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. 

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 and National Children's Week 2017 will be celebrated from October 21 to 29 with numerous events and initiatives taking place across the municipality. 

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

If you are hosting an event and would like it to be included, please email by  September 8. The Calendar will be available online, in hard copy from the Town Hall Customer Service and other youth organisations from early October.

Children's Week Awards 
Each year, the City of Launceston and Playgroup Tasmania recognise the wonderful achievements of children and those who provide services to children in Launceston. Children's Week raises awareness of the needs, interests, rights and achievements of children and young people, assisting them to realise their individual potential.

Nominations for Children's Week Awards have now closed. Awards winners will be notified early October and invited to attend a special presentation ceremony on Tuesday 24 October.


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 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.