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Events Calendar

2013


Communities

Updated 1
6/8
/2013

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

January




23 January

WA Youth Mentoring
Reform
Group

Find out about research and best practice findings
from the 2012 Australian Youth Mentoring
Conference and how to apply the findings to your
agency and/or sphere of activity.


February




25 February

CARE Lunch ‘n’
Learn Session
(Department of
Education)

Carers WA, supported by Communities, will provide
interactive and informative sessions to the Western
Australian public sector. The sessions aim to raise
awareness of carers in the workplace, the
challenges carers face and the resources availab
le
to recognise and support carers.

www.carerswa.asn.au/carers
-
wa
-
services/care
-
project


26 February

Albany


Great
Southern: WA Youth
Mentoring Reform
Group.


Find out about
research and best practice findings
from the 2012 Australian Youth Mentoring
Conference and how to apply the findings to your
agency and/or sphere of activity.

9.00am


11.45am

ACCI Conference Room

76 Collie Street

Albany

27 February

CARE Lunch ‘n’
Learn
Session
(Gordon Stephenson
House)

Carers WA, supported by Communities, will provide
interactive and informative sessions to the Western
Australian public sector. The sessions aim to raise
awareness of carers in the workplace, the
challenges carers face an
d the resources available
to recognise and support carers.

www.carerswa.asn.au/carers
-
wa
-
services/care
-
project


Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

28 February

CARE Lunch ‘n’
Learn Session (
Drug
and Alcohol Office
)

Carers WA, supported by Communities, will provide
interactive and informative sessions to the Western
Australian public sector. The sessions aim to raise
awareness of carers in the workplace, the
challenges carers face and the resources available
to recog
nise and support carers.

www.carerswa.asn.au/carers
-
wa
-
services/care
-
project


28 February

Kwinana
-
Rockingham
-
Mandurah: WA
Youth Mentoring
Reform Group

Find out about research and
best practice findings
from the 2012 Australian Youth Mentoring
Conference and how to apply the findings to your
agency and/or sphere of activity.

8.45am


12noon

The Zone Youth Centre

Corner Gilmore Ave and

Darius Drive, Kwinana

March




TBC
Late March

Nominations open
for Positive Image
Award

The Positive Image Award recognises and rewards
high school students across Western Australia who
promote a positive image for other students within
their school or wider community.


1 March

Regional Child Care
Development Fund


Operational Grants

Closing date for applications to this round of
Regional Child Care Development Fund


Operational Grants

For application guidelines and
forms:
www.communities.wa.
gov.au/
grants


1 March

Social Innovation
Grants Program

Closing date for round 7 of the Social Innovation
Grants Program.

For application guidelines and
forms:
www.communities.wa.gov.au/
grants

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

6
March

WA Women’s Hall of
Fame


this is an
invitation only event
as a prelude to
International
Women’s Day

Includes the launch of research funded by
Communities and undertaken by UN Women to
document the history of women’s groups in Western
Australia.


6
March

Kalgoorlie: WA
Youth Mentoring
Reform Group

Find out about research and best practice findings
from the 2012 Australian Youth Mentoring
Conference and how to apply the findings to your
agency and/or sphere of activity.

8.45am


12 noon

Goldfields
Education Office

Federal Rd, Kalgoorlie

7 March

UN Women’s
Breakfast


a prelude
to International
Women’s Day

A public event held at the Perth Convention Centre.

https://unwomen.org.au/civicr
m/event/info?reset=1&id=48

7 March

Bunbury: WA Youth
Mentoring Reform
Group

Find out about research and best practice findings
from the 2012 Australian Youth Mentoring
Conference and how to apply the findings to your
agency a
nd/or sphere of activity.

10.30am

JWS Training Room

5 Bourke Street

Bunbury

8 March

Northam: WA Youth
Mentoring Reform
Group

Find out about research and best practice findings
from the 2012 Australian Youth Mentoring
Conference and how to apply the
findings to your
agency and/or sphere of activity.

10.00am


1.00pm

Bridgeley Community Centre

93 Wellington Street,
Northam

8 March

International
Women’s Day

The day recognises the efforts of women in the
Western Australian community who work to improve
the status of women. The day is celebrated globally
each year and provides an opportunity for the
community to recognise the achievements of

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

women, past, presen
t and future to highlight their
economic, political and social contribution to society.

8 March

Grants for Women

Closing date for applications to the Grants for
Women program. All applications must be received
by 5.00 pm.

For application guidelines and

forms:
www.communities.wa.gov.au/
grants


8


9 March

Wagin Woolorama

The Wagin Woolorama

is a diverse agricultural show
with attractions for the whole family. It consists of an
agricultural and trade fair that showcases regional
businesses, services, products and communities.

www.woolorama.com.au

12 March

Hedland: WA Youth
Mentoring Reform
Group

Find out about research and best practice findings
from the 2012 Australian Youth Mentoring
Conference and how to apply the findings to your
agency and/or sphere of activity.

11.00am


3.00pm

JD Harding Centre

12 March

CARE Lunch ‘n’
Learn Session
(
Disability Services
Commission
)

Carers WA, supported by Communities, will provide
interactive and informative sessions to the Western
Australian public sector. The sessions aim to raise
awareness of carers in the workplace, the
challenges carers face and
the resources available
to recognise and support carers.

www.carerswa.asn.au/carers
-
wa
-
services/care
-
project

13 March

Broome: WA Youth
Mentoring Reform
Group

Find out about
research and best practice findings
from the 2012 Australian Youth Mentoring
Conference and how to apply the findings to your
agency and/or sphere of activity.

8.45am


12 noon

ICC Conference Room

20 March

World’s Biggest
World’s Biggest Play
group Day is a national event
celebrating and showcasing the valuable contribution
www.playgroupaustralia.com.
Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

Playgroup WA

of the playgroup movement and services and
products that promote early childhood development
and parenting.

au/wa/

20 March

CARE Lunch ‘n’
Learn

Session
(Albany)

Carers WA, supported by Communities, will provide
interactive and informative sessions to the Western
Australian public sector and community service
employees. The sessions aim to raise awareness of
carers in the workplace, the challenges carers face
and
the resources available to recognise and
support carers.

www.carerswa.asn.au/carers
-
wa
-
services/care
-
project


21 March

Annual Grace
Vaughan Lecture

The lecture is an annual event

conducted in
partnership with the Department for Communities,
UWA and the Australian Association of Social
Workers. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Dr
Jacquie Hutchinson


21 March

Women’s
Entrepreneurship
Luncheon



An luncheon at the Parmelia
Hilton celebrating
women in enterprise and featuring special guest
speakers Melanie Brock and Olivia Humphrey.


Bookings essential:

www.trybooking.com/CNAV


22 March

CARE Lunch ‘n’
Learn Session
(Department o
f
Health)

Carers WA, supported by Communities, will provide
interactive and informative sessions to the Western
Australian public sector. The sessions aim to raise
awareness of carers in the workplace, the
challenges carers face and the resources
available
to recognise and support carers.

www.carerswa.asn.au/carers
-
wa
-
services/care
-
project

31 March

Application deadline
to receive the WA
Seniors Card holders
Safety and Security
The Safety and Security Rebate Scheme delivers
WA Seniors Card Holders a rebate of up to $200 per
household towards installing or buying home security
devices. A

further $200 per household is available
WA Seniors Card Hotline
Monday to Friday 9am
-
3pm

Metro (08) 6217 885
5

Country 1800 671 233

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

Rebate Scheme.

for the purchase and installation of electrical and fire
safety items. The Scheme ends after applications
received by 31 March 2013 are processed.

31 March

Neighbour Day WA

Neighbour Day WA 2013 falls on Easter Sunday 31
March this year. Why not invite your neighbours over
for a barbecue or a cuppa close to Neighbour Day,
which, is about making time to know your neighbours
better.


April




5
-
14 April

National Youth Week

National Youth Week celebrates the positive
contributions young people make to our community.
More than 100 events will be held across WA,
including the Youth Hub and KickstART Festival.

www.communities.wa.gov.au/
youth


12 April

Youth Mentoring
Demonstration
Projects Launch

The Department for Communities has provided
funding to youth mentoring agencies to develop
training materials that

will demonstrate best practice.

7.00
-
8.00pm

YMCA HQ

60a Frame Court

Leederville WA 6007

13 April

WA Youth Awards

The WA Youth Awards were established in 1999 to
recognise outstanding young Western Australians
aged 12 to 25 years. They honour

the hard work and
dedication of young people, youth workers and
youth
-
led groups throughout WA. The awards are
proudly presented by the Department for
Communities in partnership with the Youth Affairs
Council of Western Australia. The awards are
supported

by Lotterywest.

www.communities.wa.gov.au/
youth


Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

17 April

CARE Lunch ‘n’
Learn Session
(Public Sector
Commission)

Carers WA, supported by Communities, will provide
interactive and informative
sessions to the Western
Australian public sector. The sessions aim to raise
awareness of carers in the workplace, the
challenges carers face and the resources available
to recognise and support carers.

www.carerswa.asn.au/carers
-
wa
-
services/care
-
project

18 April

CARE Lunch ‘n’
Learn Session
(Department of
Environment and
Conservation)

Carers WA, supported by Communities, will provi
de
interactive and informative sessions to the Western
Australian public sector. The sessions aim to raise
awareness of carers in the workplace, the
challenges carers face and the resources available
to recognise and support carers.

www.carerswa.asn.au/carers
-
wa
-
services/care
-
project

30 April


Nominations open
for Regional
Achievement and
Community Awards


The Department for Communities sponsors the
Community Group of the Year
Award category.

http://www.awardsaustralia.co
m/RACA_wa.php


30 April


Geraldton Launch:
Regional
Achievement and
Community Awards


The Department for Communities sponsors the
Community Group of
the Year Award category.

10.30am
-

11.30am

Geraldton

http://www.awardsaustralia.co
m/RACA_wa.php


May




2 May



Katanning Launch:
Regional
Achievement and
Community Awards


The Department for Communities sponsors the
Community
Group
of the Year Award

category
.

10.30am
-

11.30am

Pioneer Room,

Katanning Leisure Centre,

Pemble Street,

Katanning

http://www.awardsaustralia.co
m/RACA_wa.php

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

3 May

Social Enterprise
Fund

Last day for submission of applications to the Social
Enterprise Fund grants program.

www.communities.wa.gov.au/
grants

10 May

Women’s
Entrepreneurship
Luncheon

An luncheon at the Parmelia Hilton celebrating
women in enterprise and featuring special guest
speakers Melanie Brock and Olivia Humphrey.

$35, book by 6 May 2013 at

www.trybo
oking.com/CNAV

13
-
19 May

National Volunteer
Week

National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of
volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and
provides an opportunity to highlight the role of
volunteers in our communities and to say thank you
to the

more than

six million Australians who
volunteer.

www.volunteeringwa.org.au

13 May

Giant Red Ribbon
signing

A public event
in support of volunteering and to mark
the
start of National Volunteer Week

Murray

Street Mall

14 May

National Families
Week Broome
community event

A free community event featuring stalls by parenting
services and free entertainment for the family


2
-
6.30pm at 30 Dora Street in
Broome. Contact:
tamara.austin@communities.
wa.gov.au

15 May

Volunteer of the Year

gala presentation
dinner

Submissions dates to be announced. Presentation
venue is the Hyatt Regency Hotel.


By invitation only
www.volunteeringwa.org.au

15


21 May

Families Week

The aim of National Families Week is to celebrate
the vital role that families play in helping children to
develop, learn and grow, and reflect on the influence
families have on a child’s wellbeing.

National
Families Week is timed to coincide with the Unit
ed
www.familiesaustralia.org.au

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

Nations International Day of Families on 15 May.

15 May

Launch of Parenting
WA Guides

Ministerial launch of the new Parenting WA Guides
at the combined
18th Linkwest Conference for

WA’s Community, Neighbourhood and Learning

Centres and the Inaugural WA Parenting Sector

Support Conference
.

Registrations have closed for
this conference.

22 May

Women’s work? Who
cares?

Elizabeth Broderick, Australia’s

Sex Discrimination
Commissioner presents
this seminar on
the latest

research

about women, work, the economic impacts
of

unpaid caring responsibilities and options for
economic,

workplace and social reform.

2.00pm to 3.30pm

Wednesday 22 May 2013

This event is FREE but

places are limited and

bookings are essential
. So

RSVP

b
y 17

May

2013 at

Communities@32dsg.com

Venue:

Swan Room, Parmelia Hilton

14 Mill St Perth

22 May

CARE Lunch ‘n’
Learn Session
(Mental Health
Commission)

Carers WA, supported by Communities, will provide
interactive and informative sessions to the Western
Australian public sector.


The sessions aim to raise
awareness of carers in the workplace, the
challenges carers face and the resources available
to recog
nise and support carers.



For more information,
visit

www.carerswa.asn.au/ca
rers
-
wa
-
services/care
-
project

27 May

CARE Lunch ‘n’
Learn Session
(Department of
Commerce)

Carers WA,
supported by Communities, will provide
interactive and informative sessions to the Western
Australian public sector.


The sessions aim to raise
awareness of carers in the workplace, the
challenges carers face and the resources available
to recognise and su
pport carers.



For more information,
visit

www.carerswa.asn.au/ca
rers
-
wa
-
services/care
-
project

31 May

Application deadline
to receive the 2013
WA Seniors Card
holders Cost of
Living Rebate.

The Cost of Living Rebate Scheme is an annual
payment introduced by the state government to help
WA Seniors Card holders with rising living expenses.
Payments are made in late July and vary slightly
each year in line with the Consumer Price
Index.

WA Seniors Card Hotline
Monday to Friday 9am
-
3pm

Metro (08) 6217 8855

Country 1800 671 233

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

31 May

Nominations CLOSE
for Positive Image
Award

The Positive Image Awards recognise and reward
high school students across Western Australia who
promote a
positive image for other students within
their school or wider community.


June




4 June

Launch of WA
Children’s Week
2013 and the 2013
WA Children’s Week
Awards

Mrs Tonya McCusker, Patron of WA Children’s
Week, will officiate at this launch, which will

feature
an interactive presentation by children’s health and
fitness advocates Phil Britten and Graham
McDonnell.

Invitation only.

11am, Princess Margaret
Hospital

4 June

Launch the Bendigo
Bank Seniors Week
Festival 2013
Community Grants
Program
and
Nominations for the
WA Seniors Awards
2013
.

Details available from 4 June.

Web links available from 4
June.

6 June

Carers’ Future
Planning Information
Session.


In partnership with the Offices of the Public Advocate
and the Public Trustee, the Department
for
Communities will deliver a community information
session for Western Australian carers about future
planning options.


The session will include
information regarding enduring powers of attorney
and guardianship, advanced health directives and
wills.

6
June 2013, 10am
-
1pm at
the Association for the Blind,
Victoria Park.

Morning tea and a light lunch
will be provided.

Free,
but
bookings essential

at
www.trybooking.com/CREY

For more information or to
register,

contact Jo Brooker
on (08) 6551 8320 or email
jo.brooker@communities.wa.
gov.au


15 June

World Elder Abuse
Awareness Day

June 15 is the annual day to raise awareness of
elder abuse throughout the world. It is a day to bring
elder abuse out from behind closed doors, to say
www.advocare.org.au/informa
tion/world
-
elder
-
abuse
-
awarene


Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

“no” to elder abuse and to let older people in our
communities know they have the right to live without
fear and abuse.

16
-
22 June

Refugee Week

Refugee Week is Australia's peak annual activity to
inform the public about

refugees and celebrate the
positive contributions made by refugees to Australian
society. Refugee Week is run by the Refugee
Council of Australia in June every year and
incorporates the United Nations World Refugee Day,
20 June.


28 June

Social
Innovation
Grants

Closing date for round eight of Social Innovation
Grants.

For application guidelines and
forms:
www.communities.wa.gov.au/
grants


July




3 July

Launch of opening of
2013
Bendigo
Bank

Seniors
A
wards
nomination
s

and
event
grants
applications.

This year’s Bendigo Bank Seniors Festival runs from
10
-
17 November. From 3 July 2013 you will be able
to nominate a senior for an award and apply for a
grant to help run a

community
, local government
or

regional event

to celebrate the festival
.


1:30pm
-
2:30pm,

Venue TBA

5 July

Regional Child Care
Development Fund


Operational Grants

Closing date for this round of Child Care Operational
Grants.

For application guidelines and
forms:
www.communities.wa.gov.au/
grants


Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

7
-
14 July

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is a national celebration of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and
com
munities. NAIDOC Week runs annually in the
first full week of July, and has been officially running
since 1957. All Australians are encouraged to
participate in NAIDOC Week activities.

www.naidocperth.org


11 July

Department for
Communities’
display at the
Ashfield NAIDOC
event

NAIDOC Week is a national celebration of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and
communities. NAIDOC Week runs annually in the
first full week of July, and has b
een officially running
since 1957. All Australians are encouraged to
participate in NAIDOC Week activities.


23 July


Nominations Close:
Regional
Achievement and
Community Awards

The Department for Communities sponsors the
Community Group of the Year Awar
d category.

http://www.awardsaustralia.
com/RACA_wa.php

24 July

Professional
Development
Session on Parenting

E
-
gaming for professionals working with children.

9am
-
12pm, Theatrette,
Department of

Health, 189
Royal Street, East Perth.

Free


but bookings are
essential at
www.trybooking.com/CYBJ


Information: Email
SueEllen.Middleton@commu
n
ities.wa.gov.au

or call her on
6551 8566.

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

24 July

Parenting Matters
Seminar

E
-
gaming information for parents. Hear from two
experts about the effect of violent games and game
culture, and how you can ensure electronic gaming
is enjoyed in a positive way i
n your family

7pm
-
9pm, Perth Modern
School, 90 Roberts Road,
Subiaco.

Free


but bookings are
essential at
www.trybooking.com/CYBJ

Information: Email
SueEllen.Middleton@commu
nities.wa.gov.au

or call her on
6551 8566.

August




12 August

UN International
Youth Day

The United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is
celebrated on August 12
each year to recognize
efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global
society. It also aims to promote ways to engage
them in becoming more actively involved in making
positive contributions to their communities.


September




TBC September

National
Child
Protection Week

Child Protection Week is an annual event aiming to
raise awareness in the community of child abuse
prevention. The campaign promotes the belief that it
is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe
physically and emotionally. In
WA the week is
coordinated by the Department for Child Protection.

www.childprotection.wa.gov.a
u


Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

October




All October

Community Safety
Month

Community Safety Month is part of a nationwide
community
safety initiative and aims to engage
community participation to improve safety in the
community. Throughout the month there will be
events and activities to help remind all community
members to be more safety aware
-

because injuries
are preventable.


All

October

Safe Work October

Safe Work October is an initiative of WorkSafe to
help promote safety across all workplaces in
Western Australia. This month includes the National
Safe Work Australia Week.

www.commerce.wa.gov.au/W
orkSafe/

> Services > Safe
Work October 2013 (when
page updated)

TBC October

WA Volunteering
Symposium

The Western Australia Volunteering Symposium is a
two day event which promotes sector development
and capacity building amongst
volunteering involving
organisations and volunteer resource centres across
the state. The two day symposium will feature key
not
e speakers, presentations, workshops, forums
and a research round table on current and emerging
matters of significance and interest to the Western
Australian volunteering sector. In addition, the event
will also include a Welcome Breakfast and
Networking
Reception.


1 October

International Day of
Older Persons

The United Nations' International Day of Older
Persons is celebrated annually on October 1 to
recognise the contributions of older persons and to
examine issues that affect their lives.


Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

4 October

Regional Child Care
Development Fund


Operational Grants

Closing date for this round of

Child Care Operational
Grants.

For application guidelines and
forms:
www.communities.wa.gov.au/
grants


6
-
13

October

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week raises community awareness
about mental health issues and is held every
October to coincide with World Mental Health Day on
10 October.

www.mentalhealth.wa.gov.au

13


19 October

Carers Week

Carers Week is held annually to acknowledge the
vital role carers play in our community. The aim of
Carers Week events is to promote and raise
awareness of the role that carers play in the
community
and to generate discussion about carer
issues and to recognise and thank carers for their
contribution.

www.carersaustralia.com.au

1
6

October

Minister’s luncheon
for finalists in the
2013 WA Seniors
Awards

Hosted by the Minister for Seniors and Vol
unteering,
Hon Tony Simpson MLA, at Parliament House.

Finalists only.



18 October


Regional
Achievement and
Community Awards
gala presentation
dinner

The Department for Communities sponsors the
Community Group
of the Year Award category.


7.00pm
-

11.30pm

Perth Convention and
Exhibition Centre

http://www.awardsaustralia.co
m/RACA_wa.php


Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

19
-
27 October

Children’s Week

Children’s Week is a National, annual

event held
around Universal Children’s Day, on the fourth
Wednesday in October right across Australia. This
week is dedicated to celebrating children across our
State and to highlighting their achievements.

www.childrensweekwa.org.au

20 October

Youth Mentoring
Week

Youth Mentoring Week is a celebration throughout
Australia of youth mentoring and all its success,
potential and opportunity.


20 October

Ch
ildren’s Week
2013 launch and
Family FunSafe

Day,
Whiteman Park

A free event for families including e
ntertainment,
craft activities, musical fun, Parents Expo and more

for the whole family.

Meerilinga Young Children's Foundation
Incorporated is the convenor for Children's Week in
Western Australia.

From 10am
, Whiteman Park

www.meerilinga.org.au/

www.childrensweekwa.org.au

www.whitemanpark.com.au/e
vents/eventListing.aspx

21
-
23 October

National Seniors
Australian
Convention

TBA

TBA

21 October

Parenting Seminar

Presented by
p
rofess
ional

Michael Unger
.

7
-
9pm, Churchlands High
School, Churchlands.

22 October

Professional
Development
Session on Parenting

Presented by
p
rofess
ional

Michael Under.

9am
-
12pm, State Library of
WA, Northbridge.

23 October

Children’s Week
Hosted by Meerilinga and supported by the
www.meerilinga.org.au/

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

Awards

Department for Communities

Heath Ledger Theatre
Northbridge

26
-
27 October

WA Early Childhood
Education and Care
Convention

TBA

Perth Convention Exhibition
Centre
http://www.waecec.com/


27 October

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day recognises the important
contribution grandparents of all ages make to the
community.

Visit

Grandparents D
ay


November





TBC November

2013 Regional
Achievement and
Community Award
winners announced

The Department for Communities is
sponsoring the
Community Group of the Year category.


TBC November

Annual Clare Burton
Lecture

Conducted in partnership with Curtin University, this
annual lecture features a topical speaker on current
women’s issues.


10 November

WA Seniors Awards

The
WA Seniors Awards 2013 recognise the
achievements of seniors and mark the start of
Bendigo Bank Seniors Week Festival 2013. The
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering, and COTA
WA (Council on the Ageing) will host the event.

Invitation only.

11

17 November

Bendigo Bank
Seniors Week
During Bendigo Bank Seniors Week Festival 2013,
there are numerous community, local government
and regional events and celebrations occurring

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au

Festival

across the state, many of which are funded by the
Department for Communities.

11 November

2013 Seniors Card
M
orning
T
ea
at the
Bell Tower.


WA Seniors Card holders should watch out for the
coupon in the October edition of Have
-
A
-
Go News
and fill it in and send it in or a chance to win an
invitation to this special morning tea with

the Minister
for Seniors and Volunteering.

Invitation only.

11
-
13 November

11
th

Australasian
Injury Prevention
and
Safety Promotion
Conference

Conference sponsored by the Department for
Communities

Fremantle.

Details TBA.

13 November

Have a Go Day

Annual community festival featuring stalls from
numerous organisations, live music and activities for
seniors.


This annual event is organised by the
Seniors Recreation Council and has more than 8000
people in attendance each year.

Seniors Recreation Counc
il of
WA: t: 9492 9773


e:
info@srcwa.asn.au


w:
www.srcwa.asn.au

December




5 December

WA 50
-
year
Volunteer Service
Badge presentation

The Volunteer Service Badge is designed to thank
volunteers who have contributed half a century or
more of service to the Western Australian
community. Volunteers who have contributed 50
years or more to a specific group, club or
organisation, local govern
ment or state government,
are eligible to be nominated by their organisation.


5 December

Thank a Volunteer
Day/International
The Thank a Volunteer Day/International Volunteer
Day Garden Party is as annual celebration of
www.volunteeringwa.org.au

Department of Local Government and
Communiti
es



Communities

Events Calendar 2013


Date/s

Event Title

Brief Description

Event Information


To find further information on a Department for Communities event, go to
www.communities.wa.gov.au


Volunteer Day

volunteers and the contribution they make, which is
primarily organised and coordinated each year by
Volunteering WA. The Garden Party provides an
opportunity to thank volunteers through a semi
-
formal event and includes the presentation of
awards.

6 December

Regional Child Care
Development Fund


Operational Grants

Closing date for this round of Child Care Operational
Grants.

For application guidelines and
forms:
www.communities.wa.gov.au/
grants