Children and Families


Children and Family


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


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

Immunisation Schedule

The current schedule for children in northern Tasmania is available here

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

**Please note the following changes to immunisation clinics due to the Christmas/New Year holidays:

  • Town Hall clinics will NOT be held on Wednesday 27 December 2017 or Wednesday 3 January 2018 and will recommence on Wednesday 10 January 2018.
  • Mowbray and Ravenswood clinics will NOT be held on Tuesday 9 January 2018 and will recommence on Tuesday 13 February 2018.

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. 

Find out more here

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 developed a Launceston Children's Week Calendar of Events(PDF, 523KB) as a useful guide to the diverse range of activities that were held at local level during Children's Week 2017.

If you are hosting an event and would like it to be included in the 2018 brochure, register your event now. The calendar will be available from early October online, in hard copy from the Town Hall Customer Service and other organisations involved in Children's Week.


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.