Update on Children's Day

Childrens Day 2020 – We are the Elders of tomorrow, hear our voice

Help us create a national atmosphere of celebration, respect and recognition for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August.

We are excited to share with you a brand-new Children's Day website, offering children, families and early childhood educators resources and ideas for celebrating Children's Day this year and supporting us during this year's celebrations, as well as information about the history and purpose of Children's Day.

Find innovative ways to mark this special day, whether at your early years service, school or with your family at home.
Go to our Images and videos to download images to promote, or watch our TV ad: We are the Elders of tomorrow.

Media releases

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, is proud to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) on 4 August. As the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, our theme for Children’s Day 2020 is: We are the Elders of tomorrow, hear our voice.

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children was shocked and saddened by the recent sudden passing of Wangkatjungka woman Ningali Lawford-Wolf while on tour in Scotland for the theatre performance of The Secret River. A Wangkatjungka woman born under a tree at Christmas Creek Station in the far north Kimberley region of Western Australia, Ningali was fortunate to grow up … Read More

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, has been coordinating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) for over 30 years. The theme for Children’s Day in 2019 is We Play, We Learn, We Belong, recognising the vital role that learning in the early years – in … Read More

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Today @ScottMorrisonMP acknowledged resources supporting "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities to implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations ... in a way that is culturally safe and relevant" – a SNAICC/ @VACCA project

By keeping our kids strong in culture with close ties to community and kin, we can reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care. Let's work together to reduce the rate of over-representation by 45% by 2031. #ClosingTheGap https://t.co/aRSsPG1wBV SNAICC photo

20,077 (37.7%) of our children are in out-of-home care but represent only 5.9% of all kids. Through Aboriginal-led initiatives supporting reunification and family-led decision making, we can seek to reduce the over-representation rate of our kids in OOHC by 5% each year by 2031. https://t.co/kfUbp0N7dZ SNAICC photo

𝗪𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 $𝟮𝟱𝟬! If you work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children or in the child and family sector, please complete a short COVID-19 survey for us to gain insight into the effects on our children and families https://t.co/jRqNsoBqFm 1/2 https://t.co/dqDl9LaC1N SNAICC photo

Early childhood services and schools - @AIATSIS is currently analysing Be You's 'Always Be You' resources ( https://t.co/Q0xznV4YoW) for continuous improvement, and hopes you can spare 2 mins to complete a short 10-question survey, which closes on 25 Oct:
https://t.co/cIxQIhxLBJ

We want all our children to thrive in their early years. Together we can work towards this with investment in quality early years education and strong cultural understanding, led by Aboriginal educators #ClosingTheGap #NationalAgreement #CoalitionOfPeaks https://t.co/OTuBBL0YlR SNAICC photo

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SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
Today on the anniversary of the National Apology to the survivors and victims of institutional child sexual abuse, Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo) acknowledged resources supporting "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities to implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations ... in a way that is culturally safe and relevant" – a project led by SNAICC and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency - VACCA
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children updated their cover photo.
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
By keeping our kids strong in culture with close ties to community and kin, we can reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care. Let's work together to reduce the rate of over-representation by 45% by 2031 (Closing the Gap socioeconomic target 12).

#ClosingTheGap #NationalAgreement #CoalitionOfPeaks

Children's Day 2019

Here are some of the ways people promoted Children's Day in 2019.