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Accessibility and inclusion key dates

Special days and events can help raise awareness of marginalised people or key issues impacting on their lives. They are a great way to publicly show your support for a diverse range of people.

2024-2025 calendar of key dates

Make a statement by supporting any of the following inclusive events.

Remember to tag #mpbusiness on your social media posts so we can share in your support.

Check out the following great events for different marginalised sectors:

Midsumma Pride

Parade, pride and party come together once a year in Melbourne’s iconic march celebrating solidarity in gender and sexuality diversity – 4 February 2024

IDAHOBIT DAY

International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination – 4 May 2024

Wear it Purple

Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people – 30 August 2024

International Women’s Day

Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity – 8 March 2024

16 Days of Activism

Respect Victoria’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – 25 November – 10 December

Harmony week

A celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds – 21 March to 26 March

National Reconciliation Week

A time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements – 27 May to 3 June 2024

Commemorating Mabo Day

Mabo Day is marked annually on 3 June. It commemorates Mer Island man Eddie Koiki Mabo and his successful efforts to overturn the legal fiction of terra nullius, or ‘land belonging to no-one’.

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth – 4 July to 11 July 2024

R U OK? Day

Empowering people to meaningfully connect and lend support – 12 September

Mental Health Day

Raising awareness of mental health issues around the world – 10 October

International Day of People with Disabilities

Making a commitment to create a world characterised by equal human rights – 3 December

More great resources to help your business

Is your business a place where everyone feels welcome? Use these resources to inform and guide innovative ways to address accessibility, diversity and inclusivity in your workplace.



Content reviewed and updated: December 2023

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