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Children's Week

Celebrating young people,

Children’s Week is a national initiative that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children.

This year Children's Week focuses on every child's right to speak and be heard.

Children’s Week is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. It is based on the articles expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, highlighting play, wellbeing and protection.

This year, Children's Week will take place on Saturday 18 - Sunday 26 October and the theme for the week celebrates Article 12, focusing on every child's right to speak and be heard.

The Department works in partnership with local governments, Victorian schools and early childhood services to host activities during Children's Week that focus community attention on the needs and achievements of children and young people as they thrive, learn and grow.

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, 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.

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Calendar of events

A calendar of free events will be displayed here shortly.

Enquiries

For any additional information on Children’s Week, or to register an event, please email: childrens.week@edumail.vic.gov.au