NSW Children's Week 2015

NSW Children's Week 2015

In 2015 the theme for Children’s Week is “Children’s Rights are Human Rights” celebrating 25 years of the UN Rights of the Child. Children’s Week™ celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. You can find an event in your community on our events pageAnnual funding gratefully received from  the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. More >

Grant winners 2015

Grant winners 2015

We are proud of the work undertaken by the following organisations and pleased to support their Children’s Week events. Congratulations to the following organisations: Auburn Diversity Services, Liverpool Neighbourhood  Connections, Nepean Communion and Neighbourhood Services Cranebrook, Nowra Family support Services, Greencare Area Community Services and Tumbarumba Community Services. More >

Awards ceremony and 2015 Launch

Awards ceremony and 2015 Launch

NSW Children’s Week is delighted with the nominations received for the Children’s Week™ Awards that recognise outstanding achievements by children and the work of adults in supporting children in any relevant endeavour as an individual or a group.  The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People are co-hosting the award ceremony event with the Council and the awards have been presented by the Governor of NSW at the official NSW Children’s Week Launch at Government House on Wednesday 21 October 2015.  More>

NSW Children's Week Ambassador

NSW Children's Week Ambassador

Andrew Johnson, NSW’s first Advocate for Children and Young People, has agreed to be the NSW Children’s Week official Ambassador for 2015. We are very proud of his involvement in NSW Children’s Week and his dedication to children’s rights. More >

NSW Patron

NSW Patron

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of New South Wales is the patron of NSW Children’s Week. We are very proud of his involvement in NSW Children’s Week and his dedication to children’s rights.

NSW Management Committee

Eight organisations and one independent member make up the NSW Children’s Week Council Inc Management Committee in 2015. The committee is supported by the Office of the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People. More >

Child Safe & Friendly

The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian has sensible advice, information and resources that will help your organisation, program or group to promote child-safe and child-friendly policies and practices. More >


We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and pay respects to their elders both past and present. 4 August 2015 is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. More >

National Children's Commissioner

Megan Mitchell, the National Children’s Commissioner at Australian Human Rights Commission was appointed as the National Ambassador for Children’s Week last year. You can read her message of support for Children’s Week 2015 here.

Rights of the Child

“Rights” are things every child should have or be able to do. All children have the same rights. These rights are listed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Almost every country has agreed to these rights. More >

Universal Children's Day

Universal Children’s Day recognises that many millions of children around the world are denied the basic necessities of a happy childhood and the education to develop their capacities. More >

Millennium Development Goals

Six of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) relate directly to children.
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UNICEF Day for Children

Day for Children is UNICEF Australia’s annual school fundraising day. On Wednesday 28 of October 2015, schools across the country dress in blue and raise funds for UNICEF. More >


The Children’s Week Council of Australia (CWCOA) encourages, supports, guides, co-ordinates and monitors the participation of all States and Territories in Children’s Week™. More >

Trademark & Logo

See rules for using the Children’s Week™ and logo. More >


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