Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales

The Event Showcase is a great way to find how other organisations, communities, friends and families are celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day all across Australia!

If you want to better promote your own local event, simply fill out the event registration and let everyone know how you’re going to celebrate our little ones on 4 August.

Follow the link for your state or territory to find a local event in your area.


Canberra – Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
Half price entry to Questacon for all visitors Saturday 4 August to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day!

Welcome to Country 10 am
Weaving demonstrations and activities 10.30-3.30 pm
Boomerang workshops from 11 am

We’re open 9-5, come join us for a day of hands-on, brains-on, science, culture and fun!

Contact Rondelle Seden 0409 667 655


Coffs Harbour – 3 Bears Cottage
For this Children’s Day, we have shared the order of proceedings:
10am – Story telling with our Aboriginal parent Kiyah Donovan with the Toddler and Preschool age groups.
11am – Aboriginal culture activities with the children and Educators.
11am – Making damper with the children and Educators.
3pm – A Fire Pit with our children, Educators and families to cook the damper and eat it.
This program will incorporate community involvement, family involvement and connecting to country.

Contact Amy Cumming 02 6652 5656

Concord – Wellbank Children’s Centre
Wellbank Children’s Centre will be celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day on Monday 6th August with a picnic lunch at the local park.

Contact Amy Lam 0402 328 201

Cowra – Yalbillinga Boori Day Care Centre
We are celebrating Children’s Day 2018 at our child care centre.

We will also be hosting a morning tea and story.

Contact Caroline Bamblett and Julie Kemp 02 6342 1300

Dubbo – LiveBetter
The early childhood Education and Care Services of Dubbo along with Community are invited to the Rainbow Serpent Picnic, music, dance and loads of fun followed by a picnic lunch.

Contact Jena Glover 0427 158 394

Goulburn – Southern NSW Local Health District
Inconjunction with Mission Australia Goulburn, Goulburn Community Health Centre and Aboriginal Health Goulburn Community Health Centre we will be hosting a morning tea to Celebrate this event.

Contact Cecilia Pavlovic 0477 386 083

Kelso – Building Strong Foundations
This will be the fourth year that the BSF team as well as AMIHS and Reference Group committee will be holding Children’s Day. This year’s activities included dancers, traditional games, face-painting, singing songs in Wiradjuri, a colouring-in competition as well as BBQ and CRL footy skills. The event to be held at Kelso Community Hub in Kelso.

Contact Kylie Rogan 02 6330 5635

Karabar – Karabar Preschool
We are having Larry Brandy come in to do a presentation for the children around Indigenous culture; we have an Educator with Aboriginal heritage who will share some of her stories with the children; we will invite families to join us for a Sausage Sizzle afternoon tea. We have received our Children’s Bags to share with the children.

Contact Jenny Farnhill 02 6297 5111

Lake Cargelligo – Murrin Bridge Preschool
We will be holding a community BBQ at our preschool with performances by our local school dance group and aboriginal story tellers.

Contact Deanna Stenhouse 02 6898 1686

Lowanna – Mountain Preschhol Lowanna Inc.
We are creating clay and sand art environments that reflect Aboriginal culture. It will uphold children as active explorers of their own learning in environments in which educators hold high expectations and equity for children.

Contact Donna Shrimpton 0411 462 454

Macquarie Park – Banksia Cottage
We will be collecting books to donate.

Contact Chandima Jayanath 02 9614 6098

Minchinbury – All Areas Family Day Care
Playgroup this may be held in a park or at an educators home.

Contact Martina Hribar 02 9677 1363

Moreee – Kiah Preschool
We will be holding a fun day.

Contact Jillian Knox  02 6752 1099

Moruya – Eurobodalla Shire Council
The Council’s children’s services is hosting a free family-friendly event featuring a range of activities including traditional games, dancing and story time, visits from local police, fire fighters and health services. There will be free food and drink. Each child will also receive a Children’s Day bag. The event will be held at the Riverside Park on Thursday 2 August. Bookings are essential.

Contact Jessica Bourke 02 4474 1338

Mount Druitt – Gumnut Grove Occasional Child Care Centre
We will be celebrating on the 4th of August.

Contact Nicol Tomkins 0413 328 233

Newcastle – Awabakal Aboriginal Medical Service
On Thursday 9 August, we will host the 2018 Awabakal Baby Welcoming Ceremony at Fort Scratchley Function Centre. This is the 4th year Awabakal will be welcoming and presenting our beautiful babies to Elders And community.

Contact Julianne Rose 0418 307 155

Nowra – South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation
Holding a Koori Children’s Day at Boori Pre-School. This event will include a Flag Raising ceremony, smoking ceremony, Welcome to Country & dancing, arts & craft, drumbeat, Gunyah arts & craft, face painting, pet therapy, a BBQ lunch and sharing SNAICC Bags with children.

Contact Martika Stewart 02 4448 0200

Orange – Yarrawong Childcare
Yarrawong will be hosting a morning event at their service. Supported playgroups will be joining them. Some local school dance troupes will be coming to showcase their dances with the children and families. Local elders and Aboriginal medicals service staff will also be attending the morning of games and a BBQ lunch.

Contact Jodie Stewart 02 6293 8080

Oyster Bay – Oyster Bay Preschool
For our event, we are going to play some traditional Aboriginal games

Contact Leonie McDougall 0423 053 785

Prairiewood – Fairfield Hospital
Community engagement event at Fairfield Hospital engaging the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community along with the Aboriginal Liaison Officer and Nurse Manager of Children’s Ward.

Contact Katrina Sing 0405 602 290

Scone – The Yellow Cottage Scone Grammar School Preschool
We will be celebrating Children’s Day all week with our preschool children. We will hold an afternoon tea for the children and their families three time that week with some craft activities.

Contact Emma Fogarty 

Scotts Head – Giiguy Gamambi Preschool and Lifetime Connect
To celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4th August, Giiguy Gamambi Preschool, in partnership with Lifetime Connect are delivering a ‘Mini Olympics’ day at Buz Brazel Oval Scotts Head. 10am – 2pm. Friday 3rd August – for children up to 6 years old and their families in the Nambucca Valley. Uncle Ritchie Donovan will lead the activities, and all early years services attending will participate by supplying and running a physical activity.

Contact Edwina Dangar 02 6568 4471

Tamworth – Tamworth Family Support Service (TFSS)
Children’s Fun Day in the park on Friday 3rd August with activities and BBQ lunch.

Contact Natasha Allan 0417 459 476

Umina Beach – Umina Child Care Centre
We will be celebrating at our child care centre.

Contact Michaela Eldridge 

Wagga Wagga – Goodstart Morgan Street Wagga Wagga
We will be celebrating Children’s Day.

Contact Zoe Clark 

Walgett – Goonimoo Mobile Children’s Service
This event will be held on Monday 6th August 2018 with a Morning Tea/Fun Day
Including Aboriginal Art painting Class for under 5’s with local Artist Frank Wright.
Euragai Goondi Walgett

Contact Amy Townsend 0428 678 852

Wallaga Lake – Little Yuin Aboriginal Preschool
Held on 8th August, we will host a family BBQ held at the preschool.
There will be 3-4 Cultural activities throughout the day – facilitated by local community Aboriginal artists/story keepers. A launch of children’s songs in Durgha language, including a copy on a memory stick with a flyer for the families to take home.
(This was a program that ran during term 2, OT students created a few songs in language for the preschool and we will launch it this day) Gadhu (Aboriginal health service) are providing the food/BBQ, including volunteers. Narooma News – our local paper will attend and publish an article in the paper.

Contact Kim Cooke 02 4473 7396

Warrigal – Mt Warrigal Preschool
We will be painting our new story poles with our Aboriginal family members.

Contact Amanda Riddiford 02 4297 7314

Wyong – The Benevolent Society
This year will be celebrating the day on Tuesday 7 August at Wyong Racecourse. The day will consist of a opening ceremony with our local school showcasing their talents along with Local Aboriginal Organisations hosting tables with craft activities.

Contact Cassa Hinton  0410 220 937