Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia held around the fourth Wednesday in October. A diverse range of events and activities are organised at National, State and Local levels to celebrate the rights of children to enjoy childhood and for the wider community to rejoice in their talents, skills and abilities.

The aims of Children’s Week are:

  • to heighten community awareness of the needs of children;
  • to promote knowledge of services which are available to children and their families;
  • to stimulate education in quality child care and child rearing;
  • to increase communication between children and adults and to provide opportunities for children and adults to share enjoyable experiences.