Children's Week

Celebrate Childrens Week, 20-28 October 2018 

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

The 2018 theme is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 12 - children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account.

Children's Week in 2018 will be held from Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October 2018, 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 and is supported by the Department.

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 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.

Calendar of free activities

Download the calendar of events for Children's Week 2018 (xlsx - 60.97kb).

Children's Week grants

Applications for 2018 Children's Week grants have now closed.

Successful applicants have been notified that they will receive a Children’s Week grant. 

Across Victoria, 100 grants of up to $1,000 have been allocated. These have been provided to local governments and not-for-profit organisations in metro, regional and rural areas.

The events include a range of physical and creative opportunities for children from birth to 12 years old. They are also lots of fun!

More information

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