Children and Families

Overview

Children and Family

 

The City of Launceston provides support and services to families and children living in the municipality. 

Immunisations 

Every Wednesday (except public holidays) the City of Launceston conducts free immunisation sessions for funded vaccines according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule. 

 

Weekly Immunisation Clinics 

Updates to clinic availabilities

City of Launceston wish to advise that the immunisation clinics scheduled for Wednesday 26 December 2018, and Wednesday 2 January 2019 at the Town Hall will not be held due to the Christmas and New Year Public Holidays . Regular weekly immunisation clinics will recommence on Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 10am. Please bring your Medicare card.

The Mowbray immunisation clinic will be closed for the period of December 2018 - January 2019, re-opening in February 2019. 

The Ravenswood immunisation clinic will be in operation throughout December 2018, and closing for the period of Janurary 2019.

The Mowbray and Ravenswood immunisation clinics will be closed on Tuesday 8 January 2019 due to the Christmas break and will recommence on 12 February 2019.

All enquiries should be directed to Council’s Environmental Health Services Department on 6323 3208.

 

Immunisation Schedule

Immunisation schedules and school-based immunisation program are coordinated by the Department of Health and Human Services. 

 

Immunisation sessions location and times
To access our Immunisation sessions, your Medicare number must be provided.  

Venue: Council Customer Service Centre, Town Hall St John Street, Launceston
Time: Every Wednesday (except public holidays) 10am until 11am
Appointments are unnecessary, the service is free and the clinic is open during all school holidays.

Venue: Mowbray Health Clinic, Corner Jellico and Beatty Streets, Mowbray (next to the Primary School)
Time: The second Tuesday of each month from 10am until 11am
Appointments are unnecessary, the service is free and the clinic operates every month with the exception of January.

Venue: Ravenswood Child and Family Centre, 8 Prossers Forest Road, Ravenswood. 
Time: The second Tuesday of each month 11.30 until 12pm
Appointments are unnecessary, the service is free and the clinic operates every month with the exception of January.

 

School Immunisation Program

The City of Launceston's immunisation team also offers a school-based immunisation program each year. 

 

Immunisation records

How to search for childhood immunisation records(PDF, 179KB)

Privacy statement - on application, a person's details will only be released to the person directly, or if the child is under 18 years of age, to the child's lawful guardian/s. In cases where the application is made by a person other than the child/person, documentation may be requested to confirm the applicant's relationship to the child/person. 

Immunisation record requests can be made online, or by completing the immunisation record request form(PDF, 154KB)

 

Children's Week

Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship and always celebrated around Universal Children's Day which is held on the fourth Wednesday of October in Australia.  A diverse range of events and activities are organised at national, state and local levels which focus the attention of the wider community on children, their needs and achievements.

The City of Launceston is a proud supporter of National Children's Week and celebrates numerous events and initiatives which take place across the municipality. 

The City of Launceston has developed a Children's Week Calendar of Events(PDF, 369KB) as a useful guide to activities that are being held in the Launceston municipality during Children's Week 2018.

 The calendar is also available from the Town Hall Customer Service Centre or the organisations listed.  

 

Child-friendly activities

Family fun

 

The City of Launceston has an abundance of parks and recreational facilities for families.

From mountain bike tracks, skate parks, walking trails to flying fox's and pirate ships, find a park or recreation space to suit your interest by clicking here.

The activities shared in the 52 Things to do before you turn 12 in Launceston guide(PDF, 87KB) have been shared by Launceston's young people and their families. The guide identifies the top activities on offer in Launceston for children aged 12 and under. Start adventuring your way through the guide and tick-off the activities as you go.

For details of family and child-friendly events taking place throughout the municipality, click here.