OT Week

OT Week 2021

Participation - Inclusion - Independence

This year OT week is from Monday 25 October to Sunday 31 October. OT week is scheduled to coincide with World Occupational Therapy Day which is held on 27 October. OT week is an opportunity to celebrate OTs, and to educate the broader community on the value OTs provide.

This year's theme of participation, inclusion and independence celebrates the role OTs play in supporting people of all abilities to engage in activities they find meaningful.

Below find our suite of resources which are free to be shared. 


What is OT Week?

Celebrating the profession

OT Week is an opportunity to increase the visibility of the profession and celebrate occupational therapists around the world. Many associations around the world celebrate either an OT Day or week.

Occupational Therapy day was first launched on 27th October 2010 by the WFOT (World Federation of Occupational Therapy). This led to many global, national and local activities that celebrate OTs.

Hear stories from OTs

We asked OTs to share stories of what this years theme means to them, and to share insight to their story with occupational therapy. See more below.

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Read all stories from OTs

Where are you celebrating?

Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, your state may have a range of events happening during OT Week, allowing you to connect and celebrate with peers. See below public events, or contact us directly here to add your event to the list


Darling Downs Occupational Therapists Networking Event Toowoomba City, QLD 4350

Celebrate OT week and to network with Occupational Therapists from across the Darling Downs. Topics for discussion will include, health opportunities and growth in the region, growth o the workforce and opportunities/challenges for regional OTs.

Western Australia

OT Quiz Night North Perth, WA, 6006

Join for a competitive and fun quiz night to celebrate OT Week 2021 with OT Australia while helping raise funds for a good cause!

Northern Territory

Darwin OT Week Coffee & Chat Darwin, NT, 0820

Connect and celebrate with OTs in a relaxed environment, 2pm, October 30. Held at Fresh Point Cafe Parap.

RSVP to Carmen with the email below.

Northern Territory

OT Week @ CDU Casuarina Campus - Blue 1 Foyer, Casuarina, NT, 0810

21 October, 4pm - 6:30pm

The College of Health and Human Sciences, Charles Darwin University and the CDU Allied Health Collective invites Occupational Therapy and Allied Health Students to join us in celebrating OT Week. RSVP before October 14.

South Australia

A Lifetime of Occupation UniSA City East Campus - H2-02, Adelaide, SA, 5001

Join for the inaugural combined Universities OT Week Event as we celebrate the contribution of two outstanding Occupational Therapists. Held from 5pm - 7pm on 25 October, OTs are welcome to celebrate OT Week 2021

South Australia

University of Adelaide OT Week Celebration University of Adelaide, Hub Central, North Terrace Campus, Adelaide, SA, 5005

Networking event for students of Adelaide, OTs and the university. Held from 10am - 2pm on 26 October, OTs are welcome to celebrate OT Week 2021. No RSVP required


OT Week Annual catchup and informal networking Levee Food Co, Launceston, TAS, 7250

Informal OT Week networking, over dinner on Wednesday 27 October. RSVP by 22 October.


Future of HealthTech: tips to successfully embed tech for allied health Virtual

Speakers will share insights from being on the forefront of the healthcare industry. Every day they support allied health professionals to streamline their workflows with technology and empower them to have more impact in their work. Held on 27 October, as a 1 hour panel discussion.

Western Australia

OT Week 2021 gathering Margaret River, WA, 6285

Wednesday 27 October, 5 - 7pm, Margaret River Tapas & Bar, Andrews Way, Margaret River (Yahava complex.) Supported by SWOTPDG. RSVP by 21/10/2021.


OT Week Wine and Cheese Geelong, VIC, 3220

Wednesday 27 October, 7 - 8:30pm, 49 Mercer St, Geelong. Join for an evening of cheese, wine and nibbles to celebrate all things OT. RSVP by Monday 18 October.

Australian Capital Territory

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Conference Virtual

Thursday 28 October, 9 - 12:30pm. Join for the University of Canberra Inaugural Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Conference. The event will feature presentations from final year Occupational Therapy students.

Want to share your event with OTA? You can contact us below.

Digital resources to celebrate OT Week

Use our resources to share digitally or print for your upcoming celebrations.

OT Week Poster
Download here
Social Media Graphic
Download here
Social Banner
Download here
OT Week Postcard
Download here

OT Week 2021 Merchandise

View available merchandise to purchase before OT Week, 2021.

Relaxed T-Shirt

35 $AUD

Polo Shirt

40 $AUD


65 $AUD

Staple T-Shirt

35 $AUD

Find all products, including colours and sizing below

Celebrate OT week your own way

OTA have worked with Hampers with Bite to put together hampers that can be purchased and used to host your own morning tea. Get together virtually or in person with colleagues, peers and others to celebrate the role of OTs. Find below options.

Medium Hamper
Medium Hamper
Designed for up to 10 people
$ 50 inc GST
  • Aurora Coffee Sachet x10
  • The Cookie Collective Butter Shortbread 100g
  • Little Darling Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans 100g
  • Opulent Tea Blends Chai 60g
  • Harvest Box Go Banana Box Mix 45g
  • Opulent Tea Blends English Breakfast Tea 40g
  • Harvest Box Berry Bazooka Health Bombs 40g
  • The Kernel Salt Factory Popcorn 40g
  • Harvest Box Power Mix 40g
  • Millie’s Bakehouse Double Choc Chip Shortbread 35g
  • Brookfarm Explorer Brothers Blend 35g GF
  • Spring Almond & Chocolate Chip Slice 28G

Use password: hampersot

Large Hamper
Large Hamper
Designed for up to 20 people
$ 100 inc gst
  • Aurora Coffee Sachet x20
  • Little Darling Food Co. Salted Caramel Rocky Road 135g
  • The Cookie Collective Butter Shortbread 100g x3
  • Little Darling Food Co. Chocolate Coated
  • Coffee Beans 100g x 2
  • Opulent Tea Blends Chai 60g
  • Harvest Box Go Banana Box Mix 45g x 2
  • Opulent Tea Blends English Breakfast Tea 40g
  • Opulent Tea Blends French Earl Grey 40g
  • Harvest Box Berry Bazooka Health Bombs 40g x 2
  • Nomad Drinking Chocolate 40G
  • The Kernel Salt Factory Popcorn 40g
  • Brookfarm Explorer Brothers Blend 35g GF x 3
  • Spring Almond & Chocolate Chip Slice 28G x 2

Use password: hampersot

To access the product page, use the password: hampersot
Contact us with any questions here

Medicine adds days to life, occupational therapy adds life to days

Madeleine Horton

National OT’s morning tea, OT Week 2019

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