Children's Week is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children. It will run from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November 2020, with thousands of Victorian children taking part in the festivities.
The theme for Children's Week 2020 celebrates the right of all children to choose their own friends and safely connect with others. This is based on Article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
During Children's Week, local councils, not-for-profit organisations, schools and early childhood services organise open days, displays, special events, virtual spaces and online-based activities. These celebrate childhood and showcase children's achievements.
In light of coronavirus (COVID-19), Children’s Week 2020 has been expanded to include online and virtual events for children. Given that the situation continues to evolve, all in-person events will be subject to the health advice and guidelines in place at the time.
All Children's Week events are free to families with children aged from birth to 12 years. This is a great opportunity for Victorian families to enjoy fun, engaging and educational experiences.
Children's Week grants
Grants of up to $1,000 are available for organisations to host free activities. These may include:
- art exhibitions
- outdoor or messy play activities
- dance workshops
- musical performances
- sporting activities
- online activities for children.
You can apply online for a Children's Week grant. Applications close Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 5pm.
Download the Children's Week grant guidelines (docx - 1,013.65kb).
Calendar of free activities
A calendar of activities will be available in September 2020.
Find out more information on the
Children's Week website.
For questions on Children's Week grants in Victoria, email