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Children’s Week

19 - 27 October 2024

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 Children’s Week National Theme for 2024 is based on UNCRC Article 24:

Children have the right to a clean and safe environment.

Children’s Week 2024 will be held between 19 October – 27 October.

More information about resources and activities relating to Children’s Week 2024 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 supports Children’s Week in the Northern Territory (see information below) and is also a member of the Queensland Children’s Week Committee.

Organise, join or register an event

Children’s Week is celebrated with a wide range of events including large, small, face-to-face and online. Use the links to NAPCAN’s Events Calendar below to register your event or see what else is happening.

Children's Rights Activity (from 2023)

Children and young people learn and grow when they can play in lots of different ways. 

We’ve created the Children’s Rights Activity to invite children and young people to tell us about ways they play, relax and have fun, and why this is important to them.

Children's Rights Activity

  • What are your favourite ways to play, relax and have fun? Do you like to do things with your family, by yourself, in a group or with friends? How do adults help you play, relax and have fun?
  • 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 supports 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.