NSW Children's Week 2016

NSW Children's Week 2016

In 2016 the theme for Children’s Week is on Article 17 from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: “Children have the right to reliable information from the media.” 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. Annual funding gratefully received from  the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. More >



Find the latest NSW Children’s Week news on the website. The news sections contains event photos, award winners, in depth information about children’s rights and other important announcements. 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. 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. You can read the Governor’s letter of support here >.

NSW Management Committee

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

Sustainable Development Goals

On 25 September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. These goals relate directly to children’s futures.
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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 >