Celebrate Children’s Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to celebrate the strengths and culture of our children. 

On or around 4 August, all Australians have the opportunity to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that culture, family and community play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child.

Each year there are more than 500 Children’s Day events held around the nation. This could happen at your workplace, school or kindergarten, or in partnership with a local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or community. 

Ideas include hosting a morning tea or a barbecue, cultural dancing, arts and craft sessions, cultural exchanges, concerts and performances, storytelling, competitions, sporting days, games and activities.


Children’s Day 2020 –
the impact of COVID-19

SNAICC understands that the impact of COVID-19 means many people will be unable to celebrate the day in person. We encourage you to embrace the day and find innovative ways to mark this special day. It could be at your early years service or with your family at home.

Here we list some ideas to help you celebrate in 2020.


Ideas and resources

Arrange for kids at school or in child care to create their own paintings and artworks about the Children’s Day theme: We are the Elders of Tomorrow, hear our voice, and display them for everyone to enjoy.

Arrange for kids to do culturally relevant activities in services, school, child care, or at home. See our online resources to help. 

Promote the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in your school or local community through young achiever awards.

Promote your celebrations

Tell your local newspapers, radio and television stations about why your service supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.