Category Archive: Events

International Symposium on Children and Communities in Australia

When: Thursday 13 March & Friday 14 March 2014 9am – 5pm
Where: Springbank Room Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU, Canberra
This event is free and open to the public.

Although children are thought to benefit from strong communities, we know very little about their views on what makes a community strong and supportive. The symposium aims to provide an answer to this question as well as discussing the place and roles of children within Australian communities.

Organised by Children’s Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU), the symposium will present the findings of the Children, Communities and Social Capital research which explored what children (aged 8-12) think about their communities, how they experience ‘community’ on a daily basis and what vision they have for their communities. The findings of this research project, undertaken in partnership with the Australian National University (ANU), The University of Western Sydney (UWS), The Benevolent Society and NAPCAN, will be formally launched at the symposium by the the National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell.

The lead researchers of Children, Communities and Social Capital, Dr Sharon Bessell from ANU and Emeritus Professor Jan Mason from UWS, will be speaking at the event, as well as many other prominent researchers from Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Germany.

For a full list of symposium speakers and to find out more, download the flyer by clicking here.

To register for the symposium, please click here.

Childrens Week in the Northern Territory, 19-27 October.

Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October. In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent theme: “A Caring World Shares” as a reflection of Children’s Week aims while at the same time acknowledging the designated year on national posters and other printed materials.

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. For more information please visit the Childrens Week website here

In the Northern Territory NAPCAN is the local coordinator of Children’s Week.

Please register your local Northern Territory event here and NAPCAN will publish it from our website via a link to go here.

Across the Northern Territory

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 Darwin Children’s Week Activities

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NAPCAN NT Children's Week 2013 Invite


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Alice Springs Children’s Week Activities

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Alice Springs Pool Party Children's Week 2013


Katherine Children’s Week Activities 

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Palmerston Children’s Week Activities

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Download the Children’s Week Poster

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Children’s Week Logo

Childrens Week Logo

The Children’s Week logo may only be used in association with Children’s Week activities and events coordinated by each state or territories official committee. Cases falling outside these specifications require permission from their state or territory body. Please see here for more information on use of the Logo.

Bravehearts Fundraiser, November 24, 2013

Join a cycling event like no other and raise money for Bravehearts as it strives to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.
This is as close as you will ever come to competing in a pro cycling event. The Bravehearts Time Trial is a replica of a professional trial from the ramp start to the motorcycle cameras and timing gates.
You will ride against sprint star Robbie McEwen and Orica GreenEDGE representatives in this exclusive replica pro time trial.
You don’t have to be a star to compete, just be passionate about protecting Aussie kids and enjoy the spirit of adventure. All you need is a fast bike and a brave heart. Have you got what it takes to ride the race of your life?
This exclusive event is capped to just 400 riders and features fantastic prizes including a trip to the 2014 Tour de France.
All funds raised will help Bravehearts educate, empower and protect Australian children against sexual assault.