Children's Week

Celebrate Childrens Week, 20-28 October 2018Children's Week is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children.

The theme for Children’s Week 2019 celebrates the right of all children to be healthy, safe and happy, based on Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Children's Week in 2019 will be held from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 October 2019, and will see thousands of Victorian children aged from birth to 12 years of age taking part in the festivities.

During Children’s Week, local councils, not-for-profit 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 families with children aged from birth to 12 years. This is a great opportunity for Victorian families to enjoy a fun, engaging and educational experience.

Calendar of free activities

A calendar of activities will be available later in the year.

Children's Week grants

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for organisations to host free activities which may include art exhibitions, outdoor or messy play activities, dance workshops, musical performances, picnics and sporting activities.

To apply for a grant see the grant guidelines (docx - 460.26kb). Applications for grants close at 5pm Friday 19 July 2019.

More information

For more information on Children's Week 2019, see: Children's Week Council of Australia For questions on Children’s Week grants in Victoria email childrens.week@edumail.vic.gov.au

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