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National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day - 4 August

National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day Events 2007

Below is a sample of the breadth of events being held across Australia to celebrate National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day.

Please note that because 4 August falls on a Saturday this year, many services are holding their events on the Friday (3 August) while one or two are holding events after the weekend.

Information of events is updated regularly as new details becomes available, so please keep checking back.

New South Wales

Aboriginal Infants and Mothers Health Service (Narrandera District Hospital)


Kids day out at local park, with Aboriginal groups helping to facilitate activities, which will include face painting, hand painting on calico, making nature bracelets, didgeridoo activities, family photos, Wiradjuri singing, races facilitated by the men’s group, baby farm animals and a ‘Healthy Eating’ bbq.

Eurobodalla Family Support Service Inc


Holding a Day of Celebration at Wallaga Koori Village on 7 August.

Waratah West Public School

Waratha West

Teaching staff will compliment their in-class Aboriginal Education programme with an art-craft-cultural activity. Then all classes will participate in traditional Indigenous games.

Northern Territory

To be announced



Undoonoo Child Care Centre


A march along Main Street celebrating NAICD, and inviting children and parents for Family Portraits Day; family barbecue with bush tucker, and cultural activities at Kangaroo Stadium, including a traditional dance corroboree.


South Australia

Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS)

Port Augusta

Children’s and Young People’s Disco – Friday afternoon and evening at the Cooinda Club, Port Augusta.

The Early Years Parenting Centre

Port Augusta

A bbq and family fun day for families with children 0–5 years, including face painting, games, balloons, ‘Sea of Hands’ event on their front garden, and painting a community ‘Hands Mural’. This will involve other local organisations involved in the early childhood sector. They are expecting up 50 to 100 families, with about 150 to 200 children, to attend.

Kura Yerlo Children’s Centre

Port Adelaide

Aboriginal dance, dot painting Aboriginal symbols, Patti Time singing, finger painting with Aboriginal colours, and showing the SNAICC Resource Service’s The Dreamtime, DVD of animated stories.



Aboriginal Children’s Centre

West Moonah

Inviting families and the community to celebrate children with cultural activities, entertainment and a lunch.

Tasmanian Aboriginal Child Care Association


Children's activities including collages and painting, and showbags with NAICD goodies provided by Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. Open day for parents at the centre, with lunch featuring traditional Aboriginal food, and multicultural activities with other community groups.


FKA Children’s Services


Holding a display on National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day in their foyer.

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place


Children’s Day Celebration at FW Kerr Kindergarten in Ferntree Gully, with a sausage sizzle, Indigenous dancers, show bags, storytelling, face painting and a dance party with DJs.

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

East Brunswick

A range of children's activities will be held at the Aborigines Advancement League, Thornbury, including art and craft, Koori dancing, a jumping castle, face painting, basketball and football clinics, and Karaoke and Dancing, and Kevin the Koori Koala.

Yappera Children’s Service Cooperative


A children’s outing to Bundoora Park, including activities with the farm animals, games, rides and a family barbecue.


Western Australia

Rose Nowers Child Care Centre

South Headland

Holding children’s activities at the Centre, morning tea with fruit platters, lunch, hosting an Elder to read a story to the children, face painting, obstacle course, sandpit play, and providing Children’s Day information for families.

2007 Poster and other material

This year, SNAICC has used positive images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children for our annual NAICD poster and leaflet. They show our children proud, happy and confident about who they are – children from the oldest living cultures on earth. Find out more about the poster and this year's theme here.

Children's Day in previous years

You can find out what organisations did for Children's Day last year (2006) on the 2006 Children's Day Events page.

Previous NAICD 2002 onwards

Previous NAICD 1988–2001


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