Australia first participated in Rare Disease Day in 2009 and have since hosted many exciting events to raise awareness among the general public. These have taken place all over the country from Perth to Canberra and Sydney. Among them include an Indian dancing event, an online silent art auction, fun runs, public seminars, bake sales and a high tea event.
Rare Disease Day 2020 in Australia saw the launch of a National Strategic Action plan for Rare Diseases, a milestone event for Australia’s Minister for Health. Across the country a vast number of events took place for all members of the rare disease community.
Multiple landmarks and buildings were lit up in rare disease day colours to mark the occasion. These include: The Story Bridge, The Victoria Bridge, Adelaide Oval, Perth’s Parliament House, Perth’s Yahan Square Digital Tower, Perth’s Council House, Tasmania’s Town Hall, Canberra’s Telstra Tower, Brisbane’s City Hall and Sydney’s Town Hall.
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