National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

The 4th of August is  
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

The new NATSICD website for 2014 is here!

(NATSICD has replaced the title NAICD as of 2014)

We are delighted to share with you this year’s theme for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (NATSICD):

Kids in Culture — Strong, Proud, Resilient.

We want to work with you to make sure this year’s children’s day is the biggest and most successful yet.

This aim of this year’s theme is to:

  • celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their strengths and their connections to culture
  • draw attention to the wellbeing and protection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and highlight the crucial role that culture plays in keeping children safe.

The messages around the day will be linked to SNAICC’s Family Matters national initiative, which is focused on turning around the over-representation of our children in the child protection system. We will also use the day to promote the core importance of culture for our children’s wellbeing.

NATSICD is also very excited to announce that this year Children’s Day will be launched at the Garma Festival in the remote Gulkula, a traditional meeting ground in Arnhem Land. Garma Festival is Australia’s leading cultural exchange event and promises to bring lots of attention and festivities to National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.

As you know, however, NATSICD is about far more than the national launch. It’s about celebrating your kids in your community in your way.

That’s why this year we will be making a big effort to provide you with the resources and inspiration you need to get your community celebrations happening.

We’ll also be providing a space for everyone to come together to discuss these issues and work towards building improved mutual understanding that can allow change to happen.

As always we’ll be sending children’s day bags and special resources all around the country to help you celebrate. These will be ready to order from June, so keep your eyes open for updates.

Stay tuned to the SNAICC e-bulletin and this page for more details.
So start planning for your own celebrations this year. And help us put culture right where it belongs — front and centre.

If your organisation is interested in partnering or sponsoring this year’s celebrations please contact

Transcript: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day 2013 Advertisement

This year, the 4th of August is all about me. Sometimes we find things tough, like going between two worlds and stuff. So we made a day to celebrate all the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids. Some ways we're same, some ways we're different. But my family, my community and my culture all keep me strong -- so can you! To step up and show you care, visit the website.

Gallery of NATSICD posters dating back to 1988 


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