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To coincide with Universal Children’s Day, states and territories across the country will be celebrating all that it means to be a child in Australia from the 22nd-28th October!

A diverse range of events and activities are organised at National, State and Local levels, focusing the attention of the wider community on children, their rights, and achievements. Children’s Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood.

Each year the theme of Children’s Week highlights a particular Children’s Right. This year’s theme is based on UNCRC Article 27:

Children have the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs. The government should help families who cannot afford to provide this.

We’ve listed a few of the celebrations happening around the nation in the upcoming week, but make sure to search up your local area for ideas – there’s plenty on!


Saturday, October 22nd:

  • Children’s Rights Queensland and 54 Reasons have teamed up to launch Children’s Week 2022 –Teralba Park.
  • Family Fun Day – Canungra
  • Childrens Music Concert with Lizzie Young – Ipswich
  • Wheelchair basketball for kids – Sippy Downs

Tuesday, 25th October:

  • Communicate with Sign and Song – Buderim
  • Imagination Play Matters – Buderim
  • Focus on Gympie – A Kids eye view – Gympie

Saturday, 29th October;

  • Big Messy Play Date – Richlands

Sunday, 30th October:

  • Butterflies, Bees and Beltane – Millen Farm, Samford Valley

New South Wales:

Saturday, 22nd October:

  • Children’s Week nature discovery guided walk – Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden


Sunday, 23rd October:

  • Street craft library with DIY craft and afternoon tea – Mihini Ramasundara

Wednesday, 26 October:

  • Disco Party and BBQ at the Afters – YWCA Canberra

Friday, 28th October:

  • Free entry into Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre at the National Museum of Australia


Saturday, 22nd October:

  • Children’s Festival – Cheltenham Community Centre
  • Kids Carnival – Vantage Point

Sunday 23rd October:

  • Lantern Parade Festival – Brunswick
  • Family Fun Day – Mildura Race Course

Wednesday 26th October:

  • Magic Jenny and Fluffy Puppet – Hamilton
  • Children’s Week Celebration Concert – Avoca

Friday, 28th October:

  • Mount Alexandar Children’s Week Story Walk – Castlemaine

Week Long Activites:

  • West Footscray Neighbourhood House, Teddy Bears Picnic, Messy Play and Big Games Day and more!
  • Surf Coast Children’s Week activities – Surf Coast Shire


Saturday, 22nd October:

  • Painted Rock Runt – Hadspen
  • Animal Art Detectives – Launceston
  • Nests are Everywhere – Invermay
  • Twenty Tiny Dinosaurs – Inveresk

Monday, 24th October:

  • Costume Parade, Happy Hopper Playgroup – St Catherine’s Hall
  • This Little House of Mine, birdhouse decorating – Rocherlea
  • Movie Afternoon – Burnie Library

Wednesday, 25th October:

  • Live music and song – Moonah
  • Lego Comic, Hobart Library

South Australia:

Saturday, 22nd – Sunday, 23rd October:

  • Bunnings activities – Modbury and Parafield

Saturday, 22nd October:

  • El Ritmo South American Dance Academy Encancto dance workshop

Tuesday, 25th October:

  • Happy Hearts Playgroup – Hackham West Community Centre
  • Messy Play Day – Centacare Family Connections Program

Western Australia:

Sunday, 23rd October:

  • Family Fun Day – Whiteman Park

Tuesday, 25th October:

  • Exmouth Messy Mud Play Day – Federation Park
  • Children’s Week Cooking Classes – Pingrup Community Resource Centre
  • Crazy Critter Mosaics – Jurien Bay

Wednesday, 26th October:

  • Children’s Week Archery – Hyden
  • Magic Show – Wongan Hills

Thursday, 27th October:

  • Silent Disco – Newman Neighbourhood Centre

Friday, 28th October:

  • Family Day at Goldfields Regional Toy Library and Sandalwood Family Centre – South Kalgoorlie
  • Bush Magic in the Park – Delyellup

Northern Territory:

Saturday, October 22nd:

  • Children’s Art Exhibition – Casuarina Library Darwin (on display until the 27th)

Tuesday, October 25th:

  • Palmerston Children’s Week Event – Recreation Stadium

Wednesday, October 26

  • Family Fun Day – Lake Alexander, East Point
  • Stories Songs and Games – Alice Springs Library