, 8-10 Palmer Street, Parramatta
Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN) is Australias leading organisation for male survivors of child sexual abuse and their supporters All male survivors of child sexual assault should know...

Secret Yarra River plan revealed
Secret Yarra River plan revealed
Melbourne
The Victorian Government has agreed to participate in a historic project to improve Melbourne's appearance and encourage tourists to view the city as an environmentally progressive centre for...

Sky High: Australia's Best Views
Sky High: Australia's Best Views
Melbourne
Looking out a plane window is one thing but if you really want to see the most iconic parts of Australia from a higher persepctive, here are 8 of the best views in the nation.. 1. Adelaide Oval...

Speakers Forum | Soapbox Oratory
Speakers Forum | Soapbox Oratory
Corner Swanston St and Latrobe Street, Melbourne
Every Sunday afternoon, soapbox orators take turns speaking on various topics from differing viewpoints on the State Library Lawns. Questions, comments, heckling and interjections are welcome. ...

Star Wars Day 2025 | May the 4th
Star Wars Day 2025 | May the 4th
Melbourne
The next annual Star Wars Day is Sunday 4th May 2024 May the force be with you International Star Wars Day The International Star Wars Day date is 'May the 4th' (sounds like 'May the force')....

Sugar Free September 2024
Sugar Free September 2024
Australia
Sugar Free September challenges Aussies to give up added and refined sugar for the month of September to raise funds and awareness for kids adults and families impacted by muscular dystrophy a rare...

Support free sports for all Australian's
Support free sports for all Australian's
Australia
No aerial? No free sport. The Communications Legislation Amendment (Prominence and Anti-siphoning) Bill 2023 is in Parliament now. But it needs to be changed to ensure all Australians can...

The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2024
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2024
Australia
Sunday 21st July 2024 Edinburgh Gardens Join us in the beautiful Edinburgh Gardens to celebrate the fabulous Kate Bush with a wonderful performance of her Wuthering Heights dance, raising funds...

Tradesman: Genuine or Fake
Tradesman: Genuine or Fake
Australia
Sadly a growing issue in Australia is the emergance of fake / bogus tradies. Gauging by the number of posts on the issue, we should be calling them TRADIES (not tradesman) so as not to offend...

TV Reception Issue? | How to Fix
TV Reception Issue? | How to Fix
Australia
Experiencing picture loss, poor reception, pixelation or not able to receive a channel? Common viewer issues include: only one channel doesn't work, some channels work, only mornings or nights are...

Unfinished OZ
Unfinished OZ
Melbourne
Ten years ago, over 30,000 Australians showed their support for reconcilliation by walking as one over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was a momentous gesture of unity, but at its heart, true...

Victorian Public Holiday: Grand Final Friday
Victorian Public Holiday: Grand Final Friday
Melbourne
The next declared public holiday in Victoria is Grand Final Friday Friday 27th September 2024 Grand Final Friday AFL Grand Final Melbourne Cricket Ground 2024 Victorian Public...

What's On In Bendigo
What's On In Bendigo
51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo
Every corner you turn in Bendigo reveals another living treasure; another vivid reminder of the city's glorious and heady past - whether it is the outrageous opulence of a boomtown hotel, or the...

What's Open ANZAC Day 2025
What's Open ANZAC Day 2025
Melbourne
ANZAC Day (public holiday) falls on Friday 25th April 2025 On Anzac Day we commemorate those who've served their country. Whether you're looking for a place to feast with loved ones, refuel after...

What's Open | King's Birthday 2025
What's Open | King's Birthday 2025
Melbourne
What's open on Monday 9th June 2025 in Melbourne this King's Birthday?.. well, pretty much everything! Unlike ANZAC Day where business is restricted until 1pm, there are no laws covering King's...

What's Open! Melbourne Cup Day 2024
What's Open! Melbourne Cup Day 2024
Melbourne
This year, the Melbourne Cup Day public holiday falls on Tuesday 5 November 2024. Taking an extra day? Kicking on late into Cup Day-eve? Try these fun events to make the most of your public...

What's Open! New Year's Day 2025
What's Open! New Year's Day 2025
Melbourne
This year, New Year's Day public holiday falls on Wednesday 1st January 2025 New Year's Day (Gazetted Public Holiday) What's open?.. pretty much everything! It would be easier having a...

White Ribbon Day 2024: Stop Violence Against Women
White Ribbon Day 2024: Stop Violence Against Women
Melbourne
White Ribbon Day will be back on Monday 25th November 2024* This White Ribbon Day, our focus is on the action men can take to end men's violence against women. We're asking 'How Can Men Make...

Work Bonus: Retired and want to supplement your income?
Work Bonus: Retired and want to supplement your income?
Australia
The government has made temporary changes to the Work Bonus giving older Australians greater flexibility to work and earn more without affecting their pension. If you're an eligible pensioner, the...

World AIDS Day 2024
World AIDS Day 2024
Melbourne
Sunday 1st December 2024 marks the 36th annual 'World AIDS Day'. World AIDS Day is an international day of remembrance and support for those people who have lost their lives to, and for those...

World Alzheimer's Day 2024
World Alzheimer's Day 2024
Australia
Dementia Awareness Month is held during September each year with World Alzheimer's Day occurring on 21 September. Alzheimer's Australia has a vision to develop dementia-friendly communities and...

World Chocolate Day 2025
World Chocolate Day 2025
Melbourne
Monday 7th July 2025 As if we need a reason to eat more chocolate... Get your friends and family together to celebrate the best day of the year! World Chocolate Day (also called...

World Diabetes Day 2024
World Diabetes Day 2024
Australia
World Diabetes Day is November 14 Thursday 14th November 2024. Diabetes research has led to better understanding and the development of new technologies and new medicines that have...

World Down Syndrome Day 2025
World Down Syndrome Day 2025
Melbourne
Friday 21st March 2025 March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, which has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2012. On this day, people all around the world celebrate the...

World Environment Day 2025
World Environment Day 2025
Australia
World Environment Day celebrates its 25th anniversary on 5th of June 2025. World Environment Day reminds us to take action to conserve and protect our natural environment. This World...

World Gin Day 2025
World Gin Day 2025
Melbourne
Saturday 14th June 2025 Gin lovers of the world rejoice as World Gin Day returns for its 16th year in 2024! World Gin Day is a global celebration of all things gin, on the second Saturday in...

World Laughter Day 2025
World Laughter Day 2025
Melbourne
World Laughter Day (WLD) is on Sunday 4th May 2025 Be part of this global attempt to laugh for World Peace, Health & Happiness to make our world a better place for all. The celebration will...

World Mental Health Day 2024
World Mental Health Day 2024
Melbourne
Mental Health Week aims to activate educate and engage Australians around mental health and related issues through the organisation of a huge variety of events by individuals and organisations across...

World Suicide Prevention Day 2024
World Suicide Prevention Day 2024
Melbourne
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. We all have a role to play in preventing suicide Join us this September as we rally together for World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday,...

World Water Day 2025
World Water Day 2025
Melbourne
World Water Day is on 22 March, is about water and climate change - and how the two are inextricably linked. Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save...



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