Celebrate Children's Day 2021

Childrens Day 2021 – Proud in culture, strong in spirit

Help us create a national atmosphere of celebration, respect and recognition for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August. This year our theme is: Proud in culture, strong in spirit

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities have provided love and care for their children, growing them up strong and safe in their cultural traditions, for thousands of generations. For our children, safety, wellbeing and development are closely linked to the strengths of their connections with family, community, culture, language, and Country.

Our Children's Day 2021 theme highlights the importance of supporting strong family and community connections to help our children achieve strong spiritual and cultural wellbeing and to form proud cultural identities.

Find out more about Children's Day this year and ways you can celebrate. You can mark this special day in your own way – whether at your early years service, school, on social media or with your family at home.

See how we celebrated in 2020, and find out more about why we celebrate Children's Day.

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, the theme for this year’s Children’s Day is: ‘Proud in culture, strong in spirit’. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities have provided … Read More

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

Social media posts

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we post updates on Children's Day.

Twitter

With big commitments made to more affordable and accessible childcare, SNAICC is working to make sure the new Government recognises the needs of our Aboriginal children and services. #auspol #earlychildhood
https://t.co/s7QTFo0wZT
Congratulations to Wiradjuri woman @LindaBurneyMP on your appointment as Minister for Indigenous Australians.
SNAICC looks forward to working with you and the @AlboMP team to make a brighter future for our children. https://t.co/8ew4bM0TFR
SNAICC photo
Our THRYVE team is growing. We are recruiting for a National Director and Directors for Victoria and WA.✨

THRYVE aims to represent, build and grow the community-controlled early childhood education and care sector across the country.

To apply👇

https://t.co/fEQP2BFLWq https://t.co/MbtAy2T2Xl
SNAICC photo
To kick off the 2022 election campaign, we put seven questions to all major parties asking what their commitment was to create a better future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Here's what they said..👉
#voteforkids #auspol https://t.co/zIQNNsfc3Z
Our THRYVE NSW Director Jo Goulding will be grilling the election panel tonight about their commitment to our Aboriginal community controlled early childhood services.
Tune in to The Point on @NITV tonight at 7.30pm.
https://t.co/Rvg57Lfchu

Facebook

Children's Day 2020

Here are some of the ways people promoted Children's Day in 2020