safe, healthy, nurtured, happy – always, everywhere, with everyone


All children, teens and families should be safe and feel safe, with other family members, carers, teachers, friends, peers, colleagues and strangers, at home, in their communities and beyond, all the time.


Everyone should have the opportunity for a healthy start from birth, throughout childhood, adolescence and into adulthood, for ongoing good health, and for affordable and accessible treatments, products and services.


Information and support should be available from the start for planning and caring for children, and developing and nurturing each individual as they grow to become independent young adults.


Children, teens and families should have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities at home and in their communities, freedom to use their imaginations, encouragement to develop their own activities, a variety of products and experiences to suit all budgets, and time to celebrate events.

Latest news

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

We’re inviting kids of all ages to have their say

Have you noticed the quotes and artworks around this site?

We’re inviting kids and teens to let us know what they love about their communities.

We’d love you to include yours. Read more to find out how. >

News stream launching soon

Welcome to a new Children’s Guide!

We are so super excited to be bringing you Children’s Guide – a new and independent website, community-focused news service and magazine.

But this is not just for kids, or parents of young children. We aim to connect, engage, inform and inspire kids, teens, young adults, families and communities all across Australia. 

Key word – Community – with a fresh look at what’s happening right in our own towns and suburbs! As well as a bunch of stuff to help keep kids, families and communities safe, healthy, nurtured and happy.

Working and being inspired from our offices located on beautiful and fascinating Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, I can’t wait to introduce you to our team and grow Children’s Guide!

Latest resources

Safe – latest articles

Coming Summer 2021/2022

Healthy – latest articles

Coming Summer 2021/2022

Nurtured – latest articles

Coming Summer 2021/2022

Happy – latest articles

Coming Summer 2021/2022

Our latest

Read, watch and listen as we add to our library shelves – our favourite fiction, stories and histories from our communities, inspiring people, images and sounds.

Stay tuned for exciting details about our Festival of Storytelling.

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Community news

Community news streams coming soon


Discover Australia by your favourite foods

Stay tuned for our interactive map and see where your taste buds take you

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Children's Guide acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.