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Children’s Week is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. It is based on the articles expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child, highlighting play, wellbeing and protection.

This year, Children’s Week will take place on Saturday 24 October – Sunday 1 November 2015.

The national theme for 2015 is Celebrating the 25th Anniversary since Australia signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Department works in partnership with local governments, Victorian schools and early childhood services to host activities during Children’s Week that focus community attention on the needs and achievements of children and young people as they thrive, learn and grow.

During Children’s Week, local councils, organisations, schools and early childhood services organise a range of open days, displays and special events that celebrate childhood, showcase children’s achievements.

All Children’s Week events are offered free-of-charge to Victorian families with children aged 0 to 12 years. This represents a great opportunity for Victorian families to enjoy a fun, engaging and educational experience at minimal expense.

If you are an early childhood service provider and want activity ideas, see: Children’s Week Activities

Register your event

If you want to register and list your event for Children’s Week, see: Events Victoria

Calendar of events

Once people start to list their events, you can see all of the terrific events happening across the state. To view, see: Events Calendar

Get colouring

Children love to colour. To print a copy of the 2015 Children’s Week colouring-in page, see: Children’s Week Colour In Poster (pdf – 1.44mb)

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If you have any queries about Children’s Week, please email:

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