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Children’s Week

22 - 30 October 2022

Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship held on the fourth Wednesday of October in Australia to coincide with Universal Children’s Day. Each year the theme of Children’s Week highlights a particular Children’s Right.

The theme for 2022 is based on Article 27: You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can’t do many of the things other kids can do.

More information about resources and activities relating to Children’s Week 2022 will be added to this page closer to the date.

Want to get involved with Children’s Week?

Children’s Week is run by different organisations in each state and territory and many of these have their own websites. To link to information about Children’s Week in your state or territory go to the national Children’s Week website. NAPCAN coordinates Children’s Week in the Northern Territory (see this page) and is also a member of the Queensland Children’s Week Committee.

Organise, join or register an event

Behind the theme...

To find out more about the issues behind this year’s theme, and the impacts of not meeting our Article 27 obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, see:



Download the Children's Rights Activity

Children and young people learn and grow when they can choose their own friends, set up or join groups, come together to have their say, and have adults who help them to connect safely.

We’ve created the Children’s Rights Activity to to invite children and young people to tell us about ways they connect with others, and why this is important to them. Download the Children’s Rights Activity.

Children's Rights Activity

  • Did you plan an activity? Talk about an issue? Set up a group? Do something fun together?
  • Max. file size: 10 MB.
  • I understand that by submitting my Children's Rights Activity, I give permission for NAPCAN to use the information I have provided on their website, social media and Children’s Week displays.

Download the Children's Voices Activity

The aim of this activity is to provide a simple tool to help community organisations and groups to start listening to, and acting on, the views of children and young people.

Importantly, it’s not just about listening, but actually doing something – and keeping children involved and informed as much as possible.

NAPCAN's involvement in Children's Week

In addition to supporting Children’s Week at the national level, NAPCAN is directly involved at the state and territory level in:

  • Northern Territory – NAPCAN coordinates Children’s Week and is a member of the Children’s Week Council of Australia. For more information about Children’s Week in the NT visit NAPCAN’s NT Children’s Week page.
  • Queensland – NAPCAN is a member of the state Children’s Week Committee. For more information see the Queensland Children’s Week website.