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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.


Burleigh Heads – Kalwun Child & Family Support Services
Our Kalwun Child & Family Support Services Children’s Day is on Saturday 4th August this year; Laguna Park – Palm Beach. Lots of fun things for the kids to do including, jumping castle, face painting, magic show, Sparky Doo Dah, Traditional Dancers, sausage sizzle, plus lots more! Bring along the family to enjoy a great day out! Flyer available on our website. Subject to inclement weather conditions.

Contact Vanessa Summers 07 5520 8600


Bundaberg – Eastside Little Learners
We will be celebrating with cultural activities on Friday 3rd August. Any Local Indigenous & Torres Strait Children welcome to attend in the morning.

Contact Joanne Gleeson 07 4153 4440


Bundaberg – UnitingCare Community
A whole of community Bundaberg event that will deepen cultural immersion. We are offering a space where families can connect and enhance the crucial part they play in developing cultural identity.
There will be free face painting, storytelling, traditional dance, bush tucker, artifact display, musical instruments, reading, boomerang and clapstick decoration and so much more.

Contact Natasha Nagas 07 4153 8400


Burdekin  – Centacare (FNQ) HIPPY Burdekin
HIPPY Burdekin have celebrated the SNAICC Children’s day every year since 2015, with a free sausage sizzle and loads of fun and free activities open to everyone in the Burdekin community. The activities are focused around interactions, for friends and families to enjoy being together. We have face painting, ball games, including a large circus ball and much much more. We will have some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people to share their special talents. We always end the day with a Birthday cake for everyone to celebrate the special birthday. Time for the event will be confirmed closer to the date, however we ensure we hold the time for school aged children and their families to join in.

Contact Rebecca Aldridge 0408 996 722


Cairns – Johnny Crows Garden Childcare Centre
This Children’s Day, we will be engaging in Indigenous art experiences and activities throughout the day.

Contact Lisa-Maree Hodgetts 07 4057 8166


Gordonvale – Natural Beginnings Childcare
Our centre will be celebrating on the August 8 2018 with various activities.

Contact Alison Bofinger 07 4056 3267


Hope Vale – Hope Vale State School
Contact Kiriana White 07 4060 9888


Ipswich – Ipswich Libraries 
Event – Indigenous Insights; Celebrate Our Children

Join Aunty Sharron as she takes us all on a fun filled musical journey celebrating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.

Presented by Ipswich Libraries in partnership with Ipswich City Council’s Community Engagement Branch.

Ipswich Central Library
Friday 31 August 2018
10.00am – 11.00am

Springfield Central Library
Monday 17 September 2018
10.00am – 11.00am

Contact Rosalie Stafford 07 3810 6756


Logan – Communities for Children
An event held at GoodStart Shailer Park which will include; Traditional Dancers, Arts & Crafts, Dreamtime Stories, Bush Tucker, Traditional Games and Songs and NAICD Backpacks.

Contact Barry Watson 0435 854 680


Manoora – Life Without Barriers
We’ll be celebrating Children’s Day with a family-fun day – kangaroos picnic.

Contact Neari van Hooren 0427 592 085


Maryborough – Maryborough State High School
This event will be held at Station Square Shopping Centre. Students from the RATEP program will be assisting in this event on August 4. On the day, there will be a small art activity in which children can participate in.

Contact Jan Sterling 


Milton – Abt Associates
Abt Associates will hold a lunchtime session where staff will watch a video and learn Taba Naba. Staff will also be encouraged to donate to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation or similar charity.

Contact Annette Simpson 0432 018 442


Mount Isa – Mount Isa Family Support Service and Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
This Children’s Day, we will be having a morning tea and book give-away at 10am to 11am at the Mount Isa Neighbourhood Centre.

Contact Chris Connors 07 4743 4506


Palm Island – Palm Island Community Company
We will be celebrating Children’s Day at PICC.

Contact Rachael Ryan 0473 189 888


Peregian Breeze – Big Day Out Care and Education Peregian Breeze
We will be celebrating on Tuesday 31st July. We will be celebrating with Indigenous Australian Music/ Singing, Dreamtime stories and exploration of Indigenous Australian Totems. We will be offering the opportunity to create a Totem with clay during craft and art workshop. Our events have been guided by our children and families in attendance and their connections to their own Mobs and connection to the Gubbi Gubbi Tribe.

Contact Erin and Nicola Davidson Kerin 07 5373 8260


Raceview – Play and Learn Childcare
A morning tea in celebration for our children at Play and Learn Childcare Centre, inclusive of all educators, parents and children.

Contact Amy Lowe 07 3812 1661


Rockhampton – Rockhampton Children and Family Centre
The Rockhampton Children & Family Centre will join together with CQID and Department of Education on Friday 3 August and have a huge day of activities for the children along with a BBQ lunch and dancers to join for entertainment.

Contact Mary-Ann Lammermoor 07 4928 5043


Rockhampton, Koongal – Autism Queensland Rockhampton
Morning Tea and activities with the children.

Contact Kyrsten Latonero 07 4923 4800


Scarborough – Holy Cross OSHC Scarborough
Children’s Day Fun Day @ Holy Cross OSHC Scarborough
299 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough 4020 Qld
The activities
Traditional face painting
Traditional Aboriginal & TSI art competition & outdoor art design.
Bushtucker planting ceremony in our Indigenous garden.
Bushtucker food tasting
Traditional Aboriginal & TSI games to play
Storytime under the big tree.
Colouring competition and much more……..

Contact Jodie Parsons  0400 018 892


St. Cleveland – QLD Health Redland Hospital
Our Children’s Day event will be held on 3rd of August 2018, in the Conference room 1 & 2 on the lower level in the Women & Birthing and Children’s ward at Redland Hospital, Weippin, St Cleveland, QLD 4163 at 10am. Light refreshments.

Contact Rebecca Clark 0409 789 983


Surat – Surat Aboriginal Corporation
We will be hosting a Children’s Day event!

Contact Jess Walsh 07 4626 5288


Woodridge – Pelican Point Early Learning Centre
We will be celebrating Children’s Day at our early learning centre.

Contact Jodi Parker 07 3800 0759


Woodridge – Logan First Nation Peoples Community Coalition
The Logan First Nation Peoples Community Coalition in partnership with yourtown.
Hosted the following event:
SATURDAY 4TH OF AUGUST 2018
NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CHILDRENS DAY
FREE EVENT
RIDES, FOOD, STALLS, FACE PAINTING, FUN ACTIVITIES & LOTS MORE
Time: 10AM – 2PM
Location: Ewing Park, Netball Drive. Woodridge. Qld. 4114

Contact Bill Schonefeld 0416 627 761


Woorabinda – Woorabinda Youth Group
We are located in Central QLD in the Aboriginal community of Woorabinda.
We are fundraising for our group and to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Children’s Day, which is this Saturday but we are holding an event Friday afternoon at 4pm the local Woorabinda HACC.
We would also like to recognise Aunty Donna Swain for the all the amazing work that she has for the young people and the Woorabinda community.
It was a very sad day last week at her funeral she will be missed a lot and has had a huge impact on all of us.

Contact Nickeema Williams 0484 112 584


Townsville – Townsville City Libraries
This Children’s Day event will include local primary schools celebrating culture, identity, art and storytelling.

Contact Josephine Miskin 0411 809 043


Tallebudgera – St. Andrew’s Learning Centre
We will be celebrating Children’s Day at our centre.

Contact Stephanie Tessieri 07 5568 5990


Thursday Island – Port Kennedy Association Incorporation
Children’s Day will be celebrated with a street parade along Main Street
With Island Dancing, stalls, games, a disco and feasting.

Contact Kali McKeown 07 4069 2306


Townsville – Museum of Tropical Queensland
Fun and Games: Torres Strait Style
A Torres Strait song and dance performance about traditions, heritage and childhood games
Adults $10, Children $5
Spend a morning celebrating the joy and energy of Torres Strait song and dance with Wyniss, a dynamic group of musicians and performers from Müa Island in the Torres Strait, supported by a talented local group of Torres Strait performers, at the Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre.

Contact the Museum of Tropical Queensland 07 4726 0600