Children and Families

Overview

Children and families

 

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

The immunisation clinic is moving back to Town Hall.
As of Wednesday July 1, the City of Launceston's free weekly public immunisation clinic will return to Town Hall, St John St.
To maintain physical distancing, Council now requires bookings to attend this clinic. To secure your spot at the clinic, please follow the link below. 
The clinic will continue to open at the regular time of 10am – 11am every Wednesday. 
To maintain effective social distancing, we ask that parents and guardians, where possible, only bring the person requiring vaccination. Please do not bring friends or other family members such as grandparents. If you need to bring an interpreter they are welcome to come. 
And please, if you or the person requiring vaccination is unwell, do not come to the clinic until you have fully recovered. 
Please prepare for longer wait times while the clinic is busy.

Immunisation Schedule

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


Immunisation sessions location and times

Please bring your medicare Card with you. 

 

Venue: Council Customer Service Centre, Town Hall St John Street, Launceston
Time: Every Wednesday (except public holidays) 10am until 11am
Appointments are required. Please call 6323 3000 to book your appointment at the clinic. The service is free and the clinic is open during all school holidays.

 

Venue: Mowbray Health Clinic - Closed

Due to Covid 19 and social distancing restrictions we are unable to offer the monthly immunisation clinic at Mowbray Child Health Centre due to inadequate space in the centre. You can still attend our weekly Town Hall session which operates each Wednesday (10am-11am, bookings now essential) or Ravenswood Child and Family Centreopen the 2nd Tuesday of each month 11.30am - 12.00pm.

 

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. Due to the 2020 Easter holidays immunisation services will not be conducted at the Ravenswood clinic for the month of April, however the clinic will return from May onwards. 

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

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.



Christmas and New Year Immunisation Clinics

City of Launceston wish to advise that the immunisation clinics scheduled for Wednesday 30 December 2020, and Wednesday 6 January 2021, at Town Hall will not be held due to the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

 Regular weekly immunisation clinics will recommence on Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 10am.  To book online please click here. 

 The Ravenswood immunisation clinic will be closed January 2021 due to the Christmas break and will recommence on 9 February 2021.

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

 

Children's Week

Children Illustration2.jpg

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. 

 

Child-friendly activities

Riverbend park Launch 2 City of Launceston.png

 

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.