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. Award nominations and Grant applications are now open! Don’t forget to register your event for 2015 with us!
NSW Children’s Week receives funding from the Australian Department of Education and Training.

NSW Children's Advocate

NSW Children's Advocate

Andrew Johnson has been appointed as NSW’s first Advocate for Children and Young People. Mr Johnson represents the interests of all young people under the age of 25, giving them a strong voice on government policies, programs and decisions which impact on their lives. He has begun his appointment earlier this year. 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.


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NSW Management Committee

Eight organisations and one independent member make up the NSW Children’s Week Council Inc Management Committee in 2015. 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 for Children’s Week 2014 here.
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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 >

About Children's Week™

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.
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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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