Children’s Week

Children’s Week

All children world-wide have the right to enjoy childhood by demonstrating their talents, skills, and abilities.

Organised by The Children’s Week Council of Australia, Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia held around the fourth Wednesday in October.

A diverse range of events and activities are organised at National, State and Local levels. These events help focus the attention of the wider community on children, their rights, needs, and achievements.

Thousands of children and their families around the country are involved in activities and events during the week through the participation of schools, playgroups, childcare, kindergartens, cultural groups, libraries, departments, and community groups.

The Children’s Week Council of Australia advocates and promotes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child. Each year an article is selected by the Children’s Week Council of Australia. This article becomes the theme for Children’s Week across the country.

Article 15 was chosen as the 2020/21 Children’s Week Theme which states,

Children have the right to meet with other children and young people and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

Children’s Week national patron Australian Governor-General David Hurley said,

“The theme in 2020 aligns well with the global health pandemic and the outgoing concerns about the safety of children in an online environment.”

“As patron of the council I am very supportive of the positive messages it sends about young Australians and the many ways in which they enrich our society.”