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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 right across Australia.

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Apunipima Cape York Health Council

Contact: Carina Denman, carina.denman@apunipima.org.au, 07 4037 7380

The council will hold a Children’s Day event on Sunday 4 August at Mossman Gorge, Queensland. It will involve lots of games, activities, arts and craft and loads of fun!


Act for Kids: BN Intensive Family Support

Contact: Theresa Mace, theresam@actforkids.com.au, 07 3084 6600

This community event will be held at Zillmere Community Centre on Sunday 4 August from 10am-2pm.


Bambini Early Learning Centre

Contact: Tracey Lowis, tlowis@bigpond.net.au, 0439 771 115

Celebration at the centre for all children attending, with Aboriginal children’s dance troupe.


Boulia Community Support Service

Contact: Jan Norton, bouliacss@bigpond.com, 0427 463 101

A Family Fun Day will be held in the park with games, smoko and jumping castle.


Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre

Contact: Debbie Ledger, dledg1@eq.edu.au, 07 3353 4356, http://bunyavilleeec.eq.edu.au

Every year, Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre (a Department of Education school in north-west Brisbane) hosts Indigenous students and year 6 leaders from Albany Hills State School to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. This year they are working with Indigenous artist Melinda Serico to paint totem poles that will form an art installation at their centre. They can’t wait to welcome the students on Thursday 1 August.


Carol’s Family Day Care

Contact: Carolyn Campbell, campbell57@optusnet.com.au, 07 3808 2663

A day full of Indigenous activities eg: painting, bark collage, Indigenous musical instruments and music.

Centacare North Queensland

Contact: Diana Tuari-Ngatai, dtuari-ngatai@centacarenq.org.au, 1300 672 273

Children’s Day morning celebrations will be held at Centacare NQ in Mount Isa. They will have a Welcome to Country, weaving, rock painting, sharing of stories, BBQ and coffee, tea and cake.


Centacare NQ / HIPPY, Burdekin

Contact: Rebecca Aldridge, raldridge@centacarenq.org.au, 0408 996 722, www.centacarenq.org.au

When: Tuesday 6 August, 3pm-5pm

Where: Anzac Park in Ayr Qld 4807

HIPPY Burdekin will hold a free sausage sizzle and cake. There will be a range of traditional activities, including traditional dancing from Mutkin Bunda Dance Group, boomerang craft and much more. This is a free community event, all are welcome.


Christine’s Family Day Care

Contact: Christine Stewart, kandcstewart@outlook.com, 07 3805 1035

A family at the day care are Indigenous and the father will read to all the children in care an Indigenous story.


Department of Youth Justice, Brisbane South Youth Justice

Contact: Leilani Pleasant, leilani.pleasant@csyw.qld.gov.au


Djarragun College

Kathryn Todd, kathryn.todd@djarragun.qld.edu.au, 07 4043 3719

Classroom activities followed by a morning tea.


Goodstart Early Learning, Baringa

Contact: Jacky MacDonald, bxg@goodstart.org.au, 07 5438 2965

Filming staff and children performing the now embedded daily Welcome to Country, to share this with families and other centres. Playing Indigenous games in the yard throughout the day and encouraging all children to participate in these.


Goodstart Early Learning Centre, North Lakes

Contact: Cassandra Cunington, croby@goodstart.org.au

Where: College Street North lakes

College Street children will pay their respects to the traditional owners of the land as a whole centre. Throughout the day the children will be involved in different experiences that support playing, learning and belonging to a community.


Griffith University Early Education and Care

Contact: Ruth Simpkins, r.simpkins@griffith.edu.au, 0478 312 659

They will have a fun Children’s Day picnic with activities.


Jasmine Smith Family Day Care

Contact: Jasmine Smith, Smith.jazzy73@gmail.com, 0400 743 568


KidCademy Early Learning Centre

Contact: Angela Sullivan, info@kidcademyelc.com.au, 07 3847 4337

They will hold a children’s picnic and activities in a local park where they will listen to and be involved in storytelling and cultural activities while surrounded by and being connected with their beautiful Country.


Kyabra Community Association

Contact: Erika Hows, ErikaH@kyabra.org, 0402 492 137

Murri Kids in the Park will be held at 21 Coley St Acacia Ridge to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. The event will include circus performers, story telling and yarning, a smoking ceremony and dance workshop as well as many stallholders from community organisations with activities for children aged 0-5 years old. The event will be free and include a visit from their police, ambulance and fire officers and a free sausage sizzle plus much much more. Come along and enjoy this free and very special day, celebrate children and link in with local community organisations and elders.


Kalwun Family Well Being Service

Contact: Lalania Tusa, lalania.tusa@kalwun.com.au, 07 5520 8600

This National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day community event will be hosted by Kalwun Allied Services for the Coomera/Gold Coast Community.


Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre

Contact: Lizzie Hill, ehill1987@optusnet.com.au, 07 4773 6499

The child care centre will hold a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day event including culturally sensitive activities, Dreamtime stories and arts and crafts.


Institute for Urban Indigenous Health / ANFPP

Contact: Mistie Woodbridge, mistie.woodbridge@iuih.org.au, 0437 865 896

Celebrations included in our regular drop in.


Life Without Barriers/Kurbingui: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2019 Community Event

Contact: Toni Cassady, toni.cassady@lwb.org.au, 0491 229 718

This community event will be held at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine, QLD on Saturday 3rd of August. Their organisations have 20+ other community organisations participating and celebrating their children by providing activities at their stall relating to early years learning with a cultural focus. They have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers performing on the day with Traditional Custodians doing Welcome To Country. Children will receive bags of goodies as well packed with cultural education activities. We are looking forward to a great event. 


Life Without Barriers, Kurbingui

Contact: Toni Cassady, toni.cassady@lwb.org.au, 0491 229 718

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2019 Community Event.

When: Saturday 3 August

Where: Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine, QLD

Our organisations have 20+ other community organisations participating and celebrating our children by providing activities at their stall relating to early years learning with a cultural focus.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers performing on the day with Traditional Custodians doing Welcome To Country. Children will receive bags of goodies as well packed with cultural education activities. We are looking forward to a great event.


Martin Luther Community Kindergarten

Contact: Melissa Giles, martinluther.kgt@qlecs.org.au, 07 4613 5610

Children of Martin Luther Community Kindergarten will be celebrating, exploring, learning and acknowledging National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. This is a private event for enrolled children of their service.


Maryborough RATEP

Contact: Jan Sterling, jster11@eq.edu.au, 0436 801 708

When: Saturday 3 August, 9.30am-12pm

Craft activities at Maryborough’s Station Square Shopping Centre.


Midwifery Society of USC

Contact: Carmen Whitehouse, c_w094@student.usc.edu.au, 0408 438 964, www.eventbrite.com.au

In honour of Children’s Day, the Midwifery Society will host a screening of the recent Birthing on Country event held by BirthTime in April. Providing an understanding to students, staff, midwives and the local public about the current Indigenous maternity system and the Birthing on Country project.  Traditional Welcome to Country to preceed screening at 6pm with discussion afterwards with Indigenous Elders, academics and local midwives.

The event will be held at Lecture Theatre 2 (LT2), University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs Campus from 6-9pm.


Montessori Garden

Contact: Sabeeha and Jessica, sabeehaameen@gmail.com, 07 3172 6651

An event to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2019.


Mount Isa Family Support Service & Neighbourhood Centre Inc

Contact: Chris Connors, manager@mifssnc.com.au, 07 4743 4506, www.mifssnc.com

Free morning tea and activities.


Mura Kosker

Contact: Patricia Pedro, Engagement@murakosker.org, 0432 949 025

Mura Kosker on Thursday Island is holding a fun day in the park with a march and afternoon tea. The event will occur on Friday 9th Aug 2019 between 3-5pm with activities and flag raising ceremony.


Mt Sheridan CICC Sunday School

Contact: Arapo John, arapoj@gmail.com, 0459 663 331

The Sunday school will run children’s activities and a breakfast.


Morayfield West Early Childhood Centre

Contact: Angela Hardey, westmorayfield@qccs.com.au, 07 5499 0411

An event with Indigenous arts and crafts, picnic in the play ground, cultural music and dancing.


My Little Feet Pimlico

Contact: Rebecca Becker, pimlico@mylittlefeet.com.au, 07 4721 6833

When: Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 3.30pm- 4.30pm

Where: My Little Feet Pimlico 
93 Bayswater Rd, Pimlico. 
QLD 4812

Let’s Yarn: Free Children’s Story Telling Sessions.

*Parents must stay and supervise their children due to licensing and laws. 


Okinja Early Learning Centre

Contact: Jordan Walton, jordi_girl99@hotmail.com, 0490 278 212


Northpine Christian College Childcare and Early Learning Centre

Contact: Despina Nixon, childcare@northpine.qld.edu.au, 07 3204 6301

Children’s Day activities will be held at the centre and outside the centre on the hill, including story telling, bead threading, art activities, cooking activities/picnic and a didgeridoo performance.


Rockhampton Children & Family Centre

Contact: Maryann Lammermoor, childcare@cfcrky.org, 07 4928 5043

When: Friday, 9 August 9.30am-11.30am


Smart Start Early Learning Centre

Contact: Peta Temple, info@smart-start.com.au, 07 3814 1188


State Library of Queensland

Contact: Natasha Ratajczek, natasha.ratajczek@slq.qld.gov.au, 07 3840 7853

For Children’s Day the state library will hold storytime in shared language, activities and opportunities for play, learning and feeling a sense of belonging. The event will be held in The Corner, the State Library of Queensland’s creative play space for children aged 0-8, from 10am-12pm.


St Josephs School Tara

Contact: Dorene Warwick, dorene.warwick@twb.catholic.edu.au, 07 4665 3259

Their event will include Dreamtime stories, games and painting.


Surat Aboriginal Corporation

Contact: Chloe Cleven, chloe@suratabcorp.com.au, 07 4626 5288

The Surat Aboriginal Corporation will be hosting two events for Children’s Day.

Event 1 – Surat. This will be a special morning tea and colouring in competition incorporated in the playgroup.

Event 2 – Roma. This will be a large event that involves a flag raising ceremony, face painting, Aboriginal dancing, cooking with bush tucker, and arts and crafts.


Taigum Kids Early Learning Centre 1 & 2

Contact: Esthera Mokotua, mmcg79@hotmail.com, 07 3865 8234

The early learning centre will be holding a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day event.


Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS)

Contact: Sofie Buchholz, sofie.buchholz@gmail.com, 07 4759 3049, http://www.taihs.net.au

This will be a community celebration hosted by TAIHS Yamani Meta. A morning of activities and entertainment with a focus on culture and education in the early years. Children aged 6 and under, with their families, childcare groups or kindergartens are invited to join in!
The event will be held on Tuesday, 6 August 2019 from 10am-12pm at Sherriff Park, Love Lane, Mundingburra, Townsville. RSVP to Yamani Meta on 07 4759 3049.


Wallangarra State School

Contact: Rachael Walker, rwalk146@eq.edu.au, 0457 213 100

Prep children to watch, discuss and play for Children’s Day.


Wee Care, Althea Projects

Contact: Josey Lynne, Lynne.josey@altheaprojects.org.au, 0437 925 472

In celebration of Children’s Day they will run a Family Day with rides, face painting, a jumping castle, food, arts and crafts and children’s activities.


Woodlands Early Education Centre

Contact: Cherie Gilbody, woodlands@qccs.com.au, 07 3081 2800


Willow ELC Mudgeeraba

Contact: Susan de Kok, mudgeeraba@willowelc.qld.edu.au, 07 5559 2311, www.willowelc.qld.edu.au/child-care-mudgeeraba

They will be hosting National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2019 with loads of games and activities for all to participate in.