NSW Childrens Week 2016

In 2016 the theme for Children’s Week is on Article 17 from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: “Children have the right to reliable information from the media.” Children’s Week™ celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. Annual funding gratefully received from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

NSW Children's Week Ambassador

Andrew Johnson, NSW’s first Advocate for Children and Young People, is the NSW Children’s Week official Ambassador. We are very grateful for his leadership and support.

NSW Patron

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of New South Wales is the patron of NSW Children’s Week. We are very proud of his involvement in NSW Children’s Week and his dedication to children’s rights.

NSW Management Committee

Eight organisations and one independent member make up the NSW Children’s Week Council Inc Management Committee. The committee is supported by the Office of the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People.


We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and pay respects to their elders both past and present. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is celebrated on 4 August 2016.


The Children’s Week Council of Australia (CWCOA) encourages, supports, guides, co-ordinates and monitors the participation of all States and Territories in Children’s Week™.


Children's Week Awards 2016 applications now open


Nominations for three Recognition Awards for young people and two for adults will close in August.

The NSW Children’s Week Recognition Awards 2016 focus on the achievements of young people under 18 years (and over 9 years). The three awards are:

  • Exceptional Young Person – for having overcome extreme adversity, shown great bravery and generosity to themselves or others
  • Endeavour Award – for making extraordinary contributions to other children and young people. This may include voluntary work, advocacy or being a good role model for children and young people
  • Community Commitment Award – for groups of young people who see a need in their community and work together to create a solution. This is open to schools, youth groups, formal and informal groups.

The two award categories in recognition of individuals or groups (over 18 years) who have made an outstanding contribution to children in the community are Advocacy for Children Award and a special recognition award in 2016 called the Article 17 UNCRC Award.

For enquiries please email

The promotional flyer and award guidelines (including terms and conditions) are attached.

Download Awards Guidelines 2016 PDF

Download Awards Application 2016 PDF 

Contact Us

Get some ideas and ORGANISE an event or activity. REGISTER your event or activity here or FIND an event or activity in your local area here.

If you would like to assist the NSW Children’s Week Council Inc. please email the NSW Children’s Week Committee Chair, Ms Jennifer Evans (who is also Australian Red Cross’ National Coordinator for Families and Children), or by phone 02 9229 4269.

Otherwise, feel free to contact the NSW Children’s Week Council Inc. via these four emails:

or by using the form below.