Children's Week

Celebrate Childrens Week, 21-29 Octiber 2017. Education has the power to transform children's lives.

Children's Week is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people.

The 2017 theme is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 29 - Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, their cultures and other cultures.

Children's Week in 2017 will be held from Saturday 21 - Sunday 29 October 2017, where hundreds of activities attract thousands of Victorian families across the state.

Children's Week highlights the terrific work educational services and community groups do in Victoria, the Education State, and is supported by The Department of Education and Training in ensuring that every child experiences the chance to succeed, in learning and in life.

During Children’s Week, local councils, organisations, schools and early childhood services organise a range of open days, displays and special events that celebrate childhood and showcase children's achievements.

All Children’s Week events are offered free-of-charge to Victorian families with children aged 0-12 years. This represents a great opportunity for Victorian families to enjoy a fun, engaging and educational experience at minimal expense.

Details for Children's Week for 2017 will be released on this website shortly.

Calendar of Free Activities

​​The Children’s Week Calendar of Activities will be released in September 2017.

Grants for not-for-profit organisations and Local Government Councils

The Department of Education and Training invites organisations to apply for a grant to contribute to the cost of hosting a Children’s Week activity, and have their activiity promoted through the calender of free activities.

To find out more, and to see if your organisation is eligible to apply for a grant, please read: Children's Week Grants Guideines (docx - 409.12kb)

The closing date for applications has been extended to Friday 28 July 2017.

More Information

For more information on Children's Week, see: Children's Week Council of Australia